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Geocaching

07th April 21

Attention geocachers!  Have you or members of your unit created any geocaches?  The County Walking Team is putting together a library of Girlguiding geocaches for all members to find. If you’ve created one please let us know by filling in this short online form http://bit.ly/girlguidinggeocachingform

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Unit First Aid Sessions

29th January 21

As so many leaders are embracing the virtual world the Challenge for this badge can be done remotely. Invite the county's First Aid Adviser, Verity Maclachlan to your unit Zoom meeting to run a 40 minute First Aid session covering skills builders or adapted to suit your girls. Girls could earn the I'm a Lifesaver badge. Contact [email protected] for further information

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Flexible Guiding Units

01st December 20

Who can join: There are lots of reasons for someone to join one of the flexible guiding units. For example: 1. There’s no unit for their age group in their local area 2. They have other commitments, including studies and caring responsibilities which means they can’t attend meetings 3. Transport to and from meetings is a problem 4. An illness or disability which prevents them attending meetings regularly 5. They don’t enjoy spending time in large groups 6. Waiting list for units in your local area Flexible guiding units means we can offer all the benefits of being a Girlguiding

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Geocaching

07/04/21

Attention geocachers!  Have you or members of your unit created any geocaches?  The County Walking Team is putting together a library of Girlguiding geocaches for all members to find. If you’ve created one please let us know by filling in this short online form http://bit.ly/girlguidinggeocachingform

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Congratulations to Gabby – Our Guiding Star!

01/04/21

Well done, well done, well done to Gabby, a 1st Birch Green Brownie, who was surprised to have the region chief commissioner and county commissioner join her Brownie Zoom meeting recently to present her with a Guiding Star Award!  

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Training Badges

24/03/21

As a "thank you" for the time you put into training, we invite you to log the hours of training you complete and claim a pin badge when you reach milestones.  You can download the log sheet training record below: Training Record Training Record -  B&W version  Training can be back dated to January 2021, it includes face-2-face training as well as online training and e-training. Badges can be claimed from the county training team or via your commissioner.

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1st Response Refresher Face to Face Practical Sessions

18/03/21

Face to face practical sessions in St Albans are available for those who completed their virtual 1st Response Refreshers at the end of last year but the practical skills check is outstanding. The sessions will be 1:5 or 1:1 if needed and last approximately 20 minutes. Please contact Katie Wright to arrange a date and time. Face to face practical sessions are also available in Radlett on Tuesday, 30 March and Tuesday, 13 April.  Details on those sessions can be viewed on the county website's Events page.

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2021 Subscriptions

01/02/21

We are pleased to announce the amount due to Girlguiding Hertfordshire in next year’s subscriptions. Please click here for further details. If you have any concerns, please contact your district commissioner and commissioners can contact the County Treasurer: [email protected] Please note the following important dates:- Now: Trial invoices are ready to view and download from the Subscription system. Unit Leaders should check: - unit invoices and look at numbers of girls and volunteers to be paid for - update records for girls who have left and ensure all girls

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Unit First Aid Sessions

29/01/21

As so many leaders are embracing the virtual world the Challenge for this badge can be done remotely. Invite the county's First Aid Adviser, Verity Maclachlan to your unit Zoom meeting to run a 40 minute First Aid session covering skills builders or adapted to suit your girls. Girls could earn the I'm a Lifesaver badge. Contact [email protected] for further information

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Who is Your Pandemic Hero?

21/01/21

Girlguiding would like to recognise members who through their actions have shown a positive response to the current pandemic.  This will be for members of any age in any section or any staff member. It is NOT A COVID AWARD!   Nor A ZOOM AWARD! We want to hear who you would nominate.  Who has gone that extra mile?  Done those little things in the background that go unnoticed?  Little acts of kindness mean so much – the phone call, the meal, the bunch of flowers.   This is not about who has done the most but who has made a difference during the past months. We look forward to

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Level 3 A Safe Space Online Trainings

14/01/21

Bookings for Level 3 sessions this year are being offered by Anglia via their website. There are currently spaces on the last four sessions in January. Each unit needs to have a leader with level 3 before they can meet face to face.  Bookings for February’s sessions will be open by close of business on 22 January or sooner if needed.

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Unit Bank Accounts

02/12/20

Just a reminder that bank accounts in the name of your unit must have at least three unrelated signatories by 31 March 2021, if you do not already. All signatories must be on GO, with at least two signatories from the unit level on GO. Please also ensure that if you have online banking this has a dual authorisation process. We are aware that it is currently difficult to open an account and make any changes so if you have any problems, please contact your local commissioner.

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Flexible Guiding Units

01/12/20

Who can join: There are lots of reasons for someone to join one of the flexible guiding units. For example: 1. There’s no unit for their age group in their local area 2. They have other commitments, including studies and caring responsibilities which means they can’t attend meetings 3. Transport to and from meetings is a problem 4. An illness or disability which prevents them attending meetings regularly 5. They don’t enjoy spending time in large groups 6. Waiting list for units in your local area Flexible guiding units means we can offer all the benefits of being a Girlguiding

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Anglia Award Congratulations – Sue Thornton

09/11/20

We are delighted to announce that Sue Thornton has been awarded an Anglia award. Just as a reminder, the criteria for the award: “Awarded in recognition for exceptional quality of service given within the Region showing commitment and a level of service that has been over and above ‘the call of duty’” What could be more apt for going above the call of duty than saving someone’s life? Sue is a trained first aider and leapt to the aid of a gentleman who became very unwell in the theatre. By staying calm and following everything she had been taught in first aid, Sue saved

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Anglia Award Congratulations – Nicola Day

30/10/20

We are delighted to announce that Nic Day has been awarded an Anglia award. Nic runs a combined Rainbow and Brownie unit in Radlett, has the role as district secretary and is heavily involved in the district headquarters. She is involved in the running of many district events and is instrumental in the hugely successful Great Patrol Hunt. These roles are amazing enough in their own right but Nic was nominated as she goes above and beyond by doing so much more. Sadly, the risk of closure of units can be all too common due to the lack of leaders. When this was the situation that Radlett faced in

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Lone Volunteering Policy

22/10/20

Many volunteers already make decisions and additional provision for their personal safety as a matter of course. The introduction of the lone volunteering policy will help reinforce and support those decisions and will help volunteers to give further attention to keeping themselves and those they support safe. It will also help volunteers to challenge any situations where they might feel uncomfortable carrying out a task on their own. It does not apply to volunteering activities carried out in volunteers' own home.  The lone volunteering procedures support the policy.

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Anglia Youth Award Congratulations – Perdita

21/10/20

We are delighted to announce that Perdi has been awarded an Anglia Youth award. Some of you will know that Girlguiding has made a commitment to the environment, in particular through our “Plastic Promise”. Perdi has embraced this commitment by creating activities using natural resources at a camp she supported. She has a passion for making a change and has been involved in many projects to make a change, such as a trip to Uganda and a Toilet Twinning scheme with her school. Perdi is the making of an amazing leader as she involves everyone, even the most shy; shows enthusiasm at every

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Blue Cross Virtual Pet Care Talks and Resources

We know that Rainbows, Brownies and Guides love pets and love learning about the

Virtual Talks and Outdoor Sessions with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The CWGC honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World

Girlguiding Hertfordshire 200 Club 2021

Please support the Girlguiding Hertfordshire County Centre, Cottered. Open to Girlguiding Hertfordshire

Mugs for rehoming/upcycling

We have been offered 50 -100 mugs for rehoming or upcycling. Branded with Bromak or 3B (a training company which has closed

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - Virtual Talks / The Virtual Great British Dog Walk

Virtual Talks Our fantastic Virtual Talks enable your group to have a personalised virtual visit from one of our amazing

National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band 2021

We are very pleased to be able to announce that applications for the 2021 NSGSO and

Stroke Association Challenge Pack

The Stroke Association have released a Challenge Pack designed for all sections of Guiding. In the pack it teaches about

Adventures at Home Badge

Girlguiding has now brought out an Adventures at Home badge to celebrate everything people have been doing to keep Guiding

Information from School Nursing Team at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

The School Nurse team at the Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust has adapted ways of supporting young people during this time and

Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020

Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 (HYOC2020) is a year to showcase Hertfordshire as a county of creative and cultural

National Citizen Service

Looking for summer work in your local community? We are recruiting staff to support young people on the NCS 3 & 4 week

Honeybee Talk

Honeybee Talk offered by Meriet Duncan, beekeeper and author of the children's book Betsie Valentine And The