Before you begin, set up some group guidelines
Before you begin, set up some group guidelines to help everyone feel comfortable and able to trust those around them. Ask the group, including the leaders, to suggest and agree the rules together. Once everyone is happy with the guidelines, write them up and display them in your meeting place.
Here are some examples:
We will do our best to actively take part and contribute
We will listen to other people
We will listen to the leaders
We will be kind to one another at all times
We will respect the opinions of others
We will ask a leader fpr help if something is worrying us
This is a great chance for participants to practice their leadership skills by negotiating with each other. Encourage everyone to participate in the conversation.
Remind the group about the guidelines at the beginning of each Free Being Me session.
If you already have group guidelines you want to use, take the time to discuss them with the group to see if anything needs updating or adding. If you don’t have group guidelines, they can be a helpful tool during other Girl Guide and Girl Scout programmes too.