GEN: International Night a Boom!
Bruce Ward (Bruce.Ward@SMTPGWY.AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU)
Mon, 26 Jun 1995 10:16:38 EST
Last week I posted a request for messages of greeting for an
International night at our Girl Guide's Annual Meeting. Thanks have
been posted directly to those who responded, and this is a brief
report on a VERY successful night.
Last years annual meeting was a flop, with only 7 people attending,
and nobody prepared to stand for office on the Support Group
Committee. The organisers this year were determined to improve. They
decided to try to involve the girls, and get the families to
participate that way.
There are three Brownie packs and one Guide company operating out of
the same hall.
Each Unit was asked to prepare a display and item (skit or song) about
one of the four world Centers (England, Switzerland, India and
Mexico). My internet booth provided a 5th area of interest.
On arrival, all guests and participants were issued with a ticket on a
world tour (Alias name badge) and a passport with some questions about
The organisers also made sure there were people lined up for all the
positions on the committee, so there were no embarrassing pauses for
nominations that never came. The formal part of the meeting was brief.
The four units then presented their items and the guests were invited
to visit the five booths. Each of the Unit boots provided a taste of a
dish from the focus country, and wit tea and coffee, that provided
The only negative comment hear was that the formal meeting wasn't
formal enough! No minutes of the last meeting were read (there weren't
enough there last year to have a proper meeting!).
I think the best evaluation was the comment of the head-office person,
who questioned if they were at the right place... there were too many
cars for a guide meeting. The car park was packed, so was the park
No head count was done, but there were well over 100 people.
The international messages from SCOUTS-L were very well received,
particularly two from Girl Scouts in Ohio and two from adults in
Mexico (being one of the featured countries).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City