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 me that there are so few volunteers for being a … Continue reading County Day 2015
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 speak to a single person who didn’t enjoy that session. … Continue reading Back Woods Skills
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 them on one computer but not another. The complaints range … Continue reading Girlguiding consent forms: 3 myths busted!
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 it, and I was worried that everyone there would know … Continue reading New to Guiding: What is County Day?