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What time do you start?

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Crazypencil, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Crazypencil

    Crazypencil (Newbie)

    Oct 27, 2017
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  2. chopperchick

    chopperchick Veteran (100+ posts) Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

    Jun 21, 2010
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    In a lot of ways, it doesn't really matter what a few folk on here currently do ....... you've seen the varying opinions on 8.30 finishes being early or 9 / 9.30 being late ...... just for argument's sake & to be different, the Guide unit I used to run was a 8.45 finish (yes Quack, because it always had been so ;-)

    What's more important for you crazypencil is when your venue is available (or when the alternative is, and if you could use it) and when you'd likely have adult volunteers.
    I could make a lot of sweeping statements ..... you'll never get adult leaders as they're all working at 3.30pm etc etc ...... but maybe you've got a load of part-time / shift workers / SAHMs / whatever lined up, in which case that's not a problem for you. You might just have to bite the bullet and set the unit up for 3.30pm starts and see how popular it is - you'll soon get feedback, what you'll have to decide is how valuable that feedback is. Half of it will be from "moaners" about time / venue who you'll never please ..... but the other half will be valuable and helpful, even if it means tweaking a time etc

    Same considerations for a weekend unit I think ....... it will suit many girls & parents & potential leaders ....... and it wont suit a load of others.
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