Day early because I am in chaos mode at the moment! I can see that this might be a dividing subject, and this will have a sister .2 thread for residentials (Weekly Discussion: Mobile phones at residentials). Should mobile phones be allowed at normal meetings? (Please note I understand that there might be more variations but this is the max it could give me!) Mobile phones have increasingly ingrained in our lives since smart phones have become more commonplace. Fifteen years ago a Brownie or Rainbow almost definitely would not have owned a mobile, and if a Guide or Ranger was using one it would likely be for texting. But now lots of younger girls have mobiles, and at all ages they have smart phones. And its not just texting and calls anymore, its snap chatting, listening to music, games....but on the flip side girls can do research, play music as a part of an activity and use relevant apps. What are your thoughts?