The hot topic at the moment is of course, virtual guiding, so here's some really handy resources for you:
Not sure which platform to use? To get you started, check out this platform comparison developed by Megan-Ceri Dabbs a leader at 2nd Bromborough Rainbows (Wirral County)as part of her Design MA at the University of Chester. She's detailed the differences between all the major platforms you might come across, with handy pointers and pros and cons.
Stay Safe Online
Megan has also created this handy infographic as a reminder of all the top tips you and our young members need to stay safe online.
And that's not all! Megan has produced this PDF with Top Tips for Virtual Guiding.
Using Zoom for virtual meetings
Over the past year our volunteers have done an amazing job adapting guiding, taking weekly meetings (and more!) online. Zoom seems to be a popular platform to enable us to stay connected and to carry on guiding. These handy hints and tips will help you whether you are running or participating in a Zoom meeting.
Top Tips for Virtual Guiding
Like our weekly face-to-face meetings, no one is the same, and virtual meetings are no different! For more help with virtual guiding, check out our Top Tips for Virtual Guiding and How to Take Guiding Online pages of the website.
Support During Covid
Girlguiding have provided stacks of resources, programme plans, ways to adapt the programme, top tips and more. Click here for lots of links to help you deliver virtual guiding.
In addition to the activities shared by Girlguiding HQ, we've created an activity pack for each section - one for Rainbows, one for Brownies, one for Guides and one for Rangers. They're full of great ideas from science experiments, kindness projects, and mental health to wildlife and the environment, and active and energetic ideas too!