A little help from a friend

Biscuit season will soon be upon us and Guide Leaders all over Australia are having mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it’s great for publicity and the Guides get really excited about selling (at the start of the season, anyway!), but on the other hand it’s additional stress for our volunteers and it’s not a fantastic fundraiser (high effort, low gain).

Last year, we published a post with lots of really awesome tips to help our wonderful Guide Leaders get through the season. This year, we thought it’d be helpful to share some useful resources. Continue reading A little help from a friend

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The importance of selling Girl Guide biscuits

Last night our Guides took their first batch of biscuits home to sell. We taste tested the new range (lots of positive feedback!) and finished our handmade posters for our stall this weekend. It’s all good fun but it’s important to remind ourselves and the Guides parents’ of the reasons why we sell Girl Guide biscuits. There are obviously financial benefits but there are other … Continue reading The importance of selling Girl Guide biscuits

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How to survive Girl Guide biscuit season (from one Guide Leader to another!)

Biscuit season is not far away. It’s a time of excitement for many but it can also be a source of stress or anxiety for Guide Leaders. As volunteers we do not receive training in how to run a business, but that’s exactly we do each biscuit season.

So here are some quick and simple tips to help you (the wonderful volunteer that you are!) get through biscuit season this year. Continue reading How to survive Girl Guide biscuit season (from one Guide Leader to another!)

C’mon April… We’re Ready for You!

Phew! What a busy month St Lucia Guide District has had! March has just flown by and as we head further into April (and Term 2), Guiding in St Lucia looks quite different when compared to only a few short weeks ago. Leader Trainings In order to stay up-to-date, Leaders are required to attend a variety of trainings. This month our Leaders have attended a … Continue reading C’mon April… We’re Ready for You!

New year, new biscuits!

Girl Guide biscuits are changing… Don’t worry though, they’re still super yummy but now they’re made in Australia! This year we’ll see the arrival of the soft-centred Triple Choc biscuit, the buttery, gluten-free shortbread style biscuit and the bite-sized Bush Buddies.┬áThe packaging designs have not yet been finalised, but Girl Guides Australia have released these images as a teaser…   When biscuit season starts (around … Continue reading New year, new biscuits!