County Day

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24th September 2022

10am – 4pm

An opportunity to explore the programme with time for you and fresh ideas to share with your unit.

A chance to get together with other Shropshire Volunteers and enjoy a selection of new and fun activities which can be linked to the programme themes.

You will select your Pick and Mix activities when you arrive. Lunch will be available to buy on site or you can choose to bring your own packed lunch.

Williams Brooks School

Much Wenlock

TF13 6NB

The County Commissioner’s Challenge 2021- 2022

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Are you ready for a challenge? The County Commissioner Team would like to visit every Girlguiding Unit in the county and join in an activity with you. 

What is the challenge?

All you have to do is to send us an invitation to attend a unit meeting or event and to take part in your activity. Everyone at the meeting will gain one of these special badges!

Get involved and send us an invitation by registering here. 

“Sunrise” leap day walk

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Leap Day 2020 saw 19 early rising Shropshire Guiding members and two dogs climb the Wrekin in the dark. We renewed our promise at the top at dawn. No visible sunrise that day but it didn’t actually rain for the entirety of the walk which was a bonus this winter.As always it was cold at the top of the hill so the hot sausage sandwiches and drinks when we came down were most welcome.

As the route covers part of the Shropshire Way each participant will gain their Shropshire Way Challenge badge. Between us, we’ve already recorded 66 Guiding miles on the Shropshire Way. If you want to know more about the Challenge the information should be on the Shropshire Guiding website soon and there will be a drop-in session at County day.

Safe Space Level 3 training

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We are pleased to offer an additional Safe Space Level 3 on Monday 24th February 2020 6.30-9.30pm at Girlguiding Shropshire County Headquarters.

For full details and to book please click the button below.

57 Food Boxes for Food Bank

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These amazing 2nd Ellesmere Brownies gathered together 57 boxes of food and Christmas treats for Food Bank. Part of Shropshire Shares and save the children. Top roll model.  Influence 2 Skill builder.

Concert for the Royal British Legion

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2nd Ellesmere Brownies took to the stage to remember all those who gave so much for our freedom at the remembrance concert for the Royal British Legion on Saturday, November 9th. 25 members sang a medley of WW2 songs dressed as mums and evacuees of the 1940s.

The groups had also done bag packing in the morning at Tesco Ellesmere to raise funds for The Royal British  Legion and the 2nd Ellesmere Brownies. They presented a cheque for £200 to the Ellesmere Branch of the Royal British Legion.

30 Year Award and Recognition of service

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It’s been 30 years of non-stop activity. Caroline Ford from 2nd Ellesmere Brownies received her 30-year award. Her husband Mike Ford was awarded recognition of service for Dofe. Caroline began guiding in 1989 after being Brownie and Guide herself.
Starting as a unit helper with Prees Brownies 1989, she then went on to be the leader of that unit. In 1999, after 10 years of involvement with the unit, she moved to Studley Warwickshire. Here she assisted with another Brownie unit for four months then starting her own unit 2nd Studley (St.Marys) in 2000.
This unit was very successful and Caroline ran this for a further 16 years together with becoming the District commissioner which led to recruiting and the further development of a 2nd Guide unit and Rainbow unit.
Moving back to Shropshire in 2015 she volunteered with 2nd Ellesmere Brownies to slow down. This rapidly became another unit under Caroline’s leadership with a current membership of 27 girls.
Caroline said ‘Guiding has been tremendous fun with some fantastic leaders who have made all experiences for girls, parents and leaders memorable happy occasions.
30 years have flown by.’


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The 2nd Ellesmere Brownies were treated to a fun-filled weekend with loads of enjoyable activities in and around the Lyneal Guide Centre. The brownies arrived at Lyneal Guide Centre where they settled in and later went on a torch walk to The Lazy Cow Cafe. The girls enjoyed a lovely dinner before taking part in an array of activities such as feeding the ponies, gently handing little chicks and dissecting owl pellets. The fun continued as they walked back to the Lyneal Guide Centre using their torchlight to find their way. At the Lyneal Guide Centre, the brownies made conker wreaths, aborigine painting, made up dress-up plays and much more creative activities. Their second day at the Guide Centre was no different from their arrival day. On their second day, the girls enjoyed face painting and taking part in an aviation challenge. They also went on a walk around the canal and Colemere, looking for insects and words of a safety sentence on a pre-laid trail. On arrival back to the Lyneal Guide Centre, the girls enjoyed a picnic lunch they prepared in the morning. They were then awarded badges before heading home with their parents packed with loads of exciting stories to share.

Whitchurch Trefoil Guild – Launch Event

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Whitchurch Trefoil Guild Guiding for adults officially launched on the 16th of September 2019. 10 members attended and made their promise along with Cris Jones and Muriel Rayner (representing County Trefoil).

It was agreed that next year, individual members will host a meeting once a month and they would decide the theme, activity and/or speaker for each meeting. Meeting times and venues would be announced closer to the meeting dates.
So far, there has been a commitment from 15 members, with another 5 or 6 ladies considering membership.
Upcoming Events –
31st October 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Bring along something special to you and share your memories
Venue: Church House Whitchurch  –
4th and 5th November (day-time)
Lyneal Craft Days
Venue: Lyneal Activity Centre
Monday 25th November 2.00 – 4.00 pm
A local  florist will be helping us produce a Christmas Door Wreath  (cost  £15)
Venue: Church House Whitchurch


Goodbye from Clare & Pat

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Clare and Pat celebrated their 5 year county commissioner term with a meal at Hodnet Hall gardens. The weather was delightful and guests were able to look at the gardens before presentations were made. Clare received her Laurel Award and 20 year long service and Lady Jane her 40 year service. We also presented Cris Jones as the outgoing Trefoil Chairwomen and other Vice Presidents with long service awards. We welcomed our new County Commissioner Sarah Myers and her assistant Catherine Coleman.