Welcome to our Leaders’ Resources page. Please feel free to download our resources and ideas and adapt to suit your needs. If re-branding for your Unit, District, Division or County, 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. If everyone donated just £5 this would be a welcome source of income for our Unit. Thank you.
Who is this strange Daffodil who seems to have so much time on her hands? Well, check out our Leaders’ bios here!!
**NEW ** Leadership Development Programme Mentor Pack-Up
Girlguiding are currently in a transition year before the Leadership qualification is fully phased out in September 2023. In August, Daffodil created a Leadership Qualification mentor pack-up, this has now been updated to be used alongside the new Leadership Development Programme. All contents belong to Girlguiding, this pack-up simply explains what is available and how and where to find everything a mentor needs. Download this new version for the LDP here.
Tweenies: A Pre-Promise Programme 2022
Our Tweenies have a dedicated session one with one of our Leaders every week to work through our pre-promise/Tweenie programme. Daffodil has created this new, revamped and improved pre-promise programme for 2022. It has replaced our previous version taking out references to the Mission Promise Challenge and the old Becoming a Brownie book – though we have re-used a couple of activities from the old book. This pack-up includes everything needed: a 4-page booklet for the Tweenies to work through, 3 other activity resources plus a programme/progress chart for Leaders. The older version is still available further down this page. Download the new version here
(Legacy) Leadership Qualification Mentor Pack-Up
In May, Daffodil was allocated a mentee to help with her Leadership Qualification. Prior to their first meeting in June, she searched the Girlguiding website for resources to assist both her and her mentee and found lots of useful information. This has been put into one pack-up with a copy of the leadership qualification modules plus lots of links to the original and expanded information on the Girlguiding website. All contents of this pack-up belong to Girlguiding, Daffodil has simply put everything together in one place for ease. Download this older version for the LQ from here.
If your mentee is on the new Leadership Development Programme, see Daffodil’s new mentor pack-up for this scheme further up the page.
** COMING SOON *** Planning Residentials Guidance
In her role as Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County Secretary, Daffodil has written a step-by-step guide to planning a residential to take girls away. This is a suggested list of things to do, though they do not necessarily have to be completed in the order listed. Further links for official guidance are also included. This does not include international trips. This will be available to download from our new County website from September.
Getting Ready for Guides
Does anyone else miss the old Brownies Go for It! badge? The perfect resource for helping Brownies prepare for the transition up to Guides. If so, this new pack-up is for you! Daffodil has revamped and updated 6 of the 13 challenges from the Go for It badge (contained in the old Brownie adventure book). To save paper, the pack-up is designed to be printed as a PDF 4-page booklet. It also contains the Guide Life game board (designed to be printed as 2 A4 pages and stuck (and laminated) together. All references to the old Guide programme, G files, Go for Its and Senior Section have been removed. Download the pack-up from here.
Brownies Summer Challenges 2022
This year’s summer challenges consists of 7 different badges for the girls to choose from. Some we’ve done before and some are brand new! This pack here includes 6 different badges and badges are ordered via the links included in the pack.
This pack here. is the Lincolnshire South 60th birthday challenge pack, badges can be ordered from Daffodil in her role as County Secretary. Details on the form. Badges are reduced to just 10p each!
In her role as Lincolnshire South County Brownie Adviser, Daffodil has created a challenge badge to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This is available to any Girlguiding member, not just those within Lincolnshire South County. Simply complete 25 challenges from a list of 70; we’ve also created a Pinterest board with over 300 ideas here! We have just 100 badges left in stock. Download the Challenge pack from here. and order the badges on the form. Thank you.
Girlguiding GO – Step by Step Guides
Daffodil has created 8 handy step-by-step guides for using GO to be used in conjunction with the Girlguiding GO Help Files:
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 Programme Elements & Badges – download from here
No 6 – Adding a Brownie Role, New Girl & Adding a Rainbow or Brownie Helper – download from here
No 7 – Updating Your Profile & Preferences (now includes the Learning Platform) – download from here
No 8 – What Do Parents Actually See on GO – download from here
World Thinking Day – Pick Up & Go Pack
Daffodil created this is activity plan for our World Thinking Day 2022 meeting. A round robin of 8 stations with 8 different activities themed around World Thinking Day, WAGGGS and the 5 World Centres. Includes 8 station posters, instructions and other resources needed for the night. Just provide the Brownies, scissors, paper, colouring pens and food if doing the food tasting! As always, edit to suit your Unit’s needs but don’t forget to credit the original sources. The pack up can be downloaded from here.
**EDIT – the original pack-up uploaded to the Facebook groups is missing the cards for Our Chalet. This can be downloaded separately from here.
They are included in the PDF version on this website.
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.
Bag Packing | Beach Walk | Bowling* | Bouncy Castle | Lincoln Castle Trip | Fun Run/Colour Dash* | Museum & Observatory Trip* | Nature Walk* | Panto | School Christmas Fayre | Sparklers | Town Centre Treasure Trail | Water & Kayaking Activities* |
Brownies – Team Building “Wide Games” Themed Nights
50/50 Game. Daffodil did not create this game. Source Unknown! We don’t know why its called “50/50” but it is based on the old 1968 Brownie programme before it changed to the Brownie Adventure (You, Community & World) prog in 2002. The pack-up includes 8 games and a score board.
Bandaged Up. Again, source unknown but we’ve been playing this since 2010. Five games all with a hospital theme. Instructions booklet, quiz answer sheets, word searches, corner posters and score board included. Can be downloaded from here.
Observant & Alert. Original source unknown but the animal pictures are all courtesy of Carol Pike. Four games with a theme of being observant and alert! Instructions, score boards plus all the pictures and answers for the “What do you see game?” included. Can be downloaded from here
Hands Free! Created by our Unit in 2015. Six games with a theme of being “hands free”. Instructions, equipment lists and score board included. Can be downloaded from here.
Dexterity Challenges. Created by Daffodil, it’s a mixture of games from our Hands Free! team building night and our fundraising Record Breakers Night (Dexterity Zone). The theme is “dexterity” with fun games set to challenge the girls’ motor skills. Instructions, equipment list & score board included. Can be downloaded from here.
Brownies – Other Useful Unit Documents
The following are a variety of other useful documents we use at our Unit. Some have been created by Daffodil, some created by authors unknown. As always, edit/adapt to suit your Unit’s needs; however, if re-branding for your unit, please remember to credit all the authors listed.
Brownie Awards Progress Chart – to give out to parents highlighting any missing Interest badges that are needed to complete a theme award and hopefully a Bronze, Silver or even Gold Award. Aimed to just encourage and inform parents of what is possible. Download from here.
Brownie Buddy System – list of clauses for a Brownie Buddy to complete. Created by Daffodil. Download from here.
Six/Seconds Guide – booklet/guide for new Six/Seconds. Original author unknown. Designed to be printed as an A5 booklet. Download from here.
Six Registers – a Register for Sixer to complete, making sure everyone brings everything needed. Created by Daffodil. Points towards the Best Six League table with end of term winners being the Six with the most points. Designed to be printed 2-sided with Register on one side and Brownie rules on the other. Download from here.
Main Meeting Register – the template we use. Not just a Register! Created by Daffodil. It is a one stop document to track birthdays, anniversary, pre-promise/Tweenie programme progress, subs, Brownie Buddies, weekly programme and future trips out. Download from here.
Brownies – Old Pre-Promise/Tweenie Programme
Our Tweenies have a dedicated session one with one of our Leaders every week to work through our pre-promise/Tweenie programme. This programme can sent home for parents to work through with their daughters or completed at Unit meeting. It includes all the info parents need, a prog/progress chart, the Mission Promise challenge and a virtual Promise Ceremony booklet. It is based on the old Becoming a Brownie Book and includes a slimmed down version of Rebecca Dilks’ @ Tales from Twinkle Owl Mission Promise Challenge. Download it here. We now have a new version which has taken out references to the Mission Promise Challenge and the need for a Becoming a Brownie book.
A “Tweenie” is a girl who is b’ween joining Brownies and becoming a fully -fledged Brownie who has taken her Brownie Promise
Brownies – Celebrating a Royal Birthday or Anniversary
As part of the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South County 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.
Brownies – Record Breakers Fundraising Plan
Daffodil created this the 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. It also covers the Brownies’ Know Myself UMA “The Great Guiding Record Challenge”. Download it here.
Brownies & Rainbows Interest Badge Programmes
Daffodil has created a programme covering all 18 Interest badges, in her own words, 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. Our Brownies are still encouraged to buy the badge book but for those struggling financial, this is another option.
As requested by Rainbow Leaders, Daffodil has also created a programme covering all 12 Interest badges, in her own words, 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 .
Brownies – Virtual (or F2F) Sleepover Programmes
Daffodil has written 2 virtual sleepover programmes, both of which could easily be adapted for face-to-face meetings. Both programmes include a 23-page information/programme booklet for Brownies, 5-7 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/passport booklet templates for the girls to use. It took Daffodil around 6 weeks to write and create each programme and the files are too big to download from here. Therefore, Dropbox links for 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 these programme can be downloaded separately at the bottom of this page.
Around the World – Girls visit each continent, make crafts, play games, cook and complete programme elements.
Animal Kingdom – Girls look at the 6 different classification of all animals: amphibians, birds, fishes, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles.
Brownies – Virtual – Pick Up & Go Programmes
These were our virtual Guiding programmes from Sept 20 to July 21. Daffodil’s programmes contain 6 week’s worth of activities. Each 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:
Part 1 – No theme as such but a spread of UMAs from the programme. Includes several UMA adaptions written by other Leaders. Download it here
Part 2 – Theme: Know Myself Skills Builder Reflect Stage 3 plus Express Myself & Skills for My Future UMAs. Every week includes a virtually adapted Skills Builder or UMA. Download it here. PowerPoint slides from here.
Part 3 – We took a break from the Brownie programme to complete the Girlguiding Lincolnshire South 60th birthday challenge by celebrating a decade each week. Download it from here. PowerPoint slides from here.
If you would like to show your appreciation, please send a donation to our Unit.
Brownies at Home – Pick Up & Go (or F2F) Programmes
These are the non-virtual version of our Virtual Guiding Programmes above. Daffodil created them specifically for those Units not meeting face to face or virtually. They cover 12-13 weeks and are 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. These could also be easily adapted for face-to-face Unit meetings:
Part 1 – No theme as such but a spread of UMAs from the programme. Includes several UMA adaptions written by other Leaders. Download it here
Part 2 – Theme: Know Myself Skills Builder Reflect Stage 3 plus Express Myself & Skills for My Future UMAs. Every week includes a virtually adapted (by Daffodil) Skills Builder or UMA. Download it here
Part 3 – Adapted by Daffodil 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.
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 .
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. 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
Clowning Around UMA – Virtual Guiding 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
Skills Builder Stage 2 – Make Change. Changing Minds – Statements.