Division Commissioner: Sandra Davies – prestonnorth@girlguidinglancsnw.org

Indoor Adviser: Sarah Robinson – prestonnorthindooradviser@girlguidinglancsnw.org

Outdoor Adviser: Lorraine Howarth – prestonnorthoutdooradviser@girlguidinglancsnw.org

We have 3 districts: Broughton, Fulwood and Northgate; these cover the Fulwood and Ribbleton urban areas of Preston and more rural areas to the north including Broughton, Barton, Grimsargh, Goosnargh and Woodplumpton.

Preston North is an active division from Rainbow Units to a Trefoil Guild including a strong Senior Section group. The division boasts its own Guide Hut, with other units meeting in church or school halls, mainly on a weekly basis. The last census figures show that Preston North Division has over 40 units with nearly 800 members.

All our units run great guiding programmes with many of the units holding annual residential events both indoor and outdoor.

Preston North Division has a multi sectional unit for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides which we run every other weekend specifically for girls how are unable to attend unit meetings on week nights – we have 35 girls who attend as they have mosque school in an evening. The unit takes part in lots of activities and the programme reflects the wide age range of the girls.

The division sponsors a room at the County’s activity centre Guy’s Farm and units take full advantage of the facilities with many indoor and outdoor residential events being held here, along with division activity days.

Preston North recently held a Thinking Day activitity day “Come Fly With Me” where we flew Girlguiding Airlines for city breaks, beach holidays, safaris and winter snow holidays all in a day!

We have had Brownies and Guides from the division go to Disneyland Paris for a short break and had a wonderful time meeting all our favourite Disney characters!

We hold activity days specifically for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides and have had Rainbow fairy days and princess parties, and have been to the BIG GIG most years.

We hold Brownie and Guide Competitions competing for our Division Trophies each year.

Preston North offers a warm welcome to any new members, and anyone interested in offering a few hours a month to help continue the good work!