News / May 1st, 2022

County Day 2022

Almost 50 volunteers enjoyed a day training for our roles and meeting up with other volunteers. Prior to starting Alison, our County Commissioner, presented Julie Nye with her Training Qualification and the Jack Petchey leader award for Billericay division.  Congratulations and well done Julie! During the morning, sessions were on offer about including young members…

Inspire Pathways

News / April 22nd, 2022

Focus on Inspire Pathways – Leading the Way

Over the first seven months of 2022, our county Inspire co-ordinator, Kate, is introducing the seven pathways of Inspire. The focus for April is ‘Leading the Way’. Becoming a unit leader – or volunteering as part of a unit team – is an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s a great way to build your leadership skills while…

Guideacres bug hotel

News / April 15th, 2022

Changes at Guideacres!

Lots going on at Guideacres in recent weeks! The re-wilding project and the new bug hotel has been completed and is looking beautiful surrounded by spring flowers. And the first piece of the new trim trail is in place!  This was paid for with money from Jack Petchey leader award.

5th Thundersley Brownies

News / March 23rd, 2022

Congratulations to 5th Thundersley Brownies on their 50th Birthday!

Congratulations to 5th Thundersley Brownies who have just celebrated their 50th birthday. Sadly due to COVID they are celebrating a year later than planned. They decided to celebrate this week as they have girls leaving to go Guides and they wanted to do it with them being the oldest. The Brownies enjoyed indoor crazy golf…

Hands holding jigsaw puzzle pieces

News / March 5th, 2022

County Day – Coming Together Day 2022

Our county day will take place on Saturday 30 April at Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh.  Please download flyer and application form for more details.  Lunch is provided and there will be a ‘social hub’ in the main hall over the lunch break. Young leaders are welcomed at this event, but must bring a completed information and consent…

Digger at Guideacres

News / March 5th, 2022

Guideacres Update after Storm Eunice

Sadly Guideacres did not escape the recent storms unscathed.  Thanks to the Guideacres maintenance team as they made short work of this tree blown down in Storm Eunice As part of the Guideacres Committee’s commitment to continuous improvement the old fireplaces have been removed and replaced with new! We also have a purpose built brick…

Inspire Pathways

News / January 25th, 2022

Inspire Pathways – Voice and Action

Over the first seven months of 2022, Our county Inspire co-ordinator, Kate, is introducing the seven pathways of Inspire. The focus for this January is ‘Voice and Action’. This pathway is all about getting the voices of girls and women heard, so we can influence the decisions that impact us. Through guiding, there are so many…

Rainbows at Encanto

News / December 27th, 2021

Special Girlguiding Screening of Encanto

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from over Essex South East attended an exclusive Girlguiding film screening of Disney’s new animated musical Encanto this month. We were among the Girlguiding members who attended the mass screenings held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December at 105 ODEON cinemas across the UK. The new and exciting Disney…