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Latest edition – June 2024

Welcome to summer!

I am sure many of you will have started to plan your summer events and activities; this is my favourite term in Girlguiding. We had an amazing day at Williams Den with 335 Brownies and volunteers from across the county. The sun was shining (for a change) and there was sand and water and lots of wet, happy, smiling Brownies.  We had ice-creams, with far too many flavours to choose from; it all resulted in a very happy and successful day out.   Thank you to everyone who made it happen.

We are now looking forward to the Guide and Ranger camp at Murton Park 21-23 June 2024. 170 young people and volunteers will be camping out on the longest day of the year – 21 June.  We are hoping for a dry and sunny weekend. Look out for the photos on our social media.

A date for your diary for Rainbow Units – Sunday 1 December 2024.  The Santa Experience at Muton Park. Look out for more information in September. It was an amazing day last year – it even snowed for us!

On Saturday 1 June Girlguiding NYS had a stall at York Pride.  The Knavesmire was filled with so much joy, so much colour, so many positive people, young and old celebrating the diversity of our community. Our stand had lots of visitors, many had lovely comments about the place Girlguiding has in their local area, several said how pleased they are to see an organisation as old as Girlguiding moving forward to embrace the challenges faced by our young people.

Great job everyone.

Lesley & Alison

Alison Cunningham and Lesley Strathie

County commissioners

York Food Festival 2024

York Food Festival will be running from the 20th-29th of September. The organisers have offered to arrange workshops free of charge for your unit, focusing on different aspects of cookery and food science. These hands on workshops can be tailored to your groups needs from a full meeting to quicker sessions. Activities can be catered across age ranges and can be altered to work around the program. Please email admin@yorkfoodfestival.com for further details

WYS Programme training!

When: 26th June 2024, 6.30 – 9pm

What: A range of sessions including outdoor activities, incorporating the Promise into activities for your unit and 5 minute activities

Where: Wysholme / Emley Community Centre

Cost: £5pp (this is a legitimate unit expense)

All relevant information including bookings here Girlguiding West Yorkshire South events

Upcoming First Response Training

We are running a full First Response training on the following dates:

14 September 2024 10am – 4pm at White Rose House, Wheldrake


Blended training is available on 7th and 14th November 2024 for Module 1, 7pm – 9pm at NEE Office, and modules 2 & 3 6.30pm – 9.30pm via Zoom.


The cost of the training is £5. If you’d like to book a place email Elizabeth

Almost 2000 people attended our St George’s Celebration events this year. We want to hear feedback from both young people and adult volunteers. This will help us guide our strategy for next year’s event. 

Fill in our form here before the end of June

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