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Discussion in 'General Guiding' started by Kyzia, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Kyzia

    Kyzia Guide Unit Guider & Division SS Adviser

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    Just for Sari (as requested!) :D

    Please post any acronyms that are used when posting on this site (or in Guiding in general) for anyone new to make use of - Guiding is so full of jargon and stuff like this that it must be bewildering for newbies :) I'll keep this post updated so that they are all in one easy to find post.

    I have done a search to see if it's been done already, but couldn't find one - my apologies if it has been done before!

    ABP = agnes baden powell
    AG = Assistant Guider
    ALQ = Adult Leader Qualification
    BGIFC = British Guides in Foreign Countries (2017 onwards BGO = British Guides Overseas)
    BH = Brownie Holiday
    BP = Baden Powell (Also used when referring to the Baden Powell Challenge)
    BPA = Baden Powell Adventure - last stage in Baden Powell Challenge
    OBP = Olave Baden Powell
    CA = Camp Adviser
    CC = County Comissioner
    CG = Chief Guide
    CHQ = Commonwealth Headquarters (Now HQ)
    DC = District Comissioner
    DivC = Division Comissioner
    DofE = Duke of Edinburgh's Award (sometimes D of E)
    FA = First Aider
    GGUK = GirlGuiding UK (Now GG)
    GiC = Guider in Charge
    HQ = Headquarters
    JC = Junior Council
    LBP = Lady Baden-Powell
    LQ = Leadership Qualification
    OH = Occasional Helper
    PCP = Patrol Camp Permit
    PH = Pack Holiday
    PL = Patrol Leader or Pack Leader depending on the context of the discusssion! (a Pack Leader is a Guide who helps at Brownies)
    PLC = Patrol Leaders' Council
    PR = Public Relations
    PS = Patrol Second
    RR = Rainbow Roundabouts
    SAGGA = Scout and Guide Graduate Assoc
    SHQ = Scottish Headquarters
    SS = Senior Section
    SSAGO = Student Scout and Guide Organisation
    QG = Queen's Guide
    QM = Quartermaster (cook!)
    TAC = Training and Activity Centres (Foxlease, Waddow, etc)
    TG = Trefoil Guild
    UH = Unit Helper
    WAGGGS = World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (the global aspect of Guiding)
    WCG = world chief guide
    YL = Young Leader
    YLQ = Young Leader Qualification


    AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    BRB = Be Right Back
    BTW = By the Way
    DD = darling daughter
    DH = darling husband
    DS = darling son
    IMO = In My Opinion
    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
    FB = Facebook
    FLK- funny looking kid
    FTL = For the Loss
    FTW = For the Win
    FYI = For Your Information
    GGMS- god give me strength
    IRL = In Real Life
    LMAO = Laugh my (bottom) Off
    LOL = Laugh out Loud
    LSS- little so and so
    OH = Other Half
    OP = Original Poster
    PM = Private Message
    PMSL = pee myself laughing
    ROFL = roll on floor laughing
    TBH = to be honest
    WB = Welcome Back
    *** = What the Flip
     
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  2. sleepy

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    PL Patrol Leader
    PS Patrol Second
    BP Baden Powell
    DC District/Division Comissioner
    CC County Comissioner

    Tons more but brain too tired at present.
     
  3. alexp44

    alexp44 Guide Guider, Div Media Advisor + Ranger

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    QG - Queen's Guide
     
  4. Rosebud

    Rosebud Regular (50+ posts)

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all
    For taking time to help !!!
    With you all posting in this thread it will help me lots
    I will keep checking in for updates
    Then hopefully I will understand the terminology
     
  5. newbe

    newbe Veteran (100+ posts)

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    UH unit helper
     
  6. HanSeeingRed

    HanSeeingRed Bananaface :oD Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    CHQ - Commonwealth Headquaters
     
  7. Allie

    Allie Veteran (100+ posts)

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    ALQ - adult leader qualification
    I can't think of any others at the mo but will put my thinking cap on.
     
  8. CrispyChicken

    CrispyChicken Charlie xx

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    a couple of non guiding one's but used lots on here.....


    OH - Other half / Partner
    FB - Facebook
     
  9. bryony

    bryony Guide and Ranger Guider Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    although ALQ is still used the correct terminology is now:

    YLQ (Young Leader Qualification - for those aged 14-16)
    LQ (Leader Qualification - 16+)

    TG = Trefoil Guild
     
  10. *alli*

    *alli* ooooh Im now Brownies GiC!!

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    gguk - girl guiding uk
    HQ- head quarters
     
  11. izzyrainbow

    izzyrainbow Warranted Guider

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    Some that I use on other forums - I haven't seen anyone else here use them though... but then they're not specifically guding ones!!

    DH - darling husband
    DS - darling son
    DD - darling daughter
    PMSL - p*ss myself laughing
    ROFL - roll on floor laughing
    TBH - to be honest

    RR - Rainbow Roundabouts
     
  12. Kyzia

    Kyzia Guide Unit Guider & Division SS Adviser

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    Excellent - keep 'em coming :) I've added them all to the first post and put them alphabetically for ease of finding (Guiding ones in one list, others in the second!)
     
  13. Pinkstar

    Pinkstar Pre-Warrented adult leader and lovin it

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    ftw- for the win
    ftl- for the loss
    gguk- girlguiding uk

    wcg - world chief guide
    cg- chief guide
    lbp- lady baden powell
    apb- agnes baden powell
     
  14. Broken.Owner

    Broken.Owner Archery Goddess and Moderator GuiderPlus

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    PL can also be Pack Leader (guides who help with rainbows/brownies for those who don't know!)
     
  15. compoguide26

    compoguide26 compoguide26

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    wagggs - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - the global aspect of guiding.
     
  16. Kyzia

    Kyzia Guide Unit Guider & Division SS Adviser

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    cool, first post updated again!
     
  17. bookworm_nat123

    bookworm_nat123 rainbow/brownie leader, ranger

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    BGIFC - british guides in foreign countries :D
     
  18. Kyzia

    Kyzia Guide Unit Guider & Division SS Adviser

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    OOoh.. good one bookworm!!

    Will add it to first post now..
     
  19. sari

    sari pre-warranted GiC Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    Oh thankyou thankyou thankyou! it makes a lot more sense now!
    BGIFC i did know....my cousin has brownie packs wherever her DH's job takes her!
    Thanks Kyzia and everyone else!
    FYI in school we have
    LSS- little so and so
    GGMS- god give me strength ( my mom's)
    FLK- funny looking kid
    a bit unkind, I know.
    Ta ladies, x x
    A very grateful Sari X X
     
  20. anna

    anna Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I thought guides with rainbows were 'rainbow helpers' and with brownies is a PL....
     

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