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Girlguiding Lancashire North West
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Meet the advisers from across the County!

The following teams/individuals advise and support a range of outdoor and indoor activities! From huge camps that see hundreds of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Leaders from across the county come together to smaller unit, district or division sleepovers, camps and other adventurous activities! These guys know their stuff and are always willing to lend a hand when they can!

The County Outdoor Team

Julie Appleby         – Outdoor Activities Adviser –
Lorraine Haworth – Boating Adviser –
Cheryl Parkinson  – Duke of Edinburgh Adviser –
Ann Holden            – Outdoor Residential Adviser –
Gillian Rees            – Indoor Residential Adviser –

The County Advisers are supported by Division Indoor and Outdoor Advisers, who are…

Ann Hesketh – Indoor Adviser
Jackie Beesley – Outdoor Adviser

Lancaster & Garstang
Marie Jameson – Indoor/Outdoor Adviser
Victoria Denton – Guiding Development

Fiona Newton – Indoor Adviser
Steph Stephenson – Outdoor Adviser

Preston North
Linda Atherton – Indoor Adviser
Ann Holden – Outdoor Adviser

Preston South East
Margaret Atkinson – Indoor Adviser
Julie Wilson – Outdoor Adviser

Preston South West
Maureen Thompson – Indoor Adviser
Rachael Moon – Outdoor Adviser

Preston West
Julie Appleby – Indoor & Outdoor Adviser


Latest County News

Safe Space Training 2019

26th January- Guys Farm -Level 1+2 (1.30pm-4.30pm)   27th January – Guys Farm- Level 3 ( 1.30pm-4.30pm)   11th Feb – RHQ- Level 3 (6.30-9.30pm)   30th March- Samlesbury- Level 1+2, Level 3   23rd April- RHQ- Level 1+2 (6.30-9.30pm)   19th May- Lostock Hall Guide HQ- Level 1+2 (9.30am-12.30pm)   June- North Morecambe- Level […]

First Aid Training 2019

Saturday 26th January – Full course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Sunday 27th January- Full course, Guys Farm Activity Centre, 1.00pm-7.00pm Tuesday 19th February- Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 6pm-9pm Saturday 30th March- Refresher course, County Skills and Knowledge Day, Samlesbury Sunday 28th April- Full and Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Saturday […]

Memoirs Of County Weekend 2018

After arriving back home, unpacking my weekend bag and putting the kettle on, I sat down and reflected on the weekend that has just passed. I have only been to Waddow Hall three times, and only stayed overnight in the stables on one such occasion. This weekend provided the opportunity to explore the inside of […]

Guys Farm 30th Anniversary Badges 

We have some badges still for sale from our Pearl Anniversary event. One is the challenge badge and the other is the “Pearl in our eyes” anniversary badge, both priced at 60p. If you would like to purchase any, visit our gift shop next time your at Guys Farm or contact the shop manager – […]


Saturday 29 September – Lancashire East – Venue: Waddow Hall 9.30am-4.00pm- places still available   Motivate is free to anyone who signs up and wants to attend. The training is just the beginning of this exciting project. Travel costs will be reimbursed after attending the training. You can find more information about Motivate by clicking […]

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