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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

2016 County Weekend 18-20 November

The County Leaders Weekend is a weekend away at one of Girlguiding’s activity centres. This year County Leaders weekend will be held at Waddow Training and Activity Centre. Designed especially for leaders, the weekend will include a mix of training, social activities, opportunities for networking and making new friends. There will be something for everyone, whatever your experience. Whether you want […]

BP Weeked #2

The second BP weekend of the year! The final part of your BP Challenge; a weekend away at Guys Farm to meet Guides from across the County and compare notes! To book your place please ask your Guide Leader to contact the County BP Adviser.

Celebrate Sangam’s 50th Birthday!

In 2016, members of Girlguiding Lancashire North West will be travelling to India to celebrate the 50th birthday of Sangam – one of WAGGGS’ World Centres. If you’re interested in joining us, get your details in now to avoid disappointment!

BP Weekends 2016

This is the first of two BP weekends planned so far for 2016 – if you’re doing your BP award, come along for a great weekend of fun, friendship and celebration of your achievement! What’s the BP Weekend? You’ve made your Promise. You’ve learned about all sorts of things, shown your skills by completing Interest […]

Leaders In Lisbon!! 2016’s Leader Trip To The Sunshine……….

18 Leaders from across the County spent last weekend soaking up the sun, culture and custard tarts of Portugal’s capital city Lisbon. Arriving in the dead of night, we woke to sunshine and a tasty breakfast in the eclectic and quirky Palacio Vila Flor in the ancient suburb of Alfama. Left to our own devices […]

INTOPS Participant Application Process

Fancy taking part in an International Project?? Applications are now open for this year’s INTOPS selection day for participants. Girls should be aged 14-20 at time of travel in 2017. Our County has 3 places to fill and applications must go through Justine Greenwood, our International Advisor. The selection day takes place over the weekend […]

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