Unit meeting activities

A closer look at Unit meeting activities before your taster packs arrive

For small groups or whole units, in our new programme there will be a suite of fun, ready-to-go Unit meeting activities of varying lengths and styles, which can be used in a mix-and-match form based on the time you have.

You asked us to develop more high-quality activities specifically for the meeting place. So we’ve worked with members to develop lots of exciting activities in the new programme. The template for the new Unit meeting activities was designed in consultation with 538 girls. We’ve also tested the activities with more than 11,000 girls across all sections to make sure they are girl-led, meet the needs of young members and can be easily delivered by Leaders.

Overview of a Unit meeting activity

Unit meeting activities are designed to be pick-up-and-go resources on an array of exciting topics your girls want to explore. They’re designed to encourage all girls to get involved and participate in the activity. You may want to use an activity as a 10 minute filler at the end of your unit meeting or a longer activity to introduce girls to a topic that you are going to explore further as a unit.

Other elements of the new programme will link to earning badges, such as interest badges, skills builders and awards. 

Your free taster packs 

We sent each unit main contact a free taster pack of Unit meeting activities for their section at the end of July. Each pack contains 12 cards covering all six of the new Activity themes, so you and your girls can have fun exploring the new programme over the next year. Please do share pictures of what you get up to on our social media accounts.

Our thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery who have supported the free taster packs.

In the meantime, we’re continuing to develop and test new activities so please keep sharing your ideas, sign up to our testing pool and look out for some sneak peeks in the coming months!

Taster packs on sale

Extra copies of the new Unit meeting activity taster packs will go on sale on Monday 2 October, priced at £3.85. Storage folders will also be available for £1. You can get these from our official online shop, from your local volunteer shop or by calling our team on 0161 941 2237.

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