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  1. purplecat

    A plea to Peer Educators out there...

    I need your help, our county has a massive shortage of Peer Educators (I think mainly due to the lack of a 4 Co-ordinator) I have now taken on this role but how do you enthuse Senior Section members to go on the training? So I was wondering what would existing Peer Educators say to encourage...
  2. purplecat

    Visiting Edinburgh

    Looking for some suggestions of good places to stay with Guides and Rangers in Edinburgh. We're hoping to stay for 2 or 3 nights next year, but with so many Youth Hostels it's slightly overwhelming so wondered if anybody who had some experience had any suggestions? Thanks in advance! Sent from...
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    Zombie Survival???

    So when you let The Senior Section decide their camp theme this is what you get! Our September camp is to be entitled "How to survive the Zombie apocalypse" so they've picked a venue, planned a menu, selected their rather creative theme, selected their activities through the site. Now I need...
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    UK International Camps

    Looking for advice. I've been asked by my unit leader to draft a proposal for taking our guides and rangers to a UK international camp next year (2016). Now due to work commitments it needs to be first week of August (meaning Flame is out as it's slightly too early) which leaves us with...
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    Peer Educator Headache

    I'm wondering if anyone can help. Two of my Senior Section girls completed their Peer Educator training. Both have since led sessions and logged these so they should appear on Go as Peer Educators. One does! The other doesn't! They sat and logged them together so does anyone know why? Or what my...
  6. purplecat

    Glamping!

    My Senior Section unit would like to go Glamping for their Spring/Summer residential. This is not my area of expertise, I'm used to camping. We did an indoor residential and I think they enjoyed a few more of the creature comforts. So any suggestions of campsites that have tented villages or...
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    Mexico 2015 Challenge (Worcestershire)

    August 2015, 10 members of Girlguiding Worcestershire are off to Mexico! We have been chosen to represent our county on an international trip to Our Cabana! The aim of our trip is to meet and befriend people from all over the world in Girlguiding and Scouting, but also to take part in a service...
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    The Hobbit Challenge

    Hello, I am posting this on behalf of a group of Norton Guiders. They have designed a badge that they are selling to raise funds for future group camps and equipment. They presently have badges in stock. I have attached the challenge and a picture of the badge. Any questions I will do my best...
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    Brilliant Bees Challenge

    Hello, I am posting this on behalf of our local trefoil guild. They have designed a badge that they are selling to raise funds for Blackmore Campsite in Worcestershire to help with the repairs of the barn, which was damaged by fire last year. They presently have badges in stock. I have...
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    Guide Residential to Brownsea Island

    I'm in the process of organising a Guide residential to Brownsea Island. I know there are several on here who have done this before (whether camping or staying in the south shore lodge) and I wondered if anyone would mind sharing their programme? I have worked out my logistics but struggling...
  11. purplecat

    Young leader on camp

    I'm sure I've read this somewhere but now I can't find it! My 17 year old YL is coming on Guide camp with us this summer. Does she need her own tent? Someone has suggested she can share with the adults but I can't find anywhere in the manual where it says this. Obviously I will ask her what she...
  12. purplecat

    The End of Malvern Challenge

    So this is the last year of The Malvern Challenge (an event we've been attending for the last 8 years) and before the sun sets on this great camp I'm already thinking about what my Senior Section can do next year... Are there any other events like it? Or something else completely different we...
  13. purplecat

    BP Award

    Hi hoping someone can help. Looking for somewhere that it will tell me what age Guides must finish the BP Award? My county have issued something that says they can't attend the county BP Adventure if they have already had their 14th Birthday. I can't however find anything to confirm this. I can...
  14. purplecat

    Guide and Ranger?

    Quick question can a girl be a Guide and a Ranger?
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    Promise Activities

    Hi there, I'm currently redoing my Unit 1 of my ALQ for SS and I need to do a Promise Activity. Problem is all the things I can think of don't seem appropriate to the age group nor do they reflect the additional line in SS promise. I'd be grateful for any suggestions of things I could do.
  16. purplecat

    Thank you!

    I just wanted to post a quick thank you to everyone who has offered me so much amazing advice on starting my senior section unit (and so much more) If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be running Guides and Rangers, I'd have thought you were mad! But with your support and encouragement I'm...
  17. purplecat

    Go confusion...

    Ok so I thought I'd got this I had Go sorted, but this has me confused and I don't know what to do. Brown owl brought me a list of girls for my waiting to transfer list (minus their registration numbers but that's a whole other issue) now 2 of these girls are siblings of Guides I currently...
  18. purplecat

    Senior Section Sleepover

    Hoping for some inspiration. At my Rangers planning meeting last week they planned an amazing programme, however they decided they'd like to have a sleepover, somewhere exciting/different! I have absolutely no ideas. They've been to Pax lodge and ICANDO in previous years with their guide groups...
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    Meeting night question?

    We're currently in the process of trying to choose a meeting night for our senior section unit and have come up against lots of issues! My question is can a unit meet on a Sunday evening? I've never seen it done (our district is Monday to Wednesday only in all sections until now) but Sunday...
  20. purplecat

    Which world centre?

    In search of some opinions :) I'm in the fab position of being able to take a group of SS to one of the world centres (They will all be 18 by the time of the trip, and we have up to 3 weeks to plan for). Now i've only been to Pax Lodge and we're looking to go slightly further afield this time...