10 Awesome Skills I’ve Learned Through Girl Guides!

I think we all agree that our childhood experiences help shape the adults we become. In general, they say that the more positive experiences you have in your youth, the better you’re able to ‘function’ as an adult. So let me tell you about some of the events that have impacted me and moulded me into the sort of person that enjoys giving back to her community! Continue reading 10 Awesome Skills I’ve Learned Through Girl Guides!

Leadership and Teamwork (part 3)

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)

Leadership and Teamwork (part 2)

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)

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

Girl Guide biscuits delivery

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!