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Girlguiding North Yorkshire West covers the Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Skipton and Settle areas and ensures that the Guiding opportunities provided are as varied as the interests of our members. From residentials and camps to outdoor activities...

Adult volunteers

Girlguiding enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world. Register your interest in volunteering and find out more about opportunities local to you.

Brownies

Brownies are one of the largest and most popular sections within Girlguiding UK and offer fun and friendship to girls aged 7-10 years. Brownies work in small groups, called Sixes and have their own Sixer and Second. The Six gives each Brownie her...

County team

With so many opportunities, there are lots of people involved in making Girlguiding North Yorkshire West ‘happen’. Contact us: info@girlguidingnyw.org.uk

Guides

Guides work towards Challenge badges, each one takes about twelve months to complete, bringing together all the different bits of Guides and celebrating her achievements. Once a Guide has two Challenge badges and two Interest Badges, she may choose...

Harrogate East

Girlguiding Harrogate East is the smallest of the divisions and covers the Starbeck and Woodlands area of Harrogate. We have Rainbow Brownie and Guide units in our Division, led by adults and Young leaders who give their time and enthusiasm to make...

Harrogate North & Nidderdale

Girlguiding Harrogate North and Nidderdale Division covers the Bilton and Coppice areas of Harrogate together with Pateley Bridge, Summerbridge and Upper Nidderdale as well as the villages of Birstwith, Dacre, Darley and Hampsthwaite. Each year...

Harrogate South West

Girlguiding Harrogate South West is the largest of the three Divisions in the Harrogate area. It covers the centre of the Harrogate, Harlow Hill and St Mark’s area to Rossett, Pannal, Burn Bridge and the outlying villages of Spofforth, Follifoot, K...

Knaresborough

Girlguiding Knaresborough Division is very successful and popular and currently has very active Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, and Senior Section Units. We have been lucky to have the 1st Knaresborough Guide unit running continually since 1919. Knaresborough...

Leaders

Leaders have fun too! In order to become a Leader in Girlguiding UK you need to complete a short Leadership Qualification. With a mentor who is there to support you, you will work through a series of clauses and trainings whilst you work in a unit setting,...

Our History

Girlguiding North Yorkshire West was first formed on the 1st November 1973. Joan Wilson was our first County Commissioner, followed by Ann Kayes, Tricia Ward, Barbara Dixon, Margaret Lawson, Elaine King, Norah Roberts and currently Sue Mackay. The...

Peer Educators

Peer Educators are young women aged 14-26 who are trained as peer educators. Peer Educators are available within Guiding to run sessions for Brownie, Guide, Senior Section and adult groups on a variety of topics that affect them including: Sessions...

Rainbows

Rainbows are the youngest section in Girlguiding UK and are aged 5-7 years old. We have our own uniform of red trousers or shorts and a jacket with a pale blue shirt and our own Promise; “I Promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs an...

Ripon

The three Districts which make up Girlguiding Ripon - Ripon East, Ripon West and Boroughbridge, stretch from Masham to Burton Leonard and out to Boroughbridge and Kirby Hill. We have many rural units meeting in the local villages, some units in church...

Senior Section

The Senior Section offers fun, friendship and opportunities for members aged 14-25. This may be through many roles including as members of Senior Section or Ranger units, as Young Leaders, Leaders in Training, Leaders of units or Peer educators. Opportunities...

Skipton & Settle

Spread over a large area, Girlguiding Skipton and Settle Division covers Lothersdale to Cowling, Skipton to Embsay, Threshfield to Gargrave and Long Preston. We offer Rainbows from 5 years, Brownies from 7, Guides from 10 years and Senior Section...

Trefoil Guild

The Trefoil Guild adds another dimension to guiding and is open to all aged 18+. Offering practical help to Girlguiding UK in many ways, Trefoil Guild members support guiding worldwide and live the spirit of guiding. Within North Yorkshire West we...

Becoming a trainer

Girlguiding UK is always looking out for new, enthusiastic and creative Trainers. The process of becoming a Trainer is much like gaining your Adult Leadership Qualification… except it’s all about Training! You will be assigned a Tutor and through reg...

Cookie Policy

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Friends of Guiding

So, Guiding is all about friends and we all enjoy meeting new people. We are keen to reach out and include those who aren’t full members but who also have an interest in who we are and what we are doing. Some people have an interest in a particular e...

Get in touch

We want to hear from you, whether you are already a member and have some great new ideas, if there’s something you want advice on or if you want to get involved in an event we are running. We want to hear from Leaders and girls, but also we want to h...

Going away in Guiding

Going away in Guiding is often one of the most popular experiences for our members, and certainly one which provides the longest lasting memories! Girlguiding North Yorkshire West is the perfect place to take your unit or to visit if you are coming...

Birk Crag Centre Development

We are now planning for the future and the exciting redevelopment of Birk Crag Centre. Our aim is to create a space to grow Guiding, and to provide for our community of young people and charitable groups through the provision of multi-purpose spaces...

Birk Crag Residential Centre

Birk Crag Centre is the Residential and Training house of Girlguiding North Yorkshire West, situated in the heart of Harrogate. Only 15 minutes walk from the centre of town, train and bus stations and within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, York, the...

Hazel House

Hazel House is the headquarters of Girlguiding Ripon Division and is easily accessible in the centre of the small city of Ripon. The House offers meeting space, kitchen facilities and a super venue for unit sleepovers / residentials with lots to offer...

Girls

Girlguiding enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world. Register your daughter to join us for the first time, rejoin us or notify us of a change of address.

Pegasus Fund

Available to any girl needing assistance to pay for a trip/holiday or with need for extra care on the trip/holiday which would prohibit her from going. It is available for day trips, camps and holidays in the UK and open to any member of Girlguiding...

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Girlguiding North Yorkshire West uses and protects any information that you give Girlguiding North East England when you use this website. Girlguiding North Yorkshire West is committed to ensuring that your privacy ...

Volunteer Vacancies

Vacancies in the County team County Commissioners Angie & Jean welcome Hannah Walpole onto the County Team as       County Training & Development Adviser & Helen Cressey as County Outdoor Activities Adviser (OAA), Helen is joined by...
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