Welcome to Girlguiding Kidlington in 2017


This site will keep you informed of what's available at Girlguiding Kidlington, our Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, Ranger and Trefoil Guild news. It will keep you up to date with the Rebuilding Appeal, Fundraising and other events, give you details of our 100 Club Winners and provide you with all the other information you might need to support us.

NEWS: In negotiation with Oxfordshire County Council about renting the Kaleidoscope Centre during the rebuild period. Still awaiting CDC loan, as we're looking for a Solicitor to act on our behalf. Builder would like to start work in February once footpath closure approval comes through..

Thanks to Esther & Alistair Redhouse for their Bake Sale on 3.11.17 (see next page)
Thanks for your help with the Tesco Bags of Help initiative - we've heard we're to get £4,000 .... Well done everyone and once again -- thank you! xx.

So who are we?

Girlguiding Kidlington is one of 3 Districts (including North & West Oxford) that make Girlguiding Oxford City II Division.
Girlguiding Oxford City II Division is one of 11 Divisions in Oxfordshire. 
Oxfordshire is one of 12 Guiding Counties in the Anglia Region ..... and Anglia is one of 6 Regions in England.


Girlguiding Kidlington is vibrant and fun for all ages, from our smallest Rainbow Guide to our oldest Trefoil member, there is something for everyone.


We are part of the UK's largest voluntary organisation for women, in turn part of an international organisation with over 10 MILLION members worldwide.


Without Leaders we would not be able to offer all the wonderful opportunities we do.  Leaders are unpaid, trained volunteers who give their free time to run units.  

 


Rainbow_Logo_200.jpg Girls aged between 5 & 7 can join Rainbows. Rainbows take part in games and activities as part of the Rainbow programme called the “Rainbow Jigsaw”
. Occasionally Rainbows are lucky enough to take part in Rainbow overnights. This gives them the opportunity to experience being away from home in a safe and secure environment. They have a practical uniform consisting of red jogging bottoms, polo shirt and hoodie.

  Click here to find out more about what Rainbows do ...

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 2 RAINBOW UNITS MEETING SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Girls aged between 7 & 10 can be Brownies. Brownie_Logo_200.jpgBrownies work in smaller groups called Sixes.  As well as taking part in games and activities Brownies follow a programme called the “Brownie Adventure” and for the older girls the “Brownies Adventure On” which prepares them for moving up to Guides when they turn 10. Brownies are able to work towards a number of badges and also to take part in Brownie Holidays. Brownies also have a practical uniform consisting of a range of brown & yellow coloured shorts, trousers,tops & hoodie

Click here to find out more about what Brownies do ....

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 4 BROWNIE UNITS MEETING MONDAY, TUESDAY early & late, & THURSDAY

We'd like to reopen our WEDNESDAY UNIT as well. Any offers to do this?


Guide_logo_200.jpgGirls aged between 10 & 14 can join Guides. Guides also work in small groups called Patrols. They take part in a number of activities and can work towards badges and challenges called “Go for Its!”. Guides can also go on camps and holidays and occasionally go abroad. The uniform is also a practical one which allows the girls to choose from a selection of navy tops & a hoodie with their own “home bottoms”.

Click here to find out more about what Guides do ....

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 3 GUIDE UNITS MEETING MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY.


Senior_Sec_Logo_200.jpgRangers are part of The Senior Section (TSS) and is for girls and young women aged between 14 to 26, although very few in our area stay after their eighteenth birthday. Many members also help with the younger Sections as Young Leaders and also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Their Programme is called Look Wider. It's a personal development programme, a framework rather than a specific syllabus, so it can be adapted to fit the individual. Rangers also camp, sleepover & go abroad, and also get the chance of an "international opportunity", this may be with a County Group, or after a Selection process they are able to represent Girlguiding at an event overseas. Financial help is often available for these opportunities.

More Information about The Senior Section

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 1 RANGER UNIT (Horizon Rangers) MEETING FRIDADAY EVENING  www.horizonrangers.org.uk


Trefoil_logo_200.jpgThe Trefoil Guild is an organisation which is made up of adults aged 18 upwards who have had connections with either Guiding or Scouting, but are unable to make a regular commitment. Members often support Distict events and Units, whilst some participate in the Dark Horse Venture Scheme. Guilds aim to keep alive among members the spirit of the Guide and Scout Promises and Laws, carry that spirit into the communities in which members live & work and to give practical, financial and moral support to Guiding and Scouting.

For more information about Trefoil Guild

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 1 TREFOIL GUILD GROUP MEETING MONTHLY.

Where are we?

All Girlguiding Units meet at the Green Road Guide Centre, unfortunately this is in urgent need of refurbishment, so all Units are busy fund raising as well as carrying out their usual activities.

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Part of the Girlguiding Kidlington Leadership Team -- a motley crew!!

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3rd Kidlington Brownies Sleepover - Autumn 2017

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Sparkly Guides at Big Gig Autumn 2017


Would you throw this child out onto the streets?

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She is just one of over 250 girls who will lose
their home if we don’t act


NOW!
We really do need a new Centre.

COULD YOU HELP?



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Badges on blankets - typically Guiding!