Outdoors = anything outside your normal meeting times and/or place
The Outdoors Team:
Outdoors Activities Adviser - Jayne Treadwell
Residential Adviser - April Deacon
Walking Adviser - Teresa Monks
Boating Adviser - Alison Dixon
Outdoors Qualifications Co-ordinator - Janet Parker
International Adviser - Deb Sutton
Queen's Guide Adviser - Lizi Moorcraft
Duke of Edinburgh Adviser - Vacant
Contact details for all Advisers can be found under 'Directory'
Adventurous Activity Policy
This new policy sets how you can get girls safely out and about having adventures. It outlines what's expected of leaders and you’ll be able to find out what is an adventurous activity using the new adventure for girls’ activity pages. These detail the qualifications required, as well as the safety regulations and activity ratios so you can safely take girls on adventures. Read the policy here: https://bit.ly/3o6cWoH
Going Away With Scheme (GAW)
Only those with the GAW License recorded on GO can take girls away overnight, so please check your GO records carefully to ensure you have all the modules listed. For leaders working towards the qualification, their GO records should show which modules are in progress. Speak to the County Outdoor Activities Adviser or County GO Coordinator for more information.
Leaders working on the GAW scheme will be supported by a member of the County GAW Mentor team. There will also be a ‘drop in’ style mentor session held towards the end of each term. Go to the What's Happening page or Online Booking System for future mentor session dates.
If you would like to find out more about the GAW scheme then why not ‘drop in’ to one of the termly mentor sessions for an informal chat with a mentor.
If you wish to start working for a Going Away With qualification then follow the qualification process below.
The Qualification Process
A candidate must have completed their Leadership Qualification AND currently hold an active role as a leader, commissioner or adviser to work on the residential qualifications.
From January 2021 leaders holding or working towards a GAW license must hold up to date A Safe Space levels 1-3.
1. Register and get publications
2. Working with a Mentor
3. Event visit
4. Complete evidence
5. Sign off by the Mentor
7. Badge and Certificate sent to Commissioner to present
8. Details of the qualification on GO
Timescales can be changed according to prior experience in discussion with the mentor team
What the Mentor does
Residential Event Notification Form - Commissioner Responsibilities
Sources of support