Who you gonna call?

In the Brownie Adventure book, there is an activity about who can help you with things. The activity as written is less exciting than it could be, so we adapted it slightly to make it more entertaining. The basic premise is, for each problem listed, decide who to call for help – should it be 999? We added some overly dramatic acting, including what the … Continue reading Who you gonna call?

Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

This week, I’ve made some progress towards the year of the volunteer challenge. Specifically, I’ve had a go at Yoga, one of the Active “try it” challenges. One of the yoga centres in Bristol has recently changed management and they were having a week of free trial sessions.  As I was intending to try it anyway, I naturally jumped on that opportunity! The lesson was … Continue reading Year of the Volunteer Challenge Update

The Division Exec – it’s not all hard work!

Guiding… it’s all about the girls. Sometimes, the girls are older than others. Long-time readers may remember that I’m the Division treasurer for my area.  Among other things, this means I go to meetings with the rest of the Division team once or twice a term to discuss all the many things that are going on in the area. In January, we had a Division … Continue reading The Division Exec – it’s not all hard work!

Accounting for Guiders

Everyone knows that accounts are necessary.  And (almost) everyone hates them.  But fear not!  It doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think.  Here are my five top tips for stress-free accounting. 1) Keep EVERYTHING. Literally.  Keep your receipts, keep your cheque books, keep that note you wrote to yourself last week about the £2 that Little Suzie paid for a new promise badge … Continue reading Accounting for Guiders