In memory of Barbara Semmens

Barbara Semmens North Yorkshire South County Vice President.   Barbara came to York in the early 1970’s with her husband who was taking up the post of Deputy Curator of the Railway Museum, which was just opening. She and her husband had been Badge testers before coming to York and were again offering to do

Brownies on the air

You can catch Rebecca Cook, leader of 1st Rawcliffe Brownies, on BBC Radio York between 10-11am on Friday 1st September. She will be talking about her volunteer role as Branches Adviser (she is responsible for Guiding in the UK Overseas Territories) and Girlguiding – some of her Brownies have already been to BBC Radio York

Membership Systems Upgrade – All you need to know about GO

  Updates from the Girlguiding Membership Systems Upgrade – (click the link to go to the Girlguiding Website) If you have not received your email to log in to the GO training site,  please contact the Membership Systems Team on membershipsystems@girlguiding.org.uk  *IMPORTANT UPDATE*   Read-only period Before GO launches in August, there will be a four-week read-only

Construction Skills Day – 9 July 2017

The event was organised jointly by the Scout County Creative Activities Team and York Active Support in association with the York Guild of Building. Five Teams of Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Guide Senior Section built brick pizza ovens and then  cooked pizzas within them. The teams were taught the basic skills by the Guild members

Yorkshire Arboretum Visit – 11 June

1st Church Fenton Brownies had a fantastic day at the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard, thanks to Micki Stokoe for organizing it for the Brownies, Guides and Cubs who attended. It was an overcast day and had been raining a lot of the previous week, so we took wellies and waterproofs, but in the end

1st Copmanthorpe Brownies trip to Magic and Mayhem

On a wet weekend at the beginning of June, 7 Brownies and 2 leaders from 1st Copmanthorpe Brownies set off to Waddow Hall for 24 hours of Magic and Mayhem. The girls had a great time learning circus skills, dancing, climbing, grass sledging, archery, science crafts, magic shows, disco, campfire and inflatable fun. We couldn’t

Baden Powell Bivi Overnight – June 2017

BADEN POWELL BIVI OVERNIGHT   8 Guides from across the County went to Snowball Plantation from 24th – 25th June for a Bivi overnight event. We had 2 Guides from Haxby, 1 from Clifton Methodist, 4 from Poppleton and 1 from Tadcaster.  1 Guide counted this as her BP adventure the other Guides counted this as