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Volunteers Needed

We need to recruit leaders and unit helpers to strengthen our existing teams to avoid the possibility of having to close units.  This is great for your CV and there are also lots of opportunities for adults too.  We particularly need help at our Friday night Rainbows and with the Guide units.

If you are interested and would like to know more, contact your unit leader or Ann Woolley, District Commissioner on 07956 918521 or email swf.districtcommissioner@gmail.com or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested to register as a volunteer.


The awards ceremony for Jack Petchey achievers in Essex South East took place at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon in January and was attended by our Town Mayor, Councillor Peter Wyatt.  It was a great celebration of all the girls from six different divisions across Essex South East.

From South Woodham there was Kerrie from 1st Rangers who received a Jack Petchey award in spring 2018 and in the summer it was the turn of Hollie from 4th Guides.  The money for the rangers contributed towards hoodies with a new logo and the money for 4th Guides was used for a new firepit and various camp fire accessories.

Sponsored Silence

6th Brownies had a visit from Peter Blackman, from Guide Dogs for the Blind, who brought in retired guide dog, Rodney.  This was part of the Friends to Animals badge that the Brownies are currently doing.  It was a very enjoyable evening and the girls asked lots of questions. 

The Brownies will be taking part in a sponsored silence in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind on Tuesday 21st March.  They have set up a Just Giving fundraising page for your donations.  Please click here to make a donation.