Make an “us” poster with your Patrol
Large sheets of white paper
Old newspapers/magazines (optional)
Glue stick (optional)
This activity is an opportunity for the Guides to discover common interests and share facts about themselves with their Patrol and Unit. The poster should represent their Patrol as a whole, with each Guide contributing facts/interests about herself.
By the end of the activity each member of the Patrol should know something new about the other Guides in her Patrol –what they have in common and what’s different.
In Patrols, Guides firstly discuss their interests, share facts about themselves etc.
Then all Guides in the Patrol use the large sheets of paper and markers to draw an ‘Us’ poster that represents their Patrol and every Guide in it.
Optional: Cutting pictures/text from old newspapers and magazines and using the glue stick to adhere the cuttings to the poster.
When posters are complete each Patrol presents their poster to the rest of the Unit.
The Leaders could set specific questions to be answered when the Guides present their poster to the other Patrols e.g. which Guide in your Patrol... has the most siblings? has visited the most countries? likes the most unusual food? has a pet? etc.
Discuss with the Guides what makes each Guide in their Patrol different from one another, and what things they all have in common.
Try to help the Guidesrealise how differences and different experiences mean variety and make a Patrolor team more interesting and diverse