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    New Programme - Discuss!

    By this I would presume that you are thinking to repeat the same Skills Builders when it ticks around to that time again in a few years? Personally I was hoping to do a different one, or the girls might choose a different one. Which would of course mean that girls who had done 3 cards from stage...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    It’s not possible with innovate 2 & 3 if you go by the timings (and all so far took longer than the listed time). The overall times can be quite inconsistent, and because we are running 2 stages, we need to marry up cards that will take a similar amount of time each meeting
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    Girlguiding survey: new uniform for YLs

    I've no idea what those blues look like. Is the mid blue the same as the unit helper polo shirt blue? Is the navy the same as the leader polo shirt? They certainly didn't look that way on screen.
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Yes, my intention was district or division level - and Burghilly's point about leaders needing to give up a weekend or holiday to run something is equally valid. It can be a lot of pressure on a unit leader if she doesn't have a few others helping and supporting. The day that I ran in half...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    That's totally fine - in the long run, you might decide to purchase them gradually, as they will last longer than the downloaded versions - however if you're not going to repeat them for several years after doing them the first time, then that saving on longevity is actually negligible in...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I worked out my percentages from this term, and it's pretty close. I am going on entire meetings for percentages, because a spare 10 minutes here or there isn't useful for non programme activities, and I don't think doing brownie circle, register, saying goodbye, etc should be counted. But with...
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    UMAs in Guiding Magazine

    I was hoping for more than just a single UMA for my section!!
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    It was my arbitrary way of working out the percentage of the theme award the leader had to provide time for - SB and UMAs - and how much the girl did independently - interest badge. Given that there are three challenges in an interest badge I gave it a value of 3, and there are are 5 cards in...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I've read this in the magazine now, and I think two of their answers were flippant and wrong. The answer to the one you're highlighting should have been "Yes, that's true - right now. But… " and then the rest of their answer fits nicely. Also the answer about not making them available to...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    That's something I've been considering in my District role too, am considering offering a catch up day for a particular theme, and seeing who needs what and how many girls would come. Then we could run two separate sessions, and girls could attend one or both, deepening on what they need to...
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    That is pressure though, because for theme awards and thus a Gold award, 77% of the content comes from Skills Builders and UMAs. (My working out was by giving interest badges a value of 3, Skills Builders a value of 5 and UMAs a value of 5, although given the time, it could be 6, which pushes...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I run Brownies and help at Rainbows. I haven't broken down the percentages for Brownies to see what ours is coming out as, but for Rainbows this is not a realistic guideline. With only 60 minutes of a meeting, welcome song, register, closing song etc, there is no other time that can be non...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    It's different for everyone because all our girls are different, but no-one wants to see their units diminish because they don't enjoy coming anymore. I would suggest that you write this feedback down while it's fresh and send it off to HQ. The idea that girls are turning around and saying that...
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    I awarded my first interest badge last night - after a reminder to parents that the girls needed to bring in their evidence to show us for each of the three challenges. I've also awarded my first skills builders badges, to 8 of my girls after we ran an activity day for the district to do Camp...
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    Question? Non-plastic poppies

    Sainsburys had stick on poppies. They had no plastic in them at all, from what I could see. It's a shame not all places offered these obviously - or perhaps they sold out first.