What do Guides do?
Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun.  Guiding provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it’s up to each Guide to work out which opportunities are relevant for her, whether it’s improving her football skills, party planning or learning about independent living. 

Girlguiding UK provides a challenging programme that extends beyond badges. Today’s guiding members are involved in an incredible diverse range of projects, from girl–led community projects to volunteering in developing countries. 

Guide Uniform
Guide uniform is worn by all members around the world and is a requirement for our insurance.  A Guide can choose her top from the range of Guide clothes. She may choose to wear trousers (including jeans), a skirt or shorts of any colour, provided they are appropriate for the activity or occasion.

Please can you ensure your daughter wears her  uniform and appropriate footwear to our guide meeting.  During our meeting we play games, enjoy craft activities etc.  School uniform is expensive and we do not want to see it get damaged.  All items are machine washable.

A County or Country badge may be worn on the back of the neckerchief.

Uniform can be purchased from the Girlguiding UK online shop: http://www.girlguidingukshop.co.uk

Our unit charge 'subs' each week to cover our unit running costs.  This money helps to fund equipment, craft activities, trips our annual subscription ot guiding UK .  These are paid termly.
If you pay income tax, please complete a Gift Aid form so that we can claim 28p for every £1.00 you give in subs or donations. Please ask a guider for further information.

Church Parade
We are affiliated to All Saints Church, which allows to use the hall free of charge. Church parade is held in the 2nd Sunday of the month at the 9.45am at C of E service led by Rev Peter Dawkin.  Recently attendance at church parade has been very poor.  Please can you encourage your daughter to attend this service in uniform. 

Mobile phones
We are more than happy for your daughter to bring her phone to guides with her if she needs it for her journey home.  However, we are finding they are causing a significant level of disruption to our meeting.  Guides are asked to deposit their phones in a box at the start of the meeting to be returned as they leave.

Guide Safety
All guiders are subjected to CRB checks by Girl guiding UK.   There are a number of parents that we are yet to meet, please can you pop into guides and introduce yourself.  We would like all parents/ guardian to update a contact details form. 

We are also concerned about the number of guides walking home by themselves after the meeting, particularly in the dark.  Please ensure your daughter has a friend to walk with or a lift home.

Gift Aid
We can claim an extra 28% of the termly and annual subscritpion from the government.  If you pay income tax and/or capital gains tax we ask you to complete a Gift Aid form and return it to the unit.  This will help the girls take part in new and exciting activities.

Guides are expected to behave in a sensible manner and to respect others whilst at the guide meeting.  This will ensur everyone can have fun and enjoy themselves.  We will discuss any issues which arise with the parties concerend, but we will not hesistate to call home if the problem persists.

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