Look at your network of friends and discuss the differences between associates, acquaintances, other friends and good friends (intimacy)
Copies of cards ‘levels 1 to 3’ – see next page for each Patrol of six Guides.
Labels with A, B,C and X,Y and Z for each Patrol.
Explain the meaning of levels of relationships and draw the diagram: (see attachement)
ACQUAINTANCES: people you just know and may say ‘hello’ to but you don’t go out of your way to meet them
ASSOCIATES: people you do not know well but work or go to school with them or join them to do something when you meet
OTHER FRIENDS: people you like and meet often enough but you don’t feel all that close to them
CLOSE FRIENDS: people you like a lot and meet often and with whom you share your troubles and secrets
Copy and cut out a set of cards for each Patrol
Relationships and Sexuality
Activity: Levels of Intimacy
Aim: to understand levels of intimacy in relationships
Equipment: copies of cards (levels 1 to 3) for each six Guides
• Divide Guides into Patrols of six, each labelled A, B, C and X, Y and Z.
• Give out cards (printed on previous page) to A, B, C as follows:
A: Level 1 – The Meeting
B: Level 2 – Exchanging Information
C: Level 3 – Sharing
• Now ask them to sit in the form of a merry-go-round as in the diagram
• A, B and C begin a conversation with the
person opposite them based on the questions on the card.
• After a minute or two ask those on the
outside (X, Y and Z) to move one place to the right
and A, B, C begin the same conversation again.
• Repeat once more until the
“merry-go-round” is complete.
• Call the Guides together and discuss the exercise
…X, Y and Z, was there any difference in the discussion
with A, B and C?
…what do you think were the differences?
…when you meet with a person first, what level would you use?
…what people would you talk to at level 1? 2? 3?
…when would you discuss the issues at level 1, 2 and 3?
• Conclude by noting:
We build relationships by our communication with other people
The level of communication is built up by the trust
we have in others
We will not be willing to share our innermost thoughts with those whom we do not trust