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

BP Weekends 2015

Applications are now open for our three Baden Powell Adventure Weekends planned for 2015. If you’re doing your BP award, come along for a great weekend of fun, friendship and celebration of your achievement!

Brownies Go Live On Air At Rock FM!

A competition-winning Brownie unit from Preston ended up taking to the airwaves thanks to Rock FM’s Cash For Kids appeal and Girlguiding North West England’s Big Brownie Birthday competition.

Archery Instructors Course

Expanding your skill set through Girlguiding is a great way to learn new things, meet new people, and offer an increased range of adventures and opportunities to our members. We are delighted to announce a new training opportunity set to take place at Guy’s Farm Activity Centre that is sure to hit the bullseye!

Round The World In An Evening

If your unit is interested in learning about other countries, then here’s a perfect training for you! Morecambe Division have planned a fantastic evening full of international ideas and activities to give your meetings a new horizon.

Mr Owl’s Garden Makeover For The Big Brownie Birthday

The Big Brownie Birthday has inspired one Brownie unit in New Longton to give a special gift to one of their helpers: a beautiful garden makeover.

Fabulous Fashion Heading To The Flag Market

Calling all fashionistas! We are excited to announce that we will be heading to Preston Flag Market on Saturday, August 30 with a special fundraising clothing sale. We’re running the stall as part of Preston Council’s Community Day celebrations, and we’re delighted to announce that the clothes on offer have been kindly donated by popular […]

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