SQUILLS Training Weekend

14th & 15th October 2017

Our next event is SQUILLS (Skills and Qualifications) which will take place at the Priory School in Shrewsbury on 14th and 15th October, and will include

– basic sectional training suitable for LQ

– 1st Response full course and refresher

– mentors session

– a chance to catch up with the cross-sectional programme updates if you missed it in your Division

– a session for Young Leaders about the programme updates

– Going Away With training

– games and filers

– craft


Bookings are open now!

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Saturday Night Takeaway

25th - 26th November 2017

Saturday Night Takeaway event for Young Leaders

Date: 25th/26th November 2017
Where: Market Drayton
Cost: £10.00 including food

This is a fun sleepover event where Young Leaders can get together to take part in some great activities and learn new skills to take back to their units. We run it jointly with the BP weekend and had some great feedback about the March Event.

Young Leaders can come for the whole weekend (Saturday and Sunday) or just for the Saturday evening and sleepover so we are flexible to the needs of those with Saturday jobs and other commitments.

Responses needed by FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER please with Young Leader name and contact details to: youngleaders@girlguidingshropshire.org.uk

Any queries please call Sarah Myers (Young Leader Coordinator) on 07974011434.

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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.


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Wilderness 2017

6-8 October 2017

Girlguiding Midlands have shared this event at Beaudesert.

Join us for our brand new bushcraft event which includes a massive range of bushcraft demonstrations, training courses and workshops including cooking zone, wilderness camping zone, hammock camping zone, bivouac zone, professional talks, paddle sports zone, back to basics activities, trade show, evening entertainment and much more.

£35 per person Weekend Ticket
£25 per person Day Pass Saturday Only until 10pm.

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Region Singing Day

23rd September 2017

Do you wish to join the regional singing day?
Worcestershire Music Group invite leaders and young leaders to join their singing day, led by Maggie Ansell and Mel Roberts from Gloucestershire.
Take some new songs back to your unit or your next campfire circle.
10am-3.30pm Saturday 23rd September, with a break for lunch. Held in Droitwich; please use the attached booking form to secure your spaces.

Booking Form

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Roverway 2018

23rd July- 2nd August 2018

Fancy an international camp experience like no other?

Roverway 2018 is a ten-day jamboree style event, organised by WAGGGS and WOSM, open to young people aged 16-22 as participants. (Cost: £675)

Aged 23 or over? Don’t worry; you could apply to be a part of the International Service Team for the event. (Cost: £530)

The 2018 event is to be held in the Netherlands and the Girlguiding contingent will be offered the chance to attend two briefing weekends before the jamboree itself, where you’ll get to meet some of the other attendees.

Registration closes in September; please see the More Information box for details on how to apply.

More Information

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County Sangam Trip

21st-31st August 2018


See below the insurance declaration in case it is needed:

Travel Medical Questionnaire.

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Christmas Stamp Competition

Royal Mail are running a competition for 4-11 year olds, to design a Christmas stamp. This could be perfect for your Rainbow or Brownie unit to take part in.


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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


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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WAVES 2017

20-25 August 2017

Bookings are open now for Waves – Guide and Senior Section groups are invited to read the information below and complete the expression of interest form. When you have sent in your expression of interest, you will receive a booking form with your receipts, which you can then send in by the required date. Senior Section members are invited to apply for the Service Crew- form available on a separate post.


Initial Information Sheet for Participant Groups




Expression of Interest Form

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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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