Here you will find a number of helpful documents and other resources for parents.
Collectively, Irish Girl Guides members walked from the North Pole to the South Pole in 2016 and now in 2020, we are setting our sights on the Moon! The Moon is 363,104km from Earth and we need everyone’s help to get outdoors, get active and help us to complete #MishonMoon by the end of the summer!
We are going to use the free outdoor adventure app Mishon to record the distances covered and provide a space for people to encourage and support each other’s efforts. The app was developed by Irish tech entrepreneur Brendan Morrissey and it features lots of fun outdoor challenges for you as well as the ability to post your kilometres such as your daily steps/walks/swims/cycles/hike distances. It also has fun challenges for you as a Unit or a family to complete e.g. a daily dog walk or do the augmented-reality Daily Crate Challenge where the app drops Crates around your location for you to find (like Pokemon Go!). Inside each Crate is an activity – ideal for families who may be at home in the coming weeks and are eager to get out and about and collect as many Crates as they can each day!
We will be updating the distance covered on both IGG’s profile on Mishon and on www.irishgirlguides.ie/donate-to-mishon-moon/. You can read lots more about #MishonMoon and see the plans and photographs of our new National Training Centre on our website.
Anyone can download the app, follow Irish Girl Guides and donate kilometres by posting a picture with mileage covered and the hashtags #MishonMoon #GirlGuidesWalktotheMoon.
To get the Mishon app, you can visit the App store or Google Playstore and download it for free. You can also use this app as a way to discuss online safety with your girls – there are great tips on www.themishon.com for Parents and Leaders on setting up an online profile with your children, discussing privacy and about not befriending anyone online that you don’t know offline. You could also set up a closed mini-group of just your Unit or your family so that you can only see each other’s challenges. This is ideal for parents and children to engage in together.
Spread the word, and help us get outdoors and keep active in these challenging times.