Do you want to find out more about holiday guiding? Then look no further because we’ve got you covered!
Liaise with other volunteers in your area to see if they would like to be involved. You could approach leaders in training to help and also reach out to students who are looking for a new responsibility during the holidays.
Plan your programme
Your programme will vary depending on how many girls are taking part, what age they are, how often and how you plan to meet (indoors, outdoors, online). Create your own programme by picking and mixing from the Girlguiding programme, Adventures at home and our flexible guiding games packs for virtual meetings or face to face meetings.
Our templates will help you plan your activities:
If your aim is to bring girls into guiding, work with your local commissioner to invite girls from waiting lists. If you’re trying to re-introduce members to guiding after a bit of a break, make a personal approach to parents by phone, text or email.
Cover your costs (and check your ratios)
When you invite girls explain to parents what will be included in the programme and don’t be afraid to charge to reflect this. To keep costs to a minimum, we have grants and funding to cover costs associated with running holiday programmes. Our CashBack and Gannochy Trust-funded Development Workers can help you make an application.
Don’t forget to make sure that there are enough adults to meet the correct ratios if the group is leaving the meeting place.
Want to bring new girls into Girlguiding? Got a waiting list and not sure how to reduce it? Flexible guiding can help everyone to join in the fun and adventure. Former Scottish Chief Commissioner Moira teamed up with her local secondary school for a camp with a difference – find out what she learned.
Get great ideas and inspiration from around Scotland. These case studies can be used alongside Girlguiding Scotland’s Flexible Guiding Conversation Starters resource.