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Leaders' Area

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NEWS

Bath Guide Shop Update: Spring 2018

As the new term gets underway, here are a few notices from the Bath Guide Shop to help you manage your badges and resources for 2018, and take advantage of the shop loyalty scheme…

Bath Volunteer Selected for Rwanda Trip

Bath Rainbow leader Alex Whitehead has been selected for a Girlguiding overseas development trip to Rwanda in 2018. Find out how you can help with her fundraising efforts…

A Safe Space Training

Girlguiding’s safeguarding training is changing. Make sure you know what you need to do to make sure you are up to date…

OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities for you to get the most out of Girlguiding for yourself and the girls

International Adventures for Guides/Senior Section

Do you know a Guide or Senior Section member who could represent Somerset North on a South West Region International trip in 2019/20? If so, encourage them to go on the County INTOPS selection weekend in March.

Going Away With Scheme Awareness Evening

Are you interested in doing your Going Away With licence to take your girls on an overnight adventure? Join the Somerset North County residential team for an awareness evening in Paulton on 12th March.

First Response Renewal

The next County First Response renewal training is coming up on Saturday 10th February at Portishead Guide HQ. Find out how to book your place…

IDEAS

Need inspiration? Browse our meeting plans and activity ideas

Wheels, Water, Walk Challenge

Somerset North County have launched a brand new outdoor challenge badge for all sections: Wheels, Water, Walk. Download your copy of the resource now.

Upcycled Bags

Have a go at upcycling by turning an unwanted t-shirt into a personalised bag with this simple craft activity. Suitable for Brownies, Guides and Senior Section.

Armpit Fudge

Do your girls have a sweet tooth? Armpit fudge may just be the perfect activity for your unit. Find out how with a little help from 31st Bath Guides.

DIVISION MAP

1st Bath (St Luke's) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, SE District Rangers

9th Bath (Beechen Cliff) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

33rd Bath (St Bartholomew's) Brownies

10th Bath (Argyle) Brownies

50th Bath (1st Bathford) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

51st Bath (Victoria Hall) Rainbows and Brownies

16th Bath (Walcot) Rainbows and Walcot Rangers

17th Bath (Batheaston) Brownies

57th Bath (Bathampton) Brownies and Guides

40th Bath (St Saviours) Brownies and Guides

31st Bath Rainbows, Guides and Senior Section

1st Bath (Weston Methodist) Rainbows, 35th Bath Brownies, 41st Bath Brownies

11th Bath (St Stephen's) Brownies

12th Bath (Upper Weston) Brownies, 18th Bath (Upper Weston) Rainbows and Brownies

1st Bath South District Rainbows, 24th Bath (Rush Hill) Brownies and Guides

30th Bath (Combe Down) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

47th Bath (Freshford) Brownies and Guides

21st Bath (Ascension) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

39th Bath (St Alphege) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

DIVISION EXEC

Kirsty Pitkin

Division Commissioner

Pam Bourne-Jones

Division President

Laura Gadsby

Division Treasurer

Vacant

Division Secretary

Clare Beacham

North West District Commissioner

Hayley Barker

North East District Commissioner

Emma Symonds

South East District Commissioner

Bev Samways

South West District Commissioner

Rosie Spence

Young Leader Advisor

Julie Lacey

LQ Advisor

Diana Shinn

Indoor Advisor

Kate Bassil

Membership Growth Coordinator

Fiona Carle

Trefoil Guild Rep

Brittany Long

Bath University Guides and Scouts (BUGS) Rep

Helen Ward

Norland College Rep

RESOURCES

Bath Guide HQ

Bath Guide HQ has two meeting rooms, a small kitchenette and a toilet, making it the ideal base for city centre activities, unit team and District meetings.

Units in Bath Division can use Bath Guide HQ free of charge. Visit during Guide Shop opening hours to book the date you require in the HQ calendar, and contact your District Commissioner to borrow a key.

Bath Division Facebook Group

Share news, ideas and calls for help with other leaders across Bath.

Search for “Bath Division Leaders” on Facebook and request to join our private leaders’ group.

Activity Equipment

Bath Guide HQ has a variety of activity equipment for Bath leaders to borrow, including:
 

  • Badge Maker
  • Large and Small Parachutes
  • Chime Bars
  • Juggling Set
  • Four Foam Flyers
  • Dance Scarves
  • Eight Cheerleader Style Pom Poms
  • Residential Games and Activity Chest

Games Equipment

Bath Guide HQ has a variety of games equipment for Bath leaders to borrow, including:
 

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Kit
  • Giant Bowling Set
  • Indoor Kurling Set
  • Giant Yellow Plastic Limbo Set
  • Rounders Sets (x2)
  • Giant Pop Up Target and Golf Set

IT Equipment

Bath Guide HQ has a variety of IT equipment for Bath leaders to borrow or use on site, including:

  • Data Projector
  • Laptop
  • Colour Inkjet Printer/Copier/Scanner
  • Casio Digital Camera
  • CD/Radio/Audio Player
  • Mobile Phones

 

Borrowing Division Resources

To borrow any Division resources, visit the Bath Depot Shop during opening hours or contact your District Commissioner to gain access to HQ.
 
Please Note:
 

  • All items should be signed out and signed back in again upon return.
  • If you are borrowing electronic equipment, please ensure it is fully charged and replace any batteries that are running low.
  • Any damages or problems with any of these resources should be reported to your District Commissioner.

CONTACT US

If you have a news story, idea or opportunity you would like to share with the rest of the Division, please contact us.