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Programme ~ Skills Builders

Training will cover all aspects of Skills Builders within the Programme and to give you lots of exciting ideas on how to assist the girls to fulfil them.

As you know there are 12 skills builder topics all linking with our programme themes and cover everything girls love about guiding from outdoor adventures to learning leadership skills.  There’s six stages to complete in each topic and girls earn a badge for every stage they complete. Each stage is a bit more challenging than the one before.

Skills builder stages are great for girls to work on in their regular unit meetings. There are five activities to complete at each stage, each one developed to work brilliantly as a small group activity. This means that several groups can be working on a different stage, or different topics, in the same meeting.

At each stage girls will also have an opportunity to develop their skills independently. Whether through preparing something for a group activity, creating something unique to them or by reflecting on what they’ve learnt during the activities they’ve done.


More information via GGUK here – https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/our-badges-and-activities/programme-for-every-girl/all-you-need-to-know-about-skills-builders/


Safe Space ~ Level 3

Safe Space: Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action

How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns.

Who is Level 3 for?

For anyone who already has Levels 1 & 2 and who is leading a team of adults, at least one leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training), mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residential, trainers and tutors. You’ll learn about:

  • What to do if someone tells you about a concern, allegation or disclosure
  • How to recognise there is a concern
  • How you can support and help someone tell their story safely
  • How to take action and with whom
  • Where to get help


Uniform to be worn

Please note there is a cost for those attending who are not based in Glasgow County

Mentoring for Leadership Qualification

A session to find out more about mentoring new volunteers through the Leadership Qualification. If you’re an existing mentor and would like advice and to learn more about the role; or if you’re a qualified Leader who is interested in finding out more about what’s involved in becoming a mentor, this is the event for you. This is also a valuable session for volunteers who would like to find out more about supporting the Leaders in Training in their unit teams.

Programme ~ Gold Awards

Find out all about helping girls of all sections to achieve Gold awards, including ideas for tackling the Gold award challenge and helping their transition to the next section. Leaders of all sections are welcome to share ideas and discuss how to help girls achieve theme awards, allowing them to move on to the Gold challenge. 

Uniform to be worn.


Going Away With (Modules 5-9)

The Going Away With scheme is open to members who have completed the leadership qualification and currently hold an active role as a leader, commissioner or adviser.

Once you have the basic licence (GAW Modules 1-4), you’ll need to complete additional modules if you plan to take on more of the organisation of your next trip – for example, Module 5 on catering if you plan to provide food.  You can pick up additional modules depending on the responsibility you will have during a residential event. You will only ever need these additional modules if you are going away for two nights or more.

  • Module 5 organise the catering arrangements
  • Module 6 – coordinate a programme of activities for participants
  • Module 7 – organise the care and maintenance of facilities
  • Module 8 – organise the care and maintenance of camping equipment.

Before completing any of the above modules, you must have completed, or be working towards, the Going Away With licence.

Module 9 – travelling abroad

If you’re planning to take girls on a residential abroad, you should have completed, or be working towards, the Travelling abroad module. This module has a set of minimum requirements you need to fulfil before you can complete it – visit our Travelling abroad page for more information.

Uniform to be worn,