Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved. Here you can find more information on each section, as well as how to register yourself or your daughter to join.

If your daughter is already a member of Girlguiding Hertfordshire and would like to progress to the next section (e.g. she’s a Rainbow and would like to move up to Brownies) please speak to her unit Leader about the opportunities available.

Girls and Young Women

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Ages 5-7
The Rainbow programme is called the Roundabout Jigsaw, which has the themes of Look, Learn, Laugh and Love.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/guiding-by-age-group/rainbows/

 

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Ages 7-10
Works on the Brownie Adventure programme. Brownies become a member of a Six and take part in activities inside and out of the meeting place, and there are lots of badges to work towards.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/guiding-by-age-group/brownies/

 

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Ages 10-14
Works towards badges and Go For Its!
Guides can work towards the Baden-Powell Challenge, and can even start volunteering by becoming a Rainbow or Brownie helper.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/guiding-by-age-group/guides/

 

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Ages 14-25
Follows the Look Wider programme and works towards awards such as the Queen’s Guide Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award. You can also become trained in being a Peer Educator, or start volunteering with a younger unit as a Young Leader.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/guiding-by-age-group/the-senior-section/

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Once you turn 18 you can volunteer as an adult with Girlguiding. There are thousands of volunteers who help in so many ways, such as:

– Running a unit as a Leader, Assistant Leader, Unit Helper, or Occasional Helper

– Helping with the accounts or administration

– Teaching skills such as First Aid, or adventurous activities like sailing or climbing. Girls work towards badges on a wide variety of topics, from Disability Awareness and Fire Safety to Circus Skills and Science Investigator, and units will often welcome support

– Supporting one of the local Girlguiding volunteer shops and depots

– Carry out gardening or DIY at a local site

– Fundraising for trips and special events

Volunteering can be beneficial in so many ways. You can learn new skills, boost your CV, as well as making friendships that can last a lifetime. Volunteers are supported by local Commissioners, can attend trainings and work on qualifications to help develop their skills.

By volunteering with us you are able to support girls and young women to be their best.

Latest News

International Team Finance Co-ordinator Required

08th October 18

We are looking for a Finance co-ordinator to join the international team, starting in January 2019. The role involves the following: • Attending 4x Finance Committee meetings per annum • Preparing reports for the Finance Committee meetings • Maintaining income/expenditure accounts for the international bank account (ongoing), including keeping support and obtaining an independent verification of the accounts (annual) • Preparing the annual international budget alongside the international advisers (annual) • Raising payments on behalf of trip leaders and requesting authorisation from the

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County Awards Evening 2018

09th May 18

At the 2018 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

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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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International Team Finance Co-ordinator Required

08/10/18

We are looking for a Finance co-ordinator to join the international team, starting in January 2019. The role involves the following: • Attending 4x Finance Committee meetings per annum • Preparing reports for the Finance Committee meetings • Maintaining income/expenditure accounts for the international bank account (ongoing), including keeping support and obtaining an independent verification of the accounts (annual) • Preparing the annual international budget alongside the international advisers (annual) • Raising payments on behalf of trip leaders and requesting authorisation from the

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Finance Committee Member Required

01/10/18

We are looking for a volunteer who has financial experience to join the County Finance Committee from January 2019.  This role involves attending around 4 meetings per year.  If you have a background in finance and are interested in this role, please email County Office.

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Task & Finish Volunteers Required

01/09/18

We are looking for 2 Volunteers (not trainers) to join our Residential Training Weekend Committee to help organise this exciting weekend. This is open to anyone aged 18+ regardless of their guiding experience. We are looking for enthusiasm and fresh ideas! Our first meeting is on 19th September in Hemel Hempstead. If you are interested please contact Sue Beswick at cc@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk

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County Awards Nominations Process Now Open

02/07/18

The nomination process is now open for Awards recognising outstanding service and those who have gone that extra mile for Girlguiding Hertfordshire.   These recognise and reward the work that our volunteers do which is over and beyond their roles in Girlguiding Hertfordshire. Each nominee for a County Award should be proposed and seconded by members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire and approved by the appropriate Commissioner, who must not be either the proposer or seconder and not related to any party. Nomination forms can be downloaded here in either Word or PDF. You do not have to specify which

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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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County Awards Evening 2018

09/05/18

At the 2018 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

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HertsAdventure18 Badge Competition

01/03/18

Badge Competition Thank you to all who entered the HertsAdventure18 design a badge competition. The judges had a tough choice to make and in the end decided to create the camp badge using a combination of entries. The main base for the design came from Mabel (age 8) from 1st Flamstead Brownies, to which some ideas from a few other entries were added to generate the final badge design. Congratulations to Mabel and well done to Niamh (12) from 8th Rickmansworth Guides and Imogen (15), Eleanor (15) and Katie (17) from Rickmansworth and Chorleywood Senior Section whose entries formed part of the final

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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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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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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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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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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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Herts Guide Centre Ebay Shop Sales Volunteer Required

As well as having the Shop in the Guide Centre we also have an Ebay shop.  We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to

Free Golf Sessions from Herts Golf Development

Free 5 week golf lessons course with SRWGOLF at Radlett Golf Centre Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October and 3rd

Herts Guide Centre Management Committee Member Required

Would you be interested in volunteering to become a member of the Herts Guide Centre Management Committee? You would be

Equaliteas Badges

If any units ran an Equaliteas event and are interested in an Equaliteas Badge, please contact Nicola Day by

Curry Night - HGC Fundraising Event

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at Abbots Tandoori, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AB 7.00pm for 7.30pm Come and join us to help raise

Community Armistice Day Commemorative Event

Saturday 10 November 2018 at Cottered Village Hall, Cottered, Buntingford, SG9 9QW An evening is planned at the Village Hall

Wellies & Wristbands at Foxlease

The 3rd Royston (Methodist) Guides are travelling to Wellies and Wristbands at Foxlease in August and are looking for a unit to

Switzerland 2019

Saturday 3 August - Saturday 10 August 2019 An exciting opportunity for international travel to Adelboden, Switzerland for

The Gambia 2019

Are you interested in international travel with Girlguiding Hertfordshire? Will you be over 18 and under 26 in April 2019? 

Uganda Friendship 2018 Challenge Badge

In August 2018, three Leaders and twelve young women from Girlguiding Hertfordshire will travel to Uganda where they will

Guiding memorabilia

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

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