Monthly challenge and activities

Check out our challenge of the month, and extra activities to explore at home

Each month there'll be a new challenge and new activity to try

Challenge of the month

The challenge of the month is for girls to explore and investigate however they want.

You don't have to do them in your unit meetings, but you might want to talk about how you are all getting on.

These challenges are not part of the Girlguiding programme, but they are inspired by our interest badges and we hope they inspire girls to try new things.

July challenge - Supporting each other

Some people get treated unfairly based on who they are or what they look like.

You might have heard recently about Black Lives Matter, this is a campaign for Black people to be treated fairly. You might be affected by this or something similar yourself, or want to help other people.

A way to help people be treated fairly is to be an ally. An ally is a kind and supportive friend who sticks up for somebody who’s being treated unfairly. They listen really well and want to find out about how others feel.

At Girlguiding we want to include everyone and want all communities to know we stand together. If you’re affected by any issues, you could share this with family and friends so they know how to support you better.

There are lots of things you could do to listen, learn, reflect, question and discover how you could be an ally to someone.

Here are some ideas:

  • Ask your friends and family (including your Guiding family) how they are.
  • Send notes of positivity to friends and family to show you care.
  • Fundraise to support charities and organisations that are supporting the cause you want to help.
  • Use your voice to tell others about the things that you care about. Why not write to your local MP to make sure your voice is heard! MPs are people in power who can help make change. We’ve made some top tips to help you.
  • Have a go at our Fairest of them all activity which looks at how we can be inclusive to everyone.  
  • Ask an adult to help find child-friendly resources about the things you and your friends care about. For example, we have lots of information here about Black Lives Matter for you to explore.

We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this month, you can ask an adult to share on their social media using #Adventuresathome.

Why not try? 

Our monthly activities are available to download and try at home.

This month we explore making your voice heard by writing to your MP.

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