IMPACT IN LADY OLAVE BADEN-POWELL‘S MESSAGE
Learning Outcome: Understanding the impact of the World Thinking Day fund
Preparation: Dress up one of your leaders as Olave Lady Baden-Powell (optional).
Alternatively, you can pretend that Lady Baden-Powell has sent the letter below to your group and read it on her behalf.
Step 1. Tell your group that they will have an opportunity to meet a very special guest and announce that the World Chief Guide is here.
Lady Olave (your leader dressed up) appears and she welcomes everyone.
The following letter is read by Lady Baden-Powell:
“I am very happy to celebrate my birthday with all the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. I would like to tell you a story. This story is very special so every time I say a specific phrase you will need to do a certain movement.
The phrases are:
1. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; when I say this, you need to stand up, make the promise salute and say: ‘Be prepared’.
2. Friendship Fund: when I say this, you need to stand up, shake hands with the people near you and say: ‘Be my friend’
Are you ready?
A long time ago I wrote a letter to all the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. I asked them to help me create the biggest Friendship Fund there is!
What is a fund you ask? A fund or fundraising is to collect donations to give towards a special cause.
The cause for the Friendship fund is to help our movement grow and reach many different places.
Did you know that 104 WAGGGS Member Organisations have contributed to our Friendship Fund since 2005? Last year’s donations to the Friendship Fund helped Girl Guides and Girl Scouts attend the Juliette Low Seminar (which is an international seminar on Leadership), brought Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to many new countries, supported the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to end Violence against Women and Girls and of course supported the World Thinking Day programme – my birthday! Every little bit counts and you can have a huge impact on our Friendship Fund! Not everyone has money to give themselves, but many of us know someone who may be able to support. Who can you ask? This depends on you and where you live, but some of the most common options are your family, friends and people in your local community.
Many Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been donating their pennies, cents or coins in other currencies. Did you know that you can get a certificate for raising money for the Friendship Fund? And from what I hear, you can find more information at the WAGGGS website. The Friendship Fund, also has another name. Do you know what it is?
[The correct answer is the World Thinking Day fund] Yes! The World Thinking Day fund! Have you, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, brought your donations this year? Thank you!
Step 2. If your group has brought their donations, ask them to create a mosaic image using the coins.
You can take a photo of this and share it with us and don’t forget to send your donations to the World Thinking Day Fund: http://bit.ly/WTDFund