Baden-Powell Challenge for Guides

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The Baden-Powell Challenge award is the ultimate individual achievement for Guides. It is for Guides who wish to stretch themselves as individuals but it is not about achieving a set standard or about being academically able.

It is expected that a Guide will only do it once and then towards the end of her time at Guides. Guides work through the award as individuals, it is not for working on as a patrol or unit. To undertake the award Guides must have:-

In addition she will need to :

There is a lot of work involved with the Baden-Powell Challenge and it is not unusual for a Guide to take 12 -18 months to complete it. The syllabus for the award can be found in the Guide Badge File, the G File and on the Girlguiding UK website (this has some very helpful notes). Information for leaders can be found in Guidance notes for leaders, Guide Section.

Leaders should be careful not to fix standards but should encourage and support their Guides when they choose to work on the Baden-Powell Challenge. Once she has decided to start the Challenge your Guide will need assistance in preparing a Personal Action Plan. To help her get started you will possibly have to help her plan how and when she will complete each challenge, how she can tackle them and choose which ones she would like to do.

BP Challenge support page >>

Click the heading above for further information on how to support a Guide working on the BP Challenge.

Baden-Powell Challenge Application for Award Badge and Certificate

BP Challenge Application for Award Badge and Certificate – see Bucks forms page

This form is to be posted to Janet Dunlop, County BP Challenge Adviser, Windmill Cottage, 64 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UG with a unit cheque for the appropriate amount of money (specified on the form.) Janet's email address is janetdunlop@outlook.com

*Some Districts do not currently have a Commissioner and in these circumstances a neighbouring Districts' Commissioner can be approached or the Division Commissioner.

Baden-Powell Challenge Celebration

Now that your Guide has finished her Baden-Powell Challenge make a big thing of awarding her Badge and Certificate.

o    Make it a Celebration

o    Do something different

o    Ask your Guide how and where she would like to be presented with her Badge and Certificate.

The Baden Powell form can be found on the Bucks forms page and should be emailed to the County BP Advisor Janet Dunlop: janetdunlop@outlook.com Janet Dunlop, County BP Challenge Adviser, Windmill Cottage, 64 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UG.

When your Guide has attended an Adventure and has finished all 10 clauses she will need to meet with the District Commissioner* who will review her evidence and discuss with her, her understanding of the Guide Promise. She can then be presented with her Badge and Certificate.  To obtain these you will have to complete a Baden-Powell Challenge Application for Award Badge & Certificate Form (Bucks forms page).  This is to be posted to Janet Dunlop, County BP Challenge Adviser, Windmill Cottage, 64 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UG with a unit cheque for the appropriate amount of money (specified on the form.) Janet's email address is janetdunlop@outlook.com.

*Some Districts do not currently have a Commissioner and in these circumstances a neighbouring Districts' Commissioner can be approached or the Division Commissioner.

Baden-Powell Challenge Celebration

Now that your Guide has finished her Baden-Powell Challenge make a big thing of awarding her Badge and Certificate.

The Baden-Powell form can be found on the Bucks forms page and should be emailed or posted to the County BP Advisor Janet Dunlop: janetdunlop@outlook.com.

Janet Dunlop, Windmill Cottage, 64 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6UG

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