For your Guiding event, to help spread the word!
The chatterbox is a cute activity that is sure to spark some nostalgia, and the friendship bracelet template can be easily printed on card - for use with embroidery thread to make gorgeous bracelets. Your guests can take these away and then have something to remember their day - featuring the 'Join Us' web address.
Available from the Region's online shop are posters to help recruit adult volunteers across all sections. Each one has a row of tear-off slips providing any potential new volunteers with contact details, plus a QR code which can be used to download all the necessary information quickly and easily. Pop the posters up at your local shop, doctor's surgery, village hall, etc and wait for the calls to come flooding in!
The posters come in packs of five and are free of charge, although postage is payable. Click here to go to the Region's Online Shop.
Hear from Zahra first hand, how she has successfully used Girlguiding South West England grant funds to open a brand new Ranger unit: 1st Bearwood Rangers.
"We opened our ranger unit in October 2022, as we had lots of young leaders and Duke of Edinburgh that wanted something just for them. Our unit has now grown to 8 Rangers. Some of these have never been in Guiding before. Over our first term as a leader, I explored all the Ranger programme and completed my Ranger Module 1 which I was able to complete in half a term.
The concept of Lone guiding has existed almost as long as Girlguiding – the first Lone Guide Company was established in 1912 by Agnes Baden-Powell. Lone members work towards the Girlguiding programme in their own time, using friends or family for group activities, and accessing resources and support from Leaders via email or through the post.
Our Region challenge is inviting you to SHARE all the wonderful things you do in Girlguiding! We want you to Shout out about the amazing things you do with your units, share lots of Happy news stories, Advertise your unit, Reach out to your community and Encourage new members to join us.
Welcome to the Girlguiding South West England social media toolkit! This toolkit has been created to help you make the most out of your social media presence and engage with your community online. It is a work in progress, and we will be adding more and more content all the time, so please do keep checking back for updates.
Social media is an important part of today's world and it can be a powerful tool for Girlguiding. By using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, you can reach out to potential members, keep current members informed and engaged, and promote your local events and activities.
Is one of your volunteers heading off to University in September? Are they going to a University within the South West Region?
If yes, please help us to take steps to ensure they can stay in Guiding (if that's what they would like to do!). Our Region team can contact the relevant person in Guiding in the area that they are moving to, and help them get set up and feel warmly welcomed. We would love for our wonderful members to carry on their Guiding journey throughout their studies, and experience a smooth transition process.
The following top tips will help leaders encourage girls to transition to the next Section. If you have any ideas of your own which you would like to share, send an e-mail to us at
We know that sometimes our volunteers would like to take on extra roles or try something new. This leaflet is designed to show you some of the other opportunities available to you as a volunteer within Girlguiding. Many of them are very flexible and could fit in around other commitments you may already have.
Whatever volunteer role you’re currently in, we are grateful for all you’re doing and would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. The time you give to help girls and young women have such great experiences in Guiding really does make a difference.