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July 2015
£25 - £55

WOW Brownie Camp – North

July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015

What? Water, Outdoors, Wildlife. A weekend full of exciting activities, including water activities. When? 10-12 July 2015 Where? Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge. Who for? Brownies and their Leaders How much? £55 for girls and £25 for adults An event to increase your confidence in taking Brownies to camp This event is open to Leaders and their Brownies Ratio 1 Leader to 4-6 Brownies – minimum of 2 Leaders More than one group per unit may attend provided that the Leader/Brownie…

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£25

D of E Bronze and Silver Practice Expedition

July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015

  What? The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group. Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze / Silver Assessment. When? Practice - 10-12 July 2015 and Assessment – 26 – 28 August 2015 Where? Barneybeck, Redmire (practice expedition); Teesdale (assessment) Who for? The Senior Section How much? £15/£25/£40/£50, depending on what you are…

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July Walk – Region Walking Group

July 18, 2015

The information about the July walk: July 2015 walk information sheet

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August 2015
£15 - £25

D of E Bronze and Silver Assessment

August 26, 2015 - August 28, 2015

What? The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group. Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze / Silver Assessment. When? Practice - 10-12 July 2015 and Assessment – 26 – 28 August 2015 Where? Barneybeck, Redmire (practice expedition); Teesdale (assessment) Who for? The Senior Section How much? £15/£25/£40/£50, depending on what you are doing,…

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£76

Knoydart – Scottish Mountain Challenge

August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015

What? Walk three Scottish mountains When? 28-31 August 2015 Where? Inverie, Scotland. Who for? Adults How much? £76 You will arrive at Inverie by boat from Mallaig. Then you will experience some challenging walking ascending over 1,000m, for Mountain Leader level and serious walkers. There will be the possibility of climbing 3 Munros. Also, low level walking around the coast line if you feel like a day off from the mountains. Make your own way to Mallaig; price includes ferry…

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September 2015
£50

BP Adventure – Sail on the James Cook

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015

What? Spend a weekend sailing on the beautiful 70-foot ketch. When? 11-13 September 2015 Where? From North Shields Who for? Guides who have completed their BP Challenge (Only 4 Guides from each unit) How much? £185 Girlguiding North East England wants this adventure to be a celebration of your achievement at completing the “ultimate award” for the Guide section. We also want you to try something completely new and very exciting, meet Guides from other units and discover what further…

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£70

Fully Booked – BP Adventure – Bio Blitz

September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015

What? Calling all wildlife enthusiasts! Come and take part in the flower and animal census. When? 18-20 September 2015 Where? Flamingoland, North Yorkshire. Who for? Guides who have finished or nearly finished the BP Challenge. How much? £70 We will be taking part in the annual Bio Blitz at Flamingoland. This involves collecting and identifying the plants and animals naturally found on site. This is important to assess the ecological health of the area. You will work alongside experts in…

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£20

First Response Training for Trainers

September 19, 2015

What? First Response training for trainers When? 19 September 2015 Where? North East England Region Office, York Who for? For members holding a 16 hour First Response certificate wanting to learn how to train in First Response (you do not need to be a Girlguiding Trainer to apply) How much? £20 This is an opportunity for members who already hold a 16 hour First Response certificate to learn how to teach First Response. To qualify for this training you need…

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INTOPS – For young women

September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

What? Aged between 14 and 18? Want to see where you can go next with Girlguiding? When? 25-27 September 2015 Where? Bramhope/moorhouse Who for? Guides and Senior Section How much? £45 Aged between 14-18? Want to see where you can go next with Girlguiding? Why not apply to INTOPS? Girls are selected by Counties to go forward to the North East England INTOPS selection weekend in September. Participants will camp, make new friends, learn new international crafts, games and skills,…

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September Walk – Region Walking Group

September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Information about the September Walk. Walking Group Sept 2015 walk information sheet September walk expression of interest form  

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October 2015
£10

Commissioner Conference (York) – Fully booked

October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What? North East England Commissioner Conference We are delighted to announce that we have secured some external funding to run a series of conferences for Commissioners.  Being a Commissioner at any level is a key leadership role within Girlguiding.  The conference will give you the chance to meet other Commissioners, have a National and Regional update and find out what 'Being our Best' means in practice.  You are welcome to attend any of the three events but places are limited so…

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£5

Level 2 Walking Refresher

October 10, 2015

What? Level 2 walk refresher When? Saturday 10 October 2015 Where? Cheviot View, Kirknewton (nr Wooler) Who for? Anyone with level 2 walking qualification, who would like a refresher How much? £5 Level 2 walk refresher for anyone who holds a level 2 walking qualification and would like a refresher of their skills or for those who have attended a Level 2 training recently and would like to have some practice before going to assessment in the near future. To…

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£10

Commissioner Conference (County Durham)

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What? North East England Commissioner Conference We are delighted to announce that we have secured some external funding to run a series of conferences for Commissioners.  Being a Commissioner at any level is a key leadership role within Girlguiding.  The conference will give you the chance to meet other Commissioners, have a National and Regional update and find out what 'Being our Best' means in practice.  You are welcome to attend any of the three events but places are limited so…

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October Walk – Region Walking Group

October 17, 2015

Information about the October Walk. Walking Group October 2015 walk information sheet

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Reviewers’ Meeting

October 24, 2015
£10

Commissioner Conference (Sheffield)

October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What? North East England Commissioner Conference We are delighted to announce that we have secured some external funding to run a series of conferences for Commissioners.  Being a Commissioner at any level is a key leadership role within Girlguiding.  The conference will give you the chance to meet other Commissioners, have a National and Regional update and find out what 'Being our Best' means in practice.  You are welcome to attend any of the three events but places are limited so…

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November 2015
£42.50 - £47.50

Walking Weekend

November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015

What? Learn the skills of navigation and start working towards a qualification to enable you to take girls out walking and to supervise DofE expeditions. If you have already attended an approved Level 2 walking training, you can be assessed during this weekend. When? 6-8 November 2015 Where? Cheviot View, Kirknewton (nr Wooler) Who for? Adult members and their friends How much? £42.50 (members) £47.50 (non-members) Girlguiding North East England is holding its autumn walking weekend at Cheviot View and…

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November Walk – Region Walking Group

November 7, 2015

The November walk will take place at the Region walking weekend in Kirk Newton. You can find out more about the Walking Weekend here  

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£50 - £67

Outdoor 16 hour First Aid Training

November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015

What? 16 hour outdoor first aid course. When? 20 – 22 November 2015. Where? Robin Hole, Burley Woodhead, Ilkley. Who for? Any member who needs a 16 outdoor first aid certificate. How much? No accommodation or food: £50, 1 night (Sat) accommodation and food: £63.50, 2 night (Fri + Sat) accommodation and food: £67 This is a 16 hour course which must be completed for NGB purposes. Both days will commence at 9am prompt. The weekend will finish at approximately…

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Trainers’ Day

November 21, 2015

More information about this event will be available soon, to be notified when this event is open for booking,  please register your interest here.

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£5

Fresh Perspectives – Being your Best in Guiding

November 28, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  What? A one day conference to showcase the vast array of opportunities available to you within Girlguiding and how these can help your personal development. When? Saturday 28  November Where? Castlegate Centre, Newcastle Who for? Members of Girlguiding aged 16 – 25 How much? £5 Ever wondered about the further opportunities Girlguiding can offer you? Come along to our event to find out about what is available for you! We are offering a full day programme for existing members to…

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December 2015

York Minster Christmas Service

December 5, 2015

What? Join us at York Minster for our bi-annual Christmas service and see Girlguiding North East England in its full splendour! When? Saturday 5 December, 10.30am (doors open no earlier than 10am) Where? York Minster, York Reception held at the De Grey Rooms, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD Who for? Members of Girlguiding aged 14+ How much? Free. There are no more tickets available for the post service reception at the De Grey Rooms. The doors to the Minster will…

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December Walk – Region Walking Group

December 20, 2015

Information about the December walk. Walking Group December 2015 walk information sheet

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January 2016

January Walk – Region Walking Group

January 9, 2016

Information about the January Walk   Walking Group jan 2016 walk information sheet

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£10

Peer Education Weekend

January 29, 2016 - January 31, 2016

What? Train to be a Peer Educator over a weekend. When? 29 – 31 January 2016. Where? Pasture House, Whittonstall, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 8JS. Who for? Members of the Senior Section. How much? £10 deposit required to book your place.   When you arrive, you can either receive the deposit back in cash, or collect your  Peer Education t shirt. Are you aged 14 – 26 looking for a new challenge? Do you care about issues which affect girls…

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February 2016

February Walk – Region Walking Group

February 13, 2016

Information about the February Walk is available below Walking Group Feb 2016 walk information sheet

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£5.00

Fresh Perspectives – Being your best in guiding

February 27, 2016

The Growing Guiding Team has listened to the voices of members of the Senior Section and Lead Volunteers from our first Fresh Perspectives event and have taken this on board! The event will be a day of interactive workshops and there will information about different opportunities within Girlguiding, from the various awards such as Queens Guide Award to international travel such as GOLD as well as Peer Education and other qualifications. The event will be a great chance to meet…

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March 2016
£20

DofE Supervisor Training

March 5, 2016

What? Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Supervisor Training Course When? 5 March 2016, 10am - 4pm Where? North East England Region office in York Who for? Adults supervising DofE expeditions How much? £20.00 A supervisor’s training course is available for all those involved in supervising DofE expeditions. For those new or relatively new to supervising it is invaluable. Whilst not currently compulsory it is a very useful course for any expedition supervisor. More experienced supervisors will also find it useful…

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£5.00

‘Welcome to guiding’ Workshop – Leeds

March 5, 2016

What? This event will be a day of interactive workshops to get volunteers thinking about their approach to the welcoming process for new members to Girlguiding – right from the moment they decide they would like to get involved to them becoming a member. A key element of ‘Growing Guiding’ is retention, as it is just as important as recruitment. We will be sharing ideas and tips for planning the recruitment process, different ways to recruit effectively and also looking…

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£40

ICE Weekend

March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016

What? International Community Experience (ICE) is a residential weekend to give you a taste of community action. Learn about global issues, prepare for an international experience – and have fun! When? 11-13 March 2016 Where? Cheviot View, near Wooler, Northumberland Who for? Guides aged 11-13. Guides should apply as individuals but notify their Leaders. How much? £40 This is an opportunity to have a go at community action and travelling, and to meet other girls who want to explore the…

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March Walk – Region Walking Group

March 12, 2016

Information about the March Walk is available below: Walking Group March 2016 walk information sheet

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April 2016
£20

Row on the River

April 2, 2016

What? Rowing Experience When? 2 April 2016 Where? Newcastle Who for? Members of The Senior Section How much? £20 Location This rowing experience will be at Tyne Rowing Club, Newburn, west of Newcastle on the north side of the river. Tyne Rowing Club have the longest and best stretch of river for rowing in the north of England so what a place for your first experience of rowing! What The format for the afternoon will consist of a safety and…

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£5.00

‘Welcome to guiding’ Workshop – Doncaster

April 3, 2016

What? This event will be a day of interactive workshops to get volunteers thinking about their approach to the welcoming process for new members to Girlguiding – right from the moment they decide they would like to get involved to them becoming a member. A key element of ‘Growing Guiding’ is retention, as it is just as important as recruitment. We will be sharing ideas and tips for planning the recruitment process, different ways to recruit effectively and also looking…

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£50

BP Adventure – Steaming Ahead

April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016

What? Find out more about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – be part of a service project connected with the railway and take a trip on a steam train. When? 15-17 April 2016 Where? Holme House, near Grosmont, North Yorkshire Who for? Guides who have finished or nearly finished their BP Challenge Award How much? £50 Girlguiding North East England wants this adventure to be a celebration of your achievement at completing the ‘ultimate award’ for the Guide Section. We…

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£40

ICE Weekend

April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016

What? International Community Experience (ICE) is a residential weekend to give you a taste of community action. Learn about global issues, prepare for an international experience – and have fun! When? 15 - 17 April 2016 Where? Robin Hole, Burley Woodhead, Ilkley, LS29 7SD Who for? Guides aged 11-13. Guides should apply as individuals but notify their Leaders. How much? £40 This is an opportunity to have a go at community action and travelling, and to meet other girls who…

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Senior Section Team Day

April 16, 2016

More information will be available soon

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£45

DofE and Senior Section Walking Weekend

April 16, 2016 - April 17, 2016

What? This weekend will cover most of the DofE expedition training needed for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. When? 16-17 April 2016 Where? Malham YHA, Skipton, North Yorkshire Who for? DofE participants, members of The Senior Section, DofE Leaders How much? £45 (includes accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast at the youth hostel) The weekend will include training on navigation skills, route planning, map reading, food and cooking. You will also have time to socialise and make new friends. Walks will…

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£5.00

‘Welcome to guiding’ Workshop – Newcastle

April 23, 2016

What? This event will be a day of interactive workshops to get volunteers thinking about their approach to the welcoming process for new members to Girlguiding – right from the moment they decide they would like to get involved to them becoming a member. A key element of ‘Growing Guiding’ is retention, as it is just as important as recruitment. We will be sharing ideas and tips for planning the recruitment process, different ways to recruit effectively and also looking…

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April Walk – Region Walking Group

April 23, 2016

Information about the April Walk is available below: Walking Group April 2016 walk information sheet

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£60

Adult Day Sail

April 30, 2016

What? Whether you have sailed before or not, come and try out the Black Diamond, an exciting 45 foot ocean racer and see what big-boat sailing is all about. When? Saturday 30 April 2016 Where? Hartlepool Who for? Adults How much? £60 for the day sail, which includes use of life jackets, wet weather gear and food. Optional extra: Friday night on the yacht. There is no extra cost for this but evening meal and breakfast is not provided. There…

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May 2016
£20

DofE Assessor Training

May 7, 2016

What? DofE Assessor Training When? 7 May 2016 Where? North East England Region office in York Who for? Adults wishing to assess DofE expeditions How much? £20 This course is one of a series of courses throughout the United Kingdom, which will bring together delegates from Operating Authorities, Assessor Networks and Approved Activity Providers. The purpose of the EAAS is to prepare, train and accredit Assessors to undertake expedition assessments. Only accredited assessors may assess DofE Expeditions. Becoming an assessor is…

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June 2016
£30

Lyke Wake Walk

June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016

  This walk is dedicated to the memory of Greta Fowler who was Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding North East England in 1977 - 1984 and President of North East England Guide Association from 1986-1991 when she became a Vice President until  February 3rd 2016 when she sadly passed away. Greta walked the Lyke Wake Walk in 1979 to raise £1000 to buy a new Region Standard, she raised £3000 in total.              What?      40 mile walk to be…

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£5.00

An Introduction to Property Health and Safety Management

June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Girlguiding North East England Region Office,

What? An introduction to managing a Girlguiding Property. When? Saturday 11 June 2016 10am-1pm followed by lunch Where? North East England Region office, Monks Cross, York Who for? Anyone who manages a residential property, an office, or a campsite for a Girlguiding County, Division or District, or members of a property committee. How much? £5 (lunch is included) Are you considering any maintenance / construction work during 2016? If so, do you understand the requirements of the CDM 2015 regulations?…

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£10 - £43.50

Land in the Lake

June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016

  What? An action packed weekend of activities on and off the water When? 17-18 or 18-19 June 2016 Where? Carlton Lodge, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Who for? Brownies with their leaders How much? £43.50 for Brownies and £10.00 for Leaders   Who is it for? Brownies coming with their Leaders at a ratio of 1:6. No camping experience or residential qualification required. Opportunity for Leaders to take part in some camp/holiday training if required. Where is it? Carlton Lodge Outdoor…

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June Walk – Region Walking Group

June 18, 2016

Please find information about the June walk below: Walking Group June 2016 walk information sheet

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July 2016

July Walk – Region Walking Group

July 9, 2016

The information about the July walk is available below: Walking Group July 2016 walk information sheet

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£25

DofE Bronze and Silver Practice Expedition

July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016

  What?   The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group. Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze / Silver Assessment. When? Practice 15 - 17 July 2016 and Assessment  2 – 4 September 2016 Where? Barneybeck, Redmire (practice expedition); Teesdale (assessment) Who for? The Senior Section How much? £15/£25/£40/£50, depending on what you…

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August 2016
£20 - £35

Spectacular Night

August 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

  What? A Spectacular Evening to celebrate the Senior Section Centenary with an option to stay overnight under the stars When? Thursday 18 August 2016, 6pm – 10.30pm (or overnight if you wish!) Where? Fountains Abbey, Ripon Who for? Members of The Senior Section, Guides 13+ (with their leaders), adult members and Trefoil Guild Members How much? £20, an additional £15 for the sleepover option   The Chief Commissioner and Girlguiding North East England warmly invite all members of The Senior…

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September 2016
£15 - £25

DofE Bronze and Silver Assessment Expedition

September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016

 What? The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group. Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze / Silver Assessment. When? Practice 15 - 17 July 2016 and Assessment  2 – 4 September 2016 Where? Barneybeck, Redmire (practice expedition); Teesdale (assessment) Who for? The Senior Section How much? £15/£25/£40/£50, depending on what you are doing,…

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£50

BP Adventure – Sail on the James Cook – Fully booked

September 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016

What? Spend a weekend sailing on the beautiful 21 metre ketch. When? 9-11 September 2016 Where? Sailing from North Shields. Who for? Guides who have finished or nearly finished the BP Challenge. How much? £185 - £50 non-refundable deposit required with your booking.   This event is now fully booked.  Girlguiding North East England wants this adventure to be a celebration of your achievement at completing the “ultimate award” for the Guide section. We also want you to try something…

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