|All Things To Do With Guides!|
Every Guide is required to wear the correct uniform.
The uniform can be bought from the following places:
Guiding website at www.girlguiding.org.uk
Sue's School Wear: www.sues-schoolwear.co.uk
Tel : 01375 377253
Interest badges are a part of the Patrol and Unit programmes and allow a Guide to pursue and develop a personal interest independently. Interest badges are intended to support the development of individual Guides – but it is possible for a whole Patrol to work towards one together if they wish. The achievement of a high number of badges is not in itself an indicator of a highly successful Guide Unit.
A Guide may choose to do any badge in the Badge File. She may have done activities from a Go For It! with her Patrol and then decided to develop her interest in the theme further. For example, if a Patrol has enjoyed Go For It! Life wise, one or more of the Guides may choose to work for the Independent living badge.
Some interest badges continue the guiding principle of helping others and helping the community. Some, such as the Camper badge, continue with traditional activities that are still popular with Guides. These badges require that a Guide do her personal best.
When a Guide has been an active Unit member for a year, she is expected to gain a Guide Challenge badge. This badge recognises the commitment she has given to guiding during the past 12 months, including her Patrol, the Unit and her wider community.
In reviewing the criteria with her Patrol and the Leader, the Guide should demonstrate what she has gained from the year. The Leader should be able to see that personal development has taken place. Each year the Guide receives a different pin badge.
The criteria for this badge, which should be applied sensitively, are:
The Leader should ensure that gaining the Guide Challenge is a celebration of the guiding the girl has enjoyed over the past year, acknowledging that, particularly for this age group, any long-term commitment is significant. The Guide Challenge should not be used as a birthday badge
Go for its! are activity packs for you to plan your patrol time with and are all based around a theme. Once you have completed and reviewed four sessions on your chosen Go for it! you will be presented with a Go for it! card which counts towards your challenge badges. Information about all the current Go for its! can be found by clicking on the icons below.
Guide Promise Badge
The Guide Promise:
I promise that I will do my best.
Baden-Powell Challenge Award