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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
3 2 3 1
Ribble Link
Lea, Cottom, Ingol
1 2 2 0
Riverside
Middleforth, Kingsfold, BroadgatePenwortham
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

Revolting Women

At the Gaskell Hall in Silverdale we are hosting the Mikron Touring Theatre on Sat 13th Oct with their production of “Revolting Women.”   Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and together […]

Guiding Stamina

It’s always amazing to see the dedication and commitment that Guiders have and the positive impact this has on local Girlguiding, so it was very inspiring to read about 5 guiders from Chorley who have been presented with 50 years long service awards recently! That’s a total of 250 years of Guiding experience between them! […]

‘Blooming Marvellous’

Guides from 1st Wheelton Guide Unit, 4th Chorley (St. Peter’s) Guide Unit and 2nd Chorley (St. George’s) Guide Unit will be featured on the BBC 2 programme, ‘Blooming Marvellous’ on Wednesday 2nd May at 6.30pm ! The Guide units will be featured with the community sensory garden at Chorley hospital where they have been working hard […]

Winter Fete

Preston South West Division are holding their Winter Fete! Come along to show your support!

2018 Calendar

It’s already looking like a busy year across the county for training opportunities and events taking place! Please refer to the “Training & Events” section of the website regularly to ensure you don’t miss out! Leaders-in-training are required to attend specific training in order to achieve their Leadership Qualification so don’t delay in booking on!

Becoming An Instructor…

January is usually the time of year where most people start setting goals for what they want to achieve over the next 12 months. It’s at this point that I throw in the possibility of becoming an instructor for Girlguiding…and please hear me out on why I think this was one of the best decision’s […]

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