Rangers from Athena with challenge cup

News / May 10th, 2024

ESE Ranger and Young Leader Challenge Cup

Friday 26 April saw the long-awaited return of the Ranger and Young Leader Challenge Cup. Teams from Nemesis, Harlequin, Oasis, Athena, Phoenix, and Astria Ranger units arrived at Thriftwood greeted by a fire and the promise of an evening of Jumanji-themed challenges. The event opened with the presentation of Ranger Bronze awards as well as…

News / October 21st, 2023

Essex South East awards evening 2023

Our annual awards evening took place on Friday 29 September. Over 50 awards were presented by Carole at her first awards evening as our county commissioner. These included the last of the LQ awards as this is being replaced by the new Learning Development programme. After the ceremony, members gathered for cake and a catch…

Jacky Goddard BEM

News / June 17th, 2023

Jacky Goddard BEM

The King has awarded leader Jacky Goddard a British Empire Medal in his birthday honours list for services to young people through Girlguiding and Gang Show. Jacky has run many units, taking on district, division, county and HQ roles with over 60 years of service and has influenced the lives of many.  Joining Guiding as…

Queen's Guide Awards

News / October 1st, 2022

Essex South East Awards Evening

Our annual awards evening took place on Friday 23 September – our first since before the COVID lockdowns.   A variety of awards  were presented to members.  Among these we were delighted to have FIVE Queen’s Guide Awards presented.  This is the highest award which can be earned within Girlguiding and to have so many…