What is Girlguiding Inspire?
Girlguiding Inspire is the community built for and by Girlguiding’s 18-30 year old members. There are almost 30,000 18-30 year old members, the biggest adult grouping by age, and over 98% of these young women are volunteers. For many people, the period between the ages of 18 and 30 is a time of significant change. Inspire has been designed recently to enable as many young people as possible to find their place within Girlguiding and the wider world. The aim is to expand the opportunities available to young women to develop and socialise as well as to promote a more flexible model of volunteering. For more information, the main Girlguiding website has several pages to explore the opportunities available.
We’re very excited to be able to share with you our challenge badge for Girlguiding Inspire, to give our members and volunteers aged 18 to 30 the opportunity to find out more about what is on offer to them within Girlguiding and empower them to try new things.
The Super 7 challenge is both challenging and flexible so you can pick the activities that suit your lifestyle and are most interesting to you. As the Girlguiding Inspire community we encourage you to team up to work on the badge or build a wider network by linking up with your local Trefoil Guild, other adult members, Rangers in transition or getting your unit involved.
Tag us in your achievements @GirlguidingInspireNEE and using #NEEsuper7!
Inspire in the region
Meet your Inspire region team! You can reach them by emailing ‘email@example.com‘ and keep up to date on social media!
Hannah –Inspire coordinator for North East England
“I’ve been the region coordinator since 2018 and I’m based in Sheffield where I work for a pharmaceutical consultancy. I like to travel so the next thing on my bucket list is an international trip with Girlguiding.”
Becky – Deputy region coordinator
“I run a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide group and support at a Rangers group. Outside of guiding I work in a tea room supporting a local history site. I love to travel and am always looking for a new adventure, whether it be through Guiding or just with friends. One of the best places I’ve visited is Our Cabaña alongside Mexico City.”
Lucy – Deputy region coordinator
“I run two rainbow units and I’m a member of my local Trefoil guild. I work for my local authority supporting over 18’s involved substance misuse, housing issues and domestic violence. I am also a keen baker and love to experiment in the kitchen with sweet and savoury! My favourite thing to bake has to be a Victoria sponge.”
Poppy- Social media and communications coordinator
“Alongside my Inspire communications role I’m also a North East England trustee, a Brownie leader and Assistant Division Commissioner, as you can tell I like to keep busy! Outside of guiding I am just finishing my masters degree in Law before starting a job in corporate risk assurance. I also have my own part-time bakery.”
Inspire also has a coordinator in each county. Below you’ll find the links to social media channels where you can keep up with the community in your area.
South Yorkshire: Instagram – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Yorkshire North: Facebook
West Yorkshire West: Facebook – Email: email@example.com
Durham South: Facebook – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Yorkshire North East: Facebook
The toolkit has been designed by Inspire members to engage leaders and commissioners who can encourage young women to get involved. It comprehensively explains aims of Girlguiding Inspire, the seven pathways and how it can be put in to action at a local level as well as answering a number of frequently asked questions.
This wide game planning document has been designed by the region Inspire team to help out those who might want some advice before running a wide game.
In the summer of 2020 we surveyed our 18-30 year old members in the north east about their experience of guiding.