(EXCERPTS FROM MINUTES)
- 6th November 1980
After much discussion on the existing age groupings for each section it was unanimously agreed that the following recommendations be submitted to the Executive Committee, through the Chief Commissioner, for their early consideration and approval. That because of the child’s development and behavioural pattern now obtaining, the following age groups be instituted to replace the existing age groups.
6-9 years Brownies 7-11
9-12 years Guides 10-14
13-15 years - to be named
15-18 years Rangers 14-21
18-21 years Young Leaders
- 2nd November 1983
Warren Street – Woodbrook
Guiding Etiquette - Ms. Y. O’Neil brought up the question of Guide Etiquette and asked, what would happen if the President or Chief Commissioner were present at a function. It was advised that the President, Chief Commissioner or any other Specialist Commissioner at any function should be properly introduced, asked to make presentations, make a few remarks and be treated cordially at all times.
- 5th December 1984
Girl Guide Headquarters - Warrants
Ms. E. Hordatt, Training Commissioner
“In keeping with the increasing demands for training and considering that the emphasis during the year was on improving standards ………….. Be it Resolved that the following plans be adopted for immediate implementation, to meet the growing needs and demands of the training department that Regional Training Divisions be established.
“Each Training Division is to set up a Training Committee consisting of Guide Trainers and Prospective Trainers with non-Guide resource Personnel and other representatives approved by the National Training Committee to work in the respective Training Regions”
- 6th June 1989
Girl Guide Headquarters
Mrs. Doreen Sampson had accepted responsibility for Training in the Caroni Area.
Projections for National Trainings: There are to be only three National trainings per year. Regions will deal with other Trainings.
- 15th February 1989
Girl Guide Headquarters
Warrants - It was agreed in principle that a programme for residential trainings should be arranged as discussions revealed the necessity to have Guiders attend at least one National Residential Training a year in order to retain her warrant. This decision arose since it was agreed that Commissioners must fulfill their obligations, which included Training of Guiders in their respective Districts/Divisions.
- 8th May 1991
Girl Guide Headquarters
Mrs. Doreen Sampson appointment as Training Commissioner was ratified by the Executive Committee.
- 3rd September 1991
Mrs. Sampson suggested the motto for the Training Department as follows “we who must kindle the fire in others must first glow ourselves”.
- 12th September 1992
Level ‘O’ & ‘I’ Trainings – It was agreed that Regional Trainers be asked to co-ordinate with Division Commissioners for these levels of Trainings when the opportunity will be taken to give Prospective Trainers time to train and be tested at theses sessions.
Level ‘II’ & ‘III’ – These trainings will be nominated by the National Training Committee/Team
Young Leaders Training – to be launched at a Residential Training for Friday 29 – Sunday 31st Jan 1993. This programme is for Leaders, interested persons and Guide Personnel from age 16 ………… The Programme will be opened over two weekends and one one-day session.
- 17th November, 1992
“The Camping Commissioner has scheduled a Guiders’ residential Camp Training from April 3 – 5 1993 and a camp for girls planning to attend national camps from 15-22 July 1993. Local Association Members will also share a camp experience at this time.
The Progamme for these Training camps is to include some of the following.
Overview of International Structure
Preparation for International Guests at home
Value of participants in International events
Preparations for International Camps abroad
Appreciating other people’s cultures, customs, religions, languages, etiquette, work attitude
Personnel preparation for Camp – gear equipment, accepting and respecting rules, authority etc
Standards/requirements for selection
Hospitality standards etc
- 27th November 1993
Rosa Reddock’s House
‘There was also pleasure and concern about the fact that Ermine Preddie-Thomas had now adopted the Victoria Training region where trainings are taking place in addition to her own Region of St. Patrick”
“Lois Herrera has accepted the position of Regional Trainer – Couva
Following persons recommended for Local Training Certificate Test
Anne Marie Waldropt
Hazel Ann Hayes
Catherine Reid and Lois Herrera have been asked to focus on the Caribbean Link Certificate in 1994
Caribbean Friendship Pin has been adopted by Trinidad and Tobago Training Department to be worn on the Uniform.