INTRODUCING YOUR NORTH YORKSHIRE SOUTH COUNTY TEAM
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Alison Cunningham OBE and Lesley Strathie MBE
In their role, Alison (right) and Lesley (left) are responsible for the smooth running of the county to ensure it continues to meet the evolving needs of all its members under the vision ‘a space for every girl’.
“We are always keen to hear about your adventures, whether at weekly meetings, online sessions or when you are away from home. If you have a story you would like us to hear just get in touch!”
Assistant county commissioner
Since January 2024, Alison & Lesley have been supported by Hannah as Assistant county commissioner. Hannah supports the smooth running of the county by leading on PR, communications, learning and development, and young member voice.
“I am really excited to support the county is this new role, and would love to chat with girls and volunteers from across the county to help understand any needs we can support with!”
Alison and Lesley are supported by a talented network of division commisioners, advisers and other specialists.
Division commissioner, Abbey
Responsible for Girlguiding in the Selby area and driving adventures and opportunities for Girlguiding.
Division commissioner, Tower
Responsible for supporting and empowering Girlguiding across Heworth, Heslington, Fulford, Stockton-on-the-Forest, Dunnington, Wheldrake and surrounding areas.
Division commissioners, Manor
Team leads for our local Guiding area and a point of reference for volunteers to ensure the smooth running of Girlguiding across Manor division.
Temporary division commissioner, Castle
Covering the areas served by the districts of Acaster and Towton.
Providing administrative support to NYS county commissioners and the county executive team, and undertaking ad-hoc tasks as directed.
County GO coordinator
Supports the county’s leaders and commissioners on GO related issues. I may not be able to answer every problem but can point volunteers in the right direction.
County outdoor activity adviser and Guiding development
Responsible for promoting all Girlguiding outdoor and adventure opportunities, including taking qualifications, providing advice and support where required.
County Trefoil Guild chair
Acts as a link for the County Trefoil Guilds to actively support Girlguiding NYS whenever possible.
County PR lead adviser
Responsible for the promotion of Girlguiding NYS activities, communications, the county website and other marketing requirements.
County residential adviser
Supports volunteers who would like to gain their Going Away licence so they can offer girls exciting residential opportunities.
County walking advisers
Responsible for promoting and advising on walking adventures and available to provide training to leaders and girls that wish to take it up.
County climbing adviser
Information and guidance on undertaking climbing activities with your Guiding units.
County international adviser
Supports volunteers and leaders attending international events.
Supports members and the county executive team with a multitude of different tasks, including event bookings, trainings and newsletter distribution.
Helps maintain the County Archive.
Supports the leaders in the county, acts as an ambassador for Girlguiding locally and provides advice when sought.
County youth forum lead volunteer
Provides support and guidance to our youth forum members, maintaining the link between young members and the county executive team.
County inclusivity advisers
Provide practical advice and support on maintaining an inclusive environment for all girls and volunteers.