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!
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: