DIVISION NEWS

The latest news, opportunities and ideas for volunteers in Bath Division

Division News

The latest news, opportunities and ideas for volunteers in Bath Division

There are so many exciting things going on in our Division and beyond…

If you have a news item or opportunity that you would like to share with volunteers across Bath, please email info@girlguidingbath.org.uk

Issues with banking? Share your experiences.

Issues with banking? Share your experiences.

We know that lots of units are facing significant challenges with banking, and it seems Girlguiding units are not alone as a charity. The Civil Society Group have launched a consultation to help them influence stakeholders. It’s very short, and would be helpful if any...

Anti-bullying and harassment policy update

Anti-bullying and harassment policy update

This policy has been updated. The main change is that there is now a procedure attached to the policy. There’s also new information on what to do if volunteers are bullied by girls’ parents and what to do if you think bullying and harassment may have taken place. For...

Children in need 2022 – share your ideas

Children in need 2022 – share your ideas

HQ are in initial discussions around the activities for this year. The appeals night will be in November and fundraising activity will be leading up to that starting in October. When more information is available from them, it will be shared with you. If you have any...

Grant opportunity

Grant opportunity

We’ve been made aware of a funding grant which looks very straight forward (only 500 word application form) to apply for. Closing date is 30/04/2022. Details about the organisation: Little Lives UK aims to ensure that we are doing everything we can to support valuable...

2022 subscriptions – thank you!

2022 subscriptions – thank you!

All unit subscription payments were sent in time to meet the deadline. Thank you! Now is a good time to make sure you budget for next year when subscription amounts will rise. There’s guidance on the Girlguiding website:...

Safe space renewals- wait for your email!

Safe space renewals- wait for your email!

We all know the importance of completing and renewing safe space training. However, if you renew your training before you receive your reminder (120 days before renewal is due), the training might not be added to your record. Please wait for your reminder before...

Get to grips with the new learning platform

Get to grips with the new learning platform

Girlguiding is running several webinars, one per month, to help volunteers navigate across the learning platform and introduce key features. It will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the platform. There are two sessions currently scheduled...

Come and visit Bath Guide Shop

Come and visit Bath Guide Shop

Don’t forget that the Bath Guide Shop is open on Saturdays from 10.00-12.30 during term time. Visit our friendly volunteers at Girlguiding Bath HQ for all of your guiding essentials or contact us to arrange free delivery/collection. To make sure we have everything you...

Join our leaders Facebook group

Join our leaders Facebook group

Ever wanted to ask a guiding related question to a friendly group of people? Or ask for a last minute volunteer? Would you like to share what you’ve been up to with other local leaders? Our leaders Facebook group will help you to do all of those things and more....

Adding new girls to waiting lists

Adding new girls to waiting lists

Did you know that young member enquiries can be added to your unit waiting list without specifying a start date? There are lots of enquiries currently sitting in GO that are "new" or "contacted" from 2021. This may be because unit leaders can't commit to a start date...

Safe space training

Safe space training

As you’ll be aware, units mustn't meet (either face-to-face or virtually) without at least one leader present who holds a valid A Safe Space Level 3 training. Girlguiding recommends that if you have more than one leader in a unit, that they all complete Level 3 so...

Meet our new Go coordinator

Meet our new Go coordinator

We’re pleased to welcome Fiona Coverdale to the division team as our new go coordinator. Fiona will be helping us by: • Ensuring girl enquiries are being managed effectively • Providing support to any units that are struggling with girl enquiries • Monitoring Active...