Are you thinking about taking your girls away on an adventure for the first time? Check out these top tips for getting prepared and making it a trip to remember for everyone!
1. Getting started
There are lots of organised residential activities you can take your girls to without needing a Going Away With licence, but why not run your own? If you’re a leader, commissioner or adviser, completing the Going Away With Scheme will help you learn how to plan everything, from health and safety to maintaining camping equipment.
2. Know your options
Giving girls new experiences and helping them discover the great outdoors is a fantastic way to help them grow. From camping to international trips, find out everything you need to know about planning different types of adventures here.
3. There’s always something happening
Check out our events section on this website for things happening in the county or head over to Girlguiding Scotland’s website and check out all the action-packed events happening around the countryand at Netherurd, our home from home in the Scottish Borders here.
4. Every little extra helps
Already got your first adventure planned? If you can, try tobring more volunteers along. Having extra help can ease the pressure on all volunteers involved and it means the girls will get that little bit of extra attention.
5. Drum up excitement
Get girls excited about the adventure you’re going on by doing activities related to what you’ve got planned. For example, if you’re heading off to discover the great outdoors on an exciting camping trip then why not do nature-themed crafts?
Banish travel boredom
Check out these top tips for banishing travel boredom here.