Girlguiding Lancashire North West
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Preston West

Welcome to Preston West Division’s page!

Our Division covers a central area of Girlguiding Lancashire North West with the old market town of Preston at its centre. It covers as far west as Lea and Cottom to Middleforth and Penwortham in the South, Tanerton and Ingol in the North with Ashton, Cadley and the city in its centre.

If you are already a member, a guider, parent, a student at UCLAN or just trying to find out what we do in the area, please take a look at the information on our page and contact us to get in touch.

Elaine Clare
Preston West Division Commissioner

District Info

Our Division is spilt into four Districts, each headed up by a District Commissioner and supporting teams. Districts each organise their own District Events in addition to the Division Events.

District and meeting area Rainbows
5-7yrs
Brownies
7-10yrs
Guides
10-14yrs
Senior Section
14+
Ashton Park
Ashton –on-Ribble
3 3 3 1
Ribble Link -
Lea, Cottom, Ingol
3 2 2 0
Riverside
Middleforth, Kingsfold, Broadgate
3 4 1 0
Withy Trees
Plungington, Cadley
3 5 3 0

It often makes sense to be part of your nearest Unit geographically, however the Districts welcome members living in any area so whether you work, live or come to school in the Preston West Division area, we would love to hear from you.

Getting Involved

From the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member, there is something for everyone…

Girls

Want to join in the fun? Then contact us to send us your details including your date of birth and a contact number and we’ll do our best to find you a place. If you know which Unit you want to go to or which night suits you best then tell us that too!

Young leaders

Aged 16-18 yrs and looking at volunteering within a childcare setting then Girlguiding is a great place to start. We are always on the look out for potential leaders who have enthusiasm and passion to make a difference within the local community. Undertaking your Duke of Edinburgh Award – why not do your service section at your local Unit.

Adults

If you are aged 18+ and looking for a fun way to get involved in your community then we’d like to hear from you. There are lots of girls waiting to join Guiding units in the Preston West area – we can’t increase our numbers until we have the adult leaders to run those units.

If there isn’t a unit near you maybe you would like to start one we would love to discuss this great opportunity with you and of course you will be given full training and support.

Trefoil Guild

Have you ever made your Promise as a Brownie, Guide or Leader? If you have, why not join our Trefoil Guild who provide invaluable support to some of the Divisions Units and events … and have lots of fun too!

Preston West is proud to have a Trefoil Guild. They meet once a month in the evening and enjoy learning new craft skills, receiving speakers and arranging trips and visits in the local area.


Latest Preston W News

IDEAS: Get Fired Up About Pottery!

For many members in Lancashire North West, our year of Girlguiding is over and we’re going to find ourselves at a loose end for at least one evening per week… but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have our next year of Girlguiding on our minds! Here’s an idea to ‘throw’ in to your next planning meeting, courtesy of local pottery studio, Fired 4 U!

Trefoil Guild Activity Day

Girlguiding Lancashire North West County Trefoil Guild are taking over at Waddow for a day of fabulous activities to suit all tastes, and we’re inviting all members to come along for a great day out!

County Training Day 2015

Save the date – we’ve already booked the venue for next year’s County Training Day!

Tea With A Splash!

  When 1st Bamber Bridge Brownies realised they had to drink a cup of tea in an unusual place to complete their Big Brownie Birthday Challenge then asked to do it at the local swimming pool. The girls had a great afternnon and although their crisps got a little soggy they did manage to complete […]

Amelia Had Afternoon Tea With A Princess!

Last Wednesday Amelia from Longton was one of the lucky fifty Brownies to be invited to afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace. Here a little of her story:     Buckingham Palace  was enormous from the outside and I couldn’t believe how many rooms there were. It was being guarded by the police and 2 soldiers […]

Brownies Search For The Stars At Starquest.

Over 900 Brownies from across  Lancashire North West  came together in celebration of 100 years of Brownies, at their Big Brownie Birthday Star Quest event – a space-themed adventure! When the Brownies arrived, at their all-girl celebration, they were greeted by the scary news that all the nights’ stars had disappeared and they were set the […]

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