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Girlguiding Lancashire North West
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Division Commissioner: Ann Hesketh
Chor Valley District Commissioner: Julie Taylor
Duxbury Park District Commissioner: Michelle Heise
Heapey Moor District Commissioner:  Linda McLardie

Chorley Division is the southern most division in Lancashire North West.

Chorley has three districts:  Chor Valley, Duxbury Park and Heapey Moor.  Each of the districts currently has approximately 13 units which comprise of Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Units. Chorley also has division Ranger unit. We are actively looking to recruit new leaders.

The division regularly contributes to the community of Chorley by attending Civic Parades and Remembrance Parades.  A number of units in the division also take part in their own Walking Days (Procession of Witness) at various times throughout the year.

Each year the division celebrates Thinking Day by holding activity days for the Rainbows and Brownies when a large number of crafts, games, songs etc are available for the girls to join in.  The Guides, Rangers and Young Leaders take part in an evening during the week when food tasting, crafts and other activities suitable for their age are available.

Chorley is one of only a small number of divisions which celebrate St George’s Day with a parade and a service.  Each year this service adopts a different theme and all are invited to take part.  The collection raised at this service is donated to a different local charity each year.

Most units in Chorley meet in school or church halls, and all on a weekly basis.  The majority of units meet in term time only but a small number do meet throughout the year.

Some of the activities undertaken during the previous and forthcoming year speak for themselves and show the extent to which guiders will go to ensure the girls in their trust enjoy guiding to the full.

  • Fencing
  • Pamper nights
  • Chorley Capers
  • Murder mystery night
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Climbing
  • Silly games
  • Summer BBQ
  • Brownie Revels Day with a Wild West Theme
  • Mexico trip to Our Cabana in Mexico in 2008
  • Bumps in the Night
  • 4 Nations Camp
  • Blue Planet Aquarium trip

Latest Chorley News

Black Forest International Trip

Guides will be staying in the jugendherberge youth hostel Titisee on a full board basis. Flights from Manchester to Basel Mullhouse Airport and private coach transfer between the airport and the youth hostel are all included within the cost. Spaces are limited so please do not miss out on this fantastic trip. The holiday is […]

Revolting Women

At the Gaskell Hall in Silverdale we are hosting the Mikron Touring Theatre on Sat 13th Oct with their production of “Revolting Women.”   Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and together […]

All The Fun Of The Fair

Calling all Rainbows and Brownies! Lancashire North West has organised a Rainbow and Brownie event at Gulliver’s World. For £20 including transport and a badge, your Rainbow/Brownie can spend the day at Gulliver’s world with her friends. Please click here to print the form and return to your Rainbow or Brownie leader.

Derham Cup

On Saturday 29thth September 10-4.30pm, Guide leaders can put forward teams of up to 6 girls of mixed ages between 10-15 years old to compete for the Derham Cup at Guy’s Farm. £10 for the day including snacks, drinks, lunch and tea before leaving for home. £20 as above but includes hot supper, sleepover and […]


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 […]

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