County Day 2015

Every year our County holds a training day for Leaders.  It’s always good fun.  You get two trainings – one in the morning on something to do with your section, and one in the afternoon on a random topic. This year, as usual, I was a hostess for one of my sessions.  It always confuses... Continue Reading →

Back Woods Skills

One more post about YOYO, and then I might start talking about this term... One of the sessions I attended at the YOYO weekend was Back Woods Skills.  Not Backwards Skills, as some people (I think deliberately) mis-heard it. It was amazing. The leader was very enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The enthusiasm was contagious. I didn't... Continue Reading →

Girlguiding consent forms: 3 myths busted!

If you are a Leader with Girlguiding, the chances are that you have heard at least one of these complaints, probably all of them.  Consent forms, while necessary, are often regarded as a pain in the mik'ta *. A lot of people have trouble opening them.  It's not just the technically incompetent, either.  Some people can open... Continue Reading →

New to Guiding: What is County Day?

Last Saturday was Bristol and South Gloucestershire's County Day. Most Counties have one of these, some larger than others, but if you've been involved in Guiding for a while you might have been invited to go to one. The first time I went, I was a little nervous.  I didn't know what to expect from... Continue Reading →

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