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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
Senior Section
Ashton Park
Ashton –on-Ribble
3 3 3 1
Ribble Link
Lea, Cottom, Ingol
3 2 2 0
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…


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.


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

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!

County Adult Members’ Trip To Lisbon

Fancy a Springtime getaway to Portugal? Start planning your packing list now, because Girlguiding Lancashire North West’s County Adult Members’ Trip is back, and this is definitely one for your calendar.

New Volunteers Training & Social Weekend

Girlguiding Lancashire North West is giving all of our new volunteers and leaders-in-training (aged 16+) a warm Girlguiding welcome at our special training and social weekend.

Silver Sapling Christmas Fair

Silver Sapling Campsite will be holding a Christmas Fair at Nether Kellet Village Hall on Saturday 5th December from 2-4. The Fair will be opened by our Region President Mrs Suzie Reynolds and promises an afternoon of Festive treats! All monies raised from the event will go towards Silver Sapling’s ongoing fundraising efforts to build […]

Wonderful, Wonderful, Copenhagen………

We are running an amazing trip to the Danish Capital City Copenhagen! This International opportunity takes place from 27th July to 1st August (depending on flights) and girls will take part in a Senior Section Centenary event in the city. This trip is open to girls aged 13 and over at time of travel. For […]

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