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    New Programme - Discuss!

    Exactly what we're doing with Rainbows, used 'All my Friends' song our girls already know but with 7 new girls, v. appropriate. Using one or two to tie in with Promise activities and doing Roundabout. We decided to wait until next term to introduce rest... having a parents meeting after half...
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    Weekly Discussion: Call me.....

    At Guides we use first names, one Rainbow unit adult leaders are all Rabbits with a colour, I'm Green Rabbit, YL decided she wanted to a Bunny rather than a Rabbit. Other unit for a long time has been British wild animals, hence my name Mummy because my daughter is Squirrel another unit joined...
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    Don't do as I do, do as I say?

    Have you fed back to CHQ about your concerns, is there a way it can be adapted to ensure it it is safe and correct information given.
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    Don't do as I do, do as I say?

    Looking at your table I would imagine at least another 2 perhaps 3 will finish up with enough hours in the next set of cards given that there will be 2 cards per theme in each set, I know that won't give you the full choice of themes to offer but it is better than no choice.
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    Don't do as I do, do as I say?

    You adapted to suit and without doubt covered the original aims. The girls learned some valuable Life Skills and had fun. I'm sure over time lots of us will have to make adaptations to activities. I'm not overly keen on 'Ready, Steady....Recycle' for Rainbows where each group of Rainbows has a...
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    Don't do as I do, do as I say?

    But we have already been informed that more UMA's will be introduced in the New Year and as we should be doing a variety of themes it doesn't matter that there aren't enough hours at present.
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    Weekly Discussion: For whom the bell shaped badge tolls...

    I can't see our Rainbows bothering about it being a long time between badges as they generally only have approx 6-9 badges when they leave if they have been with us for 2 years. They are excited when they are presented with a badge but just enjoy coming to meetings and taking part in...
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    I'm a ... guider part 60

    I'm a Guider who has just returned from a holiday in a caravan with 4 of her grandchildren (aged 6-14). We've had a great time, even though we haven't had fantastic weather. We've been to a zoo, a castle, been bird watching, played cards, picked blackberries, baked and done a Murder Mystery...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    We're planning on doing a Roundabout badge when we start back in September and will possibly introduce some Uma's not intending starting Skill Builder until after Half Term at the earliest. We have training coming up early October and although I think I've got my head around it, we're not...
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    Summer to do list

    Continue working for the next 3 weeks and take a complete break from Guiding if I can. Then off on holiday for a week, taking 4 of my grandchildren in a caravan. Once back I'll be back to work and that's when I'll be meeting up with leaders from the 3 units I'm involved with to look at the new...
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    Sorting guides into tents for camp

    More often than not they find out once at camp, this year however because we'd had changes of participants followed by last minute drop outs it hadn't been decided. We only had 7 girls attend(half of number we usually take) plus some 9+ Brownies. We said Brownies would all be in one tent and...
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    Taking over a rainbow unit

    We do badges, maybe 3 possibly 4 a year max and girls do enjoy getting them, but it's good for them to learn that they don't always get a badge. Having said that I'm looking forward to new programme with the various badges that will be available to the Rainbows....
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    Taking over a rainbow unit

    We do various trails indoors and outdoors, we've done street trails where they have to answer questions, scavenger hunts where they have to find things(these can be things they tick off on a sheet). We've done simple wide games in the park and a small local wooded area. We're going den building...