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 - Jayne Treadwell
International Adviser - Deb Sutton
Queen's Guide Adviser - Maz Matthews
Duke of Edinburgh Adviser - Teresa Monks
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 an adventurous activity is 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
Trips and overnight stays (as at September 2021)
Trips and overnight stays are allowed indoors and outdoors if you follow this guidance:
The process for planning residential events
If submitting the REN form through GO, the programme and risk assessment must be emailed to the commissioner. Please remember to ask the venue, activity provider, coach companies, etc for their risk assessment and forward these with your own risk assessment to the local commissioner, copying in the county residential adviser and county outdoor adviser.
Residential Events at Girlguiding Activity Centres
A reminder that if you are taking girls on a residential event at Girlguiding Activity Centres, eg Foxlease, you will still need to complete the same process as above submitting a REN form along with your own risk assessments that cover the areas you are responsible for, eg consent and health forms, transport and arrival plus getting the girls from one activity to another. You can complete Modules 1 - 4 of the Going Away With Scheme when taking girls to a planned activity centre event, eg. Wellies & Wristbands, Fearless Fun, Sparkle & Ice, etc.
Sleepovers at Injoy, Southampton
This indoor activity centre in Southampton has been approved by Girlguiding for sleepovers. The venue can supply you with their sleepover, venue, Covid and various activity risk assessments to help you complete your own. A maximum total number of people is 150, so ideal for District/Division events. See below for further details.
The evening will start with climbing or trampolining with dinner in the restaurant to follow and a movie before going to sleep, then one more activity and breakfast in the morning!
Sleepovers are available on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 8.30am
• An evening activity of Climbing or Trampolining
• A movie in the Interactive Room
• An evening meal of Pizza, Chips and Salad
• A member of staff throughout the whole package
• A morning activity of the Interactive Room & Soft Play
• A breakfast including cereal, fruit, and yoghurts
Going Away With Scheme (GAW) Qualification Process
A candidate must have completed their Leadership Qualification AND currently hold an active role as a leader, commissioner or adviser to be able to work on the residential qualifications.
Leaders holding or working towards the GAW scheme must hold up to date A Safe Space levels 1-3.
To be assessed for any module of the Going Away With scheme:
For Rainbows, Brownies and Guides: minimum of eight girls (so that they can work in two small groups), maximum of 24 girls
For Rangers: minimum 4, maximum 24
To be assessed for modules 5-8 of the Going Away With scheme, or to gain the Travelling abroad module, the assessment event needs to last two nights or more.
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
All adult residentials form (pdf)Download
Commissioners guide to large scale events 2013 (pdf)Download
DofE expeditions - commissioner responsibilities (pdf)Download
Going Away With Scheme Process (pdf)Download
Going Away With Scheme guidance - tented villages (pdf)Download
Going Away With Scheme - adding to GO for commissioners (pdf)Download
Guide camp permit (pdf)Download
Guide camp permit resource (pdf)Download
Guide camp permit guidance for volunteers (pdf)Download
Lead away permit (pdf)Download
Lead away permit guidance for supporting volunteers (pdf)Download
Lead away permit resource (pdf)Download
Hants West Residential List Jan 2019 (pdf)Download
Helpful Hints for completing a Covid Risk Assessment for Indoor Residentials (pdf)Download
Helpful Hints for completing a Covid Risk Assessment for Outdoor Residentials (pdf)Download
REN form - commissioner responsibilities (pdf)Download
REN form - commissioner responsibilities checklist (pdf)Download
REN - approving a residential for commissioners (pdf)Download
REN - running the residential for event organisers (pdf)Download
Residential event notes (pdf)Download
The Going Away With mentor role (pdf)Download
Travelling Abroad Process (pdf)Download
Injoy Sleepover details (pdf)Download