County Residential Training Weekend

28-30 September 2018

County Residential Weekend at Broneirion – Bookings open…
Join us for a weekend of training, fun and friendship at Broneirion – Girlguiding Cymru’s Training and Activity Centre, set in the hills of mid Wales from 28th – 30th September 2018. Booking form and information attached.

Booking Form

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Leadership Training Weekend

18th + 19th November 2017

Bookings have now closed for the Leadership Qualification Training weekend on 18th and 19th November. The next event will be 10th and 11th February 2018 at Market Drayton.

For those who need to complete the online Safe Space Training in advance of these sessions, please use the links below:

Safe Space Level 1

Safe Space Level 2

Safe Space Level 3

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Shropshire Wildlife Badge Competition

Closing date 24th November

Shropshire Wildlife Trust – Badge competition
Shropshire Guiding are working with Shropshire Wildlife Trust to create a “Go Wild” badge. This badge is all about wildlife and the environment.
It will include experiencing, learning more about, campaigning for, surveying and making a space for wildlife.
There will be a prize for the winning design. The winning design will then be pro-duced for Girlguiding Shropshire.
The closing date for this competition is Friday 24th November.

Entry Form

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Midlands Region Singing Day

17th March 2018

The next region singing day will be held in Sawley Community Centre, Derbyshire on 17th March 2018.

Booking form attached – please book by the end of January.

From Young Leaders to Trefoil Guild:All welcome to come and join in with a day of singing

Booking Form

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Hurricane Irma Fund

Four of Girlguiding’s five branches in the Caribbean have been hit by Hurricane Irma, three of them directly. The levels of damage and the loss of life across the islands are unprecedented.

Girlguiding have set up a fund to help those affected by the hurricane. By donating to the fund, you’ll be helping affected members take part fully in their unit activities once again – replacing guiding resources, uniforms, publications and equipment.
Donations will be used to support affected units in the Caribbean Branches to rebuild their units, and ensure girls can continue to access the benefits of guiding.
Any excess funds raised will be placed in the restricted Island Cafe Fund, which will be used to provide opportunities for girls and young women in the Branches and to develop and modernise the Branch Associations for the future.

You can either donate online using the link to the fundraising page, or if your unit would like to donate, you can send a cheque to Fundraising, Girlguiding UK, 17-19 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 0PT.
Please include a note letting us know that your donation is for the Branches Support Fund.

Donate

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County Sangam Trip

21st-31st August 2018

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

See below the insurance declaration in case it is needed:

Travel Medical Questionnaire.

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Roverway 2018 -CMT Opportunity

July 23rd to August 2nd 2018

Roverway 2018 is an international opportunity for members aged 16 to 22, organised by the European region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The event will be held in the Netherlands in the summer of 2018, from July 23rd to August 2nd, and the organisers anticipate that over 3,000 European members will attend. There will also be an opportunity for members to sign up to the event as part of the International Service Team, for members aged 23 and older.

Girlguiding have recently appointed a Head of Contingent for the Girlguiding contingent to Roverway 2018 – Becca Drane (Midlands Region). During the selection process, Victoria Crane (Anglia Region) was also successfully appointed to the Contingent Management Team. The Head of Contingent now seeks to recruit and appoint a further three members of the Contingent Management Team at a selection weekend on the 1st & 2nd April 2017. The Contingent Management Team will support and manage the Girlguiding contingent throughout the preparation and delivery of Roverway 2018, and should be aged between 18 and 30 for the duration of the role.

Please see the application pack for the Contingent Management Team roles attached.

A list of members invited to selection will be shared by the 27th March 2017.

Further information about the participant and International Service Team opportunities will be provided in April 2017, with applications opening in May 2017.

Application Pack

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International Opportunities

2018-19

There are lots of opportunities available to members of Girlguiding to get involved with international trips. Attached is the booklet with information on each trip, all of which are running in 2018-19.

If any of the trips take your fancy, please fill out {this form} and send back to Sally Rhodes, our county International Adviser.

international Opportunities Booklet

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Trainers Needed

The county training team are looking for members to join the team and help support the training of Leaders, particularly in Shropshire. If you are a Leader or Commissioner who is looking for a new challenge, please think about training.

What is required? Well this is what the website says – ensure that you:

  • are over 18
  • have a current role on Go! as a volunteer
  • agree to abide by the expectations of a Girlguiding trainer (see below)

Training for Girlguiding has many different aspects now – you can train programme, soft skills, specific subjects, residential events – or any combination of these. And there are many exciting opportunities available to trainers. You can check out the national website here.

But most importantly, the Shropshire training team is a friendly group who would welcome you and support you to become a Trainer. We have need of anyone interested in training, and a particular need now for those interested in training Rainbow or Brownie leaders.

If you would like to talk it through, please contact the training team.

Contact Us

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BP Weekends

24-26 Nov 2017

A Baden-Powell Adventure weekend can be undertaken when a Guide has completed/almost completed the requirements for The B-P Challenge… so don’t delay, register as soon as you can. To ensure the weekend gives all participants the same experience, no more than 4 girls from a unit can attend a weekend together. Each adventure is different and we are currently booking for the November weekend.

The closing date for booking the next BP weekend is 24th October 2017.

Download the notification form to let our team know that you have nearly completed your award, so that you’ll be invited to the next BP weekend.

If you need to contact the BP team, click [here].

BP Notification Form

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