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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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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