About Us

Hertfordshire is a wonderful guiding County of over 11,500 members. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, members of The Senior Section, and volunteers who enable every young member to develop their potential and be their best. We offer a full and varied programme to the girls in a safe, girl only space.

binaire opties gratis bonus There are lots of exciting opportunities including the outdoors, international opportunities and trips abroad. Many committed volunteers make all of this happen. Whether girl or adult come and join us, have fun and make lifelong friends. Watch the Discover Guiding video to find out more.

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figure grafiche a candela Visit the pages here to find out more about who we are, and how you can get involved.

Girlguiding Hertfordshire - the beginnings…

When Lord Baden-Powell asked his sister Agnes to do 'something for the girls', he could never have foreseen what effect those words would have on the lives of the young women of the country.

opzioni sul dollaro Agnes placed an advertisement in a number of newspapers, one of which was the Watford Observer. The advert was answered by Miss D. Birch (later Mrs. Burns) who discovered from Miss Baden-Powell what had to be done to start a Guide Company.

cual es la mejor plataforma para invertir en opciones binarias First, Miss Birch had to call upon a number of prominent ladies in the town explaining her ideas, until she had persuaded eight ladies to sign up as the girls’ committee. This could take quite a long time, as often the idea had to be explained several times over before the ladies would agree.

steuern zahlen für binäre optionen It all obviously took root and after other companies started up, by 1914 there were enough to ensure that the County could be registered at what became known as Commonwealth Headquarters in Buckingham Palace Road, London.

beställa Viagra sverige Hertfordshire’s first County Commissioner was Lady Carrick who served for 4 years. From 1919 to the present, no fewer than 16 County Commissioners have given their loyal service to Hertfordshire.

Latest News

Girls Can Do Anything!

17th July 17

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Rainbow 30th Birthday Challenge Pack

22nd March 17

2017 will mark 30 years of Rainbows. To celebrate, Girlguiding Anglia has created a challenge pack suitable for Rainbow units, which can be downloaded from the Region website. The theme is 'Under the Sea', and there are activities for each of the four Rainbow Jigsaw areas - Look, Learn, Laugh and Love. Visit the Girlguiding Anglia website for more information, and don't forget to share with us your photos and articles of what you have been doing to celebrate.

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Lifesaving defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre

10th November 16

There is now a defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre in Cottered which is all set up and ready for use should it be needed. These machines are designed to be used by anyone (suggest 16+). A course to use it is not necessary but can be helpful and your 1st Response Course or refresher should include defibrillators.  Leaders would be expected to follow usual procedure for a non breathing person: call ambulance, start CPR, then someone should get the defibrillator and open the lid for instructions to greatly improve chances of survival. We are still raising money to buy and fit a

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Girls Can Do Anything!

17/07/17

Hertfordshire Guides were inspired and motivated to speak out about key issues that they care about when Oliver Dowden CBE, member of Parliament (MP) for Hertsmere, came to visit them at Morven, Potters Bar as part of the Great Patrol Hunt competition. The Guides were delighted to welcome Oliver to their camp who spoke to them about his route to becoming an MP and the campaigns that he has been involved in. It was a tremendous opportunity to talk directly to a politician and to feel listened to. Oliver led a debating workshop that supported the girls on how to present a persuasive dialogue for

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July weekends available at Hertfordshire Guide Centre, Cottered

23/06/17

The following weekends at Hertfordshire Guide Centre, Cottered are still available to hire: 1-2 July 8-9 July 15-16 July 29-30 July If you would like to book the Hertfordshire Guide Centre, please contact Natalie in the County Office on countysec@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk.  Further availability and other information for the Centre can be found by clicking here  

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Leader for World Scout Jamboree needed

21/06/17

Hertfordshire Scouts have kindly offered us places for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) to be held from 22nd July 2019- 2nd August 2019 in West Virginia USA. Dates spent away could be longer if the group decide to do additional travel before/after. We have been allocated 1 Leader space and are looking for applicants to lead our contingent. The WSJ is the largest Scouting and Guiding event globally and happens every 4 years in a different location. There are up to 45,000 Scouts and Guides expected to attend and most countries from the movements will be represented. Further information can be found

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Brownie Designer Day 2017

05/06/17

240 Brownies had an amazing day in St Albans enjoying different design activities. Here are some comments from 17th Watford Brownies and their Leader: "It was so good that we didn't have time to finish everything (I think this is because they got so carried away with their puppets and Strictly dolls that they could have carried on all day)" "It was fun because I like design and there were a lot of things I didn't know before" "It was so fun I didn't want to go home" "It was one of the best trips I've had" "It was fun because art's my hobby" "They were all hugely enthusiastic about

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County Awards Evening 2017

24/04/17

At the 2017 County Awards Evening we welcomed volunteers and other guests from across the County to celebrate the contribution of volunteers. This included presenting Long Service Awards, and awards recognising service given above that which is expected, and for delivering exceptional guiding experiences to members. On behalf of young members, parents, and fellow volunteers I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your amazing contribution towards Girlguiding Hertfordshire. For photos of the event visit our Flickr album. More information on these awards and how to nominate a

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Rainbow 30th Birthday Challenge Pack

22/03/17

2017 will mark 30 years of Rainbows. To celebrate, Girlguiding Anglia has created a challenge pack suitable for Rainbow units, which can be downloaded from the Region website. The theme is 'Under the Sea', and there are activities for each of the four Rainbow Jigsaw areas - Look, Learn, Laugh and Love. Visit the Girlguiding Anglia website for more information, and don't forget to share with us your photos and articles of what you have been doing to celebrate.

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Herts Adventure 18 Design a Badge Competition

01/02/17

In preparation for our next County Camp in 2018, Girlguiding Hertfordshire would love you to help to design the badge for the event. The competition is open to all sections of Girlguiding Hertfordshire and can either be completed as part of a unit meeting, or at home. All entries will be viewed by a panel of judges who will select the winning design. The winning member will get the chance to work with the Marketing and Communications team to turn their idea into reality and see it proudly worn by hundreds of members throughout the county. Designs must be submitted by Friday 31 March 2017 to be

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Tesco Bags of Help

12/01/17

We are delighted to announce that the Hertfordshire Guide Centre has secured the top grant of £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help grant in the voting which took place in the local Tesco stores in late October/ November last year. A huge thank you to all those who voted for our project - you really made a difference for the Centre. The committee are currently working to finalise plans for the pond refurbishment and nature area redevelopment. The work will be completed during 2017 so look out for updates, and volunteering opportunities and dates for this exciting project. Since launching in 2015,

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Opportunity from the Football Association

08/12/16

Girlguiding has been offered a fantastic opportunity from the national Women’s Football Association for Members of The Senior Section and Leaders to attend a free two day course at the English Football Association's National Centre, the inspirational St Georges Park, in Burton-upon- Trent on the weekend of 4-5 March 2017 and to take home £500 of free football equipment and resource cards. Following the training, Leaders will be encouraged to use their new knowledge and experiences to deliver football activities with local Brownies and Rainbows in our April 2017 National Girls' Football

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BP Adventure Winter Surprise

18/11/16

On Saturday 12th November 19 guides met at Northern Heights for the BP Adventure Winter Surprise. Most of the girls didn't know each other but soon got stuck in (literally!) making snowmen out of balloons, wool and lots and lots of glue (plus a few secret ingredients!). The laughter and friendship soon started and continued throughout the weekend as they embarked on some confectionary making, cake decorating (and eating - no one seemed too upset biting into Santa's face!) and candle work. After dinner (Christmas dinner of course) the girls made props for their own photo booth and then practiced

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Lifesaving defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre

10/11/16

There is now a defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre in Cottered which is all set up and ready for use should it be needed. These machines are designed to be used by anyone (suggest 16+). A course to use it is not necessary but can be helpful and your 1st Response Course or refresher should include defibrillators.  Leaders would be expected to follow usual procedure for a non breathing person: call ambulance, start CPR, then someone should get the defibrillator and open the lid for instructions to greatly improve chances of survival. We are still raising money to buy and fit a

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Voting Now Open! – Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

04/11/16

Girlguiding Hertfordshire is bidding to bag a massive cash boost to reinstate the pond area at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre, Cottered. Voting is now open for the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme until 13th November in the Baldock Tesco Extra, Royston Tesco Extra, Hitchin Tesco Express and understand it is also now in Shefford Tesco Express Esso Garage.  You should be provided with a blue chip coin at the checkout (you may need to ask for a coin) which can then be placed in a Perspex box near to the exit. Click Here for Poster  

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Hertfordshire Guide Centre needs your votes

14/09/16

We are delighted to announce that the Hertfordshire Guide Centre at Cottered has been successful in securing funding from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme for a fabulous restoration of our pond. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. With our grant we plan to completely transform our pond, which is currently overgrown. The area will be cleared of brambles.

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Girlguiding Hertfordshire Awards Nominations

05/09/16

Now is the time to start the nomination process for Awards recognising outstanding service during 2016 to Girlguiding Hertfordshire above and beyond what is required. Please click here for the Nomination Form and Guidelines. The closing date for nomination forms to be received at the County Office is Friday 28th October    

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Sue’s Spectacular Summer!

02/09/16

For Girlguiding the summer term is always busy and this was certainly the case for me. Here are just a few of the events and activities I attended in and around the County: May High Leigh It was great to see so many volunteers enjoying the County Residential Training Weekend at High Leigh. Ideas were shared, old friends caught up and new friendships were made. 2nd Ware Guides 65th Birthday Party A delightful evening was spent celebrating 65 years of guiding with 2nd Ware Guides. Adults had fun looking at photos and spotting old friends whilst the Guides showed us what today’s guiding

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Woven Badges

Queen's Guide Award Badge A Queen's Guide woven badge is available – this cannot be worn, but can be put on camp blankets

Guiding memorabilia

A small but fascinating collection of guiding memorabilia has been unveiled at the Three Rivers Museum in Rickmansworth. The

Trip to Our Chalet 18th-27th Aug 2017

Joy Grahame is looking for members of The Senior Section (Guides also welcome) to join her on a trip through Jeka to Our

Hertfordshire Young People of the Year Awards 2017

The 2017 Hertfordshire Young People of the Year Awards has now launched and they would love to see nominations from members of

5th Harpenden Guides 50th Birthday Challenge Badge

A unit in Harpenden has created a challenge badge to celebrate their 50th Birthday. Click here for more information and the

Our Cabaña Mexico 2017
 Challenge Badge

This unique badge has been created by The Senior Section members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire to support fundraising for an

Gambia Challenge Badge

In April 2017, a group of 9 Guides from Girlguiding Anglia are going on an international service project to The Gambia.  It

CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards - Young Person nominations

The CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards are looking for nominations for the Dorothy Abel Smith Award for any young person

Coach Share - Disneyland Paris

Are you thinking of visiting Disneyland Paris with Venture Abroad at the end of January 2018? Would you like to share a

Sangam Stay 3rd-12th August 2017

Have you ever wanted to experience the fun and excitement of Guiding at one of our World Centres? I have a booking for

Free Golf Sessions from the Herts Golf Partnership

Herts Golf Partnership came to our outdoor District activity day.  They brought all the equipment and had activities for all