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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    We did the Future Girls activities at Guides last night and like your girls badgemad4 they seemed to enjoy it - we could have done with longer as the girls felt rushed with some of the activities. At both Rainbow units we are also doing the Future Girl activities.
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    Weekly Discussion: Phasing the new program

    With Rainbows will start new programme at beginning of new academic year - doesn't seem to be any reason not to. Guides we are more likely to phase in as we have girls on Baden Powell at the moment - will wait until we see the new programme in it's entirety before we make a decision on exactly...
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    Idea! Best activities for the summer term

    Some of Rainbows suggestions that we have incorporated include den building, baking, treasure hunt, picnic and wide game(not what they called it - was a rather long explanation). Guides have programmed in a challenge night, firelighting, patrol cooking competition, scavenger hunt and they've...
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    Question? Today's random question

    You are correct Batty Owl, it's the same on GO as on training site - I've done it few times.
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    I'm a ... guider part 60

    First two grandchildren talking just as 'Wrecking Ball' came on radio.... very appropriate.
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    I'm a ... guider part 60

    I'm a Guider who is having a quiet few minutes of peace before grandchildren start waking up. Five out of six slept, the other decided he wanted to go home.
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    Question? Do Rainbows do outdoor adventure?

    We've done cooking outdoors, only sausages but girls enjoyed it. But outdoor adventure doesn't necessarily have to be kayaking, climbing etc especially for Rainbows. We've taken ours den building in the woods with toasting marshmallows on a disposable barbecue, wide game in a large, local park...
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    Weekly Discussion: No awakeovers on our watch

    Guides: normally chat to girls beforehand come up with 3 or 4 Guidelines, generally about food, chores and bed/sleep. We usually do an Indoor as well as at least one camp per year (all weekend). We always organise a Wide Game for first night of Indoor or camp and find that most are ready for...
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    Weekly Discussion: Who makes the cut, selection of six/patrol leads

    Our Patrols choose their own PL and then we leave it to the new PL to choose her second, sometimes they do so with the Patrol but that is their choice. It's about 12 months since we last had a change which is about average for our unit.
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    I'm a ... guider part 60

    I'm a guider who has been checking lists......Indoor Res with Guides next weekend. Unfortunately the leader who acts as QM. is having an operation and won't be with us....she will be missed. Wide Game for first night has been organised and an Escape Room type of activity has been sorted by the...
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    For the last two weeks the Guides have been at the Fire Station completing their Fire Safety badge - on Monday just as they put a test call through for us, a real emergency call came through so we witnessed exactly what happens, the girls were taken into the smokehouse and used a thermal imaging...
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    Roundabout Rainbows

    For Roundabouts in general we look at what is feasible/appropriate for us to do, we don't use mats but instead make cards that way girls don't realise there are more options... some of which may not be possible for your unit. The girls usually have 2 or 3 options to choose from. We have...
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Guides- played The Vanishing Postbox, discussed and decided on PL's and came up with some activities they would like to do in next couple of terms. Rainbows visited Australia as part of Roundabout, sang Cuddly Koalas went outside to track some animals, played Pass by the Didgeridoo and learned...
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Parties at all 3 units then off until 8th, 9th and 10th Jan.
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    What are you doing/done in your units this week? Part 4

    Last night we tested an Explorer Skills Builder (Guides). Girls pulled their faces when we told them, however once they got into it, they seemed to enjoy it. It was a map reading, 6 figure grid references. Haven't had chance to read their feedback sheets yet!! Older ones got it, younger ones...