Leader’s Resources

County Information

The County is divided into 7 divisions;

  • Shropshire North
  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury
  • Ludlow
  • Bridgnorth
  • Telford South
  • Wrekin

Each division has a number of districts within it. We also have a County team that look after specialist areas such as outdoors, senior section and International. Run the “Area Contact Details” report on Go! to find the people who can help you.

We have an office in Donnington, which is not staffed and a residential property in Lyneal in the north of the County.


Our County PR team is very active but the best PR comes from the the girls and young women themselves.

Engagement of the local media is important to show that Girlguiding is still very relevant to today’s young women and to showcase the good work that we are doing in the county. Please contact your local newspapers they are always looking for good stories.

Don’t forget the power of social media too, you can tweet and tag us on Instagram with what you have been doing and put appropriate coverage on Facebook. There is a guide to photography within Girlguiding attached below that we will try and keep updated. Don’t forget to send copies to the PR team 🙂

Outdoors & Duke of Edinburgh

Our rural location makes Shropshire perfect for outdoor activities. The County has many participants in the DofE programme and leaders enjoy the outdoors with their girls on day events, during unit meeting times and for residential events.

We have a campsite, Bickley Coppice belonging to Shrewsbury Division Scouts and Guides, a greenfield site that is being developed which is ideal for permit camps and quiet weekends away.

We also have a water and walking advisor who is available to support any leader wishing to gain qualifications in these areas or to give the additional skills to undertake DofE supervision.

Peer Education

Peer Education is an opportunity for Rangers and 18-30 members to share their love of Guiding with younger members, and give them confidence, knowledge and experience in a safe and fun environment.

It’s a great way to gain new skills and experiences with other Senior Section members, to improve your leadership abilities and confidence whilst promoting Girlguiding in your area.

To become a Peer Educator for Shropshire all you need to do is contact the Peer Education Coordinator on the link below and take part in a Basic Training weekend where you will be shown how to run fun, effective interactive sessions for all ages. The training is free and you will be given all materials needed to run your sessions.

Guides and Brownie groups can book a Free Being Me session with their unit at a cost of £2 per girl below. This covers all the training materials and giveaways for the girls.

Other topics are available, contact the Peer Education Coordinator.

Badges and Challenge Badges

We have a County Badge secretary who stocks a wide range of all types of badges including event badges and challenge badges, please order from her direct as all profit is returned to the County.

Remember that special edition badges always sell out quickly so be sure to order in plenty of time.

County Badge Secretary/Depot Manager: Mrs Marion Wynn, 15 Fair-Oak, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7LR

Other Useful Resources

Additional resources that Leaders and Commissioners might find useful.

We have National Trust membership, which covers entrance for units visiting NT venues. Please check with the venue prior to visiting, as some require a copy of the card. If you need this, get in contact with the county team.

We have some donated uniforms available for members within the county. Application form links are below.

Shropshire Way Challenge

The total of Guiding miles completed on the Shropshire Way now exceeds 1700!

What is the challenge? The Shropshire Way Challenge is for members of Girlguiding Shropshire, between us, to walk the entire 200 miles of the newly way marked Shropshire Way.  You can do as much or little as you like, every step counts, and all participants can gain a badge for taking part.

When is it happening? Between Thinking Day 2020 and Thinking Day 2023 or until current badge stocks are exhausted.