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j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 09:09:59

World Thinking Day for Guides and Scouts. Anyone can join in though. #thinkingcanbegood

nanaej Fri 22-Feb-13 10:06:54

My great aunt was an original GG! She eventually became something important in GGing..but will have to look out the old newspaper cutting to remind me of the details!

kittylester Fri 22-Feb-13 10:16:40

I do lots of thinking on a daily basis jingle but will try to do extra today. grin

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 10:45:42

I should mention, the Guides and Scouts are supposed to think about other Guides and Scouts worldwide. smile

But you can think about what you like. #permissiongiven

Ana Fri 22-Feb-13 10:47:08

What a strange subject to want them to think about! Why? confused

annodomini Fri 22-Feb-13 11:04:47

They were talking about this on Woman's Hour. Apparently they are thinking about the subject of violence to women and girls. Not sure if my GD has joined the Guides yet - she has been a lukewarm Brownie.

Ana Fri 22-Feb-13 11:07:57

Oh - so not other Guides and Scouts then?

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 11:17:24

It's supposed to bring the worldwide organisation together. In thought. They do seem to have up-dated the subject matter since I was a Guide.

Ana Fri 22-Feb-13 11:22:15


baubles Fri 22-Feb-13 11:25:45

My recollection of thinking day is that we were told to think about what it meant to be a girl guide, to think about guides in other countries and what their lives were like and also to generally try to be more thoughtful about other people. We also had to wear our guide uniforms rather than our school uniforms.

How to be spotted as a bit of an oddity at school!

soop Fri 22-Feb-13 12:00:40

baubles that made me chuckle grin

soop Fri 22-Feb-13 12:02:24

I looked good in my brownie outfit. The beret looked like a pancake on top of a haystack. I was a Sprite...don't ask...

grrrranny Fri 22-Feb-13 12:06:14

Beret? How new-fangled. I had a brown knitted had with pom-pom. And I was a Kelpie.

soop Fri 22-Feb-13 13:34:18

I go back a bit. A Brownie in 1947...

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:21:47

Ana!!!!!! grin

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:24:16

I started off with a woollen one. No pom pom though. Liked the berets much better. #wannabeabrownieagain

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:25:33

I was a fairy. And a sixer. #proud

Ella46 Fri 22-Feb-13 14:29:57

I was a dead loss! hmm

Bags Fri 22-Feb-13 14:30:08

I don't remember a hat at all at Brownies, but there is a photo of me in my uniform the day I got enrolled, complete with brown Norah Batty tights on my skinny legs!

I think I started off as an Elf and then morphed into a Pixie.

MiceElf Fri 22-Feb-13 14:47:21

We're Woodcraft Folk!

soop Fri 22-Feb-13 14:54:04

Never did get the darning badge...Brown Owl used to suck her teeth whenever I presentedher with my lumpy sock. hmm

Gagagran Fri 22-Feb-13 14:56:52

I was an elf and when I flew up to Guides I was a thistle.

I absolutely loved going to camp with the guides. We piled all the equipment into the back of a furniture van then all climbed in and sat on top of it! Can you imagine the furore now if kids did that?

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:02:26

Red rose in the Guides. I remember flying up. They got hold of your leg.........

Like that mode of transport. We went on a coach and I was sick.

j08 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:03:37

soop sad


Galen Fri 22-Feb-13 15:31:24

Couldn't understand why father laughed when I became patrol leader of the bluetits, having moved from the chaffinches.