**The Region Office will be closed on Monday 20th September for staff training.**
Region staff have now returned to work at St Ann's on a rota basis. Although we may not all be in the office every day, we can be contacted on our direct dial numbers - click here.
We regret we are unable to welcome visitors to St Ann's without a prior appointment. Please help to keep the staff safe by adhering to this policy.
A reminder that all the Region's resources and badges are available from our online shop - click here (please bear with us as despatch and delivery might be slightly delayed).
We were thrilled that the Region’s first post-pandemic, face-to-face event was able to go ahead on Saturday 11th September with the Region’s Annual Compass Award Presentation at the White Hart Hotel in Salisbury.
We are very excited to announce the arrival of our new badge to celebrate Christmas 2021! Priced at £1.00 plus postage and packing, our very cheerful tree is perfect as a Christmas stocking filler or as a thank you to unit helpers and supporters.
Last year's badge was hugely popular and this one is already selling fast so be sure to place your order early to avoid disappointment!
Click here to go to our online shop.
Thank you for buying through the Region's online shop. The revenue raised through shop sales helps us to provide opportunities, events and trainings for our volunteers and girl members. We are grateful for your continuing support.
We are offering some exciting new opportunities for you to join the Region Team as a paid staff member, or to take on a new Volunteering role.
Click here to find out more!
Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who has been taking part in The Great Region Ramble. You have now covered 12,560 miles - which is 11 laps of the Region - an amazing effort!
Olivia Cox, the Region's Deputy Chief Commissioner, has covered 165 miles, as have 1st Carisbrooke Guides. Brilliant!
Stuck at home and unable to get out for a walk? Put on your favourite music and try walking on the spot in the garden or in the kitchen. There are some great walking exercise classes available online and you can clock up several miles without leaving the house!
Every Unit should have a minimum of one Leader with a current 1st Response qualification and it is a requirement for a First Aider to be present at any Guiding activity. If you are a Leader whose qualification has expired during lockdown, or you are a Leader-in-Training and need 1st Response to complete your Leadership Qualification, help is at hand!Read more ...
Two e-learnings are available from Girlguiding which Leaders would find useful.Read more ...
New checklists and risk assessments are being issued by Girlguiding with the return to face-to-face Unit meetings, and Region are offering support for Commissioners who are signing these off for the first time.Read more ...