Welcome to our Leaders’ Resources page. Like many other Units, the COVID-19 crisis resulted in our Unit having to adapt our programme to ensure its continued survival. All the resources that Daffodil created and shared on the Girlguiding Programme Support (Unofficial) 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. 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 welcome source of income for our Unit. Thank you.
Who is this strange McDaffodil who seems to have so much time on her hands? Well, check out our Leaders’ bios here for more information 🙂
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 are expecting 1600 badges to arrive in early-June and will order more as and when required. Download the Challenge pack from here. and order the badges using the enclosed 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 – download from here
No 8 – What Do Parents Actually See on GO – download from here
World Thinking Day 2022 Pick Up & Go Pack
This is our activity plan for World Thinking Day 2022. 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 over the Christmas 2021 break, this is a new team building night programme which we run in our Summer 2022 term. 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.
NEW 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 – Pre-Promise/Tweenie Programme
When we meet face-to-face, our Tweenies have a dedicated session one with one of our Leaders every week to work through our pre-promise/Tweenie programme. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this 13-week programme was adapted for the girls to do at home with a little help from their parents (taking only 15-20 minutes each week.) This programme, which could be adapted for use during Unit meetings, 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 an slimmed down version of Rebecca Dilks’ @ Tales from Twinkle Owl 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 – Celebrating a Royal Birthday 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.
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. 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.