• Welcome to Girlguiding Essex West

    Girlguiding Essex West is part of Girlguiding Anglia Region. It comprises of ten Guiding Divisions and stretches from the Thames in the south to the Cambridge border in the north. With over 3578 members we offer girls across the County, the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

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  • Welcome to Girlguiding Essex West

    Girlguiding Essex West is part of Girlguiding Anglia Region. It comprises of ten Guiding Divisions and stretches from the Thames in the south to the Cambridge border in the north. With over 5750 members we offer girls across the County, the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

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  • Welcome to Girlguiding Essex West

    Girlguiding Essex West is part of Girlguiding Anglia Region. It comprises of ten Guiding Divisions and stretches from the Thames in the south to the Cambridge border in the north. With over 5750 members we offer girls across the County, the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends and have fun.

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Guiding during the Covid-19 outbreak – how lockdown affects how we can meet

23 April 2021

Keep up to date with the latest Covid-19 guidance on returning to Guiding https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/coronavirus-keeping-safe/...

30 Days Wild

06 May 2021

This June, Essex Wildlife Trust is encouraging youth groups to take part in 30 Days Wild – our feel-good nature challenge which is all about connecting with nature. Nature can improve confidence, creativity and mental health so this is a great challenge for young people to get involved in....

The Pines – Help needed!

03 May 2021

Can you help? We are looking for more volunteers to join the team managing The Pines Guide Site to keep this facility going for the next generation of girls. Are you interested in conservation, property management, trees and shrubs, gardening, or just general maintenance? It is not time...

The Pines – Open for bookings!

30 April 2021

Now that face to face meetings are allowed, some units have booked The Pines for socially distanced meetings. There is plenty of space for games and traditional activities like fires and shelters. We now have a 36 square metre marquee at The pines so you have somewhere to shelter If it...

Upcoming Events

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  • Rainbows

    Rainbows (5-7)

    Rainbows is for girls aged between 5 and 7 (from 4 in Northern Ireland).
    Being a Rainbow is all about learning, developing self-confidence, building friendships and having fun.

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  • Brownies

    Brownies (7-10)

    Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun.
    Girls go along to camps, holidays, day trips and sleepovers.

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  • Guides

    Guides (10-14)

    Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.


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  • Rangers

    Rangers (14-18)

    Rangers offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development and the ability to give something back to your community.

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  • Young Leaders

    Young Leaders (14-18)

    Young leaders are members of Girlguiding, aged 14 to 18 who volunteer with a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit.

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  • Guiding for Young Women 18+

    Girlguiding for young women 18+ (18-30)

    Be part of a community of young women choosing their own path. It’s all about fun, skills, and unforgettable experiences.

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  • Leaders / Volunteers

    Leaders / Volunteers

    Girlguiding can only happen with the services of our incredible volunteers. They are not paid for what they do – they give their time because they are passionate about enriching the lives of girls.

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