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Girlguiding Lancashire North West
We discover, we grow

As a county, we have a range of resources available to everyone, including two activity campsites, and a large selection of equipment available to hire

Arts Equipment Hire

This is the current price list for hiring the arts equipment.

Equipment Price
Badge Machine x2 £5 hire charge plus 15p per badge
Cooking/Baking Equipment £5 hire charge
Corner Cutters/Paper Rollers £3 hire charge
Encaustic Art Equipment (includes 4 irons) £5 hire charge plus 15p per card
Enamelling Oven £5 hire charge plus cost of materials
Glass Engraving Equipment £5 hire charge
Hama Beads Equipment £3 hire charge plus 15p per item
Painting Equipment £5 hire charge
New Pyrography Equipment £5 hire charge
Sizzex Machine and Die Cuts £5 hire charge, strictly limited to one week only
Stamping and Embossing Equipment £5 hire charge (this does not include the ink pad and powder, but these can be arranged for extra cost)

To hire the equipment contact Alyson Mahon  e-mail

County Archives

The County Archives are now available to borrow and use in the units.
They are useful if you are looking at the History of Guiding or if you are working on a Traditions badge.

The following boxes are available:

  • Brownie
  • Guide
  • Senior Section
  • Leader
  • Camp
  • International

The Section boxes contain old uniforms and publications along with some other interesting artefacts.

Please contact Elaine

Latest County News

Safe Space Training 2019

26th January- Guys Farm -Level 1+2 (1.30pm-4.30pm)   27th January – Guys Farm- Level 3 ( 1.30pm-4.30pm)   11th Feb – RHQ- Level 3 (6.30-9.30pm)   30th March- Samlesbury- Level 1+2, Level 3   23rd April- RHQ- Level 1+2 (6.30-9.30pm)   19th May- Lostock Hall Guide HQ- Level 1+2 (9.30am-12.30pm)   June- North Morecambe- Level […]

First Aid Training 2019

Saturday 26th January – Full course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Sunday 27th January- Full course, Guys Farm Activity Centre, 1.00pm-7.00pm Tuesday 19th February- Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 6pm-9pm Saturday 30th March- Refresher course, County Skills and Knowledge Day, Samlesbury Sunday 28th April- Full and Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Saturday […]

Memoirs Of County Weekend 2018

After arriving back home, unpacking my weekend bag and putting the kettle on, I sat down and reflected on the weekend that has just passed. I have only been to Waddow Hall three times, and only stayed overnight in the stables on one such occasion. This weekend provided the opportunity to explore the inside of […]

Guys Farm 30th Anniversary Badges 

We have some badges still for sale from our Pearl Anniversary event. One is the challenge badge and the other is the “Pearl in our eyes” anniversary badge, both priced at 60p. If you would like to purchase any, visit our gift shop next time your at Guys Farm or contact the shop manager – […]


Saturday 29 September – Lancashire East – Venue: Waddow Hall 9.30am-4.00pm- places still available   Motivate is free to anyone who signs up and wants to attend. The training is just the beginning of this exciting project. Travel costs will be reimbursed after attending the training. You can find more information about Motivate by clicking […]

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Guiding Inspiration

"If it isn't fun, it isn't Guiding!"

- Lord Robert Baden-Powell