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Discussion in 'General Guiding' started by badgemad4, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    What’s one thing you would like all members/volunteers to know?

    If you could magically send a message to everyone and it would be seen what would it be?
     
  2. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Today isn’t yesterday.

    We might have mistakes in the past but we can learn from them.
    Something might have been successful in the past but it isn’t now.
    Something might have been the done thing in the past but it isn’t now.
    Just because this weeks meeting didn’t go well it doesn’t mean next weeks won’t be better.
    That glitch on Go won’t last forever, that order will arrive and sometimes help can come when you least expect it.
    :)
     
  3. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

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    You don't have to say yes if you don't want to do it - don't be guilt-tripped into something.
     
  4. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

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    As an alternative to this - Just because something didn't work previously, a new approach/team could give it a go (District events/trips/evenings etc)
     
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  5. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    From another leader: Guiding should be fun for both you and the girls. If one of you isn’t happy anymore something needs to change.
     
  6. fenris

    fenris fenris GuiderPlus

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    Guiding is a hobby or pastime which adults do because they enjoy doing it. An engaging hobby, sometimes a frustrating hobby, and it can bring you a lot of fun and a lot of opportunities you wouldn't get anywhere else. You can choose to give as many hours to it as you wish, you can choose to accept opportunities or take on responsibilities. But - it should never be your only hobby, nor your main topic of conversation . . .
     
  7. Tawnyowl51

    Tawnyowl51 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    We are all volunteers, doing the best we can, so 'that' Guider is also doing her best in her own circumstances
     
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  8. Quack

    Quack Veteran (100+ posts) Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

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    You get out of it what you put into it...

    If you only ever go to to your unit meeting, you will enjoy it...but if you put a little extra in and go to the District Meetings, go to occasional trainings you get to know more people, gain more support, learn new skills and activites. Go to some events either with your unit or as an additional volunteer and your horizons will be broadened and lifelong friends made....

    Sent from my SGP712 using Tapatalk
     
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    Kochanski Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Don't do for the girls anything they could do for themselves if we supported them.
     
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  10. badgemad4

    badgemad4 Veteran (100+ posts)

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    Another one that I cannot take credit for…

    I cannot remember where I heard it from so it might be one from here, sorry I haven’t credited you!

    “The only thing that all of us (as leaders) have in common is the uniform.”

    I try to remember this when I wonder why someone has chosen a certain route of action that either doesn’t make sense to me.
     

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