We haven't had one of these for a while! Please add some "newer" myths and the truth, also please please try to avoid "hot topics" (i.e. Promise and religion) as nothing new seems to be added. Recently I have heard: If you are over 70 you can keep your leader status etc…but you can only help at a unit fortnightly! (Nope; there did use to be restrictions but since have been removed. Volunteers over a certain age should have a check in though. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/glob...rance-and-property/retirement_policy_faqs.pdf) Brownie units choose gilet or sash, once chosen all girls in the unit must follow. (Nope, in the past certain items may have been at the units decision-like a brown or yellow necker, but it should be the girls choice) If someone under the age of 21 wants to help on an ad hoc basis (OUH) they don't have to register on GO or undergo any checks! (Sort of, occasional helpers 18+ only need a reference check but they still need to be on GO. Disclosure checks ) Girlguiding is a franchise youth club. Census is the insurance payment, the programme and resources are optional extras, uniform is like school PE kit (you can have the branded stuff or have your own). This was an actual statement said to me by a new leader, that is what her understanding of what she had been signed up for! One of the other playground mums had "done some research" and had encouraged her to set up a unit in an area without any guiding units (good on her for doing it!) and had reassured her it was like "being an Avon rep!".