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Level 3 Safe Space Training – Doncaster

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Saturday 16 November 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Alexander House, High Street, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0AB
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 1700 on 31 October 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor First Aid Training – 15-17 November 2019

What? 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course.
When? 15-17 November 2019
Where? Hazel House, Ripon.
Who for? Any adult member who needs a 16 hour outdoor first aid certificate.
How much?

£95 includes 2 nights in indoor accommodation, food and training.

£90 (non-residential) includes refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on both days and training. 

 

This 16 hour course will give you a qualification which is recognised by most national governing bodies.   Both days will commence at 9am prompt. The weekend will finish at approximately 5.30pm on Sunday.

 

Participants will be expected to take a full and active part in the course, including acting as casualties for each other. You will be expected to be capable of kneeling, performing CPR on manikins and lifting and rolling simulated casualties. Suitable clothing would be a tracksuit and trainers or other loose clothing and flat shoes. A significant amount of time will be spent outdoors regardless of the weather, so please bring suitable warm and waterproof clothing.

 

As you are working towards an outdoor qualification, bursaries are available from Girlguiding North East England. If you wish to apply for a bursary please email sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk and we will send you the appropriate documentation.

 

How to apply

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below.  In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for Outdoor 1st Aid

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after 27 September 2019.   Places are limited.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

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Commissioner Training (Full Day) – West Auckland, Durham

What? A full day of training covering the basics of being a commissioner.
When? Saturday 9 November 2019
Where? West Auckland Vineyard Centre, 3 Aptec Enterprise Park, Darlington Road, West Auckland, DL14 9PD
Who for? District and division commissioners and commissioner mentors.
How much? £20

This is a day which is designed for district and division commissioners and commissioner mentors.

Three topics will be covered during the day:

  • Meeting the challenges – It will offer support to help you manage difficult, challenging and conflicting situations positively and effectively.
  • Processes and resources – Help you to understand your role in implementing the processes of Girlguiding and the resources available to help you.
  • Leadership & Vision –  You will explore your role in leading the district/division team in delivering good guiding.

The day is targeted at relatively new commissioners who have been in the role for up to 18 months, but commissioner delegates, more experienced commissioners and commissioner mentors are welcome to participate to refresh their knowledge.

The event will be held at West Auckland Vineyard Centre starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5pm.  Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

Bookings are taken through our online booking form. In booking onto this event you accept the Commissioner Full Day Trainings booking terms and conditions

This training is also being held as three evening trainings in June/July 2019 at the Region Office in York – further details can be found on the region events calendar.

How to apply

Select the number of tickets you require below, and then complete the online booking form.  You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after 25 October 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

 

 

Girlguiding North East England Walking Weekend – 25-27 October 2019

What? The weekend for those wishing to do Girlguiding Level 1 walking (training and assessment in one weekend), Level 2 training, Level 2 assessment or social walking.
When? 25-27 October 2019
Where? Based at Osmotherley Youth Hostel, North Yorkshire, DL6 3AH
Who for? Adult members
How much? £110

 

Girlguiding North East England is holding its annual autumn walking weekend in North Yorkshire and we look forward to welcoming you to develop your skills in leading walks.  All members of Girlguiding from Rainbows upwards can enjoy getting out into the countryside, and if you develop your skills, the girls in your units will benefit.

 

The weekend can offer you

  • Level 1 training and assessment in a weekend
  • Level 2 training
  • Level 2 assessment – in order to be assessed you MUST have already attended a Level 2 training weekend
  • Social walking – you may use the Hotel as a base to plan your own social walks with others
  • We are also offering Water Safety training on the Friday afternoon if enough people are able to attend.  This is compulsory for all levels of the Girlguiding walking scheme, though only needs to be done once to count for all levels.  If you want to do the Water Safety training please buy a Water Safety ticket in addition to your main ticket – the training is at no additional cost.

 

We will be based at the beautiful Osmotherley Youth Hostel, Cote Ghyll Mill in North Yorkshire.  Osmotherley is on the western edge of the North York Moors, so has good access to moorland for Level 2 training and assessment, but closer to the village there are lovely walks in woods and fields for those doing Level 1.  There is even a teashop in the village for those looking for refreshment after their social walks.

 

The price of the weekend includes 2 nights’ accommodation indoors at Osmotherley Youth Hostel and all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime.  Transport to and from the event is not included but lifts to/from Northallerton Station might be possible – please contact sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk if you would like to arrange this.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

What do I need?  

If you would like to do the Level 1 or 2 training or assessment, you will need to supply your own:

  • Copy of the Girlguiding Walking Scheme booklet, downloadable from the Girlguiding website here
  • OS map, number OL26 North York Moors (Western Area) plus map case or a waterproof version
  • Compass (eg Silva Expedition 4 Compass would be ideal, otherwise this must have 360° on it)
  • Level 2 participants will also need  a headtorch suitable for finding the way in the dark (eg Petzl Tikkina)

DON’T FORGET your 20% GGUK discount in Cotswold, if you are a DofE Member you can also claim discount at Go Outdoors (Some stores at the Managers’ discretion may still give you a discount as a member of Girlguiding even though we don’t have an official partnership with the store any more – just ask!)

Do I qualify for help with financing this weekend?  

  • Qualification Bursaries are available from Girlguiding North East England, the application form and more details can be found here.
  • If you are planning on using your qualification (Levels 1 or 2) to train/supervise DofE groups you may be eligible for funding for the DofE Diamond Fund which is available for those who live in or may be doing DofE training/supervision with girls who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

 How to apply

Bookings are now open and being taken through our online booking form below.  If there are no tickets available for the option you wish to select please contact sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk as we may be able to allocate you a ticket that is currently available in another category.

By booking onto this event you are agreeing to the Booking Terms and Conditions for Region Walking Weekend 25-27 October 2019

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

The deadline for bookings will be 31 August 2019.  Late applications will then only be considered if the Hostel has room and there are sufficient instructors to keep group sizes small.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

Level 3 Safe Space Training – York

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Friday 4 October 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Girlguiding North East England Region Office, 7 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, YO32 9WN
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 1700 on 20 September 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

 

 

 

World of Opportunities – 4-6 October 2019

What?

World of Opportunities is a weekend for all young members of guiding over the age of 10 to find out more about what international guiding is all about and what opportunities are available.

 

World of Opportunities  will be used for selection for older Guides and Rangers for international opportunities in 2021 and ICE invitation in 2020.

 

Please note that Guides who have previously been on an ICE trip will not be eligible for invitation for a further ICE trip but are welcome to attend the weekend.  Please note that in order to attend an ICE trip girls must be aged 11-13 at the time of the ICE final project which is anticipated will be during the Easter holidays in April 2020.

 

Girls that form the purple group are eligible for consideration for selection for both ICE 2020 and international guiding trips in 2021 (when they turn 14).

When?

4-6 October 2019

 

Where?

Carlton Adventure, Carlton-in-Cleveland, Stokesley, TS9 7BD

 

Who for?

Guides 10+ and Rangers – all girls can attend alone or with a Unit Group with a leader.  Leaders attending with their units will not be part of a selection process – there will be a separate Leader Selection event for this in due course.  Leaders wishing to book tickets can do so by following this link and booking a ticket there. 

 

How much?

Girls – Indoor accommodation – £60

Girls – Camping – £50

Leaders – Indoor accommodation – £50

 

Based at the Carlton Adventure Centre on the edge of the North York Moors, we’ll spend the weekend working on the skills you need to explore the World around you. You’ll take part in activities and make new friends to share your adventures with too.

During the weekend you will learn about the International Community Experience (ICE) which gives Guides aged between 11 and 13 an opportunity to learn about community action, help to increase their global awareness and prepare them for international experiences.  You will also learn about the exciting international experiences you can experience from 13-18 to travel around the world, attending international camps and undertaking service projects.

There is a limited amount of indoor accommodation available at the venue or you can choose to camp.  If camping, you will need to bring your own tent and personal equipment. Units, districts and divisions may have tents you can borrow.  Both ticket types will be fully catered.

Whether you want to come on your own or as part of a group we’ll make sure that you have a great time and leave with lots of ideas to plan your next international adventure.

Already decided you’re coming along? Get your name on the list today by booking now as ticket numbers are limited for this event!

 

How to apply

 

Girl bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms & Conditions – World of Opportunities October 2019

Leaders please book your tickets via this link – thank you.

Please ensure you select the correct ticket, the tickets are for sale depending on the girl’s date of birth and there are indoor and camping accommodation options for all ages as follows:-

TURQUOISE tickets are for girls born between 31.7.07 and 1.4.09

PURPLE tickets are for girls born between 30.03.06 and 31.07.07

RED tickets are for girls born between 31.7.05 and 30.03.06

GREEN tickets are for girls born between 1.8.02 and 31.07.05

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 5pm on Friday 13 September 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

Level 3 Safe Space Training – Sheffield

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Sunday 15 September 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Girlguiding Sheffield County Office, Guide House, 41 Townhead Street, Sheffield, S1 2EB
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 1700 on 30 August 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

 

 

 

DofE Assessment Expeditions 2019

 

What?

 

Open Bronze / Silver / Gold Assessment Expeditions

 

When?

Bronze Assessment – 30-31 August 2019

Silver Assessment –  29-31 August 2019

Gold Assessment –  27-31 August 2019

 

Where?

Wensleydale

 

Who for?

Any members of girlguiding working towards their D of E award

 

How much?

 

 

 

 

 

More Information?

Bronze Assessment £35,

Silver Assessment £35,

Gold assessment £90

There is some funding available for those living in a deprived location. To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

Click here to find out more about how these expeditions will run.

 

 

Are you looking for a Bronze, Silver or Gold assessment expedition but do not have a group of at least 4 people to do it with? Or are you a group of at least 4 planning a practice but you are all new to it so need some support, or do you not have a leader who can supervise you? If so this is the weekend for you.

 

This is open to all those wanting an assessment at Bronze, Silver level or Gold levels. It is also open to groups running an assessment for the first time who would like support. The Bronze assessment will take place on 30-31 August 2019 and you will need to communicate in advance with your group to do the planning. The Silver assessment will be 29-31 August 2019 and the planning will again be done in advance electronically. The Gold assessment is from the late afternoon of 27 August when we meet beforehand at a Youth Hostel to meet the assessor and finalise details, before beginning the expedition proper on the morning of 28 August then completing it on Saturday 31 August.

 

At all levels the routes will be planned on eDofE mapping so you will need to be familiar with it.

 

It is essential that all the training is signed off and you have successfully completed a practice before attending for assessment. This will be on eDofE.

 

Individual participants:

If you do not have a group of your own, so long as at least 4 people apply you will make up a group. You will be communicating electronically with each other in advance to start the planning of the route, then completing the planning on eDofE mapping – so you might like to familiarise yourself with that beforehand. If you attend the Training Weekend run by Girlguiding North East England you will have covered most of the topics.

 

Leaders of groups:

If you are the adult leader of a Bronze / Silver / Gold group running an expedition for the first time you can make use of our experience and expertise in supervising expeditions. We will give you the campsites but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that. The cost for the weekend will be the same as given above.

 

The cost of the Assessment Expedition includes all campsite fees, and an overnight stay in Youth Hostel with evening meal and breakfast for Gold groups. It also covers all the costs of adult support and any group equipment which which needs to be provided.

 

There is funding available to help with the costs for leaders attending any of these expeditions to gain experience if they either live in or are working with girls from disadvantaged areas. Please contact the region office for an application form.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.  By booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Assessment Expeditions.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

For details of other events happening in the NEE region and also to find out about about and book onto our DofE Training Weekend and DofE Practice Expeditions please view our events calendar here.

 

No bookings for the practice will be taken after 28 June 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

DofE Practice Expeditions 2019

 

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 / Gold Assessment.

 

When?

Bronze Practice 19-21 July 2019

Silver Practice 19-21 July 2019

Gold Practice 19–22 July 2019

 

Where?

Teesdale

 

Who for?

Any members of Girlguiding working towards their D of E award

 

How much?

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Information?

Bronze Practice – £30

Silver Practice – £40

Gold practice – £40

 

There is some funding available for those who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

Click here to find out more about how these expeditions will run.

 

Are you looking for a Bronze / Silver / Gold practice and assessment but do not have a group of at least 4 people to do it with? Or are you a group of at least 4 planning a practice but you are all new to it so need some support, or do you not have a leader who can supervise you? If so this is the weekend for you. You can attend either the practice expedition or the assessment, or both.

 

The Bronze practice is Saturday – Sunday, whereas the Silver practice will start late afternoon on the Friday. However Bronze participants will need to arrive on Friday night in order to complete their preparation. The Gold practice runs for an extra day from Friday late afternoon until Monday late afternoon. You will need to have completed all of your training for the expedition section before attending, and evidence of this from your leader will be needed. If you attend the training weekend run by Girlguiding NEE you will have covered most of the topics, but will need to cover first aid and campcraft locally.

 

Individual participants:

If you do not have a group of your own, so long as at least 4 people apply you will make up a group to complete your practice. You will be communicating electronically with each other in advance to start the planning of the route, then completing the planning on eDofE mapping – so you might like to familiarise yourself with that beforehand.

 

Leaders of groups:

If you are the adult leader of a Bronze / Silver / Gold group running an expedition for the first time you can make use of our experience and expertise in supervising expeditions. We will give you the campsites but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that. The cost for the weekend will be the same as given above.

 

The cost of the Practice Expeditions include all campsite fees.  It also covers all the costs of adult support and any group equipment which which needs to be provided.

 

 There is funding available to help with the costs for leaders attending any of these expeditions to gain experience if they either live in or are working with girls from disadvantaged areas. Please contact the region office for an application form.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.  By booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Practice Expeditions.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

For details of other events happening in the NEE region and also to find out about and to book onto our DofE Training Weekend and DofE Assessment Expeditions please view our events calendar here.

 

No bookings for the practice will be taken after Thursday 23 May 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

Commissioner Training (Evening Session 3) 2019 – Meeting the Challenges

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What? One of three free-standing sessions covering the basics of being a commissioner.
When? Wednesday 17 July 2019 – 7-9pm.
Where? Girlguiding North East England Region Office, 7 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, YO32 9WN
Who for? District and division commissioners and commissioner mentors.
How much? £5 per session

 

This is one of three training sessions targeted at newish commissioners who have been in the role for up to 18 months, but commissioner delegates, more experienced commissioners and commissioner mentors are welcome to participate to refresh their knowledge.

The three sessions are each on a different aspect of the commissioner’s role.  This session is on the topic of meeting the challenges.  It will offer support to help you manage difficult, challenging and conflicting situations positively and effectively.  All new commissioners or commissioners who have previously not attended trainings are encouraged to attend all three if at all possible.

All three sessions will also be available as a full day’s training in Barnsley on 13 April 2019.

New commissioners will be able to gain an all-round view of the role by attending all three sessions.  Longer-serving commissioners may like to dip into particular sessions to refresh their knowledge or meet a particular need.  The sessions are also open to commissioner mentors.

Bookings are taken through our online booking form. In booking onto this event you accept the Commissioner Evening Trainings booking terms and conditions

How to apply

Select the number of tickets you require below, and then complete the online booking form.  You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after 3 July 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.