The Library

One of the octants that our Rangers have commonly struggled with is Personal Values. For those of them that have some kind of faith beliefs, they’ve often been able to complete Phase 2 and 3 of the octant very easily by attending their place of worship and volunteering there. For the others, they tend to struggle past getting Phase 1 complete.

One of our Rangers came up with a great idea to complete Phase 2 or 3 by reading autobiographies of people and sharing with others how they inspired her. With that in mind, our younger group have started their own Senior Section library – which they decided to extend to include films as well as books.

They have so far given me a few requests of books – some autobiographies, some fiction – and DVDs that they felt provoke thought on issues that can lead to shaping your own personal values.


So far the library is to include:

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (above is a young adult adaptation of her biography published by Barrington Stoke)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (children’s fiction book)

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (YA fiction)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou



He Named Me Malala

The Help

We’ve also moved their blog to WordPress, as we discovered during the election that people were struggling to comment on the posts using blogger and we wanted a way that the girls could write posts but also have an adminstrator who is a leader to monitor the blog to ensure internet safety. Our hope is that this will enable the girls to share as part of their Phase 3 about what they’ve learned.


One thought on “The Library

  1. This is a great idea, I’m currently trying to think how I can adapt this for Brownies (probably by telling them about inspiring people rather than lending books!) I hadn’t thought of interpreting the Promise this way either, even though I always try to be mindful of atheists etc. I also like this as a Librarian – encouraging people, especially teens/young adults to read isn’t easy, well done!

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