Come and have your say weekend…

To All Girlguiding Leeds adult volunteers,

This is your opportunity to make suggestions, voice any concerns and help form the future of guiding in Leeds in a positive and structured manner.

Our volunteers are the most important part of guiding in Leeds and we would like to invite you to come along and have your voice heard at our drop-in weekend.  Please call in and spare us half an hour of your time (or a bit longer if you can).

We would like to meet as many volunteers as possible that represent units from across the whole of Leeds – we’ll even provide a cup of tea (coffee/juice) and a biscuit!

I’ll be there with other members of the County Team and we really look forward to meeting as many of you as can make it.

Louise Flynn (County Commissioner Designate)

When and Where:

  • Saturday 19 October – between 10.30am – 3.30pm

Faithful+Gould’s Offices, 3100 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB (near The Springs retail park)

  • Sunday 20 October – between 11am – 3.30pm

The Trefoil Centre, 16a Morris Lane, Leeds LS5 3JD


The FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield have converted to cash free payments at their food concessions.  Knowing that this will have an impact on girls attending the Big Gig, Girlguiding have negotiated provision of a limited number of cash payment outlets.

It would, however, be a good idea to share with your local volunteers that this is the case so they can be prepared (there is, for example an app they could download which would allow them to make cashless payments on behalf of their group).  Information about this and everything else they need to know to prepare for the event can be found on the Information for Leaders page on the Girlguiding website.  Information will be coming out within the next week to the people who have put their names forward to volunteer.

Can you help?

5th Roundhay Brownies (Oakwood, near Roundhay Park, Leeds) need leaders to save the unit from closure.

Careers are taking some of the existing leaders away from Leeds, and changes in circumstances for the rest of us mean we will very reluctantly have to close the unit at the end of this term if we can’t find leaders to take over.

We are currently a small unit, but with a waiting list of girls from two Rainbow units in the District, numbers are set to increase from January. The unit is solvent and meets on Thursday in a well appointed room with plenty of storage for the unit’s resources. There is a supportive group of parents prepared to help on an ad hoc basis.

If you are interested in helping this unit with a 70 year history to continue to deliver inspiring Guiding to the girls of North East Leeds please get in touch with us at

County Training Weekend 2020

When: 28 February – 1 March 2020

Where: Waddow Hall, Clitheroe

Cost: £55

What: Adventure….Girls Can!

The aim of the weekend is to re-energise and inspire you with new and adventurous programme ideas that can be used both within and outside of your unit meetings.  Come along, meet new friends and enjoy the hospitality of Waddow Hall.

Limited places available – so book now!

Please complete the booking form below and return with your payment to the County Administrator at The Trefoil Centre, 16a Morris Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3JD

2020 County Training Weekend Booking Form

Flyer: County weekend 28Feb – 1March 2020

Scope Role Models

Scope Role Models is a programme which offers free personal, social and health education (PSHE) sessions on disability to secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs in West Yorkshire. 89% of students felt less awkward about disability after attending.

Sessions are hosted by a Scope member of staff and co-facilitated with a disabled role model volunteer.  They consist of:

  • a talk about how attitudes and stereotyping impact the lives of disabled people.
  • question and answer time with the students.

Dispel myths and challenge perceptions around disability with Scope Role Models.

For more information, contact Emma:

  • Email:
  • Tel: 07776 650740


Please see the attached for a new education programme that Freedom4Girls are delivering in partnership with Getaway Girls.The programme focuses on Menstrual Health Management and confidence building, supporting young people who menstruate with confidence and self-esteem in their experience of periods.
Should you require more information about this service, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria at Freedom4Girls –

Anna McNuff

Anna McNuff – Speaking at West Wakefield Methodist Church: 

Girlguiding Waterton Westgate would like to invite you to the following event: 

What is it?

Anna McNuff is an adventurer and Girlguiding Ambassador who is currently running the length of the UK barefoot, and would like to meet as many Girlguiding members as possible during her trip.

She is passing through Wakefield on the 17th August, and we have invited her to West Wakefield Methodist Church about her life and her adventures. Anna’s talk will cover her previous adventures, and will encourage all to greet new challenges head on, and to view each one as an opportunity to learn and grow.

We would like to invite you, the local Guiding Community to join us to meet Anna, and hear about her life as an adventurer. She will provide approximately an hours talk, including a Q & A session. Anna is also willing to sign any of her books. Refreshments will also be served afterwards.

 Where and When:

17th August 2019

Doors open 5.30: Talk 6 – 7.00pm

West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8UR

 How Much:

The talk will be free to attend, however we would like to suggest a voluntary donation of £2, which will be donated to Girlguiding.

 Who is it for:

As this is a talk, rather than an activity, we recommend it is suitable for Brownie age upwards. Please make a decision as a unit how you would like to advertise to your group – we suggest either inviting girls and their parents (Which requires no consent forms), however you may prefer to organise to attend as a unit (Which means you will need to arrange consent forms and a home contact). Leaders, Trefoil Guild Members, Supporters are very welcome to attend without girls!

We have to provide expected numbers to Anna’s team at the beginning of August, so please could you let me know expected numbers by July 31st on

Fundraising Opportunity

The reason for my contact today is to promote a free fundraising project that we have been running for about 7 years now.

Please see the flyer below which hopefully tells the story, but effectively:

  • Zero cost to any children’s group
  • Minimal input/effort required from group leaders
  • All orders & payments taken online
  • Up to 20% commission for the individual group running the scheme.

We worked with over 85,000 children last Christmas with groups from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and some groups received over £800 commission.

I’m sure you have questions so please do ask.

Kind regards


P.S. You can see more at

My Child’s Art Fundraising for childrens Groups

Poppy Quest

The Royal British Legion are hosting an event and wondered whether Girlguides would like to get involved? Poppy Quest has just taken place in London this weekend which a few guide groups came along and took part in and had a great time. We are hosting the same event in Liverpool and Birmingham and would love to have more Girlguide groups getting involved!

Poppy Quest is a 10k sponsored ‘discovery’ walk suitable for all ages and abilities. Participants will be armed with a map to navigate our trail around the city and a set of questions to answer en route, which will get them to explore the city’s rich history. Participants can walk solo, as part of a group with friends and family, or even with their dog!

Attached are both flyers to the Birmingham and Liverpool event, and included below is the link to the Birmingham event page below for more information.




My name is Victoria and I am the Education Project Manager for charity Freedom4Girls. Freedom4Girls are a UK based charity working across leeds, West Yorkshire and East Africa, supporting young women and girls with access to a choice of free, safe, menstrual protection and an education programme that focuses on confidence building and self esteem around periods.

We would love to partner with any of the Girl Guides groups in Leeds to not only provide a supply of free products but to also deliver the education programme for your beneficiaries.
We have so far delivered to a number of youth groups and have received amazing feedback from the groups about their satisfaction with the programme and the support they feel from receiving the programme.

If this is something you and any of the Leeds groups are interested in, please do contact me and we can possibly arrange a meeting to discuss options.

Many thanks for your time
Kind regards