Outdoors

The Outdoor Team is here to support and promote girls / young women taking part in a wide range of activities in the outdoors. From looking at leaves and bug-hunts for Rainbows to gaining an instructor’s qualification or completing a Gold D of E expedition and everything in between, the team can arrange someone to help.

If you want ideas of what to include in your programme or want to borrow some equipment; if you want to know where the best venues are or if you just want to check what qualifications are needed to set up an activity then contact outdoors@girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk

The County has teams responsible for ‘Going Away With’, D of E / walking, climbing, archery and water activities but we can also offer geocaching, outdoor cooking, pioneering… – you name it, we may not be able to do it but we can find someone who can!

Outdoors Update

  • The water team need volunteers to help staff the splash days. BCU level 1 coaches and a BCU level 2 coach as well as a first aid co-ordinator and volunteers to supervise on the days. You would be joining a strong team with excellent opportunities to further your own skills.
  • The County has 6 GPS devices that may be borrowed to run a Geocaching event.
  • We also have an indoor archery set for up to 18 young people at a time. This is a great way to inspire your Rainbows/Brownies/Guides with a view to taking part in a full archery session or just have a fun activity. We are looking for volunteers to attend a short training session so that they can lead this activity in their District.
  • We are repeating the Taster Hike for 11 – 12 year old Guides wanting to experience the joys of an expedition without having to carry heavy bags. It takes place on 24 – 25 September.  Details:Taster Hike 2016

For enquiries concerning any of the above contact Bernie Bolton outdoors@girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk in the first instance.