Girlguiding Stockport provides a safe, girls only space to allow over 3,000 girls the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in adventures.
Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Manchester city centre and the tranquillity of the Peak District, our girls challenge themselves, try new activities and build lasting friendships
Girlguiding Stockport exists thanks to a team of over 400 adult leaders who are committed to providing stimulating and imaginative programmes for nearly 200 units across all age ranges, bringing guiding to over 3000 girls. We are proud to welcome all girls whatever their faith, race, culture, nationality or sexual orientation.
Our vision is to have sufficient adult leaders in our county to enable every girl and young woman to have the opportunity to join Girlguiding Stockport.
Divisions work together to ensure great Guiding and put on local events to help our girls have more experiences as a member of Girlguiding. Each Division Commissioner is supported by a team of District Commissioners who support guiding in their locality through ensuring training is up to date, supporting new leaders and organising district events.
Our Divisions are:
Woodbank covering Davenport, Edgeley, Offerton and Great Moor.
Goyt covering the districts of Marple, Werneth, Ludworth and Lyme.
Heaton Vale covering the districts of Heaton Chapel, Moor Bank and Reddish.
Ladybrook covering the districts of Benja Fold and Bramhall Green, Hazel Grove, Bramhall and Woodford.
Cheadle Abney covering the districts of Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Gately and Heald Green
The Rainbow section is thirty years old this year. After a great trip to Gulliver’s World in Autumn last year, Rainbows in Stockport are celebrating with a Safari Fun Day in May and taking part in the North West Region Razaam event. It’s a great time to be a Rainbow.
Rainbows are our most popular section with a large number of girls waiting to join. If you are able to help us create more spaces by volunteering for a couple of hours a week, or a month please register your interest at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
If your daughter would like to join Rainbows please register her details at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
Brownies in Stockport have Partied at the Plaza and had a giant sleepover in the in the Blackpool Ballroom and it doesn’t stop there. From Circus Skills badge days to Animal Mayhem fun days the opportunities to learn new things and have fun experiences are plentiful.
For register your interest in helping girls have a brilliant Brownie Experience please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
If your daughter is interested in becoming a Brownie please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
Our Guides have the opportunity to get out there and do something really different.
Away from the pressure of school and in a girl only space, Guides can try new experiences, challenge their abilities and enjoy camps, holidays and trips. Guides are often found zooming down a zipwire, programming robots and cooking outdoors.
Guides in Stockport love to join in national events like Girlguiding UK’s star-studded concert – the BIG GIG and guiding only music festival – Wellies and Wristbands.
Guides work towards the Baden Powell Challenge, if they achieve this they have the opportunity to attend a Girlguiding Stockport exciting adventure, recent adventures have involved fashion design and piloting a narrowboat.
If you would like to help out Guides have fun and learn new things register your interest here www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
If your daughter would be interested in joining please register her details here www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
The Senior Section gives girls the opportunity to take their first steps into leadership through the Young Leader Programme whilst providing opportunities for socialising and continuing to expand their skills and experiences in Ranger Units.
Senior Section members in Stockport are encouraged to access a wide range of activity programmes, including Girlguiding’s Look Wider programme, which has eight themes – called ‘octants’ – which cover everything from fitness and independent living to the arts and community action.
Those who want to go the extra mile can work towards the Queens Guide Award and the widely recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The senior section gives you the opportunity to build your skills, support your peers, raise your voice and travel the world.
There are lots of opportunities to be part of the Senior Section in Stockport, it’s not all about the weekly meetings. Register your interest at www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus to find out more.
We are a friendly, forward thinking, challenging and innovative county. Whether you want to work directly with the girls, support guiders or can spare one hour per month there are many opportunities open to you in Stockport.
No experience is neccessary just bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to roll your sleaves up!
“It’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done! Come and be part of it! When people ask me why I’m a Brownie and guide Leader, I usually say it’s because of the amazing girls We DO make a difference to these girls lives. But I would also like to add it’s also because of the amazing women and girls that volunteer all over Stockport and I would like to thank each and everyone of them for the laughs, the dancing, the games at the stories and the shared experience.” – Liz Kay, Leader and District Commissioner, Bramhall
“A couple of years ago at the “Stockport Celebrates” event, I sat down at a table that had a pebble on which said, “Girlguiding is where I became acquainted with the idea that women and girls can do anything”, and I can’t think of a better way of putting it. I absolutely love the opportunities that we provide for young women and girls. Through Guiding I’ve travelled the world, faced many fears, made lifelong friends and challenged myself beyond belief. I feel so proud to be part of the world’s largest female only organisation – Girl Power at its best!” – Jess Lane, Leader and District Commissioner, Reddish
To register your interest in joining an amazing team of women giving incredible opportunities to young women whilst having loads of fun visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus
Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local guiding units, from helping Brownies work towards a badge to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.
But it’s not all about the girls – there are plenty or opportunities for members to try something new, take on a new personal challenge and escape the daily routine. The best thing is that what you do is up to you!
Trefoil members in Stockport take part ina whole host of activities including White Water Rafting and Segwaying!
Girlguiding Stockport is part of a wider Guiding family who provide opportunities for girls and young women to grow and experience adventures on a regional, national and global scale.
Girlguiding North West England
We enable our members to discover and fulfill their potential through an exciting range of enjoyable activities and events, so they can make a positive contribution to their community and make a difference to the world. www.girlguidingnwe.org.uk
With Girlguiding girls have the best experiences, they go to their first ever sleepover, canoe on rivers, learn about body confidence, lead their own camp, or simply have fun and try new things with girls their age.
We are the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. We represent ten million girls in 146 countries.