Get the Colony to think about Colony Code of Conduct, and "sign" with their hand-prints
Supported by the GGNZ Programme Team
Lining Paper, or similar
Colony Rules printed out
Discuss with the Beavers how we should behave during a meeting; discuss how these rules can make the evening safer, and more fun for everyone.
Depending on your facilities, either:
+ Write down the rules as they are discussed, and then print out
+ Use the rules you generated last time ('guiding' the Beavers to come up with any they may have missed)
+ Print the rules out and use them in the rest of the exercise the following week
Get a piece of paper, approx A2 size (we use a length of lining paper)
Stick your Colony rules into middle
Put paint onto sponges
In small groups, take Beavers aside and sponge the paint onto the palms/fingers of their hands, so they can make a hand-print on the paper, arranged around the rules (Beavers should wash and dry their hand immediately after!) (Note - we tend to play several rounds of a team relay type game, and each round, take one Beaver from each team to go and do their prints)
Let dry, and display in your meeting place.
For reference, our rules are:
1. WE ONLY RUN IN GAMES
2. WE LISTEN TO OUR LEADERS
3. WE ARE KIND AND HELPFUL TO OTHERS
4. WE LISTEN TO EACH OTHER
5. WE KEEP OUR HANDS AND FEET TO OURSELVES
6. WE SHARE AND MAKE FRIENDS
7. WE HAVE FUN!