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Communications & PR Team Members

25th September 20

Your Communications and PR Team need you! We are hoping to expand our team. Can you offer EITHER of the following, or know someone who fits the bill? 1) Do you love Instagram, and would be happy to use Instagram to promote GG? This would include both sharing relevant GGHerts Facebook posts, and creating original content 2) Are you passionate about Girlguiding, and would like the chance to promote what we do? Our team runs the Girlguiding Hertfordshire Facebook page and social media, provides photographic support for the Awards Evening and other County events, and advises on branding amongst

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Coronavirus (Covid – 19) Keeping safe message from Girlguiding

19th March 20

For up to date information from Girlguiding with regards to Coronavirus (Covid - 19) please visit the Girlguiding website

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A Safe Space Training in Girlguiding Hertfordshire

18th October 19

Girlguiding launched the updated the ‘A Safe Space’ training in September 2017 to help create an environment where girls can be safe and have fun. All volunteers will need to do Level 1 and your role(s) determine which of the next 3 levels you will need to complete and see below for explanation of levels. By December 2020 everyone will need to have the correct level of training for their role. LEVEL 1 – AN INTRODUCTION: For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts and parent helpers, peer educators and Young Leaders including those doing the Young Leader

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Communications & PR Team Members

25/09/20

Your Communications and PR Team need you! We are hoping to expand our team. Can you offer EITHER of the following, or know someone who fits the bill? 1) Do you love Instagram, and would be happy to use Instagram to promote GG? This would include both sharing relevant GGHerts Facebook posts, and creating original content 2) Are you passionate about Girlguiding, and would like the chance to promote what we do? Our team runs the Girlguiding Hertfordshire Facebook page and social media, provides photographic support for the Awards Evening and other County events, and advises on branding amongst

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Laurel Award Congratulations – Verity Maclachlan

17/09/20

We are delighted to announce that Verity Maclachlan has been awarded a Laurel. Verity has been involved in Girlguiding and Girl Scouts for many years and has committed over 24 years to 1st Radlett Guides and Radlett district. We are also very fortunate to have her on the county team. As a trained nurse, she has used her skills and training qualification to teach hundreds of leaders and girls First Response and Heartstart courses. She works in collaboration with St John’s Ambulance and British Heart Foundation and not only teaches others but is frequently the designated first aider at events all

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Season’s Greetings E Card Design Competition

14/07/20

We’re looking for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers to come up with a colourful festive design for Girlguiding Hertfordshire’s Season’s Greetings E-card. Details of the competition are as follows:- The image should be no bigger than A5 The image can include "Season's Greetings" but no other wording The winning design will be sent from the county commissioner, along with a festive message, to all county members who have opted into receiving marketing messages. The design will also be featured on the county website/social media pages. The winning design will include your

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Training during the pandemic

01/06/20

As face to face trainings are still prohibited by Girlguiding UK we would like to offer the opportunity to you to access training through e-learning. As a reminder, there are lots of opportunities on the Girlguiding UK website  If there is an alternative training that you would like to access that may require payment then we would like to support you in your development. This may be food hygiene or looking after girls with autism or anything else that enhances your role in guiding or will benefit the girls in your care. If this is you, please contact Trish

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Coronavirus (Covid – 19) Keeping safe message from Girlguiding

19/03/20

For up to date information from Girlguiding with regards to Coronavirus (Covid - 19) please visit the Girlguiding website

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County Office

17/03/20

Please be aware that the county office staff are currently working remotely from home during the school term 9.30am-1.30pm until further notice.  If you have any queries, you can still contact us via email: countysec@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk Natalie and Rachel, County Administrators

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Introducing the Youth Opportunities Team

02/03/20

This new team has been created to bring together all the opportunities Guiding can offer to young people aged 13+. Headed up by Catherine Farman, the team have already begun work on their strategy and will soon be finalising a name, launching a logo, newsletter and first round of activities. When a young person gets to 13 years old, we want them to know that they don’t only have to be a young leader or just choose Duke of Edinburgh; they can do as much as they want to. The group, whose name is to be confirmed, comprises of DofE, Queen’s Guide, young leaders, Rangers, peer educators and

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New Fundraising Related Policies

13/12/19

In the 4 December's Making guiding happen members were told about the new donation acceptance policy and the partnership screening policy. Girlguiding want everyone to be familiar with these policies before taking any donations or applying to receive money from third parties such as trusts, partners or businesses. Please ensure you have read these.

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2020 Subscriptions

23/10/19

This is advance notice that the subscription for members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire for 2020 will be £35.00 (i.e. £16 HQ, £10 Anglia and £9 Hertfordshire). Please remember that your Division and/or your District may add their own levy on top of this.  If you are likely to have any concerns with being able to pay please contact your Commissioner.  Commissioners can contact the County Treasurer at ctreasurer@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk. We appreciate that this may be an unwelcome increase from last year but unfortunately, due to fewer members paying the subscription as well as increasing

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A Safe Space Training in Girlguiding Hertfordshire

18/10/19

Girlguiding launched the updated the ‘A Safe Space’ training in September 2017 to help create an environment where girls can be safe and have fun. All volunteers will need to do Level 1 and your role(s) determine which of the next 3 levels you will need to complete and see below for explanation of levels. By December 2020 everyone will need to have the correct level of training for their role. LEVEL 1 – AN INTRODUCTION: For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts and parent helpers, peer educators and Young Leaders including those doing the Young Leader

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18-30’s County Champions

02/09/19

Girlguiding is introducing a new offering (yet to be named) for members who are aged between 18 and 30.  Anglia have formed a group of champions to ensure that our region provides a full offering of activities and opportunities for our 18-30s members. Lizzie Butler and Rebecca Park have been selected to be Hertfordshire’s champions and will be spending the next couple of months networking with others in the region. Watch this space for more information.

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New County Commissioner Appointment

03/06/19

Dear members of Hertfordshire County, I am very pleased to inform you that Jenny Maskrey has accepted the role as County Commissioner from September 2019 when Sue and her team step down. Jenny will now be designate and shadow Sue and her team for the next three months.  Jenny is very passionate about being part of the Guiding family and loves seeing how Guiding continues to make a difference to young girls. I am sure Hertfordshire will continue to flourish and grow, building upon its firm foundations. Thank – you Tracy Foster, Region Chief

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County Awards Evening 2019

29/04/19

At the 2019 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 volunteer can be

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Searching roles on GO Directory

01/06/18

To find a list of all individuals on the County Team on the GO Directory, type *Hertfordshire County* in the search field or alternatively you can search by a member's role i.e. *Residential Adviser*. There is also a County Directory on the Girlguiding Hertfordshire website member’s area for County members aged 18+. To register for access click here: https://www.girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk/account-signup/

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Noticeboard

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

Season’s Greetings E-Card Design Competition

We’re looking for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers to come up with a colourful festive design for Girlguiding

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

Walking 100 Challenge

The county Walking Team have created a new Walking 100 Challenge suitable to do at this time of social distancing, which once

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service - Hugs by Post

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service are asking for Hugs by Post. Staying home is hard for us all but for many older and

Hertfordshire Libraries My Story Families Project

Hertfordshire Libraries have launched a creative project in response to the current

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

Dacorum Borough Council Adventure Playgrounds

Dacorum Borough Council has 4 Adventure Playgrounds, which offer play opportunities to the local community, which helps to

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

Blue Cross Talks on pet care and dog safety

Blue Cross, the charity dedicated to helping sick, injured and homeless pets has