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Girlguiding Lancashire North West
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What is Girlguiding?

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK.

We give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

About Girlguiding in Lancashire North West

Lancashire North West is one of the largest guiding counties in North West England. We occupy the piece of Lancashire which fits in between the A6 and M6, from the borders of Cumbria at the top to the borders of Wigan at the bottom.

Brownies at CampThe county has a strong guiding tradition and is now happily growing guiding once again, with new Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units all opening in the last year.

Getting Out and About
We are very lucky to have two properties in the county which allow us to offer numerous activities for girls to enjoy the outdoors. One of the centres offers indoor and outdoor accommodation and is developing all the time.

We believe we have a very strong offer for girls and leaders in the county. The advisers team supports everyone from the smallest Rainbow upwards to be able to achieve their own special goals within guiding. Girls and leaders are actively encouraged to travel as far and wide as possible and they do!

Awards and Recognition
We have a strong team who support our senior section through the Duke of Edinburgh, with many girls carrying out their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze expedition and young women gaining their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award each year!

Our Queen’s Guide adviser also provides brilliant guidance for younger leaders 16 years+ and this is proven in the number of young women working towards this award. Young women are presented their Queen’s Guide award at the House of Lords. This is the highest award you can achieve in Guiding.

The Baden-Powell Award is the highest award you can achieve as a Guide. Guides are encouraged and supported to work towards their Baden Powell Award.

We do support young women aged 14 upwards and adults to gain leadership awards in recognition of the time they dedicate in volunteering for girlguiding.

I hope this gives you a flavour of what we are able to do for girls, young women and women in North West Lancashire and I would like to think that guiding is something that more girls and women want to become involved in. We do offer something different – adventure, friendship, new skills, training and most of all FUN!

Here’s to more Girls in the Lead!

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

- Lord Robert Baden-Powell