Involving girls in decisions and planning

Involve your girls in deciding what their unit does from week to week

Support girls and young women to play a leading role in planning their own programme

Good guiding puts girls and young women in the lead. Involve them in planning and running everything they do. You should aim to give every one of your young members the opportunity to be involved in decision making - across all sections. This helps them to develop leadership, communication and team-working skills.

Our Participation on a Plate resource offers a range of activities to make sure girls’ voices are heard and they’re able to take the lead in all aspects of guiding – from selecting their next skills builder or trip, to running an entire unit meeting themselves.

Download participation on a plate

Download our participation on a plate activity to get girls involved in decision-making.

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