The programme allows for 40% of your own activity ideas so keep your eyes peeled for our very own selection of bespoke Girlguiding Scotland challenges and activities (that can be done at home) coming soon which will be added regularly to the Guiding At Hame Hub.
Virtual meetings represent a shift in your normal approach, so here are some other key considerations to help you get off to a flying start at your first meeting!
There are few different ways that you can adapt Skills Builders to be suitable for online unit meetings, and for girls to work on at home without their unit. Here are some examples from other volunteers to get you started…
Know myself: Reflect – Stage 3Voicing our values – This is an activity where groups work together to create a song celebrating Girlguiding values. There are a number of ways this could be adapted, for example, girls can write down their own thoughts during the meeting and feedback onscreen, one at a time, while the leader takes a note of their suggestions. The leader then holds up a written summary of what the girls said on camera or via screen share for everyone to see. Then everyone works together, guided by the leader, to create a song to a well-known tune for them all to sing.
These Skills Builders challenges can be both be done by a girl who isn’t part of a unit meeting, if a parent, carer or older sibling takes on the role of the leader!