Meetings give the opportunity for girls to work in small groups. Our focus is on girl led guiding with girls inputting into the programme through Rainbow Chat, Brownie Pow Wow and the Guides Patrol Leader’s council.
The current Girlguiding programme is now based on six themes: Know Myself, Be Well, Skills for my Future, Express Myself, Have Adventures and Take Action. These follow through each section, showing a clear progression in the girls skills and experiences. Providing opportunities to earn endless badges from staged Skills Builders, Interest Badges and Theme Awards, each unit meeting activity provides a number of points that add up.
County events give opportunities to explore the great outdoors – Rafting on the canal in Marple, climbing Windgather rocks during the summer sunset or filling the Light cinema for an exclusive film showing. Our events are designed with the girl in mind and to give a wide range of opportunities.
Events are also arranged for leaders, Stockport Celebrates is an annual event with an opportunity to celebrate long service and and other awards. Leaders weekend is a bi-annual training and social event, walks & orienteering training, craft sessions and other activities. Ensure leaders too have the opportunity to develop their own skills and knowledge whilst making new friends and having fun.
More information about past events can be found in the news section.
Rainbows love their sleepovers and Brownies enjoy holidays on a theme of their choosing, Harry Potter, Disney, Alice in Wonderland, Under the Sea and Sweetastic. Guide holidays can be indoor or under canvas and can involve travelling abroad.
We are also very fortunate to have our own residential property in Stockport. The Inns at Rowarth which provides a unique away from it all experience in beautiful surroundings whilst still within touching distance of Stockport itself.
Other popular local venues for residentials include:
Giving girls an International experience is something we are really passionate about in Stockport and we love giving girls the adventure and challenge that is involved in an adventure abroad.
Unit trips have included Brownie visits to Paris and Disneyland, Guides travelled to a Scout Jamboree in Holland and our Rangers had Adventures in Copenhagen, Sweden and Switzerland.
Rangers is where the girls really get the opportunity for some serious globetrotting. Five girls and a leader from Stockport went on North West Region trips to India, Zambia, Armenia and Finland. During these fantastic opportunities the girls have an opportunity to experience new cultures whilst making a long term impact in the local community through projects such as reading initiatives and working with women’s charities. Often the fundraising for these trips is just as fun and challenging as the actual going abroad and visiting elements. If you can’t make it on one of these trips you can still get involved by supporting the fundraising effort!
Girlguiding Stockport is proud to support the local community through a variety of projects.
A number of units join the annual Remembrance Day parades which take part across the county.
We support the Wellspring’s Rucksack appeal providing warm clothing, bedding and essential supplies to the homeless in Stockport.
We supply comfort bags to local hospitals.
We regularly drop food and supplies off to Emmeline's Pantry a local women's refuge charity which helps empower women.
If you have a project which would benefit from the help and support of Girlguiding Stockport members, please contact the office on 0161 4856606