Flexible guiding conversation starters

This resource aims to help break down barriers which might prevent girls and adults from joining Girlguiding and/or staying connected to guiding when their personal circumstances change.

These flexible guiding conversation starters will challenge adult members to think about what flexible guiding means and encourage them to consider how flexible approaches can benefit volunteers, young members and parents. The resource also provides members with examples of flexible guiding in action, drawn from across Scotland to help show that flexible guiding can be tailored to suite different circumstances and geographies.

This resource is intended to be used in a group setting. It is designed to help start conversations and answer some of the most common questions around flexible guiding. You don’t need to be a trainer to use the resource – we hope that commissioners and membership growth coordinators will also find it helpful.

If you would like help setting up a trainer-led session on flexible guiding please contact Girlguiding Scotland’s Membership Development Team.