SENIOR SECTION Promise Ceremonies by HC121107052813


									SENIOR SECTION Promise Ceremony Template Press Release

It is difficult to write a one size suits all template for this section, so try getting
the girls to combine ideas from the other templates to compile their own.

Achieving media coverage of their enrolment could count towards various award

Complete the following and send it to your local newspaper. Please always try
and include a quote from a girl and take the opportunity to include an adult
recruitment paragraph.

The best way to send this to the paper is to copy and paste it into an email and
send the photo as an attachment. Use the Headline as the ‘subject’.

For help and advice contact your local PR Adviser.
For immediate use

Headline suggestions or get the YL to write her own:
Rainbow/Brownie/Guide Unit welcomes new Young Leader
Sally makes commitment to Guiding leadership role

Insert age year old insert name recently confirmed her commitment to helping the
members of insert unit during a ceremony to enrol her as Girlguiding insert
town/District ‘s newest Young Leader.

Insert first name said insert quote eg: I really enjoy helping the girls in the unit
get the most out of being a member of such a great organisation. Recently I had so
much fun helping insert details of recent activity / residential and I am looking
forward to insert details of forthcoming event / activity. Being a Young Leader
also helps me as the experience I am gaining is going to look great on my college

Insert name the Unit Leader said ‘The future of Girlguiding is in the hands of
people such as insert first name and I am delighted to welcome her to the unit’s
leadership team. First and foremost, it is of course about providing fantastic fun
for girls and young women, however people forget that volunteers themselves get a
huge amount out of guiding too – this might include travelling abroad on an
adventure with a group of girls or training other volunteers. The possibilities really
are endless.
If you would like to know more about how to join the fun as an adult or a girl,
please contact Girlguiding enter county and insert local or national join us phone

PHOTOGRAPH Caption insert
Make it interesting! When taking the photo try a close up of the YL working with
the girls, rather than just her holding her certificate. Try taking it from an angle
or above and with big smiles of course!
Don’t forget to get parental permission to use their photo and full name.

For further details contact: insert your name, email and phone details

Remember: You should never include full details of venue, day and time of your
unit meetings in media articles.

Girlguiding South West England has over 80,000 members and recognised volunteers across
the Region and is part of Girlguiding UK, the largest voluntary organisation for girls and
young women in the UK and part of a worldwide Movement of approximately 10 million in
145 countries.

We run Rainbows (5-7 years), Brownies (7-10 years), Guides (10-14 years) and Senior
Section (14-25 years), enabling girls and young women to develop their potential whatever
their ability or background. We are striving to offer new opportunities to a broad diversity of
communities through our expanding network of over 7,000 trained volunteer Leaders.

At Girlguiding South West England we seek to give girls a voice and provide a unique, girl-
only space where they feel comfortable just being themselves. Our members, challenged by a
girl-led programme that extends beyond badges, enjoy a spectrum of activities from
international travel and outdoor adventure, to pop-concerts and community action.

For further information
Registered Charity No: 305951

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