Girlguiding Gloucestershire December 2015
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Girlguiding Gloucestershire Newsletter - December 2015

We're getting there!

The new newsletter has now had two outings and we're still tweaking things as a result of your feedback so thank you for embracing the new look and for offering your ideas along the way. Please continue to send your content for the newsletter/website to The deadline for the next newsletter is 14th December for the next release on 28th December (even Christmas won't get in our way!). The M&C team assume that all photos sent our way have already been checked for photo permissions. Please be mindful of this before you send any items to us and ensure you have the correct permissions first.
From the County Commissioners
Read the latest message from the County Commissioners who, amongst other things, share news of the Blue Peter Record-breaking attempt, Helen's visit to the WAGGGS World Conference on Growing Guiding as well as sending their Christmas wishes to you all.
Activities & Adventure
This month we're launching the Bubbs Hill Bash 2016. This is a challenge weekend for Guides. Check out the special website for full details. We're also in need of adult and Senior Section volunteers for this event, details also on the website. This is not just for Guide Leaders!
Adult Support
Details of Safe Space trainings are are available plus the One Stop Training Weekend application form along with details of days/times of sessions throughout the weekend is available for Leaders-in-Training to start booking up.
We also have an update from County ALQ Coordinator, Ann, about how to process new Leaders, Safe Space requirements and much more.
Deer Park News
2015 has been a busy year at Deer Park. Find out how you can get involved in 2016 from booking the indoor or camping facilities, volunteering at badge skills days or Thinking Day activity sessions. Also meet OB, the newest member of the team.
Deer Park will be closed from 12th December to 4th January. Emails will be checked periodically during this time.
Data Protection
Our Data Protection Adviser, Karen, shares some top tips about Data Protection, gleaned from the Girlguiding Property Conference.
Growing Guiding
Find out about Helen's visit to the WAGGGS Growing Guiding Conference, how Morrison's are able to help and check out where the vacancies are in the County - do you know someone who could help?
Plus the latest updates for all Leaders & Commissioners regarding GO, DBS and Join Us.
Marketing & Communications - To do & photo
Have you Liked our Facebook Page? Have you followed us on Twitter? Are you a member of our Secret Facebook Group? To access the group email the County Commissioners with your name & unit name and you will receive an invitation via email.
Trefoil Guild
The Guilds have working hard to knit these gorgeous litte hats for the Innocent Smoothie & Age UK campaign. Find out more about the Queen's Guide who got them all inspired to join in
Youth Participation
The Senior Section Spectacular events are all open for bookings. The include the Four Capitals Adventure, the National Spark event as well as the latest added to the list, the Paint-It-Yourself Pottery in December. Sign up now before it's too late!

County Team Vacancy

County Water Sports Adviser

Do you like playing around on or in the water? Would you like to get involved in getting the girls out on or in the water? We have a vacancy in the Outdoor Team for a Water Sports Adviser. If you have an interest or skills in boating, kayaking, sailing, swimming and/or water safety please contact Val Thomas.

Join the Marketing & Communications Team

The Marketing & Communication team keep the County and the wider world informed about what's going on in the County. We have people who update the website, create the monthly newsletter, update social media (primarily Facebook & Twitter), take photographs at County events, write press releases and much more. We're looking for people to help us with these tasks. If you have skills in any of these areas and would like to work mostly from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you please get in touch. Email the News Team

Other News from around the County

1st Yorkley Brownies and 11th Cheltenham Brownies took part in the Children in Need record breaking cape challenge!
Members of all sections and from all corners of the County came together to juggle, ride unicycles, try drumming & singing, write poetry and more.
Congratulations to Sue Haines who was presented with her 40 years service award.
WAGGGS Growing Guiding Conference
Find out all about Helen's trip to the WAGGGS Growing Guiding Conference.

Dates for your Diary

Are these upcoming events in your diary?
  • 29th - 31st January 2016 - One Stop Training Weekend at Deer Park
  • 4th February 2016 - Safe Space Training in Sharpness
  • 26th - 28th February 2016 - PGL Leaders' weekend
  • 5th - 8th April 2016 - Four Capitals Adventure
  • 16th April 2016 - County Training Day in Tetbury
  • 13th - 15th May 2016 - Camper Badge weekend at Deer Park
  • 21st May 2016 - Deer Park Friends Day & Barn Darn
  • 25th - 26th June 2016 - Bubbs Hill Bash at Deer Park
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