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Question? Who owns / managed the building where your unit meets?

Who owns/manages the building where your unit meets?

  • your unit

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • a guide organisation

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • a scout organisation

    Votes: 6 8.7%
  • a joint scout / guide organisation

    Votes: 6 8.7%
  • a faith / religious organisation

    Votes: 29 42.0%
  • a local council (including council run schools)

    Votes: 15 21.7%
  • another charitable organisation (not scouting or guiding)

    Votes: 4 5.8%
  • a commercial (for profit) entity

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • other

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    69

qwerky

Veteran (100+ posts)
GuiderPlus
#21
Thanks for the Poll KatieW :)

please add yourselves to the poll if you've participated so far, but feel free to keep adding details to the poll.

I find it quite interesting that not as many units (so far) as I expected seem to meet in faith venues.
 

Fox

Brownie-induced madness
#22
Thanks for the Poll KatieW :)

please add yourselves to the poll if you've participated so far, but feel free to keep adding details to the poll.

I find it quite interesting that not as many units (so far) as I expected seem to meet in faith venues.
We investigated 2 faith groups, a school, and a Boys/Girls club, the latter was generally booked and the school was too expensive at weekends.
The club said "does it have to be in this town?" (and also told us we were a Christian organisation), it sounded like they hadn't noticed any of the 15 or so Brownie packs elsewhere in the same town and the next one that we wanted to complement, not clash with!
 

Vanessa (Elf)

Veteran (100+ posts)
GuiderPlus
#24
We meet in a school hall. As a Unit we only opened in September 2012 and were opened at the request of the Brownie pack who were already at the school so it seemed logical to meet there.

Vanessa (Elf)
 

Renowen

I'm a Guider now, Guiding is cool.
#25
I said it's a joint Guide/Scout Organisation but only because it is called a Scout Hut, but tbh I have a feeling it is only used by Guiding units
 

browniebeth

Brownie Leader
Staff member
GuiderPlus
Moderator
#26
I ticked 'other', because we meet in a village hall...I think it's managed by a panel of village volunteers, rather than the council or a similar body...they might be a charity, but I don't actually know!

Unit when I was at uni met (and still meet AFAIK) in which doubles up as a Church or Community Hall depending on the time/day of the week...
 

amy246

Veteran (100+ posts)
#27
My Rainbows meet at a Scout hut but the head Scouter is married to a Guider so everyone Scouty or Guidey meets there.
My SS meet in a side room of the church (meet at same time as Guides) but we've been in 3 different churches in the past 5 years.
 

shackademus

Veteran (100+ posts)
#28
it will only let me vote once but i run two units both in a council run school. when we first started the second unit we met in church meeting room but we outgrew it in a term, we would have used the village hall but their rent was very high.

in our district though half our units do meet in church halls:
2 rainbow, 3 brownie 1 guide and 1 ranger unit meet in the school
1 brownie and 1 guide unit meet in methodist church hall
1 brownie unit meet in c of e church hall
1 rainbow 1 brownie and 1 guide unit meet in catholic church hall
 

emmaluvseeyore

Brownie Leader and Ranger Assistant
#30
We meet in the Scout and Guide Hall which is managed by a joint committee between the 2 organisations. We own the building but we have to lease the land off the council (having issues sorting that out atm as the lease is up for renewal).

Most units in the district meet here. We have another couple of units in the district meet in a different Scout & Guide hall in the next village, and a further 2 units meet in a village hall in another village.