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    Question? Non-plastic poppies

    The plastic can be recycled in certain supermarkets, where poppies are collected.
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    New Programme Interest Badges

    I think it's far too early to judge whether or not extra help is needed. Yes, some units have started using the programme already, but plenty of other aren't starting until January, and some not until Easter or next Summer. And the girls are most likely to work on badges during school...
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    Question? Non-plastic poppies

    As the poppies (in Scotland at least) are made in a factory staffed by veterans, which gives supported work to veterans who would struggle to work elsewhere, and using machines and techniques which are years old - to change the construction and materials of the poppies may involve a lot of...
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Ours was unwilling to open for us after store-closure time - they offered in-hours only. Hope your session goes well.
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    We find one Leader can either ask relevant questions, or run through an activity and work out a target time for the group to aim at.
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    We have stuck post-its over answer panels, before putting them in the punched pocket.
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    Formal shirt

    Usual uniform is fine. Some people will have shirts, but many will be in polos/hoodies.
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Love to hear about the Apple Store for Brownies too - we looked into it, but our nearest is located in the city centre, and they close at 6pm :(
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I have Guide Patrols of 3 or 4 - for some activities the Leaders have acted as if the 'other group', for competitive ones we've judged their results rather than have an actual competition.
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    Might the Ranger Programme work?

    From the day they were first invented in 1917, Senior Guides/Rangers have tried to fulfil two purposes, but struggled: a) Be a kind of 'finishing school' for girls who have completed the Guide (and often Brownie) programmes b) Be a section for girls joining Guiding 'cold' at age 14 or over with...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    They can do things fairly independently if they wish - and the badges have been developed so that they would be able to do them with minimal input/assistance (mainly, someone reading the instructions to them, and providing access to the basic materials required). One thing Rainbow Leaders have...
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    Scottish Highlands Challenge

    Some Canadian Leaders are interested - would you be willing to sell transatlantic?
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    Question? Rainbow song

    There isn't a new song. You can continue to use the old one if you wish, or alter it, or do another song, or not do a song at all . . .
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    Safe Space Training

    The thing about online training is that it can be a good way of making training accessible, but it isn't easy to judge trainee attitude, or how much of the content is being taken on board, and can become a bit box-tick. It also doesn't allow either party to ask questions or discuss relevant...
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    Go/Join us

    It can be hard to differentiate automatically between Flossie Jones, Flossie J Jones and Flossie Josephine Jones, especially when there can be genuine twin names (for a couple of years, one of our local Guide units had two girls called Hannah Falconer, neither with a middle name - so far as we...