Following on from a thread about the cost of uniform got me thinking about the current Guide skirts and dresses which don't seem to be very popular. I'm really not trying to be moany or negative - this is something I would genuinely really like to understand, where the dress and skirt idea came from as I wasn't involved in Guiding at the time. I understand there was a consultation with the girls who must have asked for skirts and dresses, yet it would seem they're not actually very popular. What happened? Is this an example of Girl-Led guiding back firing? Should there have been greater input or guidance from Guiders? How many 13 year old girls would have chosen the dress option as to me it would seem more suited to Rainbows? And finally - for an organisation trying to promote outdoor adventure where does the skirt fit into the picture? For all those girls that did opt for a skirt and dress option I wonder if what we have is what they had in mind?