Skills and relationships
The laws through the years
Click online to give to charity
Law, promise, service activity links (off site pages)
Feed the birds
Law dilemmas (role play activities)
Web of life (an environmental activity)
Unit guidelines - samples, and ideas for thinking about them.
Two evenings based around first aid - one full of events, one for teaching.
Making fake wounds - blood, blisters, the lot!
Thoughts, prayers and readings - for quiet moments and guides own
a short challenge (30-40 minutes)
fantastic fifty (on the Scoutbase website - needs some adjustment but works well. 50 very short challenges. There are lots of other challenges on this site too)
get the patrols to plan everything for you! My younger guides enjoyed this one, the older ones weren't quite as keen.
An hour long challenge - this one is frantic and requires quite a lot of equipment, as well as attention from the leaders. It's a basic version of a dollar market.
Dollar market - a full blown one, takes a whole evening.
games (including "icebreaker" activities)
no bake cooking
International food (on my unit's website)
Recipes for guides (most of these need some cooking facilities)
crafts for the craft ability challenged
getting outdoors - trails, wide games, etc.
Build a solar still (from Guiding magazine)
Make your own barbecue tools (from Guiding magazine)
Make your own folding bucket & bowl (Guiding magazine)
Knotting and teaching knots - some ideas & some useful hints.
The camp and holiday training scheme
Finding a campsite or holiday house
First aid - treatment record
pirates for guides - crafts, games, facts and activities.
Festivals to do with light - loads of them, on my unit's site.
Frogs - a menu for a meeting
Chocolate (based on the guide interest badge)
Guiding in the UK
Statistics for world wide guiding - numbers and proportions
The Peanut Butter Sandwich Dilemma - a world fairness game
Dry ice compilation
Make a helicopter - a very basic "sycamore" type made from paper
Make a parachutist - from a plastic bag and thread
Make a jumping bean - from paper and a marble
Recruitment tips & ideas
|Sandra's guide pages|
|Programme resources for guide and girl scout leaders. Most of these are aimed at the age group I work with - 10 to 14 year olds. Some of the ideas may be suited to other age groups.
See also my unit's pages and the Best of GuidingUK .
Please note that I can't take credit for many of these ideas. Some are mine, some I learnt years ago and can't remember where. Others come from email lists (particularly GuidingUK and WAGGGS-L) or trainings I've attended. If you see anything that you believe shouldn't be here (eg. because it's copyright) please let me know by email or sign my guestbook. If you find anything of use I'd love to know - I haven't tried all of these activities & would love to know how they went!
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The five zones
Promise, laws, service activities
Crafts & cooking
Webrings and other links