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  • Information about Guiding Next Fall

    September 1, 2020

    We’re gearing up to welcome girls back this September for a fun and safe Guiding year, and registration is now open for all girls. While it might not look exactly like years past, you can count on fun, friendship, and community still being at the heart of Guiding. Right now, girls can benefit from a consistent, inclusive space where they can belong, explore, and connect with friends and role models – Girl Guides is committed to being that unique space.

    Give her the chance to make new friends in a place where she’ll feel like she belongs.

    We take safety seriously at Girl Guides. That’s why we’re taking the time to develop our fall safety protocols – talking to experts and considering different regional realities to make sure they’re based on the most current public health recommendations. We’re learning from day camps and other activities this summer so that we can use the most up-to-date information when we put our own protocols in place.

    To prepare, we’re planning to increase outdoor activities and ensuring we have meeting spaces that allow units to gather safely. We’ll share more safety information once the guidelines are ready.

Just Hanging Around

  • Running A Unit: All Levels The Basics And Beyond

    Girl Involvement in Planning:  We are Guiders.  We Guide

    • We guide the girls in developing leadership skills, planning skills, and camping skills.
    • We guide them by offering lots of suggestions so they can choose and make their program their own.
    • We guide by letting them make mistakes and learn from them.
    • We guide by asking questions and letting them try to figure it out.
    • We guide by being strong role models.

    All Levels Guider Planning Meetings Tips:

    • share responsibilities (many hands make for little work)
    • take turns running meetings, or run different parts of the meeting
    • change up responsible guider or treasurer part way through the year
    • find a balance between socializing and business
    • use the fun finder or instant meetings, or camp in a box, for ideas
    • get the girls involved in some of the planning

    Getting To Know Each Other

    • try to plan Sep-Dec, then have another meeting in Dec to plan Jan-Jun (or Jan-Mar/Mar-Jun) This makes for a good excuse to get together as adults
    • get out and camp – if you are not comfortable ask for a mentor
    • plan a camp or sleepover as soon as possible because that time together bonds the girls way faster than meeting once a week