Surprising Alison

News / November 20th, 2022

Thank you Celebration for our outgoing County Commissioner

Last weekend volunteers from across the county met to surprise Alison with a party to say thank you as she ends her term as our county commissioner.  It was a lovely afternoon with food and soft drinks and lots of chatter.   Thank you Alison for all your hard work on our behalf over the…

Kids Kingdom Logo

News / June 20th, 2022

Kids Kingdom Week 2022

Our Guideacres’ team  has arranged to have EXCLUSIVE USE of Kids Kingdom in Southend for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and leaders in Essex South East during November 2022. From Monday 14 November until Friday 18 November, there is a time slot each evening for sections who meet that night to come and spend time enjoying…

News / June 13th, 2022

50 Years of the Southend Depot!

The depot which serves the two Southend divisions is now 50 years old.  Margaret has been running this highly successful depot throughout this time and has steered it to 19th place of 900 depots across the UK and BGO.  Two incredible achievements! On Saturday volunteers from Southend East and Southend West divisions met at Guideacres…

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.

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…