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Mum wants to help out at my Brownie unit

#1
Hi,

My mum would like to start helping out at the brownie pack that I young lead at

Is this legal?

We need an extra pair of hands for a couple of weeks towards the end of term and she would like to help and maybe become a perminant helper.

any comments would be helpful :)

thanks
 

Tregi

Veteran (100+ posts)
#2
yeah that's fine!!
get her to speak to the leaders and they should be able to register her after a few weeks if she is coming pretty regularly.
me, my sister, my mum, my dad and my husband all do guide camps together, a lot are family affairs!!
 

browniebeth

Brownie Leader
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#7
she can start helping while you carry out the paperwork, but not left 1-1 with any girl.
Ideally get her started on it ASAP
 

jennthedeadfunkyranger

Guide Guider
GuiderPlus
#8
She'll only need to be CRBd if she stays and becomes a regular helper. For a few weeks it's fine for her not to be, but you'll just hvae to make sure she isn't left on her own with the girls.
 
#10
ok thanks girls!
Initially its just a couple of weeks so no CRB needed but then if she stays paperwork needed =] gotcha =]
I am determined to get her into guiding but I have been trying for about 6 years so helping for two weeks is progress =]
 

jennthedeadfunkyranger

Guide Guider
GuiderPlus
#11
For a bit we had me and mum as Guiders in the same unit, with my sister as the YL. I did feel a little sorry for the one other Guider in the unit. I'm no longer there, but my sister is now a UH
 

woodyowl

Forum Mod, Guide GIC, Rainbow GIC,
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#15
my team is made up of - my mum, my sister and my gf so yes its fine to have your family in the same team. I also run a business just me and mum so i have a good amount of experiance of working with family members.

Its worked really well here but Id recomend some basic rules between you
- When your in guiding mode and working with the girls or team meetings you are fellow guiders not mother daughter leave any disagreements you had that morning at the door.
- If shes got a guiding name then try to use it itll help the above
- Try to ensure that your talking about something other then guiding 24/7 at home trust me it can soon take over every family conversation.
 

MarthaFmF

Brownie Young Leader and Ranger
#16
My mum is brown owl, im a young leader and my sister is a pack helper!!! Its a very family filled affair at our unit!!!
 

bramblebush

Veteran (100+ posts)
#19
my mum was my unit helper and it opened her eyes to how hard we all work planning and running meetings etc, she's 68 now and retired when I moved from being GiC to AG again, so that way she could babysit my kids while I went to meetings