Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discovering the many layers of teamwork and leadership. In the final part of this mini-series we’ll share the activities we ran during our leadership and teamwork “training” night. If you missed the first part, catch up here. Decision making: Shopping We started with a shopping game, where each Patrol (a small group of Guides) was given 25 virtual dollars … Continue reading Leadership and Teamwork (part 3)
Imagine you are shipwrecked on a desert island. Your cruise ship crashed there two weeks ago and now the island is full of many people, but no one is taking charge and nobody is working together. This is the scenario we presented our Guides (aged 10-14) a few weeks ago. We then challenged them to each produce a manifesto… Continue reading Leadership and Teamwork (part 2)
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discovering the many layers of teamwork and leadership. In the first part of our Leadership and Teamwork mini-series, find out what happened when the Guides (aged 10-14) were left in charge of EVERYTHING. Continue reading Leadership and Teamwork (part 1)
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
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!)
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!
Who is Guides for?
This is a really interesting question because it’s one that lots of people think they know the answer to, but actually many of them are mistaken.
Recently, the Mum of one of our Guides made the comment that she had previously thought Guides was for “girly” girls. As a result, her daughter had originally enrolled with Scouts. Continue reading Who is Guides for?
My first experience of leadership was at the tender age of seven, where I managed one full-time employee (aged four, paid below minimum wage in half-Kit Kats) and numerous customer service complaints at my little shop in the living room of our house. Continue reading Natural-born leaders and ‘learning on the job’
Guide Leaders are not super-human. We are not born with our minds brimming with brilliant program activity ideas or crafts to suit every occasion (I know, it’s hard to believe!). Continue reading “Where do you get all of your program ideas?”
Every year, Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world celebrate Thinking Day. The annual event falls on February 22nd, which was the birth date of both our founder Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave. Last weekend Guides of all ages, from across Brisbane and beyond, came together to “connect” with each other and celebrate the meaningful connections in their lives. The St Lucia Brownie … Continue reading Thinking Day, Musgrave Park