Top tips for taking on the Skills for my Future Theme

To celebrate World Youth Skills Day taking place on 15 July we caught up with Brownie and Guide leader, and trainer, Judith to help us explore the Skills for my Future theme in more depth! From sports star to world leader, together we can equip girls with the skills they need to help shape their future.

I love running fun unit activities and sharing new skills with my girls and volunteers. My units and I are really enjoying the updated Girlguiding programme, and I’m helping showcase the Skills for my Future theme at the Scottish Roadshows. At the first Roadshow events, leaders tried out programme activities on mosaic tiling, DIY and even a shopping and budgeting challenge.

Learning new skills really helps girls gain confidence, and it’s great to watch them take on new challenges, succeed at something new and have loads of fun! Here are my top tops for having fun with the Skills for my Future theme.

Challenge yourself!

My DIY skills are a bit basic and I’d never have thought of trying this out as an activity before, but these have been some of our most popular themed Unit Meeting Activities among my girls. We especially liked Room in a Box at Brownies and Production Line at Guides.

Leaders of tomorrow

We’ve enjoyed completing the Lead Skills Builder, which has let the girls explore being a leader and helped them work well in their groups. They’ve been great at taking on leadership roles and some have started thinking about becoming young leaders when they’re 14.

Come along to a Scottish Roadshow

There’s one-on-one programme training and a chance to explore Skills for my Future (and all the other themes!) in more depth. Book your place at one of the remaining Scottish Roadshows and get lots of the support and ideas!

Celebrate youth skills

You can find more information on World Youth Skills Day over on their website and visit our ‘What’s on’ section to find out more about the Aberdeen, Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh Scottish Roadshow events.