A year or so ago, we decided to take ownership of the noticeboard designated to our Guide unit in the church hall. We wanted to be able to show the other members of the community how awesome our Guides are in all they do, and we wanted the Guides to have pride in it too. People kept putting things on our noticeboard, so we decided to be more organised about things. So one of the leaders found letters you could print off and use for classroom displays (just google ‘printable display letters’ and you’ll get some websites that give free downloads).
We then give each of the guides some letters/numbers to colour in. They were allowed to do this in whatever way they liked. Some had it all about colours or patterns. Others chose to make letters into animals relating to their patrol (can you spot the penguin there?)
We had to redo them this year as (we suspect) a Taekwondo class had been causing our letters to fly off the board as they did their warm ups. Many letters disappeared, so this time we decided we’d laminate the letters. This we did with only one minor disaster when two letters got sucked into the laminating machine and we had to borrow a screwdriver from the pub next door (!) to take the machine apart and rescue them. Our young leader did an awesome job in creating replacement letters and I had to apologise profusely to the 2 guides whose letters had been eaten by the laminator. Thankfully they had made other letters too so they still had a contribution undestroyed!
This time we decided to pin them rather than use white tack, and I’m happy to say that it’s been over a month and all our letters remain in place. Hurrah!