WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Near the end of 2012, this guideline was expanded to be more inclusive of Alateen meetings & it was divided into 2 sections: G-8a which are 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 everyone else really thought!
***UPDATE (5/5/17): This guideline was revised in 2013 & split into two separate guidelines (rather than just sections): 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