Brief notices, reminders and things that may be of interest…
Thinking Day 2024
We have created this letter if you wish to contact any local schools and ask if they would permit girls to wear their uniforms to school on Thinking Day.
We recommend you send an email address with your personal contact details so each school can reply directly to you giving permission.
Thinking Day Letter Schools 2024
Save the date
Spy Academy – Thinking Day 24/25 February 2024
Pirate Brownies Camp – Robin Hole 26 – 28 April 2024.
Grand Day Out – All sections Activity Day, Wetherby Race Course 29 June 2024
Assistant Leader Roles – Beyond 2023
We are now entering the last phase of the transition from the ‘old’ Leadership Qualification to the new Leader Development Programme. The new Leader Development Programme does not distinguish between leaders and assistant leaders and the assistant leader role will no longer be available for general use beyond 2023. It may be added by HQ under special circumstances.
We are therefore being asked to encourage anyone who currently holds the assistant leader role to complete Module 4 of the Leadership Qualification to become Leaders. This does not mean that they will be expected to take on any extra responsibilities within their unit and should they choose not to complete Module 4 they will keep their assistant leader role but, should they step down from it and wish to return later, this role would not be available.
It is unclear what will be required if an assistant leader wishes to become a leader after the cut-off date of end of 2023. HQ are considering what could be put in place to enable this but it may mean starting from scratch on the Leader Development Programme.
Save the date
County Training Weekend – Waddow Hall 10th-12th March 2023. Further details will be available in September.
Rainbow Leaders – details will be emailed during the summer break about the “Celebrate” activity day for rainbows on 27th November 2022 at Pudsey Civic Hall.
County Days – Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 October 2021
- Our County Days are free and you’re welcome to drop by any time to meet the teams, visit our Ideas Room, complete a DBS check, buy our new Girlguiding Leeds merchandise and give us your feedback.
- However, places are limited for each crafty session, the art therapy (Saturday only), yoga (Sunday only) and LQ Sign-off – so to book your slot, please follow these links to our Eventbrite page:
- Saturday 16 October 2021 (crafts, art therapy & LQ Sign-off)
- Sunday 17 October 2021 (crafts, yoga & LQ Sign-off)
- All training courses should be booked, as usual, via the Events page on the website.
Art Therapy @ County Day, Saturday 16 October 2021
- Join Children’s Art Psychotherapist, Alexa, for a chance to try out some art techniques you can use with the young people in your unit/s. All activities relate to the wellbeing of young people.
- BOOK HERE: Art Therapy Workshop.
Yoga Workshops @ County Day, Sunday 17 October 2021
- Join qualified children’s yoga instructor, Liz, for a chance to have some time learning yoga for yourself or find out how to use it with young people (please note; these are two separate sessions).
- BOOK HERE: Yoga Workshops.
- Skyrac Depot will reopen fully on September 4th with slightly shorter hours – 9.30am-1pm. We will continue with email and collect for those who wish to speed up their visits.
- Email orders received over the summer will be processed ready to pick up on Sept 4th onwards. Payment by cheque or bank transfer would be preferred.
Personal Records on GO
- Are your personal details – including emergency contacts – correct on GO?
- Please take a few moments to check your details, including address, telephone number, email address and emergency contacts.
- It is a requirement for meeting face-to-face your emergency contact details are on GO.
Introducing the Social Media Team
- Our new Social Media Team are doing an amazing job of improving our presence on social media. But they need your help with content, please send photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
- To find out more about the team, what they’re doing and how you can help, please have a look at their presentation – Social_Intro-County Day
- Please do join both our external Facebook page and members only private Facebook group, follow us on Twitter and use our Pinterest page.
Science from your sofa
- We have lots of badges available, which are FREE to all Leeds units. To order badges, just send a large SAE (with a large letter stamp) to the Trefoil Centre with details of how many badges you’d like.