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New measures announced by the UK Government on 16th March 2020 around Coronavirus (COVID-19) advise against all non-essential travel and social contact.  As a result, we have taken the decision to close the Girlguiding South West England Region Office from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.

Girlguiding South West England's Chief Commissioner has recorded a heartfelt message of support for all the Region's members as we cope with the current Coronavirus pandemic.  Scroll to the bottom of this screen to see the video.  

The deadline for nominations to be considered at the next Region Awards Sub-committee is 20th April 2020.  While the current crisis continues, please submit your nominations for all Region and National Awards via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. rather than by post.  You can find more information about Awards and how to make a nomination by clicking here.  

Our followers on social media will have seen the Region's Easter Countdown Calendar and hopefully you are already having a go at the wide variety of activities which we will be posting every day and which can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Some of the activities will be taken from our Region resources, and others will be ideas which we have found for you online. 

For anyone who isn't on social media, the Calendar can be seen via our Facebook feed on this page without the need for an account - scroll to the bottom of the page to take a look!

Although unit meetings have had to stop until Coronavirus is under control, many of our Leaders are keeping in touch with their girls and are looking for ways to keep them busy at home.  We have added some activities from our Rustle, Bustle & Squeak Resource as free downloads for you to enjoy with your own families, or to pass on to girls in your unit.

Useful Information

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    Trainings Available to You in Other Counties and Islands

    Click here to download the list of trainings which will once again be available to you across the Region later in the year.  The list is regularly updated so please remember to keep checking it.

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    A Safe Space - Your Membership is at Risk!

    Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do in Girlguiding and our volunteers share an important responsibility to protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of our members. By the end of 2020 all volunteers are required to have the correct level of A Safe Space training for their role.  Volunteers who do not meet this requirement by December 2020 are putting their membership at risk.

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  • Grants from Girlguiding

    Added to the grants and loan funds available to help with the cost of attending trainings and conferences, to assist those suffering financial hardship to raise funds in order to attend an event, camp or international event, or to help groups with the cost of building or maintenance projects, is a new grant from the DofE Diamond Fund which is aimed at increasing the number of young members in disadvantaged areas working on their DofE Awards.  

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