Leaders' Area

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Book Bath Guide HQ Online

You can now book a room at Bath Guide HQ online at the Division website, making it easier than ever to take advantage of this fantastic space.

Can you help Walcot Rainbows on Saturday 12th May?

Walcot Rainbows have recently said goodbye to their three amazing student volunteers who are moving on to pastures new. Could you help support the unit on Saturday 12th May so the Rainbows can continue their adventure?


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

Special Edition Badges

Girlguiding is issuing two commemorative badges: one to mark the 65th anniversary of Queen’s coronation, and the other to mark the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Order yours through the Bath Guide Shop.

Big Gig 2018

The Big Gig is an amazing pop concert for Girlguiding members aged 10+. This year we hope to send a coach from Bath Division. If your girls are interested, let us know so we can confirm the coach costs.

Guide Leader Training

Somerset North County are running an evening training for Guide Leaders, Guide Leaders in Training and Young Leaders on the theme of exploring the promise and the five essentials. Come along and be refreshed and enthused!


Need inspiration? Browse our meeting plans and activity ideas

In The Dark Evening

This post includes a selection of activities that could be used as part of an ‘In the Dark’ themed evening. Requiring very little preparation and few materials, ‘In the Dark’ is a great winter meeting theme or to mark Earth Hour.

Georgian Bath Evening: Part 2

This ready made evening plan will enable you to take your girls on a guided walk around Bath city centre. Starting at Bath Guide HQ, the walk takes in the Assembly Rooms, Circus and Royal Crescent.

Georgian Bath Evening: Part 1

Bath is famous as a Georgian city. This evening of activities gives the girls a taste of life as a member of the Georgian aristocracy in the 18th Century, including the main activities the took place at the Assembly Rooms in the Card Room, Ballroom and Tea Room. Suitable for all sections.


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


Kirsty Pitkin

Division Commissioner

Pam Bourne-Jones

Division President

Laura Gadsby

Division Treasurer


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

Jenny Prall

Trefoil Guild Rep

Brittany Long

Bath University Guides and Scouts (BUGS) Rep

Helen Ward

Norland College Rep


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.


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