News / March 18th, 2024

County Commissioner Blog – March 2024

During the last month, I have had a busy time attending the Southend Scout and Guide Gang show, Thinking Day Breakfast, International Women’s Day, Renewal of Promise and visiting units. Both Pete and myself were lucky enough to be invited to attend the Southend Scout and Guide gang Show, even if it was the wettest…

Rainbows using chop sticks

News / February 19th, 2024

Rainbow international day

On 10 February over 150 Rainbows took part in our county international day.  This event was arranged by our international adviser with much assistance from other members of the wider county team.  The Rainbows had an amazing day as shown by the below photos. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen.

Brownie taking penalty

News / November 12th, 2023

Anglia region’s Spot-acular event

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers had a great morning with Southend United and Anglia region today.  Members of both the men’s and ladies’ teams were present as were Pudsey and Sammi the Shrimp.  This was a sponsored event for members of Girlguiding to raise money for Girlguiding Anglia, Children in Need and Southend United Community…

rainbows at night

News / September 20th, 2023

First sleepover for Hockley Rainbows

Twenty Rainbows from Hockley enjoyed their first ever sleepover last weekend. They camped inside at Guidewoods using two person tents.  They enjoyed a number of unicorn themed activities including a wide game, dreamcatchers, unicorn cupcakes and decorated drawstring bags – and of course had s’mores! Leaders were delighted to report that everyone had at least…

Warning sign

News / May 13th, 2023

Rayleigh division Rainbow and Brownie Razzle day

During the day 150 Rayleigh Rainbows and Brownies (and leaders!) enjoyed a variety of STEM activities from bubble blowing to finger printing at the division Science Day. The promised sunny weather didn’t arrive until the day ended but everyone stayed dry, and girls had an amazing time. Activities included glitter pots, litmus testing, space activities…

Rangers at Renewal of Promise

News / March 4th, 2023

Southend West Renewal of Promise

Last weekend 270 young members together with volunteers and Trefoil Guild members had a fun afternoon at Southend West division’s Renewal of Promise. Girls had the chance to learn about World Centres whilst taking part in numerous activities – including drumming, guidetingles, colouring, dancing, mask making, maracas, model making and French skipping.   Thank you…

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…