Our County

Girlguiding North Yorkshire West covers the Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Skipton and Settle areas and ensures that the Guiding opportunities we provide are as varied as the interests of our members.

Why Girlguiding?


With guiding girls have fun, adventure and the space to discover their potential. They go to their first ever sleepover, canoe on rivers, learn about body confidence, and lead their own camp. Or sometimes they simply have fun and try new things with friends!


From climbing and abseiling, to learning how to survive in the wilderness, Girlguiding gives girls a chance to push their boundaries. Girls learn to work as a team to reach their goal - whether that's orienteering their way out of a forest, or building a raft to take them across a lake!


We offer a space for girls and young women to try new things, help other people and discover their passions and talents. All while having fun with a ready-made group of friends!

Skills for Life

Girls take what they do in guiding with them as they grow up. Everything from working in a team, to taking the lead, to speaking out on issues they care about. It helps them develop the skills and confidence to become the young women they want to be. And to make a difference to the world around them.