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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


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 […]

President’s Cup 2018

This year the presidents cup is a photograph competition. I would like to see a photograph of something you did last term in Rainbows that you really enjoyed. What was your favourite activity that you did? Hopefully someone took a photo of this and you can send it in to the competition. If not, maybe […]

Girlguiding Lancashire North West- Guiding Development Trainings

New Programme Trainings: Tuesday 25th September:7pm-9.30pm- Unit programme planning, Chorley Town Hall   Wednesday 26th September: 7pm-9.30pm- Unit programme planning, Region HQ   These trainings will give leaders the opportunity to explore how to create a balanced and varied, girl-led programme enabling all girls in the unit to fulfil their potential. If you have some […]


ADVENTURE AND ADRENALIN FOR THOUSANDS OF GIRLS AT ENERGISE Over 2,500 girls and young women from across Girlguiding North West England enjoyed a weekend of adventure and adrenalin as they took over Stanley Park in Blackpool for the ultimate sporting event; Energise.   Across the weekend of 12-13 May, Girlguiding members from 5 to 25 […]

Guide Badge Day

Over 200 guides attended Guy’s Farm on Saturday 28th April challenging their survival skills across the wild Guy’s Farm estate. In order to achieve their ‘Survival Skills’ badge, Guides learnt about map reading, how to read a timetable, what was needed in a survival bag, how to make a shelter and gather water, and how to […]

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