Past Events

We like to get together as a county when we can, checkout what we’ve been up to below!

24-26th March 2023 – NYS takes over Waddow!

After some cancellations, postponements and other hiccups since the start of their term of office, Alison & Lesley (county commissioners) arranged for over 50 volunteers from across the county to take part in the 2023 county training weekend.

The residential training weekend took place at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, and included section trainings, a ‘NYS marketplace’, inclusivity and LDP trainings, amongst the social elements of “Silly Bingo” and the “Escape Room”! Lots of fun and laughter were had, with many memories made … just ask any of us about the clock, ducks or gnome!

Special thanks goes to the organising committee (Sally, Emma, Ann & Jeni) as well as a special congratulations to Judith Bellamy who was presented with her Laurel Award certificate!

County Thanks and Recognition Event – July 2022

More than 80 members of Girlguiding North Yorkshire South came together on 16th July to celebrate the last year of achievements. They were joined by local dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of York, Sheriff of York and Lisa Winward, the Chief Constable for North Yorkshire.

The highlights of the event, which was held at The Grand in York, were an inspirational talk by guest speaker Veronica Bird, the UK’s first female prison governor, and the presentation of a 60 years service award to County Vice President Molly Stainthorpe.

County Camp – June 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, more than 100 members of North Yorkshire South participated in a County Camp at Glenbrook over the June bank holiday weekend 2022.

Activities included lighting a Jubilee beacon, several camp fire singing sessions, games, crafts and tucking into camp donuts. Several Girlguiding dignitaries visited and those gathered enjoyed watching the steam train pass by.

St George’s Day, York Minster – April 2022

2,000 Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Squirrels, Rangers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from York and the surrounding area came together on Sunday 24th April to honour St George who is the Patron Saint of Scouting. The day commenced with a procession from Clifford’s Tower to York Minster with a return after the service.

Rainbows Santa Special – December 2021

We were delighted to welcome the return of the popular Santa Express trip for the County’s Rainbow Units. County Commissioner Lesley Strathie also used the opportunity to present Vina Gillham with her 50 years long service award.

York Remembrance Parade – November 2021

A group of Guides, Rangers and Young Leaders attended the York Remembrance Day Parade on behalf of the County, while other more localalized events took place in Tadcaster and Selby, among others.

County Thanks and Recognition Event – July 2021

The sun shone down on this year’s Thanks and Recognition event which brought together leaders from across the County to thank them for their hard work and dedication to Girlguiding. In addition to presenting awards, a fun series of activities were planned as it was the first time many of us had seen each other in a long time!