Welcome to Girlguiding Kidlington in 2018


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: WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF MONEY ON THE REBUILD!! Please help -- any donation large or small would be very much appreciated!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/flooring-for-our-new-guide-centre

As you know, our Centre is almost complete, but we've incurred quite a few costs that we didn't expect, mainly due to the Grenfell tragedy (timbers and cladding are now fire retardent, a sprinkler system is in place and an automatic hatch shutter installed), so we've not only used our contingency funds we've also had to use the sums set aside for finishings. Which means we can't afford flooring, cupboards, blinds and noticeboards. Do try and support us if you can.

Our New Programme #Every Girl - was introduced in September 2018. 
- All sections now work on Skills Builder activities under the themes: Know Myself, Express Myself, Be Well, Have Adventures, Take Action and Skills For My Future. Please note: Some groups may phase out the older programme gradually. There is a year transition period. 

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 #Every Girl Programme Stages 1 & 2. They can work for Interest Badges and  may gain a Rainbow Gold Award. 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 & 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 participate in the #Every Girl Programme at Stages 2 & 3. They can work for Interest Badges and  may gain the Brownie Gold Award. This 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 5 BROWNIE UNITS MEETING MONDAY, TUESDAY early 
& late, THURSDAY & SUNDAY 


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Girls aged between 10 & 14 can join Guides. Guides also work in small groups called Patrols. They take part in a number of activities and work on the #Every Girl Programme Stages 3, 4 & 5. They can also work for Interest Badges and may gain a Guide Gold Award. 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.

 

Rangers is for girls and young women aged between 14 to Rangers_New_logo.jpg19, although we have a Social Affiliation Scheme for those over 19. Many members also help with the younger Sections as Young Leaders and also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. They also work on the #Every Girl Programme, but for them it's Stages 5 & 6. They can also work for Interest Badges and may gain the Ranger Gold Award. Rangers also camp, sleepover & go abroad (the photo below shows a Horizon August 2018 Promise Ceremony at the Colloseum in Rome). They also get the chance of an "International opportunity", this may be with a County Group, or after a Selection process they may represent Girlguiding at an event overseas. Financial help is available for these trips.

More Information about Rangers - The Senior Section

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IN KIDLINGTON WE HAVE 1 RANGER UNIT (Horizon Rangers) MEETING FRIDAY 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 Voyage Award 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 ON A THURSDAY.

Where are we?

All Girlguiding Units presntly meet behind Exeter Hall in Kidlington while our Centre is being rebuilt.

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February 2018 - all together at our District Thinking Day Campfire

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2017 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

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Our Trefoil Guild at District Thinking Day 2017

 



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Badges on blankets - typically Guiding!