With some Regions unfortunately back in lockdown, we’re reminding our Leaders and Managers about options for alternative delivery of Guiding.
Some Districts will look at alternative delivery of Guiding to kick-start the term. Meeting online is a great way to keep connected and engaged. Some Districts will meet weekly, some fortnightly. Meeting when you can is okay and depends on your local community and the needs of your Units and volunteers.
What is important, is that when we do meet online or in person, that we continue to give every girl a safe place to access Guiding.
You may remember that at the start of the pandemic, more than a year ago, that we rolled out over 700 role-based email addresses officially hosted by Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT.
These email addresses still exist and are like virtual keys to a virtual hall where you can deliver the AGP to every girl in your Units and Districts using the online meeting platform Microsoft Teams.
If you’re unsure of what your allocated email address is, you can look it up in the directory on the Meeting Online for Leaders and Managers page.
If you’re locked out and need a new ‘key’ cut, then email [email protected] to get your password reset, and Rose will look after you.
Your allocated official Girl Guides email address allows you access to set up your Unit meetings online in Microsoft Teams. Teams has come a long way in the last 12 months and provides easy to use video-calling for big groups.
Even if you aren’t planning to have online meetings your official Girl Guides email address gives you access to the email account in a web browser or mobile app. You can use this to email parents, carers and supporters, giving them a sense of security with the added protection of an entire organisation looking out for hacking attempts and having security protocols in place to stop interlopers dropping in uninvited to any online Unit meetings. Plus, you won’t need to use your personal email address for Guides which protects your privacy.
If you’re not familiar with Microsoft Teams, how to login, or how to meet online, click here for some simple steps and support tips.
Thank you for keeping the girls connected during uncertain times.
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT