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Newsletter July 2023

Well July already…. How did that happen?

What cracking weather we have had – an opportunity to do all the outside things.  Lets hope the dry weather continues (if a little less muggy) for the camping and holiday season.

So many of you are heading away with your units – thank you for giving up your holiday to give our young members a chance to experience holidays away from their families.  Our Brownies  go away as three units together to help us spread the load and I understand this year I am the white rabbit – constantly late for an important date!

Last week I went to the Gentian meal.  So lovely to meet with all the current and ex- leaders who have been awarded this special award.  The quiz was a bit too difficult this time – note for next year!

In the next week or so I will be visiting several Division meetings, going to the watersports events, learning to needlefelt and finalising the GAW taster camp.  With camps in mind we are thinking of a county camp on 2026.  There is a survey coming out for your to do with your girls or for them to do with their parents.  Please do answer it so we know if a County Camp is what people really want.

Finally, watch out for the last minute opportunity to take Brownies and Guides to Brownsea and the adults events that have been organised. 

I hope to see you at one event or another over the next few weeks. Come and say hi.


County Commissioner

First Response Evidence

Please could we remind those that need to present their 1st Response evidence to do so via this link

If you have a pin number for your profession, please submit this with your latest BLS/ILS/ALS certificate.

 (The form on that webpage will be updated shortly).

Equipment to Loan

With many activities and events happening over the summer, here’s a quick reminder that there are lots of resources available to borrow from county office that include…

Recruitment KitsIndoor ArcheryPromotional MaterialsBadge Making Kit
Musical Instruments
EncousticsCircus SkillsPyrographyJengaGazebo

To view the full range, fees and how to reserve please visit the website.

Alternatively you may email the county office if you have any questions.

Gold Awards

There has been a cost increase for the GOLD awards.  Please can you download the new request sheet HERE when ordering. Thank you.


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