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    FYI - No Spaces on GO

    I can't remember how long ago it was, but I do remember when we were told - and reminded several times - by our DC that we needed to set a unit number. One of our leader's has her number set low so that it always says no spaces. I know that other leaders can see where there are spaces or not...
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    The ideal way of doing this would be to have a framework in which to create a UMA, with a checklist of criteria/achievement points to ensure that a unit created UMA is of sufficient challenge, length and theme for the section you're creating. You can use it immediately for your unit. And the UMA...
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    In Brownies there is only one theme with 4 hours worth of UMAs, so even if they did all the taster packs, and have this term done most of the rest of the UMAs - if they are putting stuff into Go to track it properly, then only one theme award is possible.
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    The point that I am making is that I would rather UMAs at point of recording were generic and not time related - pick theme, give title, assign to girls. Not select from a predefined list, where only those activities on the list count. Allowing leaders to use pre-made resources, or use their...
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    You echo my sentiments well. I love the themes, I like the structure and the idea of the skills builders being multi part unit badges, and the interest badges being done as individual achievements. I like the theme awards. But I feel that UMAs are a confusing part of the whole scheme. In my...
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    Irked about ratios

    exactly, and it's on this page where the ratios were listed for "activities and events outside of the meeting place" which now makes you go to the activity pages and try and find an activity that matches what you're doing to see the required ratio. I could work that out myself from a chart...
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    Brownie Theme Award and Anniversary Certificates

    Awesome job, I've downloaded all of them to send to my units! Huge thanks to you for taking the time to make the other sections. We don't have a ranger unit, but my daughter goes to one in the next district. They are pretty lackadaisical about the whole thing, so I don't know if they'd want...
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    How do I get paid to do this !

    I recently started considering event management as something that I now have rather solid skills in, after organising camps for both units and district! I currently work in design and advertising, but a related role is studio or design manager, and I think my Girlguiding skills (and industry...
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    Irked about ratios

    It would be great if I could find that in the current website though. Anyone who wasn't already familiar with that would want to be able to easily double check it.
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    Irked about ratios

    yes, I agree the website is hard to search - especially when things get moved! The way I understood it from previous information is that if - within your ratio - you have a mixed group under one of your adults, that group must adhere to the ratio of the youngest section within it.
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    That tallies very closely with mine too! This term, a girl who attended (or at least attended on the relevant days!) will have earned 1 SB and 2 hours 20 minutes of UMAs. My future planning have 3 meetings with UMAs in the terms where we do a SB, and 6 meetings with UMAs in the term we don't...
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    Irked about ratios

    For my situation, it's not an overnight, so it's the events ratios I am looking for. They used to be on this page: Adult to child ratios and have been removed and put on individual activity pages. I can't find any mention of combined section ratios anywhere (there is still a mention in the...
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    How are you progressing with UMA hours?

    It's definitely become more demanding to fit defined activities in - quite a lot of them. I've created a spreadsheet that does all the calculating for me, so I can just mark in what girls have done what, and it shows me progress. I've also done a three year plan to ensure that we cover enough...
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    New Programme - Discuss!

    I've been toying with sharing it, incase it's useful to other units. I now take my laptop to meetings so that I can mark off the girls who are there directly into the spreadsheet in the particular UMA or SB page. (It doesn't replace our register). The first sheet takes all its info from the...
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    Irked about ratios

    I went to look up ratios the other day for a joint day event of Brownies and Guides - I was very frustrated to find that the information isn't readily available, and I had to go search for an activity (none of which really matched) to look up the ratio, and there isn't any way to looking up a...