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101 106 Reasons to be a Guide

One of our leaders made up a poster of 100 reasons to be a Guide and put it on the Unit cupboard door a few years ago. The Guides rediscovered the list recently, and wanted to work their way down the list. Here it is. We've since added another one, and no doubt will add more.

1
Abseiling
2
Achieving personal goals
3
Apple bobbing
4
Archery
5
Baths under the stars
6
Being a part of campfires
7
Becoming closer to nature
8
Becoming more socially active
9
Becoming skilled in a variety of different areas
10
Being able to light fires with only two matches
11
Being part of a Patrol
12
Belonging to a big community of people
13
Bushwalking
14
Camel rides
15
Canoeing
16
Carrying flags in processions
17
Character building
18
19
20
Earning badges
21
22
23
Fun leaders
24
25
Gang Show
26
Going to new places
27
Guides are adventurous
28
Guides can do anything
29
30
Guides share interests
31
Helping charities
32
Horse riding
33
Hosting unit mascots from around the world
34
35
Ice blocking
36
International Guide camps
37
Interstate Guide camps
38
Kayaking
39
40
Laughing at games and skits
41
42
Learning how to make a ballgown out of paper
43
44
45
Learning how to use the surroundings
46
47
Learning listening skills
48
Learning skills you would not otherwise have learnt
49
Learning how to be a leader
50
Light aeroplane rides
51
Linking activities with other age groups
52
Microparks
53
Making new friends
54
Making your own camp furniture
55
Making your Promise
56
Making chocolates for Meals on Wheels
57
Making leaves dance
58
Making mistakes in Colours
59
Meeting new people
60
Movies
61
Obstacle courses
62
Patrol camps
63
Poached eggs - yummy!
64
Proving girls can read maps
65
Riding on a balloon hovercraft
66
Rindercella
67
Rock Climbing
68
Rope bridge building and crossing
69
Sailing
70
Scavenger Hunts
71
72
Selling daffodils
73
Sense of belonging
74
Shooing cows off campsites
75
Singing Christmas Carols in hospitals
76
77
Sleeping in tents
78
Sleeping under the stars
79
Sleeping overnight on a Navy destroyer
80
Slug races
81
Special dinners
82
83
Sponsorship
84
Stalking ... especially Guide Leaders!
85
Star gazing
86
Survival skills
87
Swimming carnivals
88
89
Thinking Day
90
To be a Patrol Leader or a Patrol Second
91
To climb Glengarry hill on crutches
92
To make and eat chocolate fondue on buddy burners
93
To hear The Ghoul
94
Toasting marshmallows
95
Tracking
96
Training camps
97
Travelling interstate
98
Trying to carry Guide Leaders
99
Unsupported circles
100
Winter sleepout at the zoo
101
Learning swordfighting like they did in the Lord of the Rings movies
102
103
104
Travelling to overseas events
105
Getting to know people from other places, countries and cultures through penpals
106
Gliding and other air activities
   
  If you'd like to add to our list, please email me!