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Girl Guide Basic Leader Trainin

  1. 1. Girl Guides Association of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Training for Leaders (Basic Course) March 31 – April 01, 2007
  2. 2. Welcome to the Girl Guides! There’s always room for more in our circle of friends!
  3. 3. Training Schedule Please see provided schedule
  4. 4. Training Objectives <ul><li>By the end of this session, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the history of the Girl Guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand our Promise and Law, Program Goals, and the World Girl Guiding movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe our organizational structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the Girl Guide Program Age Levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan a troop meeting. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training Modules <ul><li>Where Did the Girl Guides Come From? </li></ul><ul><li>Where Are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>Who Are We? </li></ul><ul><li>How Do We Do What We Do? </li></ul><ul><li>What Do We Do? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where Did the Girl Guides Come From? A Brief History of The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and The Girl Guides Association of Thailand (GGAT)
  7. 7. History of the World Girl Guiding Movement <ul><li>1907: Robert Baden-Powell, the Founder, establishes Boy Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>1910: Agnes B-P (Robert’s sister) adapts Boy Scout program for girls’ use; Robert names Girl Guides after the famous and highly respected Guides corps in India </li></ul><ul><li>1919: Lady Olave B-P, Lord B-P’s wife, forms International Council (WAGGGS precursor) </li></ul>
  8. 8. History of the World Girl Guiding Movement <ul><li>1928: WAGGGS officially formed; Constitution and By-Laws ratified in 1936 </li></ul><ul><li>World Thinking Day celebrated annually on anniversary of joint birthday of both Lord Robert B-P and Lady Olave B-P, February 22 </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Founder of the Thai Girl Guides <ul><li>Lady Kanok Samsen Vil </li></ul><ul><li>1957: Established Girl Guiding in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>2002: Became Honorary Member of Olave Baden-Powell Society </li></ul>
  10. 10. History of Girl Guiding in Thailand <ul><li>1957: Lady Kanok Samsen Vil establishes Girl Guiding in Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>1958: Organization registered as the Girl Guides Association of Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>1962: GGAT granted Royal Patronage by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit </li></ul><ul><li>1963: GGAT becomes Tenderfoot Member of WAGGGS </li></ul>
  11. 11. History of Girl Guiding in Thailand <ul><li>1966: Princess Ubonrat becomes Thailand's Chief Guide and enrolls as senior guide </li></ul><ul><li>1967: GGAT Headquarters Opens </li></ul><ul><li>1972: GGAT becomes Full Member of WAGGGS </li></ul><ul><li>1974: Southern Training Center (Pattani) and Northern Training Center (Chiang Mai) Established </li></ul>
  12. 12. History of Girl Guiding in Thailand <ul><li>1976: Northeastern Training Center (Surin) established </li></ul><ul><li>1978: Ministry of Education approves Girl Guides curriculum for school girls </li></ul><ul><li>1985: Girl Guides training becomes compulsory school program, ranking with Scouts, Red Cross, and Girls in Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>1991: Sub-Northern Training Center (Chiang Rai) established </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where Are We Now? Places You Might Find Littlebirds, Bluebirds, Girl Guides, Senior Girl Guides, and Other WAGGGS Members
  14. 14. GGAT Locations <ul><li>Bangkok </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GGAT HQ, Training Center & Hostel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tungsikan Training Center & Campground </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chiang Mai Regional Center & Hostel </li></ul><ul><li>Chiang Rai Regional Center </li></ul><ul><li>Surin Regional Center & Campground </li></ul><ul><li>Pattani Regional Center </li></ul>
  15. 15. Types of Units <ul><li>In-School Units: Run as part of regular school curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-School Units: Emphasize community service such as occupational training (sewing, embroidery, farming, handicrafts) </li></ul><ul><li>Other Units: Organized as extra-curricular activity, either at school or in the community </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>144 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>5 Regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Western Hemisphere </li></ul></ul>WAGGGS Locations
  17. 17. <ul><li>4 World Centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Chalet, Switzerland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pax Lodge, UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Cabana, Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sangam, India </li></ul></ul>WAGGGS Locations
  18. 18. Who Are We? GGAT’s Membership
  19. 19. Our Membership <ul><li>The Girl Guide program is for all girls (and boys aged 4-6 years) who make the Girl Guide Promise and accept the Girl Guide Law, who meet the age requirements, and who have paid their annual membership dues. </li></ul><ul><li>Adult members are women & men who make the Girl Guide Promise and accept the Girl Guide Law and who have paid membership dues. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Grand Scheme <ul><li>World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Guides Association of Thailand (GGAT) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Schools </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Troops </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Patrols </li></ul>
  21. 21. Current Membership <ul><li>GGAT: 28,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific Region: 2,500,000 in 27 countries </li></ul><ul><li>WAGGGS: 10,000,000 in 144 countries </li></ul>
  22. 22. How Do We Do What We Do? Governing Principles & General Guidance
  23. 23. GGAT Mission <ul><li>To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of society </li></ul>
  24. 24. GGAT Vision <ul><li>An association that focuses on work for girls and young women that is growing and well accepted with a positive image throughout the country. </li></ul>
  25. 25. GGAT Goals <ul><li>To continuously increase the number of volunteer membership and young women in leadership levels. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop an innovative approach in order to increase the number of young women and girls and strengthen the quality of girl guiding at all levels. </li></ul><ul><li>To create opportunities for girls and young women to voice their opinions at decision making levels. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Girl Guiding provides… <ul><li>A safe, all-girl environment free from gender stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for girls to make decisions using the girl/adult planning process </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to develop full individual potential </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for girls to use their talents to give back to their families and communities </li></ul>
  27. 27. Adults as Role Models <ul><li>Say to girls &quot;Do as I do.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Girl Guide Promise and Law are the very heart of Girl Guiding. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the girls observe adults treating each other in a sincere, polite, and professional manner, the hope is that they will emulate this behavior toward each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To be good role models and mentors, adults in Girl Guiding must display behaviors they wish girls to use. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember, the Gold Rule applies to everyone, regardless of age: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. The Girl Guide Promise <ul><li>On my honour I promise: </li></ul><ul><li>To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King; </li></ul><ul><li>To help other people at all times; </li></ul><ul><li>To obey the Guide Law </li></ul><ul><li>*The Promise is adapted appropriately for younger program age levels. </li></ul>
  29. 29. What Are We Promising? <ul><li>To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a “duty”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if someone is not a member of any organized religion? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is one’s duty to the King? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do foreign ex-patriates living in Thailand have a duty to the King? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For most girls there will be no change in the way they recite the Promise. Girl Guiding encourages respect for the nationality, ethnicity, and spiritual beliefs of others. </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Girl Guide Law <ul><li>A Guide's honour is to be trusted. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is loyal. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide's duty is to be useful and to help others. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to every other Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is courteous. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is a friend to animals. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide obeys orders. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide smiles and sings under all difficulties. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is thrifty. </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Make the Promise, Live the Law <ul><li>The Promise and Law are the Ethical Code in Girl Guiding! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everything we say and do should be modeled after the Promise and the Law. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When would be an appropriate time to recite the Promise and Law? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troop meeting openings or closings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At special ceremonies and events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As part of a flag ceremony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime we need a reminder or guidance in how to proceed </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. GGAT’s 10-Point Program <ul><li>Giving Service </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>International Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Family Life </li></ul><ul><li>My Vision </li></ul>
  33. 33. GGAT’s 10-Point Program <ul><li>Almost every award girls earn, every event they attend, every service project they do, every camping trip they experience will help girls grow in at least one of these areas, and many times in multiple areas simultaneously. </li></ul>
  34. 34. For example… <ul><li>The girls in your troop decide to collect canned goods for a local food bank. How will this project relate to the goals of the 10-point Program? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify two or more Program goals that might be easily combined. </li></ul><ul><li>How might a 5-year-old display citizenship? </li></ul>
  35. 35. The Girl-Adult Partnership <ul><li>The Girl Guide Program promotes cooperative learning experiences . </li></ul><ul><li>Girls and adults form a working partnership in planning, decision-making, and evaluating their own progress and programs. </li></ul><ul><li>The development of leadership and decision-making skills is encouraged through activities and troop government . </li></ul>
  36. 36. The Girl-Adult Partnership Adult Share of Responsibility for Planning and Conducting Activities Senior Girl Guide Girl Guide Bluebird Littlebird
  37. 37. What Do We Do? The Nuts and Bolts of the Girl Guide Program
  38. 38. Earned Awards <ul><li>The Girl Guide program contains a system of progressive earned awards designed to develop skills and symbolize accomplishments. </li></ul>Littlebird Bluebird Senior Girl Guide Girl Guide
  39. 39. Program Age Levels Ordinary (Female) Associate (Male) Honorary (by invitation) 21+ years Adult High School Grade 10-12/Year 11-13 16-20 years Senior Girl Guide Secondary School Grade 6-9/Year 7-10 12-15 years Girl Guide Primary School Grade 1-5/Year 2-6 7-11 years Bluebird Kindergarten/Year 1 (co-educational) 4-6 years Littlebird Grade/Year Age Level
  40. 40. Littlebird Overview <ul><li>Age : 4 – 6 years old (Kindergarten) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To help themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help others, especially at home. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To gain knowledge and have fun while learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promise : I promise to do my best… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to do my duty to my country, my religion and the King, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to help other people every day, especially those at home, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And to obey the Littlebird law. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. A Littlebird respects and obeys her elders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. A Littlebird does not only think of herself. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motto : Lend a hand </li></ul>“Good Friend” badge
  41. 41. Bluebird Overview <ul><li>Age: 7 - 11 years old (Primary School) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help others, especially at home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire knowledge and enjoy learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promise: On my honour I promise to do my best: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help other people every day, especially those at home, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And to obey the Bluebird law. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. A Bluebird respects and obeys her elders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. A Bluebird does not only think of herself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. A Bluebird tells the truth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. A Bluebird is clean and tidy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. A Bluebird plays cheerfully and nicely. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Motto: Be Prepared </li></ul>“Insect Interest” badge
  42. 42. Girl Guide Overview <ul><li>Age: 12 - 15 years old (Secondary School) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe and follow the Promise, Law, Motto, and Good Turn of GG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand responsibilities of living with others in society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promise: On my honour I promise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help other people at all times; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And to obey the Guide Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law: The 10-Part Guide Law </li></ul><ul><li>Motto: Be Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Slogan: Do a &quot;Good Turn&quot; daily </li></ul>“Astronomer” badge
  43. 43. Senior Girl Guide Overview <ul><li>Age: 16 - 18 years old (High School) </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe and follow the Promise, Law, Motto, and Good Turn of GG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand responsibilities of living with others in society and world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find ways to better society and world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promise: On my honour I promise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To do my duty to my country, my religion and the King; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help other people at all times; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And to obey the Guide Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law: The 10-Part Guide Law </li></ul><ul><li>Motto: Be Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Slogan: Do a &quot;Good Turn&quot; daily </li></ul><ul><li>*Promise, Law, Motto, Slogan, </li></ul><ul><li>and Uniform identical to Girl Guide </li></ul>“Radio Announcer” badge
  44. 44. Troop Meetings <ul><li>Know Thyself! The leader’s experience and comfort level will determine all of these factors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troop Size: Negotiable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency: Negotiable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length: Negotiable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Negotiable </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Recommended Troop Size <ul><li>Groups should be large enough to provide experience in self-government and small enough to allow for individual development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Littlebird: 5-15 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluebird: 10-25 girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girl Guide: 10-30 girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Girl Guide: 5-30 girls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All program age levels: As the leader feels comfortable and appropriate </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Recommended Meeting Frequency/Length <ul><li>Groups meet often enough to fulfill the needs and interests of girls and to maintain continuity of their program experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Littlebird: 1 hours, weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bluebird: 1 – 1.5 hours, weekly or biweekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girl Guide: 1.5 – 2 hours, weekly or biweekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior Girl Guide: 1.5+ hours, weekly, biweekly, or monthly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Program Age Levels: As fits the needs of the leader, girls, and community </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Some Good Meeting Locations <ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Purpose Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Art Rooms or Studios </li></ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Gyms </li></ul><ul><li>Community Centers/Clubhouses </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages & disadvantages of your meeting space? </li></ul>
  48. 48. Do Your Homework <ul><li>Check Your Calendars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan Your Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Register Your Troop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Troop Enrollment Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit 5 baht/girl, 50 baht/adult annual registration fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inventory Your Resources </li></ul>
  49. 49. Planning Considerations <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Time Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Space Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Sensitivities </li></ul><ul><li>Girls’ Developmental Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Competing Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Your Personal State! </li></ul>
  50. 50. Resources: Piecing It All Together <ul><li>Provisional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies & Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications & Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Members (Girls’ and Leaders’) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GGAT Training Section & Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Own Experiences </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Think You’ve Got Too Much Time On Your Hands? <ul><li>Arrival: 5-10 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Opening: 5 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Business: 10-15 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean-up: 10 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Closing: 5 min. </li></ul><ul><li>If your meeting lasts 1 hour… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will you find time for snacks? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much time do you have for a main activity? </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Consider This When You Plan Your Meetings… <ul><li>How many meetings will you conduct during your term or year? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will affect the pace of your meetings. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you hope your girls will get out of your meetings? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will help you focus your activities. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 53. Outside the Regular Meeting <ul><li>Ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Activities at GGAT HQ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loy Krathong Celebration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Thinking Day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Events & Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-Country & International Camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional & International Conferences </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. You’re on your way! You’re never alone on your Girl Guide journey – 10 million sisters are with you wherever you go!

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