Lyneal Links

17th March 2018

An Open Day has been organised for Saturday March 17th between 10.00am and 2.30pm. The Open Day is ideal for leaders in guiding and scouting but we also encourage families with girls involved in guiding; especially if they have a Lyneal holiday booked. Come and see the (upgraded!) facilities on offer to units for day, holiday and weekend stays.

A range of refreshments will be available and themed activities will entertain all. There will be a raffle and tombola. Take the opportunity to explore what the local area has to offer and guiders will be on hand to share experiences and resources.

No need to ‘book in’ but if you need any further information contact bridgethodges@hotmail.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of North Shropshire.

SY12 0QQ

There will be a ‘working party’ Spring clean at Lyneal on Wednesday 28th February 10.00 – 12.30pm to ensure Lyneal is looking it’s best for our Open Day. Anyone is welcome to come and help: please let Bridget know if you are able to join us. A ‘list’ of tasks to suit all, will be available!

Thank you!

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Bounce 2018 Brownie Day

28th May 2018

We have been asked by some Leaders if we can organise an Adventurous Activity Day for Brownies along side the Brownie camp and the Rainbow day on Monday May 28th from 9.30 – 4.30 at Kibblestone  Activity Centre.  We are charging the girls £28 which includes the camp fee of £3 which the leaders will have to pay. We are organising 4 adventurous activities and a craft. They will need to bring a pack lunch but we will have drinks available. Closing date 30th March – parents letter and information is attached

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Megamix 2019 Camp Event

10-14th August 2019

 

Save the date! 10-14th August 2019

Each county is being asked to appoint suitable volunteers into the following roles to help make 2019 Megamix camp into a fantastic event for our young members that responds to ‘what girls want’

Details of the role, the expected commitment and the skills needed are in the two attachments. Please contact the County Commissioner with your membership number if you are interested in either role.

TAG: Events, Senior Section

China Trek Talk

21ST FEBRUARY 2018

Rebecca Harding is giving a talk about my charity trek along the Great Wall of China for Girlguiding UK at The Doddington Lodge Hotel, Whitchurch (SY13 1EN), starting at 7.30pm.  All welcome, donations will be collected on the night for Girlguiding UK and a raffle for Dementia UK.

TAG: Events, Leaders, Senior Section

Go Wild Challenge Launch Day

28th April 2018

Attingham Park

We are running a day at Attingham Park on 28th April to support the launch of the Go Wild badge in conjunction with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The day will be open for all sections, be self guided by leaders to the activity stations on offer and will include a badge. The day will run from 10 – 2 and all will need a packed lunch. The cost per girl will be £5. There is no indoor provision for this event so please prepare for all weather types. Units are welcome to stay in the grounds longer and do their own activities. There will be no cost for leaders just £1 for the badge, however, again please note there will be no hot drinks etc provided although they are on sale at Attingham. Closing date for booking is 2nd April

Click here for booking form

Booking Form

TAG: Brownies, Events, Guides, Rainbows, Senior Section

International Information and Selection

24th March 2018

Calling all members of 13-18 years old!
What adventures will you be having in 2019?

If you want to know more about exciting opportunities in international guiding, come along to county day on March 24th for some fun activities.
Consent form attached.
If you wish to attend or need more information, please contact Sally Rhodes on rich.sally633@btopenworld.com.

Info & Consent Form

TAG: Events, international, Senior Section, training

Walking Training Level 1

11th March 2018

Discover exciting natural and urban landscapes near you with our Walking Scheme Level 1
Walking is an easy way to take girls on an adventure outside the unit meeting place – this Scheme will help you make the most of it!
After you’ve completed the Girlguiding Walking Scheme Level 1, you will be able to plan routes and navigate walks with girls in lowland country, including tracks and paths, fields, woods and lanes.
A Level 1 Walking Training is on offer on Sunday 11th March 2018 9.30-4 p.m. at Attingham Park near Shrewsbury.
Free entry to Attingham Park with Shropshire Guiding membership and the training is free too.
You don’t need any prior experience other than an up to date first aid/ first response qualification to start the scheme.
Some of the time will be spent in a downstairs classroom covering the things you need to know about taking groups out, where to find information on routes and maps etc.
The remainder will be practical route finding and ways to keep your girls amused while walking in the Attingham Park estate.
You will need suitable clothes and footwear for the weather and a packed lunch and hot drink, and a notebook may be useful.
The walking scheme syllabus and record book can be downloaded from the Girlguiding website (search for Walking and it comes up), it would be useful to have a copy with you at the training.

To reserve your place please To book your place or to ask for more information:

either:
1) email Jo Revell Walking Advisor on jmrevell@btconnect.com
2) by phone 01952 882055 or 07834 673204
3) or by post Mrs J Revell, Freshfields, Speeds Lane, Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5RQ

I need to know:

a) Your name:

b) Which unit you are with:

c) Your contact details:

Closing Date for bookings is Thinking Day 22nd February 2018

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County Training Day

24th March 2018

A Breath Of Fresh Air! is our County Training day and Annual Review, to be held at Church Stretton School (SY6 6EX) on 24th March.

What’s happening?

9.30am                Registration and refreshments

10.00am             Annual Review and presentations

11.00am              Refreshment break

11.15am               Training Session 1 – Sectional, Commissioners or TG

12.30pm              Lunch/shopping/looking at displays etc

1.15pm                 Registration for afternoon session

1.30pm                 Training Session 2 – choose session

2.40pm                 Refreshment break

2.50pm                 Training Session 3 – choose session

4.00pm                 Finish

Booking is through the link on this page, where you will need to make the following choices: morning only, afternoon only or all day; which section you wish to attend in the morning, whether to purchase lunch and make your choices for the afternoon sessions from the following options (F is full afternoon session, H is a half session and you must choose two). If you want a Go! appointment, you must book this, as well as your afternoon session. Afternoon sessions are suitable for all sections.

CODE F or H TITLE BRIEF DESCRIPTION
PM1 F 1st Response Refresher The 3 yearly renewal for those holding a full 1st Response or other 1st Aid Qualification. Should not be more that 3yrs 6 mths since your last certificate
PM2 F Safe Space Levels 1 & 2 A quick revision of Level 1 followed by the full Level 2 course. Level 1 should have been completed at a course or by e-learning
PM3 F Safe Space Level 3 The Level 3 course required by all Leaders (as opposed to assistant Leaders) and Commissioners
PM4 F Disability Awareness An insight into Girlguiding’s latest approach to managing all disabilities including hidden disabilities
PM5 F Taking Girls Away A guide to the requirements for all Going Away with Scheme qualifications – covers the Going Away With licence and camp and holiday modules.
PM6 H Seasonal Craft with Natural Materials Using natural materials to help girls of all sections enjoy using items they can collect when out and about
PM7 H 5 minute fillers For all sections, ideas of how to fill those awkward times, using minimum equipment
PM8 H Guiding Traditions As we move into a new programme, a reminder of some of our traditions that we can pass on to
PM9 H Wide Games There’s no better way to encourage girls outside than a fun game – with an aim. Plenty of ideas here
PM10 Bookings Go appointments A one-to-one session focussing on your questions, using your own equipment if possible, or in the computer suite

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Region Social Walking Weekend

22-24 June 2018

Girlguiding Midlands are offering their annual walking social weekend. Open to all adult members and their partners, the 2018 weekend is due to be held in Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales. All levels of walking experience are welcomed; there will be a good variety of walks available. Please use the booking form (attached) to book your spaces. Bookings close on 23rd April.

Flyer & Booking Forms

TAG: Adults, Events, Leaders, outdoors, training, walking

BOUNCE 2018

26th - 30th May 2018

BOUNCE is our county Brownie camp, to be held 26-30 May 2018 at Kibblestone International Scout Campsite.

 

If you are interested in bringing your Brownies, please send in the expression of interest form and the organisers will send you more information.

Expression of Interest Form

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Senior Section Sunrise Walk

17th February 2018

Join other Senior Section members from across Shropshire for a sunrise walk through Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd on 17th February 2018. It’s a perfect occasion to celebrate World Thinking Day, meet other Senior Section members from around Shropshire and enjoy the great outdoors!
We will be meeting at Carding Mill Valley (SY6 6JG), near to the entrance of the National Trust site, at 5.45am to ensure that we don’t miss the spectacle! The cost is £3.00 to include a snack, drink and badge.
To secure your place and to order your food, please fill in and send your consent form (under 18’s only) and money to Kat Leeming (address on the consent form). Please read the additional information section for any further details.

Please Note: The Long Mynd sunrise walk is open to all Senior Section aged members (14-25) and any adult leader that would like to come along and join in with the fun!
For more information please contact Kat Leeming – katherineleeming@googlemail.com

Consent Form

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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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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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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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BP Weekends

3-4 March 2018

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 3rd February 2018.

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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