My unit has currently expanded hugely and I've have 10 new girls start this term, all who are still at primary school Yr 5 /6. I also had another girl start who is 12 and will be starting 2nd year of secondary school in September. At the moment she seems very disinterested and I don't think her mum has given her much choice about coming to Guides. On her first evening her mum bought her one of our hoodies - even though I suggested her daughter try it for a few weeks. But the mum insisted said to daughter. 'I've bought the hoodie so you'll have to come now.' I have 2 other BP girls who are 13 but other than that we're a very young Unit and I'm aware this girl is very much 'in the middle' age wise. What do other leaders do with 12 year old new starters? I feel this is a bit of a tricky stage to join Guides - not yet qualified to start working towards a BP award but (understandably) not wanting to lumped in with all the just-turned-10's who've moved up from Brownies?