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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


For sport young leaders: Are you aged 14-18 and interested in developing your leadership skills? Motivate is a great opportunity for you. Encourage others to take action through sport, become a Motivate champion today! Find out more: For Units: Want to try something new in your unit? Motivate has you covered! Our social action […]

Guys Farm Pearl Anniversary Badges

Guys Farm shop still has Pearl Anniversary badges available at a reduced price of 60p each! They are very beautiful badges and can be used alongside the Pearl Challenge Pack that you can find here Although not the official challenge badge, they mark the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Guys Farm being purchased by […]

County Skills And Knowledge Day

This years County training day will be held at BAE systems in Salmesbury. The day offers an opportunity to increase your confidence, develop new skills and share different ideas and tips for running a successful unit! This is excellent training for new guiders as well as very experienced guiders particularly if you are introducing the […]

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 […]

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