Virtual Games for Rangers

These new ideas will make you laugh and help you connect in your video calls
We know that meeting over video just isn’t the same as meeting people face-to-face. But our virtual games should get you giggling and add some virtual fun to your next video call.
Each month we’ll be adding two new great ideas to the list.
Pick your favorite and get everyone in your call to join in!
Suprising sound effects
Crackle, bang, whoosh, ping! What was that? 
Can you guess what noise is being made without seeing it? Close your eyes and click your fingers – does it sound how you imagined?
Now take turns switching off your cameras. Find something around you to make a noise. You might find scratch on a hard surface, rustle some tissue paper, play a musical instrument or close a door. You could even try to use a body part, like clapping – think outside the box!
Try it this wayIf you can’t turn your camera off, move away from the screen or tilt your camera upwards so nobody can see you.
Once the noise has been made a few times, take turns guessing what you think it could be. Once everyone’s guessed – turn your camera back on and show them. Did anyone guess correctly?
Top tipMake your noise close to the microphone so everyone can hear you.
Keep playing, taking turns to make your sounds. Give yourself a point for every correct answer. Who’ll get the most right?
Ready to up the challenge? Think some new rules to add into your game. For example, you only have three seconds to listen to sound, you can only use objects that around found in a kitchen or only use your body parts!
Explain to me
It’s adventure time! […]

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Meet The Team – Louise Crichton

😁 Meet the Team! 😁

 

As Marcom Advisors we are introducing a new segment called ‘Meet the Team’. Every few weeks we will be introducing a member from our County! From Commissioners to County Execs!

 

We would like to introduce is:

Louise Crichton

 

Role: County Commissioner and Leader at 1st Hurlford Guides

 

Length of time in Girlguiding: 6 and a bit years

 

Best Girlguiding Memory: I don’t have one single best memory. Camping and trips are my favourite things to do in Guiding so most would be related to that.

 

Favourite Campfire song: I always do a song called ‘Jellyfish’ which is ridiculous but the girls love it so it’s probably my favourite. Like most though, I also have a soft spot for ‘Linger’ as when I worked at a Summer Camp in Ohio, we used to sing that at the end of every week so it reminds of that amazing experience too.

 

Guiding Achievements: I’ve squeezed a lot into the last 6 years! Leadership qualification; Going Away With; and Travelling Abroad module. My greatest achievements though are my Queen’s Guide Award, which I earned in 2018, and of course being asked to be County Commissioner.

 

Favourite Trip/Opportunity: In 2017, through Girlguiding, I took part in a fundraising trek across the Great Wall of China. It was 30 volunteers from across the UK and we walked 72km of the wall over 7 days. We raised over £90k for Girlguiding.

 

Why choose to volunteer for Girlguiding?: After working in the USA for 12 weeks at a Summer Camp, I knew I wanted to keep doing something like that in my spare time because I enjoyed working with young people so much, and I loved challenging them to try new new things and seeing them develop. […]

Virtual Activity for Guides

Try this amazing at-home activity ideas to keep younger kids entertained.They’re great fun for all young people.
If you are a member, or your daughter is working on her awards in her unit meetings, you’ll be happy to hear that these activities do count towards programme theme awards hours. 
Check out this Activity:

Meet the Team – Kerry Elliot

😁 Meet the Team! 😁

 

As Marcom Advisors we are introducing a new segment called ‘Meet the Team’. Every few weeks we will be introducing a member from our County! From Commissioners to County Advisors!

 

The first member we would like to introduce is:

Kerry Elliott

 

Role: North West Cunninghame Division Commissioner and Rainbow Leader

 

Length of time in Girlguiding: 5 Years

 

Best Girlguiding Memory: I don’t have one in particular but I loved the first Rainbow sleepover I led, It was Harry Potter themed and I think the leaders got more into it than the girls. This was their first ever sleepover so it was a special moment for the girls, leaders and I

 

Favourite Campfire song: There are so many i love but cant remember them all, I think “The Princess Pat” or “Alice the Camel”.

 

Guiding Achievements: Wow there are so many in the short time i have been guiding. I have completed my Leadership training for all levels, The Going Away With Scheme, taking on the Division Commissioner role and I was the Assistant Additional Needs Advisor for Ayrshire South. I also took over and made a success of the 3rd Ardrossan Rainbows. The girls loved it so much we had to start a Brownie unit and coming soon, a Guiding Unit. I can’t get enough.

 

Favourite Trip/Opportunity: It had to be Ayrwaves 2017. My first time camping, my first international camp, my longest holiday and so much fun, getting to meet others from around the world and just meet with other passionate leaders and helpers. I also met up with some old friends that I didn’t realise were Guiders and we reconnected which was amazing.

 

Why choose to volunteer for Girlguiding?: There are opportunities for everyone. It […]

Virtual Activity for Rainbows

Try this amazing at-home activity ideas to keep younger kids entertained.They’re great fun for all young people.
If you are a member, or your daughter is working on her awards in her unit meetings, you’ll be happy to hear that these activities do count towards programme theme awards hours. 
Check out this Activity:

Virtual Activity for Brownies

Try this amazing at-home activity ideas to keep younger kids entertained.They’re great fun for all young people.
If you are a member, or your daughter is working on her awards in her unit meetings, you’ll be happy to hear that these activities do count towards programme theme awards hours. 
Check out this Activity:
 

Virtual Games for Rainbows

Use these brilliant games to add some fun to your video calls and virtual meetings
We know that meeting over video is very different to meeting face-to-face, so try these quick games to find new ways to add some virtual fun.
Each month we’ll be adding two more great ideas to the list.
All the ideas are written for young people – so why not ask them to pick their favorite and share it with everyone on the call?
What’s that noise?
Crackle, whizz, bang, whoosh! What’s that noise?
It’s time to transform into noise detectives and solve the mystery! Take turns switching off your camera and find something nearby to make a noise. For example, you could scrunch up a piece of paper, spin a coin or play a musical instrument. You could even use a body part, like clapping your hands or make a funny animal noise.
Try it this way
If you can’t turn your camera off, move away from the screen or tilt your camera upwards so nobody can see you!
Everybody else – once the noise has been made a few times, try guessing what you think it could be. Keep going until someone guesses it right.  
Top tip
Make your noise close to the microphone so that everyone can hear you.
Keep playing, taking turns making your funny noises. See who’s the best noise detective!
Bring me something…
It’s adventure time! But before you set off, listen to what you’ll need along the way. Your leader will ask you to find something to bring for the journey. They’ll tell you a category, and you have to find something that fits. For example, if they say ‘bring me something fluffy’, you might bring a soft toy, a feather or your blanket!
Once you have […]

COVID-19 REMINDER

No face-to-face guiding meetings can happen during lockdown, indoors or outdoors. This includes adult volunteer meetings and/or training sessions.
Islands that are not in lockdown are an exception: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, islands in Highland Region (excluding Isle of Skye), Orkney and Shetland. Face-to-face guiding can continue in these areas after a risk assessment has been signed off by Girlguiding Scotland. Please send risk assessments to . You should expect that it will take at least 14 days to get the risk assessment signed off.
In the rest of the country, the only exception is where vulnerable young people require essential face-to-face support and this cannot be delivered remotely. Where meeting face-to-face is considered essential, a targeted small group of no more than 10 girls who need the continued in-person support of guiding can meet. This decision is based on advice from government and youth services to minimise the risk of transmission for volunteers and young people. If girls in your unit are in this category and you wish to meet, a risk assessment will need to be signed off by Girlguiding Scotland. Please send risk assessments to . You should expect that it will take at least 14 days to get the risk assessment signed off.
We encourage you to still meet virtually with your unit. We may not be able to meet in person but we know that girls need Girlguiding more than ever in these difficult times. Take a look at:

Our virtual and online guiding guidance
Adventures at Home
How you can adapt the programme
Hints and tips for running your first virtual meeting

Face-to-face ID verification can be done on a one-to-one basis, as long as social distancing can be maintained. No one should be under pressure to meet […]