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Co-operation with others

Co-operation with others

An international camp is a high profile event and can offer a great opportunity to co-operate with commercial, service and charitable organisations. By far the most important partner group is Girlguiding UK. There are a number of methods of operation in conjunction with the Guides as follows:

  • A Scout-run event to which Guides are invited (recognising that a majority of
    European Associations are mixed or merged organisations)
  • A real partnership, with joint leadership and responsibilities
  • A nominal partnership, with token representatives in the management and operation of the camp
  • A partnership based on positions of responsibility being filled on the merit of individuals

Each of these operations requires careful forward planning and good communications to ensure that all who are involved are aware of what is going on. In addition, there are different ways in which the two headquarters are involved. Overseas participation by Guides will often be co-ordinated by the Girlguiding UK’s at national level. Another consideration is that Guide and Scout Counties are often different with Guide Counties usually smaller than Scout Counties/Areas. Also, if Guides are to be involved, be sure that activity rules are compatible.