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We are looking for a volunteer aged 18-30 to join the Region Awards Sub-committee, plus three people to take over from the Region's amazing Safeguarding Team - a Lead Volunteer and two Assistant Lead Volunteers.

Click here to find out more about all four vacancies which close on 31st July 2021.

St Ann's Manor

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).


The Great Region Ramble Badge

We have now clocked up over 4,394 miles on The Great Region Ramble, which is almost four laps of the Region!  Wiltshire South are leading the way having covered 627 miles - including 79 miles walked by 2nd Tidworth Brownies.  Brilliant!

Don't stop rambling while you are on your holidays: that stroll along the beach, visit to a stately home or National Trust property, or day spent in a National Park or exploring a cathedral city, all those steps count towards the total.  So whether you are at home or abroad, remember to keep a tally and let us know how far you have covered.

Laura Cottey

The Region's Chief Commissioner has announced her new Team.  Laura Cottey will be joined by two Deputy Chief Commissioners - Racheal Tattum from Dorset, and Olivia Cox who guides in both Somerset and Hampshire East.  You will be able to find out more about Racheal and Olivia in the Region's July Newsletter.*

Laura and her team would like to meet you and say 'hello'!  If you are holding a unit meeting, District or Division meeting or any kind of volunteer gathering or get together online and you would like the Team to join you, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the date and time of the meeting and a name and contact details. 

In the meantime, the Chief Commissioner Team have launched their own Twitter account @GGSWEChiefTeam . They hope Leaders will pass this information on to their Units so that girls along with their parents and carers can also stay more closely in touch with Laura, Racheal and Olivia.

*  If you are a Leader and are not receiving the Region's monthly Newsletters, you are missing out on information which is vital to you in your role.  Click here to find out more.


If you place an order on the Region's online shop which comes to more than £60.00 before postage and packing is added, you will be eligible for a 10% discount.  Call Lucy on 01722 343183 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

Click here to go to our online shop and enjoy a browse!

Useful Information

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    1st Response Training

    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 ...  
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    New Checklists and Risk Assessments - Help for Commissioners

    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 ...  
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    Inclusion - E-learning Opportunities

    Two relatively new e-learnings are available from Girlguiding which Leaders would find useful.

    Read more ...

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