How you're keeping guiding going
Our incredible volunteers are using their creativity to keep bringing great guiding to girls during lockdown
We always knew our members are incredibly creative and dedicated, but the lockdown has really brought this home to us in a new way.
Even though units are not able to meet, our volunteers are still working hard to bring guiding to girls and young women at home. Doing fun and rewarding activities has proved to be an essential part of staying healthy and happy during lockdown, which is why we’re so grateful for all of your hard work.
Here is a round-up of some of our favourite ideas we've seen on social media
Lots of you are having fun keeping meetings going over video chat and Zoom!
Tonight we met virtually: we worked on a UMA working in small groups planning meals for a menu and played a game of consequences. It was different to our usual fun but just as rewarding! - 9th Norwich Guides, @9thNchGuides
Just a normal @Girlguiding #Rainbow meeting really... lots of chatter and fun!! Just we used #Zoom 16 girls joined the fun and we managed to complete 2 #ExpressMyself activities AND we gathered ideas for @GGErithCrayDiv Camp 2021 pic.twitter.com/VRPdSh85h9— 4th North Heath (@4thNorthHeath) March 17, 2020
Lots of online meetings today, but the best one has definitely been our Girlguiding Rangers meeting! - Bekky, @BekkyAshmore
Many of you are also experimenting with different ways of using technology to set activities and stay connected.
I’ve set up a Slack group for the girls to upload photos of the work they do and for us Owls to send them messages. They also all went home last night with a pack of activities to keep them going for a week or so, then we will email more to them! - Rebecca, @BranchesAdviser
My first vlog has gone out this morning to my units What’s App group. It was quite challenging at first (6 takes 🤣) I’m sure it will get easier with practice. We will be continuing our Girlguiding programme. Feedback so far is good. @Girlguiding @Girlguiding_NWE @GirlguidingGMW— Ellenbrook Brownies (@GG1stEllenbrook) March 17, 2020
We held a virtual meeting! Snowy owl and fluffy owl (mum and daughter) did a video of the craft we had planned and we got some great photos from the families with their completed sock animals! - Mandy Spiers
In order to keep a sense of normality I’m running a guiding session for my Reading unit online using google classroom (thank you to @pippa_steel for the wonderful idea and technological help)! I’m so excited to keep going with @Girlguiding even if we can’t physically meet!! pic.twitter.com/RG1UCJFYnm— Abi (@AbigailDSouza6) March 20, 2020
As ever, you’re not limiting yourselves to programme activities either! We love seeing all the creative ways you’re staying connected and having fun.
Tonight was the Guides’ turn to have their first virtual meeting, including a competitive game of dingbats. Who knew our Guide leaders were such natural quiz show hosts?— Girlguiding Hersham (@GuidingHersham) March 18, 2020
Today was a really tough one. #Girlguiding keeps our spirits high #inspiregirls #community #unstoppable pic.twitter.com/gg7GZgBXrZ
I have organized a virtual week long camp for my 600 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and young leaders! 💙 All online every day. - Gill, @GillyBean534
We held our first online meeting his evening using the #Taskmaster book to run games for the Rangers and their families with funny results posted on our FB page! 😂 @AlexHorne @taskmaster @Girlguiding @Guiding_LaSER @girlguidingGLK— Bexley Rangers (@BexleyRangers) March 23, 2020
Thank you so much to all our members for keeping guiding going.
If this has inspired you to take your unit online, then check out our guidance for online guiding.
If you’d like activity ideas, learning resources and much more, make sure to take a look at our Adventures at home pages.