Leader Resources

Welcome to our Leaders’ Resources page.  Like many other Units, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in our Unit having to adapt our programme to ensure its continued survival.  All the resources that Daffodil has created and shared on the Girlguiding Programme Support Facebook page are now available on this page for our fellow Girlguiding volunteers.  Please feel free to download our resources and ideas and adapt to suit your needs.  Please feel free to use Daffodil’s Brownies at Home logo.  If re-branding for your unit, please remember to credit all the authors listed.

A table listing all our adaptions and resources can be downloaded here. Each resource can be downloaded separately below.

These resources are FREE but if you would like to show your appreciation and make a small donation to our Unit, please do so via the Unit’s Paypal account here.  Our funds are low so if everyone donated just £5 this would be a welcomed source of income for our Unit.  Thank you. 


*** NEW *** Girlguiding Go – Step by Step Guides

Daffodil is in the process of creating 7 step by step guides for using Go:
No 1 – Processing Join Us Queries – download from here
No 2 – Creating Individual Reports for Checking – download from here
No 3 – Creating an Emergency Contact Report – download from here
No 4 – Adding & Editing Individual Details – download from here
No 5 – Adding Badges & Programme Elements – coming soon!
No 6 – Adding a Brownie Role & Adding a Brownie Helper – coming soon!
No 7 – Anything else not already covered! Coming soon!


Rainbows Interest Badge – Boredom Buster Challenge

Following on from Daffodil’s Brownies Interest Badge Boredom Buster, as requested, she has now has created a programme covering all 12 Interest badges for Rainbows to follow if they don’t have a badge book.  Badges awarded for completing 3 matching coloured boxes on one page.  Download from here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit. Daffodil has created this specifically for Rainbow leaders to use 🙂


Brownies Interest Badge – Boredom Buster Challenge

Daffodil has created a programme covering all 18 Interest badges for Brownies to follow if they don’t have a badge book.  The programme also includes 15 other fun activities to do for those who don’t want to complete the badges. Badges awarded for completing 3 matching coloured boxes (not white boxes) on one page.  Download from here.


Animal Kingdom Dobble Game

Created by Daffodil as part of our Zoo-ming Animal Kingdom virtual sleepover taking place in June.  Instructions included.  For the full programme and resources for this sleepover see post below.  Download the Dobble game from here.


Zoo-ming Animal Kingdom Sleepover Programme

Following the success of our first ever virtual sleepover in January 2021; this was our second virtual sleepover which took place in June 2021. The theme is Zoo-ming Animal Kingdom and looks at the 6 different classification of all animals: amphibians, birds, fishes, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles. The programme includes a 23-page information/programme booklet for Brownies, 5 Brownie programme adaptions, instructions for Leaders for the 4 zoom sessions, activity sheets for the Brownies for their zoom sessions, PowerPoint slides to compliment the programme plus a zoo design booklet template for the girls to use. As per our other virtual sleepover programme, its taken Daffodil around 6 weeks to write and create this huge programme and the files are too big to download from here.  Therefore, Dropbox links for the fully edible versions of the resources will be sent to any Leaders who have kindly donated to our Unit. All adapted (by Daffodil) UMAs and Skills Builders included in this programme can be downloaded separately at the bottom of this page. 


Zooming Around the World Sleepover Programme

This was our programme for our first ever virtual sleepover in January 2021. The theme is Zooming Around the World and includes a 23-page information/programme booklet for Brownies, 7 Brownie programme adaptions, instructions for Leaders for the 4 zoom sessions, activity sheet for Brownies for their zoom sessions, PowerPoint slides to compliment the programme plus craft templates for the girls to use. The programme is fully editable to suit other Unit’s needs and/or reduce the amount of printing etc.  It took Daffodil 6 weeks to write and create this huge programme and the files are too big to download from here.  Therefore, Dropbox links for the fully edible versions of the resources will be sent to any Leaders who have kindly donated to our Unit.  All adapted (by Daffodil) UMAs and Skills Builders included in this programme can be downloaded separately at the bottom of this page.


Brownie Meetings – Celebrating The Queen’s Birthday and/or Anniversary

As part of the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South 60th birthday challenge badge we completed during the April – July 2021 summer term we celebrated the 1977 Silver Jubilee with a special themed week with craft & activities based on The Queen and The Royal Family.  These activities could be used for any Royal birthday and/or anniversary.  An extract of our meeting plans – both a virtual Guiding version and a version to send home to girls (either version could also be used for F2F meetings) can be downloaded from here.

Daffodil also created a Royal-themed virtual version of Dobble which can be downloaded from here.


Virtual Brownies – Time Filler Games

This is a copy of our PowerPoint presentation for virtual time filler games. All games have been gathered from various sources and have been converted into slides with ideas and suggestions to help them go smoothly on the night. We run this presentation in the background at all our virtual meetings. These are 2-5 minute games – we tend to do one between each activity to break up the programme elements so can run 2-3 different ones each meeting; we keep track and try not to repeat the same games the following week. We also play a range of scavenger hunts that we’ve not included in the slides.  Of course, there are literally hundreds of ideas out there, these are just the ones we’ve used so far.  Download it from here.


Virtual Brownies – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 3

This was the programme for our Summer (Apr – Jul 21) term virtual meetings. Daffodil’s programme contains 6 week’s worth of activities.  We took a break from the Brownie programme to complete the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South 60th birthday challenge by celebrating a decade each week. This pack-up includes everything needed: a mini-prog booklet to send out to the Brownies, A4 activity sheets for each meeting, A4 instruction sheets for Leaders and accompanying PowerPoint slides. Download it from here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit. PowerPoint slides created to compliment this programme can also be download from here.


Virtual Brownies – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 2

This was the programme for our Spring (Jan-Mar 21) term virtual meetings. Daffodil’s programme contains 6 week’s worth of activities.  Every week includes a virtually adapted Skills Builder or UMA. This pack-up includes everything needed: a mini-prog booklet to send out to the Brownies, A4 activity sheets for each meeting, A4 instruction sheets for Leaders, the extra paper resources needed for the Brownie Zoom Packs.    Download it here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit. PowerPoint slides created to compliment this programme can also be download here.  All adapted (by Daffodil) skills builders and UMAs can also be downloaded separately at the bottom of this page.


Virtual Brownies – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 1

This was the programme for our Autumn (Sep-Dec 20) term virtual meetings.  We split our Unit into 2 groups with each group meeting fortnightly.  Daffodil’s programme contains 7 week’s worth of activities. Most weeks include Brownie UMAs and are designed specifically for the girls to do during the virtual sessions. This pack-up includes everything needed: a mini-prog booklet to send out to the Brownies, A4 activity sheets for each meeting, A4 instruction sheets for Leaders and a mini-programme for a virtual Promise ceremony.  It also includes several UMA adaptions written by other Leaders.  Download it here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit.


Brownies at Home – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 3

This is the non-virtual version of our Virtual Brownies Programme Part 3 above.  Daffodil created it specifically for those Units not meeting face to face or virtually. It covers 12 weeks and is designed for Brownies to do at home on their own in lieu of face to face meetings. It includes a resources list for Leaders, covering letter for parents and 12 sets of A4 instruction sheets for Brownies. Adapted from the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South 60th Birthday Challenge badge, it is perfect for any other birthday or anniversary as it celebrates a decade every 2 weeks. Download it here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit.


Brownies at Home – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 2

This is the non-virtual version of our Virtual Brownies Programme Part 2 above.  Daffodil created it specifically for those Units not meeting face to face or virtually following excellent feedback received for the virtual programme. It covers 13 weeks and is designed for Brownies to do at home on their own in lieu of face to face meetings. It includes a resources list for Leaders, covering letter for parents and 13 sets of A4 instructions/worksheets for Brownies. It includes several UMA & Skills Builder adaptions written by Daffodil.  Download it here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit.


Brownies at Home – Pick Up & Go Programme – Part 1

This is the non-virtual version of our Virtual Brownies Programme Part 1 above.  Daffodil created it specifically for those Units not meeting face to face or virtually following excellent feedback received for the virtual programme.  It covers 13 weeks and is designed for Brownies to do at home on their own in lieu of face to face meetings. It includes a resources list for Leaders, covering letter for parents and 13 sets of A4 instructions/worksheets for Brownies. It also includes several UMA adaptions written by other Leaders.  Download it here and if you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit.


Brownies at Home – Specific Promise/Tweenie Programme

If we were meeting face-to-face, our Tweenies would have a dedicated session one with one of our Leaders every week to work through our pre-promise/Tweenie programme.  This 14-week programme has been adapted for the girls to do at home  with a little help from their parents and should only take 15-20 minutes each week.  It includes all the info parents need, a prog/progress chart, the Mission Promise challenge and a virtual Promise Ceremony booklet.  This includes an slimmed down version of Workshop 5th Methodist Brownies’ Mission Promise Challenge.  Download it here.

A “Tweenie” is a girl who is b’ween joining Brownies and becoming a fully -fledge Brownie who has taken her Brownie Promise


Brownies – Record Breakers Fundraising Plan

This is our Record Breakers night fundraising plan. We raised nearly £500 for the unit with only £20 expenditure for event supplies. Contains everything needed on the night including list of zones & events, A5 choosing lists for Brownies, parents letter & sponsorship form, zone posters and certificates.  Also covers Brownie Know Myself UMA “The Great Guiding Record Challenge”.  Download it here.


Girlguiding – Gift Aid Guide

Written (and updated in 2021) by Jenni  @ St Little Paxton Brownies.  It is a step by step guide on how to claim gift aid on subs.  Download it here .


Brownies – Risk Assessments

The following are our Risk Assessments for a variety of specific events.  Edit/adapt to suit your Unit’s needs.  Note, not all are on the official Girlguiding Risk Assessment template, Daffodil is in the process of converting them as we need to.  Those marked * are on the GG template.

Virtual Meetings*.  Download it here .  | Outdoor Meet & Greet*. Download it here.

Bag Packing | Beach Walk | Bowling* | Bouncy Castle | Lincoln Castle Trip | Fun Run/Colour Dash* | Museum & Observatory Trip* | Nature Walk* | Panto | School Christmas Fayre | SparklersTown Centre Treasure TrailWater & Kayaking Activities* |

Brownie Holidays/Weekends: Kitchen Risk Assessment | Residential Building – Parva House* | Residential Building – Seagull House


Brownie Programme – Adaptions & Supplementary Resources

Daffodil has adapted over 60 UMA and Skills Builders to be completed by Brownies at home on their own or virtually with the Unit as well as other resources to supplement these programme elements.  A table listing all adaptions and resources can be downloaded here. Each resources can be downloaded separately below.

These resources are FREE but if you would like to show your appreciation and make a small donation to our Unit, please do so via the Unit’s PayPal account here.  Our funds are very low so if everyone donated just a £5 this would be a welcomed source of income for our Unit.  Thank you. 

Brownie Skills Builder – A5 Choosing Cards & Voting Slips
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Feel Good.  Big Up a Brownie – Cards
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Feel Good.  Can You Help Me – 52 cards
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Feel Good.  Finding Fluids – Water Tracker
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Feel Good.  Good Nights – Charts for Brownies
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Feel Good.  Super Girl. Brownies at Home Adaption
Cyclist Says UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Brownie Bus UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption

Clowning Around UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Clowning Around UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Crack the Code UMA Story Parts and Groups
Excuses, Excuses UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Frogs in a Pond UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Frogs in a Pond UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Odd Socks UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Museum of Imagination UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Innovate.  I have an idea – Inventions
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Innovate.  Made to Measure – Score Chart
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Innovate.  Non-edible Architecture Version
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Communicate – Brownies at Home Adaption – All 5 Cards
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Communicate – Virtual Guiding Adaption – All 5 Cards
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Communicate – Exploring Emojis.  Virtual Guiding Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Communicate – Exploring Emojis. Brownies at Home Adaption

Bottle Mansions UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Cosmic Clues UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Cosmic Clues UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Fox Frog Flea UMA Virtual Guiding Adaption
Hedgehog Home UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Life Cycle Survival UMA Virtual Adaption
Night Sky Observers UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption 
Night  Sky Observers UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Planetary Puzzles UMA –  Planetary Puzzle – Pictures of Planets.
Planetary Puzzles UMA – Planetary Puzzles – Cards & Clues.
Start with a Bang UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Torchlit Tour UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Explore. A Country Walk – Countryside Signs
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Explore.  A Country Walk. Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Explore. NESW – Alternative Compass
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Explore.  Custom of Customs – Prohibited Items
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Explore.  Happy Feet – Healthy Feet Info & Tips
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Explore. Travel Tickets.  Virtual Guiding Adaption 
Brownie Buddy UMA – Labels
Lend a Hand UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Pocket Challenges UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Pocket Challenges UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Reflect on Your Reflection UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Reflect. Flag Your Flag. Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Reflect.  Stop that Bus. Virtual Guiding Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Reflect. Virtual Guiding Adaption – All 5 Cards
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Reflect. DNA-Mazing. Brownies at Home Adaption

Room in a Box UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Ship Shape UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Thank You, Merci UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Thank You, Merci UMA – List of Different Languages & Greetings
Vortex UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
 Vortex UMA – Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Live Smart – Fajita Fun. Brownies at Home Adaption
Skills Builder Stage 3 – Live Smart – Sauce Up Your Life. Brownies at Home Adaption

Skills Builder Stage 2 – Make Change. Changing Minds – Statements.
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Make Change. Environmental Detectives – Clue Sheet.
Brownies on the Move UMA –  Brownies Worksheet
Colourful Memories UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Game On UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
Local Munch UMA – Virtual Guiding Adaption
One Good Turn Leads to Another – Brownies at Home Adaption