Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Girlguiding UK new Promise - Mini books

A new Promise for Girlguiding UK will take effect as of September 1, 2013.

The new Promise reads:

I promise that I will do my best:
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
To serve the Queen and my community,
To help other people
To keep the (Brownie) Guide Law.

"the words ‘to be true to myself and develop my beliefs’ will replace ‘to love my God’, and the words ‘to serve the Queen and my community’ will replace ‘to serve the Queen and my country’." Source

"Over the past 100 years the Promise has changed a total of 11 times before this consultation. These changes have occurred to reflect the views of our members and the changing attitudes within our society". Source

I created a few mini books for the new UK promise... very similar to the mini books that I had made for Canada and Australia. These Promise books are handy for teaching our Girl Guides about Guiding around the world.

Update: 12 Sept. 2013:  It has been brought to my attention that the new UK Brownie Promise should read "and to keep the Brownie Guide Law".  My original minibook has "and to keep the Brownie Law" so I made the changes to include Guide.  I have the updated file if you would like to request that version. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Updated version with the correction "and to keep the Brownie Guide Law"

Wondering how to fold these mini books? 
I found this on pinterest...original source unknown..sorry!

The new UK Rainbow Promise 
as of September 01, 2013

I promise that 
I will do my best to 
think about my beliefs 
and to be kind and helpful.

{This mini book folds card style}

 The Girlguiding UK website has separate websites for it's youth members...Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, and Senior Section... with games, activities, and other online info so check it out!
If you would like to use my minibooks please leave a comment or email {my address is in my profile}and I will happily send you the files.  Thanks!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

GGC Clipart update

Hello! It has been HOT the past couple of days here in Nova Scotia! The humidity is a killer !  Thank goodness that we got an Air Conditioner for this summer!  

While sitting in front of the computer in the nice cool air conditioned house {woo hooo!} I was surfing on the Unofficial Girl Guides of Canada facebook site and Sarah Y inquired about the GGC clipart..."Does anyone know where I can find GG clip art with the new uniforms? The brand centre only has the older clip art with the older uniforms...".  

I love the GGC Clipart so I use it on this blog and for activities that I do with my Guides.  I too have been searching for GGC Clipart that is updated to suit the new uniform but nothing was"necessity is the mother of invention"! or in this case "mother of updating"!  I have been slowly...I stress slowly... updating some of the clipart as needed.

In no way am I claiming that this is my artwork...I simply changed the colours...and in some cases changed the neck to be a V neck and added the coloured trim on the sleeves and waist.  If I am not permitted to do this GGC please let me know. Thanks! I ♥ your clipart!

Here are a few of the updates that I have...

Updated to suit new Sparks Uniform

Updated to suit new Brownie Uniform

Updated to suit new Guide Uniform
I will post my updates as I do is a tedious job to change the colours...and there are many images in the GGC Clipart collection.

Thanks Sarah Y for the post inspiration!

Hope you are all enjoying your Summer so far!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Crest Draw Winner!

Today is THE day!
Time to do the draw for the crests

 My niece Rebecca was here for a visit today so she did the honour of choosing a winner
...Drum Rolllll Please...
YOU are the lucky Winner!
Please email me to claim your crests!
{my email is in my profile}

Thank you all for your awesome comments! 
{Wow! You all are great ego boosters! You Rock !LOL}
It is nice to know what the readers like to see on this blog.  Maybe I will do a draw again in the Fall!

Some of you are wondering about trading crests...
I would LOVE to do trades...just email me.  Thanks!

Just a shout out to say
Happy Independence Day 
Girl Scouts USA !

Monday, 1 July 2013

Happy Canada Day ! clip art

Happy Canada Day146 Years
Hope you all have FUN celebrating today!

Don't forget to enter the crest draw before Thursday!