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SHARE is our termly magazine emailed to all our adult members opted into receiving marketing messages. The latest e-editions are available to view below.

It is packed with stories and photos of what everyone has been doing, from cake sales to camping, crafts and adventures, and from Rainbows to the Trefoil Guild.


Share 45, Spring Edition 2021


2020 editions

Share Now Online – available to View and Download

Keeping up with technology and communication trends; doing our part in protecting the environment and staying current for our members are all things we need to consider and therefore going forward Share will look slightly different.

There are many ideas, and it is likely that you will see Share coming to you in different formats and, as a result, on a more regular basis. This will enable you to digest the news and act on the exciting opportunities when they are relevant. We will continue to consult members and gather feedback. Please send any ideas you may have to [email protected]

To submit your story send us an email here

Photos: Please attach original photos with picture sizes of 1MB-3MB if possible as these reproduce best in Share. Mobile phone cameras take great photos so when sending in, please email each photo separately (so they are not condensed in size) and if prompted to, please ask for the photo to be sent in its original/actual size – anything around 1-3MB would be ideal. Click here for a step-by-step guide on sending photos.

Please note photos submitted may be used for Girlguiding Hertfordshire publicity.

Photo Permissions: For any photos submitted, please send a completed and signed Girlguiding Hertfordshire Photo consent form (for all adults featured in photographs provided) or a Leader Photo Permission form (confirming all girls featured in photographs have already provided their full photo consent).

Deadline to send articles for next edition is Friday 21 May 2021 – we would love to hear your stories about what you and your unit, district and division or Trefoil Guild have been up during Spring.

Latest News

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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Who is Your Pandemic Hero?

21st January 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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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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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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Geocaching

29/01/21

Attention geocachers!  Have you or members of your unit created any geocaches?  We would love to hear about it if you have. We aim to produce a list of all the Girlguiding caches so members can seek out those ones in particular. Please share your cache with us by emailing [email protected]

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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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Growth & Retention Working Group

08/10/20

The Growth & Retention team are on the lookout for new members to join the Growth & Retention Group.  Growth & Retention is about increasing the number of members in Hertfordshire. We would like to have members from a range of volunteer roles as well as members from different areas of the county and are looking for people who are enthusiastic and would like to make a difference to the future of Girlguiding Hertfordshire Please click here for a role description or contact Sally Settle, Assistant County Commissioner - Members via email: [email protected] for more

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