Football Festival for Guides
A Football Festival, in partnership with Hampshire FA, for Guides to celebrate Women’s Euro 2022.
Hampshire FA are organising the Football Festival for Guides of Hampshire West only. 16 teams will represent the countries taking part in Women’s Euro 2022 and play short 5-aside matches and other football related activities. Guides can apply to take part without their leaders, but Guide leaders are welcome to register as well as there will be some activities for adults too. Teams will be made up of 5 - 8 girls from the same unit or units put together to form a team by the county events team.
After the closing date of 15th October, those registered will be informed which team they are representing and encouraged to make a team mascot or country flag to bring along on the day.
At: Stoneham Lane Football Complex, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Southampton SO16 2PA
On: Friday 29th October 2021
From: 9.30am to 12 noon
Cost to take part is £5 to include an event badge.
To take part, parents need to register by completing the form at: https://bit.ly/2X2B9mo
Closing date for registrations is 15th October 2021
The draw to decide which team plays who in the first round of the Women’s Euro 2022 matches next year will take place at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 28th October televised by the BBC. This event has been organised to link in with that and may be of interest to the BBC and local/national press.
Please encourage your Guides to take part as we are working with the FA to secure a block booking for the county at one of the Women’s Euro 2022 matches taking place at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton next July.
Flyer attached for you to use with your unit via email, Facebook, etc. The event will also be advertised on the various county event Facebook groups and as a direct mailing to Guide leaders.
Odeon Cinema Screening - Encanto
This winter, meet Mirabel and the rest of her fantastical family on the big screen in Disney’s Encanto. Join the fun at Girlguiding's exclusive ODEON screenings for Girlguiding members on 4th and 5th December at 9.30am at a cost of £5.50. Tickets will be on sale in November, more details will follow soon but to view a trailer of the film click here: https://bit.ly/2X3Sg7w
County Virtual Event
The county virtual team are looking to plan another virtual event for members of the county in January 2022, so keep a look out for more information next month!
Commonwealth Award Support Group
A support group has been set up for girls, young volunteers and Inspire members between the ages of 13 and 25 to offer help and support while working towards the Commonwealth Award.
Please could leaders pass the information flyer onto the girls in their units for the parents or members to register for the group. Once registered they will be invited to join a virtual meting later on this term to go through the award. To register please complete the form at: https://bit.ly/2X2B9mo
The Commonwealth Award booklet can be downloaded at: https://bit.ly/3f1cvHY
Guide/Ranger leaders will be informed later this term of their members from their unit who have registered.
Pottery Painting Activity
PaintPott is a mobile pottery painting business that delivers to areas surrounding Southampton. We would bring you a box (or two!) of pottery painting equipment, ready for the girls to paint, and then we'd collect once the session has finished, bringing them all back to you around a week later after being fired in our studio kiln. We have over 20 items of pottery to choose from which we can provide a list of for the girls to choose from - or perhaps they all do the same piece.
We offer discounted rates for groups, allowing it to be a low cost but fun activity for all.
I'd love to discuss the options we have available any time, either by email at email@example.com or over the phone on 07716 431438.
In the meantime, if you'd like to see what our business is all about, please head to our website: www.paintpott.co.uk.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Shooting Stars Circus Skills
We offer Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units the chance to enjoy the fun and excitement of a circus skills day/evening.
The workshop consists of a circus instructor and circus equipment (which is tailored according to age groups, space available and length of session time). Examples include juggling balls, rings and scarves, spinning plates, diabolos, flower sticks, and larger equipment such as stilts, fun wheels, pedal racers, unicycles & mini-bikes. Equipment used will be at the discretion of your instructor.
With the volume and variety of equipment available, we can take a group of up to 30 children/young people per workshop, keeping them involved and engaged at all times.
For details of rates and availability, contact:
Shooting Stars Circus Skills
6 Hopney Cottages
Office: 01386 550260
Mobile: 07970 107845
New Entertainment Centre in Southampton
Our new centre has a Trampoline Court including an air bag and ninja course, a multi-level soft play area, climbing walls and a state of the art interactive room. We also have a cooking studio and arts studio!
We have several packages available that have worked for previous groups really well so can tailor packages to meet the needs of your group!
To book a session or to find out more, contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lepe Country Park – Activities
Have you ever thought about coming down to Lepe beach? We can help with achieving the following badges: Explore stages 1 & 2 (Rainbows), Grow Your Own and Local History (Brownies) and Backwoods Cooking, Natural Remedies, Navigator and Photographer (Guides).
To book a session or to find out more, contact Janet Adshead, Community and Events Officer, at:-
Indulge in some ‘me-time’ with Body Shop
Do you want to teach your young members about skin care? Do you want to learn about where our vegetarian and vegan products originate from? Do you want to learn more about our campaign against animal testing? Or simply have a laugh with face masks or raise money for your unit? For £5 per member, I can offer a mini facial and face mask experience, plus a small gift to take home.
Contact Sarah on 07581 459655
#bemyrock – raising awareness of fostering
By painting, hiding and seeking pebbles and stones with the #BeMyRock tag on, you will be helping the National Fostering Agency to raise awareness of the growing need for reliable foster caring ‘rocks’ for children. The rocks and paints are supplied to do the activity and taken away to be varnished.
To book a session or to find out more, contact Jo at email@example.com
Solent Sky Museum
Solent Sky Museum offers evening sessions for all sections of Guiding, including an evening themed around the new Brownie Aviation badge.
Guides can learn about what it was like to travel in airliners in the 1930’s to 1950’s, the ATA ‘Spitfire Girls’ who ferried aircraft throughout the Second World War or how women such as Amy Johnson and Amelia Earheart broke through the glass ceiling in aviation.
To discuss your requirements, contact Steve Alcock at firstname.lastname@example.org / tel 023 80635830
Sea Science! Ideal for STEM and a whole range of badges
A Sea Science session involves a lot of audience participation and activities connected with the sea and ships. This includes:
* Testing and making a wind-powered ship using different sails to see how fast it can sail along the water
* Experiments connected with water pressure, including eggs-periments
* Dazzling dazzle! The design and theory of how dazzle camouflage works and why ships in WW1 and WW2 used it
* Communications at sea – semaphore flags and signal messages
* The sinister ship toilet quiz and how do you keep clean on a ship?!
£40 for a 1 hour session at your venue and can be run on the same times/dates that your group meets. For up to 35 young people, or £70 for a 1.5 extended session.
For more information please contact:-
Daniel J Ball Museum and Cultural Heritage Educator
Mob: 07415 892539
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Presentations
I am a schools and youth coordinator for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Our education team have devised a presentation for children aged 2-11 years old called ‘Be a 999 Hero’. The presentation is specifically designed to raise awareness of the charity and to help familiarise children with the basic life-saving skill of making a 999 call. Please do have a look at our Sky Heroes website for more information:http://www.hiowaa.org/skyheroes56
Teddy Bear Hospital Southampton
Teddy Bear Hospital is a student led public health project, aiming to reduce childrens’ fears of doctors and other healthcare professionals. They run free interactive sessions which are particularly suitable for the Rainbow age group.