CAL – Taking a Group Inventory (Item # G-8)

G-8 Guideline - 2011 version2011 Version

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. In 2011, this guideline was expanded to be more inclusive of Alateen meetings & even though it is technically still 1 guideline (item # G-8), it was divided into 2 sections: G-8a which includes several lists of questions, & G-8b “Methods & Reflections” – which offer “how-to” suggestions on taking the inventory & more importantly following up on the results.  It’s easy to see why this is one of my most requested guidelines!

2. After reading all the questions, there seems to be a repeating pattern of respect & service  As a group, what do we do?  What do we have?  And are we helping others by giving it away?  They also have personal questions that center around “How am I contributing?”  Back when my home group did our inventory (anonymously of course), attendance shot up because we were all curious to see what Curious smileyeveryone else really thought!


**BONUS CAL QUESTION: At 4 pages long, this item is tied with “Reserve Fund Guideline” (item # G-41), but which guideline beats them all with 8 total pages?  (Hint: see item # G-34!)


G-8a -2013 Version G-8b - 2013 Version2013 Versions

***UPDATE (5/5/17): This guideline was revised in 2013 & split into 2 separate guidelines (rather than just 2 sections within 1 guideline): 8a & 8b. The updated electronic versions of these 2 guidelines can now be downloaded directly from the World Service Office website by clicking these links: G-8a Guideline & G-8b Guideline

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