Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West Parkrun Takeovers

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: admin

On Saturday 23rd February Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West took part in 4 Parkrun Takovers at Huntingdon parkrun, Peterborough parkrun, Pocket parkrun and Manor Field parkrun, Whittlesey.

Our Volunteers and and girls helped marshal and cheer on the runners. We even had leaders and girls taking park in the 5km run, with some taking part for the first time. See our video below.

We were there to help celebrate World Thinking Day, (22nd Feb) A day when all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts remember our wonderful movement in all the countries of the world, and celebrate the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.

See how you can #inspiregirls in your spare time.


Big Gig 2017

  • Posted on: 7 October 2017
  • By: admin
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Wishing all the girls from units throughout the County a wonderful day at Big Gig, dancing to some of their favourite artists including Louisa Johnson and Ella Eyre at Wembley Arena.

What makes it really special isn't just the amazing performances - it's the unique atmosphere created by 10,000 over-excited girls (and their Leaders)! We're renowned for being a noisy crowd and filling the arena with flashing bunny ears and banners.


National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra ( NSGSO )

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: admin

The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra ( NSGSO ) and Concert Band are still recruiting members for their 2017 summer week & concerts. In particular they are looking for 4 x violins, 2 x double bass & 2 trombones, check their website for the full list of vacancies. Ages 13-25.
It's taking place Sunday 30 July - Sunday 6 August 2017 in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts open to the public on 4 and 5 August.
My daughter went last year & is going back this year. From busking at a railway station to playing a large concert, and outdoor activities too, it's a Guiding musician's dream.
Please pass onto any musical members (up to 25).
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Study finds Girlguiding helps with mental health

  • Posted on: 10 November 2016
  • By: admin


A Study has found that people who were in guides or scouts as a child have better mental health in later life.

Researchers from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, analysed a study of 10,000 people and found ex-members were 15% less likely to suffer anxiety than other adults at the age of 50.

Researchers believe it could be the lessons in resilience and resolve that such organisations offer that has a lasting positive impact.

Girlguiding is open to girls of any background from 5-25 and we are always looking for adult volunteers, for more details have a look at our Join Us page.


Cambridgeshire West 50th birthday weekend

  • Posted on: 22 October 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

On 14th October over 600 Rainbows, Brownie, Guides, Senior Section and Leaders arrived at PGL Caythorpe.

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We were there to celebrate our County's 50th birthday. The weekend was filled with activities such as quad biking, archery, high ropes and team building while making new friends and having fun. Although at times the weather was cold and wet the girls had a really great weekend meeting new friends and trying new, exciting activities.


50th Birthday Celebration

  • Posted on: 12 October 2016
  • By: admin

This weekend over 600 members of Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West are traveling to PGL Caythorpe for their 50th Birthday weekend.Birthday Graphic

Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and leaders will spend the weekend at the activity centre taking part in fun, adventurous and challenging activities, with the Rainbows joining us for the celebration day on Saturday.

We'll be posting pictures of us having fun over the weekend to our Facebook page and our twitter feed @GGCambsWest.


Clueless in Cambridge

  • Posted on: 11 February 2016
  • By: admin

Clueless in Cambridge gang

On a chilly but dry Saturday in January, forty brave teams took on the Clueless in Cambridge challenge.

Each team had to complete tasks at bases around the city, follow a treasure hunt around the centre, crack number codes and photograph unusual combinations of object together!

Locals and tourists were intrigued by some of the activities, particularly the gathering of all 200 participants on Christ’s Pieces at lunchtime.


Adults out of touch with mental health pressures

  • Posted on: 24 August 2015
  • By: admin
  • Self-harming, mental illness, depression and eating disorders top list of health concerns for girls aged 11 -21
  • Almost half of girls aged 17 to 21 (46 per cent) have personally needed help with their mental health
  • 62 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 know a girl or young woman who has experienced a mental health problem
  • 82 per cent of girls aged 11 to 21 say adults don’t recognise the pressure they are under.
  • Two-thirds of girls aged 17 to 21 say mental health is awkward to talk about

Girls’ mental wellbeing worries start from as young as seven – escalating as they get older with two in five girls aged 11 to 21 needing to seek help with mental health concerns.