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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


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 […]

President’s Cup 2018

This year the presidents cup is a photograph competition. I would like to see a photograph of something you did last term in Rainbows that you really enjoyed. What was your favourite activity that you did? Hopefully someone took a photo of this and you can send it in to the competition. If not, maybe […]

Girlguiding Lancashire North West- Guiding Development Trainings

New Programme Trainings: Tuesday 25th September:7pm-9.30pm- Unit programme planning, Chorley Town Hall   Wednesday 26th September: 7pm-9.30pm- Unit programme planning, Region HQ   These trainings will give leaders the opportunity to explore how to create a balanced and varied, girl-led programme enabling all girls in the unit to fulfil their potential. If you have some […]


ADVENTURE AND ADRENALIN FOR THOUSANDS OF GIRLS AT ENERGISE Over 2,500 girls and young women from across Girlguiding North West England enjoyed a weekend of adventure and adrenalin as they took over Stanley Park in Blackpool for the ultimate sporting event; Energise.   Across the weekend of 12-13 May, Girlguiding members from 5 to 25 […]

Guide Badge Day

Over 200 guides attended Guy’s Farm on Saturday 28th April challenging their survival skills across the wild Guy’s Farm estate. In order to achieve their ‘Survival Skills’ badge, Guides learnt about map reading, how to read a timetable, what was needed in a survival bag, how to make a shelter and gather water, and how to […]

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