Helping hands hunt
Inspiration for helping others
Coming up with ways they can help others can be hard for Guides. Here’s a way to get them thinking.
- Hide cards, each with a single letter written on it, around your meeting place (indoors or outside). The letters should spell out a word, phrase or sentence – for example, 'helping', 'What I can do to help others' or 'helping hands'. Make sure there is a card for each girl or pair of girls.
- The girls or pairs must find a card each and then work with everyone in the unit to spell out the words or sentence.
- Once the words have been spelled out, the girls should think of ways they could help others using the letter they found. For example, if they found the letter P they could suggest posting letters or preparing a meal.
- Encourage discussion about the answers. If, for example, a suggestion for T is ‘tidy my bedroom’, this could be expanded to a discussion about how this would help someone.
Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.
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