Get everything you need for all sections of guiding from Guiding Essentials- our fantastic volunteer-run shop based at Girlguiding Leicestershire County Office. We keep a wide range of stock including uniforms, badges, books, gifts and more, and anything not available can easily be ordered.
Buying from us in the shop has many benefits. You can try uniform on and have a look at items before you buy, as well as getting the expert advice from our friendly volunteers and a chance to visit the magnificent County Office building. What’s more, all purchases directly benefit Girlguiding Leicestershire.
For all enquiries, or to order items for collection, don’t hesitate to call us directly on (0116) 204 4902 during opening hours, alternatively you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop holiday closures 2018
Closes after business on Friday 13 July 2018
LEADERS ONLY (not for general public) - extra opening hours for the new resources:
Saturday 21 July 10am - 3pm
Saturday 4 August 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 14 August 5.30pm - 8pm
Friday 17 August 5.30pm - 8pm
Sunday 19 August 1pm - 3pm
Reopens Thursday 30 August 2018 at 12 noon
Half-Term: The shop will remain open during the Leicester and Leicestershire half terms.
Closes after business on Saturday 15 December 2018 and will reopen Thursday 10 January 2019
Remember that if you would like “The Flying Squad” to visit your training, meeting, or sleepover then this needs to be organised well in advance. This service is for Leaders only, and can be organised by contacting Alison via email@example.com.
Do you visit the shop on a Saturday morning? If you do, you may at some time have met the smiling face of Margaret Roff. Margaret has been volunteering with Guiding Essentials (our shop) for no less than 50 years and now feels that the time has come to hand this role onto someone younger. Could that be you? We are not asking for commitment for 50 years! Just one Saturday in three during term time. This would mean joining a team of three volunteers who are there to serve the customers, mainly leaders and parents and children buying uniform, between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm.
We are always looking for new volunteers at the shop, if you can give some time, or simply would like to find out more, please get in touch using the Contact form.