Thank you for volunteering with Girlguiding. The time you give means that we can have a positive impact on the lives of more girls and young women across the UK.
Anglia is one of Girlguiding's 10 countries and regions and the region to which your county belongs. Here in Anglia, we know just how lucky we are to have so many amazing volunteers, managing units, supporting each other and inspiring our girls. Our volunteers and staff work to provide volunteers with a superb support network through their counties, with the intention of helping everyone develop existing skills, learn new ones, and gain qualifications.
Our programme is the foundation of what girls do in guiding. There’s a huge range of activities to try, plenty of badges to earn, and loads of ways to develop new skills.
Designed and created with girls, our programme is packed full of fun, adventure, and variety. And it supports girls to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves and be the best they can be.
Visit the Girlguiding webpage to learn more about our 6 themes and contact our shop, for advice on resources such as badge books, badges and unit meeting activity packs.
Our Promise links us, within this diverse movement, with 10 million members across 150 countries in the world.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. It was founded in 1928 as the umbrella organisation for guiding and girl scouting associations around the world.
Today WAGGGS has links with many other organisations, including the United Nations and in 2021 was even nominated alongside Scouting for the Nobel peace prize.
Being part of an established organisation means our units benefit from amongst other things; access to a custom database for unit records, insurance cover, a 'pick-up-and-go programme, experienced mentors and policies for non-programme activities and or course safeguarding training and support.
All information is available on the Girlguiding webpages for running your unit. If you have any questions speak to your county advisor for the subject, available through the communication area of your GO log on, or contact us at the region office to find the best person to speak to.
Training is available to all members whether you are a unit leader, unit helper, administrator, treasurer, or one of the many other essential roles across Girlguiding. Provided by our specially trained volunteers, courses such as first aid will be organised locally by counties as you will need to meet physically, but others such as A Safe Space are run at region or national level via interactive workshops. This allows us to offer members a far greater choice of dates and times and you can meet other members from across the UK and beyond.
Visit the region and county web page under the member support menu for region and county training or access the training area on your GO log on for training and webinars available nationally.
By signing up for marketing preferences within your GO and for region and county emails, you will receive our monthly Sign Post e-newsletter, which is full of opportunities for you and your unit as well as updates and links.
For 2021, as part of Anglia's 50th Birthday, newsletters include information about the 50th Birthday challenge, Buzz about Anglia, as well as spotlight blogs where you can find out more about each of the region's counties.
Check out our blog menu for all past information as well as our resources section for all previous newsletters.
If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss these with your local leader or commissioner. If you are not sure how to contact either of them, you can call or email Sarah, our Membership Support Administrator, within the Anglia region office who will be able to point you in the right direction.