A Guide's Own is a very special type of ceremony. It can be used at a camp or other event as a time for personal reflection, as well as a time to give thanks for all our blessings. A Guide's Own is NOT a replacement for a church service or other religious ceremony. Guide's Owns can be used with girls of any age
A Guides’ Own is a time of reflection acceptable to all faiths. It is planned and conducted by Guides of any age. A Guides Own is a time of sharing, of reflection, of spiritual refreshment and worship. It can be thought provoking and inspirational. Chat with your Leader about it if you would like to know more.
PLANNING THE GUIDES' OWN
Who will attend? - Your patrol, Unit, District, Families
Where? - Beside water, up a mountain, in a dry creek bed, under the stars or a tree, in the hall
When? - Dusk or dawn, at camp, in the Unit meeting - anytime, it is up to you and your friends
What? - This takes the longest to decide - what to put in, what to leave out
You can include songs, dance, poetry, prayers, readings, flags, sand, ribbons, pine cones, miniature rafts (friendship boats) with small candles on top- float on lake written thoughts attached to trees, drama, puppets, sign language, music; it is up to your imagination.
Caring, friendship, Promise/Law, environment, international peace