I'm sure there must be someone in this wonderful community who runs a unit in a school - using the school facilities and open just to the members of the school. Is anyone able to answer some questions for me, please? I am due to have conversations with TWO local schools (like buses, they all come at once!) about some options. One is a girls school, they have boarders as well as non-boarding students. The school isn't that close to a unit so the options are either (a) organise transport for boarders to attend weekly Guide meetings, or (b) start a group/s at the school that the boarders and non-boarders can both attend. This school caters for girls aged 5 to 18. I think that option B is more sustainable over a longer period. The other school is a community school for boys and girls aged 5 up to 11. They want to have a conversation about starting Guides instead of an after-school care program. I'm not sure what they plan to offer the boys at this stage (though, of course, they could offer Scouts to both boys and girls...). There is no other unit near the school. Note: I'm in Australia where all girls are called Guides and the age of the girls in units is more flexible I would love to know how to start a conversation with these schools - what should both parties be considering? Is it a good idea to ask teachers to become leaders, or should we start by asking mums/aunts/grandmas etc? Would a longer fortnightly/monthly meeting be a good idea for the boarding school? How would you convince parents to buy a uniform for their daughters to attend, what they will see as, an "after-school care program"? What issues might we come across that other units may not experiences?