You can use our booking system to book onto our training workshops and other county events. With automatic email and text reminders, you will never miss your course or events and be able to learn new things and have fun at the touch of a button or two.
Zoom the World in a Day! - for Guides, Rangers and Young Leaders:
Saturday 27th February 2021, 9am - 7pm
An opportunity for Guides, Ranger, YLs and Inspire members to celebrate World Thinking Day.
Travel through each of the five WAGGGS regions:
This event will take place across Zoom and a closed Facebook group. See below for flyer, which gives more information, including details of what girls will need to do to earn the event badge.
Zoom Round the World - for Rainbows and Brownies:
Sunday 28th February 2021, 2pm - 4pm
An opportunity for Rainbows and Brownies to celebrate World Thinking Day:
This event will take place on Zoom. See below for flyer, which gives more information. There will be a badge for taking part.
Please pass the details onto your girls. They can register themselves for the event by asking their parents to complete the online application form on the Booking System tab.
These events have been advertised on the county’s Facebook page to enable you to share the post on your own pages, plus details have been emailed to unit leaders to forward to their parents.
Adult applications are now being accepted for a limited time until 19th February or earlier if the event limit is reached.
Any queries, please email Corinne (email@example.com) or
(Rainbow/Brownie event) Rowena (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Guide/Ranger/YL event) Angela (email@example.com)
Easter Extravaganza - A Virtual Spring Day Event/Sleepover
Girlguiding Hampshire West invites all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Young Leaders on an Easter Extravaganza - a virtual spring day event or sleepover from the comfort of their own homes, with the option to take part just for the day on Saturday 20th March or for the full sleepover event on 20th - 21st March.
Girls can join in with this event without any preparation from you as their Leader!
Activities will include: Baking, Crafts, Egg Decorating, Fun & Games, Animal Encounters, Challenges, Easter Egg Hunt, Puppetry, Shelter Building, Campfire Singing and much more.
The event will take place across Zoom and a closed Facebook group.
The event starts at 9.30am on Saturday 20th to 8/9.00pm, or 12.30pm on Sunday 21st March, 2021 - the choice is theirs!
Participants will need to complete 12 out of the 24 different activities and take part in half the Zoom meetings to gain the event badge. The basic programme will be:
9.30am - 12.15pm. Activities 1 - 5
12.15pm - 1.00pm. Lunch
1.00pm - 5.00pm. Activities 6 - 10
5.00pm - 7.00pm. Activities11, 12 and dinner
7.00pm - 8/9.00pm. Activities 13 - 16
8.00am - 12.30pm. Breakfast and Activities 17 - 23
12.30pm - 12.40pm. Activity 24
Please pass the information onto your girls and the Events Team will deal with all the bookings.
Click here for flyer
To register for the event parents will need to complete the online application form at: www.girlguidinghantswest.org.uk/booking-system
The event will be advertised on the County’s Facebook page to enable you to share the post on your own pages, plus details will be emailed to Unit Leaders to forward to their parents.
Leaders please note:
As the event is being organised specifically for the girls, applications will initially only be open to the girls in your unit as there is a limit to how many participants there can be on Zoom. Applications for leaders places will be open nearer to the event on a first come, first served basis. We will let you know when places can be booked via the usual ways - the County e-update and Facebook. Please do not try to apply now as applications from leaders will not be accepted yet.
Any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Extravaganza - Badge Competition
Girls are invited to design a badge for this event. The design must include:
Closing date for entries is 12 February, 2021
Entries to be emailed to: email@example.com
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.