Join in National Good Turn Week!

Every member of IGG – from the youngest Ladybird to the oldest Trefoil Guild member – is asked to perform a good turn each day during National Good Turn Week, which will run from 27 November to 3 December 2016.

If all 12,000 members take part, that will make a whopping total of 84,000 good turns! WOW!

A good turn is a kind act to help another person without being asked and without receiving payment for it.

There is a special door-hanger for each member to record their good turns and a lovely badge for everyone to wear to show that they took part in this great initiative.


There’s lots of ways we can perform good turns. Here’s a few suggestions:

Ladybirds – tidy up toys, make a card for a teacher, tell a silly joke to make someone laugh

Brownies – put dishes in dishwasher, donate toys to charity, bake biscuits for the family

Guides – hold a door open for a stranger, pick up some litter, offer to get groceries for an elderly neighbour

Senior Branchers, Leaders & Trefoil Guild members – offer your seat on a bus to someone else, let someone go ahead of you in a queue, donate money to charity, pay someone a compliment, call a faraway friend/relative for a chat, offer to help with your local Tidy Towns committee

There’s some good turns we can all do e.g. smile at everyone we meet each day!


Share your good turns using the hashtag #GoodTurns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!


National Good Turn Week is about acknowledging the positive gains that Guiding has on the wider community. It’s about realising how many millions of good turns have been
done in Ireland since the foundation of Irish Girl Guides in 1911. By the end of the week, Guiding will have touched many lives across the country.

Listen out for two IGG girls from Clonmel promoting National Good Turn Week on the airwaves during the week:

  • Monday 28 November – Ray D’Arcy Show, RTE Radio 1 – 15:40
  • Tuesday 29 – Breakfast Republic, RTE 2FM – 7:19
  • Tuesday 29 – Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio 1 – 10:12
  • Tuesday 29 – Drivetime, RTE Radio 1 – 16:40
  • Wednesday 30 – The Eoghan McDermott Show, RTE 2FM – 17:20
  • Wednesday 30 – Drivetime, RTE Radio 1 – 18:18
  • Thursday 1 December – Tracey Clifford, RTE 2FM – 15:40
  • Saturday 3 December - The Mooney Show, RTE Radio 1, just after 6pm news