Author: Ailyn Garley

Frodsham County Leaders Weekend

Leaders from across the County came together to enjoy a weekend of training and Guiding togetherness.  Sessions were held on topics including leading residentials, International Travel, creating A Safe Space, First Response, Backwoods Cooking and much more.  Activity ideas were shared for use in all sections and everyone tried some Christmas Parlour Games (nothing to do with milking cows as one Leader who is a farmer’s daughter thought) that can be taken back to play in Units. During the free time some Leaders used the hotel facilities, some couldn’t resist the lure of the shops, some visited Port Sunlight, and...

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Silver Boot Hike 2017 – Gisburn Guides B win the trophy!

13 teams of Guides and Scouts age 10 to 17 challenged themselves to complete the annual Clitheroe Scout and Girlguiding Ribble Valley Silver Boot hike. All teams started at and finished at Pendleton and had to navigate to five activity bases. At each base a challenge was waiting including cooking risotto, knotting, and even defusing a mock bomb. Points were awarded for the completion of the activity and teamwork. The experience of having to work together as a team, and the physically demands of the hike are a true challenge. Teams took between 7 and 9 hours to complete...

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“Be an Elf Yourself” challenge badge

We invite Girlguiding members from the UK and beyond to join us and “Be an Elf Yourself” with our Challenge badge!  It’s packed with food, craft, games, activities and other ideas for your meetings, and has lots of links to our Promise.  Badges are available at 75p each, complete with a sparkly bell on the Elf’s hat.  Contact us if you need any more information!  Follow this link for our challenge badge pack… Elf Challenge Version 2 08June...

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“Knotted Challenge” – badges for sale!

We are excited to launch the Knotted Challenge!  Not a knotter?  Not a problem!  This is suitable for experienced and novice knotters and has all sorts of activities suitable for Brownies and above.  Upcycling, edibles, crafts, games and more; badges are 75p and can be posted out to just about anywhere (furthest so far are to Australia).  Knotted Challenge V3...

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  • ALQ Fast Track and Going Away (including Leadership L1, L2, First Response or Refresher and Safe Space L1 and L2) – 26-28 January 2018
  • A Safe Space L3 for Commissioners (book via Region) – 4 March 2018
  • YL ALQ Transitions weekend 16-18 year olds (including Leadership L1, L2, First Response or Refresher) – 9-10 March 2018
  • A Safe Space L3 – 10 April 2018
  • First Response, First Aid Refresher ,A Safe Space L1,L2, L3, plus many other trainings  County Skills Week 8-10 May 2018
  • A Safe Space L2 L3 – Ribble Valley 30 June 2018
  • First Response – 15 July 2018


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