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.  If everyone donated just £5 this would be a welcomed source of much needed income for our Unit.  Thank you. 


Team Building “Wide Games” Nights

50/50 Game.  I did not create this game. Source Unknown!  But I have been using it since 2002 long before the days of downloading and Facebook groups so I probably found it in a folder or something!!??   I 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) programme in 2002.  The pack up includes 8 games and a score board.

Anyway, a copy of the almost original version can be downloaded from here.
We’ve also adapted it for current social distancing guidelines and this version can be downloaded from here.

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.

Our other team building night programmes (Observant & Alert plus Hands Free night) to follow!


Girlguiding GO – Step by Step Guides

Daffodil has created 7 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 – download from here


Rainbows & Brownies Interest Badge Programmes

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.

As requested by Rainbow Leaders, Daffodil has also 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 .


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 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 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.


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 – 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 herePowerPoint 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 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.


Brownies at Home (or F2F) – Pre-Promise/Tweenie Programme

When we meet 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 -fledged 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 F2F Meetings*. Download it here. | Indoor F2F Meetings*. 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.  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