County team

The County Team is here to support local guiding, as well as providing trainings, events, and much more.

For details on how to contact a member of the county team please click here

There are currently some vacancies in the county team which are detailed on our vacancies page.  For more information or if you have any other skills that you would like to offer, please email county office

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Jenny Maskrey

County Commissioner

The County Commissioner is responsible for and accountable to the whole membership in the County, ensuring quality guiding is delivered at a County level.

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Sally Settle

Assistant County Commissioner - Members (including Growth and Retention)

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Ruth Ashdown

Assistant County Commissioner - Commissioner Support

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the county commissioner and is her representative. Ruth looks after district commissioners within the county.

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Anne Johns

Assistant County Commissioner - Properties

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Tina Cornish

Assistant County Commissioner - Activities

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Elaine Wilson

County Treasurer

Monitors and maintains the financial administration of the County. I was a Brownie and a Guide as a child growing up in South Africa. We moved to the

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Rachel Kemp

County Administrator

Provides administrative support for the County Commissioner, Team and Advisers.

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Sheila Hill

Membership Systems Coordinator

Coordinates the membership systems management in Hertfordshire

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Amy Gilbert

Young Leader Adviser

Advises and supports young leaders within the County

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Catherine Farman

Ranger Adviser

Advises and supports unit Leaders within the County regarding Rangers, encourages the transition from Guide to Rangers, and promotes opportunities to

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Catherine Farman

Youth Opportunities Adviser

Promotes opportunities to young members.

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Lizzie Butler

County Inspire Coordinator

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Rebecca Park

County Inspire Coordinator

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Gill Logan

Special Needs Adviser

Supports members regarding adults and girls who have special and complex needs.

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Joy Grahame

Queen’s Guide Award Coordinator

Advises and supports members of Rangers working towards the Queen’s Guide Award

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Vicki Richards

Safeguarding Adviser

supports and advises members of the county with all aspects of safeguarding.

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Trish Botten

Guiding Development Adviser

Coordinates and organises the training and ongoing development of Leaders.

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Trish Botten

Peer Educator Co-ordinator

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Katie Hill

Badge Secretary

Liaises with Girlguiding nationally with regard to badges and certificates, and Chairs the County Depots Annual General Meeting

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Lorraine England

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Sarah Wright

Outdoor Activities Adviser

Coordinates the Outdoor Team, organises and supports outdoor events and trainings, liaising with other advisers, and promoting an enthusiasm for the

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Karen Dance

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Hazel Carmichael

Communications and PR Adviser

Promotes Girlguiding Hertfordshire and advising members about marketing and communications.

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Maureen Kell

Guiding Development Coordinator (Leadership Qualification)

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Alison Tuch

County Walking Adviser

Promotes all forms of walking activities from scavenger hunts to mountaineering. Supports members undertaking Walking Scheme training and advises on

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Katie Wright

Duke of Edinburgh Award Adviser

Advises and supports Ranger members working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Sheila Hill

Archivist

Maintains the County Archives covering the history of guiding in Hertfordshire.

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Janice Hyde

Trefoil Guild Chairman

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Janice Hyde

Awards Committee Chairman

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Latest News

Volunteer Recuitment Campaign Resources – WE NEED YOUR HELP

05th May 21

We need your help to create more resources for our volunteer recruitment campaign! We know most of our leaders are busy people who juggle busy lives and families - but many potential volunteers think they haven't the time to join us..... SO this is an opportunity to showcase who we really are - ordinary people who together achieve amazing things! Simply send your name and guiding name, job title, volunteer role(s), an interesting quote about why you volunteer and two photos (one in guiding uniform, one in work attire) to [email protected] Please include a completed photo

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Training Badges

24th March 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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Anglia Award Congratulations – Sue Thornton

09th November 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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Volunteer Recuitment Campaign Resources – WE NEED YOUR HELP

05/05/21

We need your help to create more resources for our volunteer recruitment campaign! We know most of our leaders are busy people who juggle busy lives and families - but many potential volunteers think they haven't the time to join us..... SO this is an opportunity to showcase who we really are - ordinary people who together achieve amazing things! Simply send your name and guiding name, job title, volunteer role(s), an interesting quote about why you volunteer and two photos (one in guiding uniform, one in work attire) to [email protected] Please include a completed photo

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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 Refreshers – Face to Face Practical Sessions

18/03/21

For those who completed their virtual 1st Response Refresher in 2020 but the skills check is outstanding, indoor face to face sessions can now be booked.  They can be inside or still outside or 1:1 if you wish. There will be a small charge to be paid on the night to the trainer. Contact details for arranging a skills check are set out below. Stevenage Contact Karen Evans Cost: £5 (cash) St Albans Contact Katie Wright to book or call 07906232530 Radlett Contact Verity Maclachlan to book or call 07881624521 Please note: in order to be a recognised first aider in

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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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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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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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Laurel Award Congratulations – Verity Maclachlan

01/10/20

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 Ambulance and British Heart Foundation and not only teaches others but is frequently the designated first aider at events all

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