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New Online Events Booking Site

We have launched a new online booking system which will be used for all future Region events and trainings. Ultimately this will be the only way to book places and we believe you will find it much quicker and more secure than sending personal information and payment through the post.

For large-scale events we will continue to offer the opportunity to secure places upon payment of a deposit and to spread the cost with regular instalments. If when making your booking you also pay online, you will receive immediate confirmation that your places have been allocated - an obvious advantage for events where numbers are limited. If you prefer, you will still be able to send a cheque to the office or pay by BACS, but your places will not be allocated until payment has been received. For bookings in respect of the Region Roadshows we will continue to ask that a cheque for £5.00 per person be sent to the Region Office as a returnable deposit. This payment cannot be made online.  For all events and trainings other than the Region Roadshows, you will need to enter a password in order to proceed with your booking. Send an e-mail to julie@ggswe.org.uk giving your name and membership number and we will reply to you with the password.

Please be aware that we will not be offering waiting lists in future, so if you want to be sure of attending an event or training, you will need to act promptly. Don't worry though, if you make a mistake or your numbers change after you have made your original booking, just contact the office and we will sort it for you. 

Click here to go to the new online events booking site. The new system is in its infancy so please bear with us over the next few months. If you have any questions or problems, contact Julie Brown on 01722 343180 or e-mail julie@ggswe.org.uk.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Groups for Activities and Events.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for International Trips and Challenge Events for Individual Participants

 

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Cross Boundary Training

In conjunction with your County/Island Commissioners, the Region has been exploring ways of offering our very busy Leaders more choice and flexibility when looking for training opportunities.

We appreciate how frustrating it can be to have to travel many miles within your own County to attend a training event, when something similar, or indeed, something different, might be on offer a short distance away in another County or Island. With this in mind it has been decided to introduce Cross Boundary Training and you will now have access to a full list of training opportunities which are available to you across the Region. The list will be regularly updated so remember to keep checking it.

If you are responsible for training within your County or Island, please make sure you submit the details to the Region Office using the form we have provided - click here to download. We hope that by opening up your trainings to Region Members outside your immediate County, your will find it easier to fill the places and avoid having to cancel trainings or run these at a loss; and of course, new faces may introduce some new ideas and help encourage cross boundary networking.

Remember that help with the costs associated with attending some trainings is available through the Leadership and Training Grant. Click here for more information.

Click here to download the list of trainings which are currently available across the Region.

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A Safe Space Training

A Safe Space (ASS) is the revised safeguarding training for all volunteers in Girlguiding. Each Unit is required to have at least one Unit Leader who has completed up to Level 3 of the ASS training which focuses on the safeguarding element. Most Leaders will achieve this by completing the revised Module 3 e-Learning and attending a face-to-face Level 3 training. However, Girlguiding will recognise a previous qualification, professional experience, or external training received in child or adult protection as a replacement for the face-to-face Level 3 training.

Click here for more information on the recognised prior learning and the assessment forms. Please read all the information carefully. Your completed assessment forms, along with certificates for your existing qualifications and prior training, and the certificates to confirm you have completed Modules 1 - 3 of the revised ASS e-Learning, should all be sent to the Region Office for the attention of Julie Brown - e-mail julie@ggswe.org.uk.

If you are the main contact in your Unit and have not received information regarding the ASS training which is taking place across the Region in 2018, please e-mail julie@ggswe.org.uk.

If you are not attached to a Unit but are responsible for running residentials, you will need to book a place on one of the training dates. Please download the information below.

A Safe Space Training 2018 Information Sheet.

A Safe Space Training 2018 Dates.

A Safe Space Training 2018 Reply Slip.

Dates and venues for the ASS training are included in the list of Cross Boundary Training opportunities which are available to you - see above. If you have missed the training in your County, there are a number of others taking place across the Region which you can attend.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.

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A Safe Space/New Programme Training 2019

Members at conferenceWe are now able to confirm the venues for the above training as follows - places will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis:

Saturday 5th January 2019, St Brendan's Sixth Form College, Bristol
Saturday 27th April 2019, Sarum Academy, Salisbury
Saturday 8th June 2019, Robert May's School, Odiham

You may attend any of the trainings irrespective of your County, although we would ask that you select the venue which is closest to where you live if possible. You can select just one of the sessions (morning from 10.00am - 1.00pm; afternoon from 2.00pm - 5.00pm), or you can choose to attend both and stay for the day - you will need to bring your own packed lunch.

A Safe Space Level 3 will be open to Commissioners and Unit Leaders who haven't yet attended a Level 3 face-to-face training. Please note that by the compliance deadline of December 2020, one Leader from each unit requires ASS Levels 1, 2 and 3. Leaders in Training who are working on Module 4 of the Leadership Qualification may also attend. This training is not open to Young Leaders.

The New Programme training is open to Commissioners, Unit Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Unit Helpers, Leaders in Training and Young Leaders. It is aimed at volunteers who have not already attended a New Programme training locally and will include an overview of the New Progamme and its component parts including themes, unit meeting activities, skills builders, interest badges and awards, as well as unit programe planning.

There will be no charge for these training events.

Click here to go to the online Events Booking Site to book your place which will require that you enter a password. Send an e-mail to julie@ggswe.org.uk giving your name and membership number and we will reply to you with the password.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.


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Walking Weekends and Trainings

Walking on DartmoorLevel 3 Walking Weekend, Friday 16th - Sunday 18th November 2018, Brecon Beacons National Park

An informal Level 3 walking opportunity to enable experienced walkers to extend their skills in Level 3 country and for those working on the Level 2 or Level 3 Walking Qualification to complete a logbook walk and/or gain further informal training and support from the Region's walking trainers - or just to enjoy a walk on the Black Mountain.

You will be staying at Ystradgynlais Guide HQ which provides basic indoor accommodation. There is a self-catering kitchen, plus toilets and a shower, but you will be sleeping on the floor and will need to bring your own bedding.

The fee for the weekend is £15.00 per person for accommodation only and the closing date is 19th October 2018.

Click here to download the flyer.

Click here to download the booking form.

The walking courses and leisure walking are for Adult and Senior Section Memabers aged over 18 and it is possible to apply for a Leadership and Training Grant towards the cost of the courses - click here for more information. If you are unsure which weekend is right for you, please speak to your County Walking Adviser or contact the Region Walking Adviser via the Region Office - e-mail helen@ggswe.org.uk .

Click here to go to the Girlguiding Website for full details of the countryside classifications and required qualifications.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.

 

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Region Roadshows 2019

Roadshow Badge 2019The Chief Commissioner invites adult and girl members and their families to join us at the 2019 series of Region Roadshows. Please remember that we are unable to accept unit bookings for these events and although there is no charge, a £5.00 returnable deposit is required for each place booked.

Flip Out, Wellington, Somerset
Saturday 26th January 2019 from 11.00am
Closing date, 3rd December 2018

This state-of-the-art trampoline adventure park offers a great opportunity for girls from all Sections and all skill levels to experience trampolining, free-running, gymnastics and more.
This event is only open to girl members, but Parents and Carers are invited to join the Chief Commissioner for refreshments while the girls take part in their hour long session.

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Monkey World, Wareham, Dorset
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Booking information and full details about the venue can be found on our new online Events Booking Site - click here.

If you have any questions or problems regarding the new booking system, please contact Julie Brown on 01722 343180 or e-mail julie@ggswe.org.uk.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Groups for Activities and Events.

 

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Booking Terms and Conditions

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Trainings, Activities and Events for Individual Participants.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for Groups for Activities and Events.

Click here to download the Booking Terms and Conditions for International Trips and Challenge Events for Individual Participants.

 

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