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Topic: Daisy Scouts/Rainbow Guides/Girl Scouts and guides around the world.  (Read 757 times)
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« on: July 14, 2009 08:52:16 AM »

I'm sort of thinking as I'm typing here. I run a Rainbow group (Englands equivilant to Daisy Scouts) girl guides aged 5-7

Our mascot, is a cuddly rabbit.  I don't know if other groups around the world have mascots? I was wondering if we could do some sort of craft swap around the world with other scout/guide groups, where possibly our mascots could travel the world visiting each other and collect a craft from each group to travel with them as they went.

I'm sure the girls would love to recieve crafts from groups in other countries and send their crafts to your group too.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009 08:53:40 AM »

i always though england had girl guides just like canada, as thats where our founders are from (girl guides and boyscouts). i guesse you learn something everyday lol

i'd be game for this swap! i was a girl guide (a brownie, guide, pathfinder and ranger) when i was growing up and my daughter is a girl guide now (spark last year and brownie next year) ALOT has changed since i was a girl guide but the principal is still the same and thats what i like about it.

when we went to camp we made "swaps" for our hat. they were little trinkets that we pinned to our hat that we traded with other girls at the camp. sometime it depicked where we lived or what group we came from or sometimes it was just something silly like a pom pom teddy bear or a film canister first aid kit, either way that was my first ever experience swapping and i think i was 5 years old lol i've been hooked ever since

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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 11:13:32 AM »

So in Canada your Sparks would be our Rainbows. I didn't know that, I'd heard of Daisy scouts. I think it would be good to keep the swap in the junior section of guiding if there was enough interest.

Rainbows haven't been going very long in England only about 15 years, so I went straight into Brownies when I was a little girl.

I had a hat too! In England sections go Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers. The uniform is much less formal looking here now and none of them wear hats anymore.

It would be nice if the girls could get to see pictures of other units/girls in their uniforms with their swap packages as part of the swap, in the Uk we also have a special badge to give/swap with international friends. Perhaps the crafts we swap could be inspired by the different section names, we're always making rainbow related crafts this end.

« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009 07:01:49 PM »

sparks have been around about 20 years here but they started the year i started brownies so i didnt get to go in that group. now they have sparks for ages 5/6, brownies for ages 7/8, guides is age 9- 12, pathfinders are 13-16 sometimes 17 depends on when your birthdays falls. and senior branches (rangers, cadets, junior leaders) are ages 18-20 and lastly leaders are all ages above.

we also have a badge we give our international friends!!

Personal swap friendly - check out my profile for wishlist and wist
- looking for a HTF superhero squad knit fabric (cartoonish superman, iron man and the like)
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