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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.

Christine Chapman
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
2 3 3 1
Ribble Link
Lea, Cottom, Ingol
1 2 2 0
Riverside
Middleforth, Kingsfold, Broadgate

Penwortham

4 4 1 1
Withy Trees
Plungington, Cadley
4 4 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

Brownie Winter Wonderland Sat 3rd Dec

Bring your Brownies along for a festive day of activities including the chance to meet not only Father Christmas but also Olaf himself!!! Held at St Michael’s High School in Chorley this event costs £15 including coach transport. For full information please download these Leader Notes >>> guiders-notes-wonderland Letter to give to girls >>> winter-wonderland-day-letter1 Consent Form […]

New Leader Weekend

Our annual New Leader Weekend will be held at Guys Farm over the weekend 25-27th November. Subsidised by County, this weekend is designed to help new Leaders cover many of the themes required for their Leadership Qualification including First Response and Safe Space. It also gives you the chance to meet other Leaders in the […]

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.

Leader Weekend To Budapest!!

The annual Leaders Weekend for 2017 will see us jetting off to the historic city of Budapest, charismatic capital of Hungary. Staying in self catered apartments this city offers a vast array of activities, whether you prefer to relax along the banks of the Danube or explore the historic centres of Buda and Pest. This […]

New Leader Weekend – Guys Farm

Our annual New Leader Weekend will be held at Guys Farm over the weekend 25-27th November. Subsidised by County, this weekend is designed to help new Leaders cover many of the themes required for their Leadership Qualification including First Response and Safe Space. It also gives you the chance to meet other Leaders in the […]

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