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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mazi159, May 25, 2016.

  1. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

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    Really, I wish they weren't called 'Fake' or 'silly' more than anything. Just 'unusual' would be better. It may cause someone who doesn't know anything about Guiding or Scouting to look it up though - surely the publicity through things like this are good! (In a roundabout way...
     
  2. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    To the outsider, it may seem odd to set a day aside for 'thinking', an activity that could apparently be done at any time of year - the thinking day name is not self-explanatory. But I'm sure some of the other seemingly odd holidays may well have a deeper/more serious meaning (such as those where a seemingly silly activity is done to raise money for a serious charitable cause). So to have Thinking Day make it onto such lists has it's positive aspects too - it shows that it is or is becoming known beyond Guiding/Scouting circles and is reaching the wider public.

    And of course, all special days are, to an extent at least, made up. For some festivals, it was unclear when the actual date of an event fell, so they allocated a date. For others, they decided to invent an event and chose a date to suit their purpose.
     
  3. Kochanski

    Kochanski Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Adding 'World' on the front improves that, I think. At least people have an idea what it is we are thinking about.
     
  4. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

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    I'm a Guider who gave out letters for a Coffee Morning, Science Day at Magna and Pack Holiday last night... Already had consent forms scanned and sent to me by one parent!
     
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  5. mazi159

    mazi159 Assistant Guide Guider

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    I'm a frustrated Guider
     
  6. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I’m a very happy Guider. A relatives two year missing badge blanket has shown up after being lost by his school!
     
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  7. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I’m a Guider with a question that isn’t worth setting up a new thread for:
    Was the adult rugby shirt (quartered and discountined a couple of years ago) for leaders or was it apart of memberwear? A UH who has been given one has asked me if she can wear it rather than her own clothes.
     
  8. Batty Owl

    Batty Owl Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I'm pretty sure it was leader uniform. My assistant Guider had one :)
     
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  9. Kochanski

    Kochanski Veteran (100+ posts)

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    It was for Guiders but for not-at-meetings e.g. camp. I have one and love it. It's not current so shouldn't be worn to meetings.
     
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  10. Tawnyowl51

    Tawnyowl51 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I am a Guider feeling old! A new Brownie started, her mum was one of my brownies!
     
  11. Rainbowg

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    I'm a guider posting here for the first time to say hello - and hoping I've done it right ✋️
     
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  12. browniebeth

    browniebeth Brownie Leader Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    I'm a guider saying hello back and welcome to the forum
     
  13. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    The mid blue/navy was. Other rugby shirts (the pale blue quartered, the navy/green quartered) were not.
     
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  14. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I am a Guider pleased with the announcement of the new CG. It sounds like she has both great Guiding and professional experience. :D
     
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  15. Kochanski

    Kochanski Veteran (100+ posts)

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    I'm a Guider who is currently struggling with, and daunted by, her new job ... but determined to get to grips with it.
     
  16. mazi159

    mazi159 Assistant Guide Guider

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    Huge hugs, hope it gets easier
     
  17. Kochanski

    Kochanski Veteran (100+ posts)

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    How kind of you to take the time out of your day to say that - thank you!
     
  18. browniebeth

    browniebeth Brownie Leader Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    I'm a guider who is no longer a youth member of Girlguiding :eek:
     
  19. Fox

    Fox Brownie-induced madness

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    I'm a Guider who is wondering about doing badges with my little Beaver Scout - I know there's someone on here who may know the answer - will the leader have a fit if I ask about doing them at home? Will he have to show what he's done to everyone in his (rather large) unit?

    I'm also a Guider who should be working because her union has decided to call 14 strike days meaning she needs to GET ON WITH WORK RIGHT NOW and get things done.
     
  20. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Can’t speak for all Scouting units but my brothers unit was always happy for him to do at home, but appreciated if Mum or Dad mentioned at the start of term to avoid over lap. Their fab leader is quite flexible though (and used to be a Guider!)
     

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