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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


For sport young leaders: Are you aged 14-18 and interested in developing your leadership skills? Motivate is a great opportunity for you. Encourage others to take action through sport, become a Motivate champion today! Find out more: For Units: Want to try something new in your unit? Motivate has you covered! Our social action […]

Guys Farm Pearl Anniversary Badges

Guys Farm shop still has Pearl Anniversary badges available at a reduced price of 60p each! They are very beautiful badges and can be used alongside the Pearl Challenge Pack that you can find here Although not the official challenge badge, they mark the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Guys Farm being purchased by […]

County Skills And Knowledge Day

This years County training day will be held at BAE systems in Salmesbury. The day offers an opportunity to increase your confidence, develop new skills and share different ideas and tips for running a successful unit! This is excellent training for new guiders as well as very experienced guiders particularly if you are introducing the […]

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 […]

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Guiding Inspiration

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

- Lord Robert Baden-Powell