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

Easter Smiles At Royal Preston Hospital

A group of Brownies from Fulwood set themselves a cheerful challenge this Easter: delivering Easter eggs to young patients at Royal Preston Hospital!

We’re In! (Update On The £5,000 Easter Charity Challenge!)

Girlguiding Lancashire North West is egg-static to win a place in an epic charity Easter Egg hunt that could see us winning thousands of pounds in prize money! Thank you to everyone who voted!

First Response (renewal)

1st Response is a first aid training course designed specifically for members of Girlguiding. It aims to address the basic skills you need in managing first aid within Guiding. The training is valid for three years upon completion.

Spokesperson Training

Passionate about Girlguiding and want to learn how to take it further? Want to learn essential skills that could help you raise the profile of Girlguiding in North West England? Girlguiding North West England Region have a fantastic training opportunity for you!

Pirates Of The Division Camp

Yo-ho-ho and a whole lot o’ fun: Girlguidin’ Lancashire North West be offerin’ all Guide and Senior Section crew a chance t’ attend a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend camp!

New Volunteers Training And Social Weekend

Girlguiding Lancashire North West invites all new volunteers and leaders-in-training (aged 16+) to attend the training and social weekend 2014 at Guys Farm.

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