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  1. badgemad4

    Weekly Discussion: Does Go deserve a bad reputation?

    I have a small confession. I don't think Go deserves the bad reputation it is often given. And I use it as both a unit leader and as a member of a division team. This means I spend around one hour a week on Go and some weeks much much more. Now by no means do I think its perfect. Some of the...
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    Weekly Discussion: For whom the bell shaped badge tolls...

    Challenge badges have often been debated (including on weekly discussion Weekly Discussion: “Challenge” Badges ) on their role alongside the outgoing programme; their usefulness, their role in the perception of badges and how participation should be recognised and what they represent to leaders...
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    Weekly Discussion: Strictly Confidential!

    With the new program being cascaded and new data protection law there seems to be a fair bit of confusion around who should know what, when and how. At least once now there has been an instance where an internal document about the new programme has been shared early leading to upset. There also...
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    Weekly Discussion: Information overload?

    We've discussed before about how we prefer to receive information (Weekly Discussion: The information tug of war) and how some forms of information exist, like the manual (Weekly Discussion: Do we need the manual "back"?) and we certainly have talked about how certain information is...
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    Weekly Discussion: Phasing the new program

    When do you plan on introducing the new program in your unit, and how? Are you planning to start fresh in the new academic year with the whole new programme , phase it out with overlap, or are you waiting until the last moment? What do you plan on doing with badges that are being phased out...
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    Weekly Discussion: Has “Girl Led Guiding” become an excuse for non Guiding?

    This post isn’t designed to call out or shame anyone in particular, and is based off a general trend I’ve seen. Girl led Guiding is a fantastic thing that sets us apart from other youth activities. I’m proud of the fact that most of our activities and programme is based off of what our young...
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    Weekly Discussion: Insert yourself here

    So the Know Your Place campaign is over. Alongside it came lots of new photos for the website, and whilst they have been praised for featuring a diverse range of volunteers- are they actually volunteers for GG or someone just along for the meeting? Hardly any of the people featured in the...
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    Weekly Discussion: A badge for everything?

    A big one? This is slightly different from discussing the merits of challenge badges for which the discussion is here: Weekly Discussion: “Challenge” Badges Have we started to develop a culture of a badge for everything? If you look across any Guiding platform there are leaders looking for...
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    Weekly Discussion: Has the internet changed Guiding?

    There is a sister thread for this specifically about social media (Weekly Discussion: Has social media changed Guiding?) as although there is some crossover things like Go, Join Us and email have had more of a universal impact on volunteers (there is no way to run a unit without at least one...
  10. badgemad4

    Weekly Discussion: Has social media changed Guiding?

    There is a sister thread for this specifically about the internet (Weekly Discussion: Has the internet changed Guiding?) as although there is some crossover things like Go, Join Us and email have had more of a universal impact on volunteers (there is no way to run a unit without at least one...