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Girlguiding Lancashire North West
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Lancaster & Garstang

Our Division is probably the largest in terms of length and square miles within Lancashire North West.

It starts in Garstang and goes north through Lancaster then up the Lune Valley to the top point which is Arkholme, on the border of Kirkby Lonsdale. The Division is a good mixture of rural villages, market towns and the City of Lancaster.

We have 5 Districts; Garstang Rural, Lancaster East, Lancaster West, Lancaster Riverside and Lune Valley.

All the different sections of guiding are represented our Division from Rainbows through to the Trefoil Guild. We have groups meeting on every evening Monday-Friday, plus one that meets fortnightly on a Sunday afternoon. We also have several multi-section units, with Rainbows and Brownies meeting together for a mixture of shared and separate activities.

Two of our districts have active Ranger units, and many of our 14-25 members are also active as young leaders and adult volunteers. The Division benefits from having two universities based in Lancaster; Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. Students from the universities play an important part in the running of units throughout Lancaster; in fact many units would not exist if it were not for students. 

The Division has access to two Campsites/activity centres; Silver Sapling at Silverdale and Guy’s Farm at Bay Horse. These provide units with plenty of opportunity for residential events and fun activity days or evenings. We also have a shared Scout/Guide HQ at Garstang which is a great venue for all kinds of day, evening and overnight events.

  There is a warm guiding welcome for anyone wishing to join our Division.

If you would like more information on what is available in our Division, or on how to book one of our campsites/venues, please email our Division Commissioner: Sarah Clinch.

Latest Lancaster & Garstang 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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