Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:39:00 PM
Here it is! The first blog entry. Let’s hope it’s the first of many as we showcase the exciting events around the county, our “everyday” unit meeting activities and the adventures of Girlguiding Leicestershire. It’s the beginning of Girlguiding Leicestershire’s centenary celebrations. 100 years of fantastic fun for girls of all ages. Maybe you’ve signed up for a surprise parcel to exchange this month or perhaps you’ve booked onto the Winter Wonderland with your Rainbows or Stargazing....
Monday, January 2, 2017 12:54:00 PM
Would you like to be part of our giant, county-wide present swap as part of our centenary celebrations? Book in to take part and you will be matched up with another group. You will be sent their details at the beginning of January. Then, during January, you can post a surprise parcel to each other. The parcel you send shouldn’t cost more than £5 and could include a message, balloons, sweets, badges or anything else you would like to include. Let's see what people can think of. This is ....
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM
We would love everyone in Girlguiding Leicestershire to blog so here is a short how to guide about the things you need to know. Remember your blog could be about anything and everything! We want to shout about everyday guiding activities from meetings to all the exciting things your unit is up, to what the county teams are doing behind the scenes or what happened at an event near you. This could be in the form of a written post, a poem, a video (or a vlog) or a collection of photos. To....
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:56:00 PM
Some of you will have seen the charity survey which was distributed a few months ago. It was all about what charity we would as Girlguiding Leicestershire like to support during our Centenary. So you’re all probably thinking, what is this Smalls for All charity people keep talking about? Smalls for All is a charity based in Scotland which collects, in association with Freedom from Fistula Foundation and Kenya Children’s Home UK, bras and pants for girls and young women in....
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:43:00 PM
We are looking for an administrator to join the team at the County Office. This varied role requires the applicant to be flexible and able to fit in to our busy office environment supporting our volunteers. Duties will include: · Reception duties, providing a polite, professional and enthusiastic face of Girlguiding in Leicestershire. · Answering queries both on the telephone and face to face. · Administration support to volunteers and the County Team. · Using Microsoft Office ....
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:07:00 PM
Our shop is the number 1 depot in the country ⭐️🎉🎈💗 A huge thanks to our amazing volunteer team who run it so efficiently and to leaders and parents who make a point of buying their guiding goodies from our county shop. 💗
Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Join hundreds of other Brownies from across Leicestershire for an afternoon and evening of fun stargazing activities including a planetarium show, telescopes, rockets, games, crafts and plenty more! In groups, the girls will move around our solar system of activity areas, completing challenges along the way. Every group will also get the chance to watch a show in the planetarium during the day. The evening will also include stargazing outside with telescopes instructed by real astronomers....
Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Are you interested in travelling abroad with Girlguiding. Do you want to find out what International Opportunities there may be for you in 2018? Please apply for a place as this is an action packed weekend, where you will have the opportunity to potentially be put forward for your dream International Guiding trip in 2018! We are looking for Guides and Senior Section members who will be aged 14 -18 years by July 2018, You must be 13yrs when applying to attend the weekend If you are....
Friday, May 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM
The ever popular Water camp returns for 2017 - Numbers are strictly limited so get your bookings in early Activities will include Kayaking, Canoeing, Improvised Raft Building, Bellboating, Stand up Paddle boarding, High ropes course, Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Bushcraft & Survival Bracelets and outdoor crafts. Please be aware that the activities will take place on a natural river which can flood in very high water conditions and every effort will be made to ensure that water....

Welcome to Girlguiding Leicestershire

 

Welcome to the website of Girlguiding Leicestershire, home to over 7000 girls, 1300 Leaders and even more volunteers, who all enjoy being a part of the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women.

Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven.

Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing.

Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.

Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges, covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.

Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.

By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25.

Members of The Senior Section can choose from a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards valuable qualifications.

The Senior Section offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development

Adult Leaders and helpers is for people aged from 18

Girlguiding UK welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, age groups and abilities. You could choose to volunteer with any of the sections, or you may have a more specialist skill or interest that you would like to share.  Helping girls achieve their potential is hugely rewarding. But there are lots of benefits for you too including boosting your CV, training and not to mention building lifelong friendships. However much time you have to give, we’d love to hear from you. 
 

The Trefoil Guild is for people aged from 18

Whether you’re involved in guiding or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure - whatever that might be!

The Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding and its members agree to support the guiding ethos - including the pledge to help other people. Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local guiding units, from helping Brownies work towards a badge to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit Leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.
 

 

Get Involved!

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, giving 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.

Finding your nearest unit and registering your interest could not be any easier- simply visit Girlguiding’s Join Us page.

County Training Day

We are now taking bookings for county day which is on 12th March 2017.

For further details check out our county day page  here