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Training opportunities in 2020

Our first planned training sessions of 2020, which focus on a Safe Space and the new Girlguiding programme, are now available to book online:

21 January 2020 :  ‘A Safe Space Level 1 & 2’ in Dalton

22 January 2020: ‘A Safe Space Level 1 and 2’ in Kendal 

12 February 2020: ‘Adapting the programme to work successfully in your unit’ in Kendal 

13 February 2020:‘Creating theme nights using programme resources’ in Ulverston

Future training dates will be added to our training calendar.

We are pleased to be able to offer these sessions for no charge, but any ‘no shows’ (or cancellations within 48 hours of the event) will be charged £10, to be paid by your unit.

County Weekend at Waddow

Coming up at Waddow Hall, 6 September to 8 September 2019.

Only one week left folks to take advantage of the early bird offer.

AND there are still a few FREE places for volunteers who have never been to Waddow before.

So come on ladies what are you waiting for – get your applications in and join us for a fantastic weekend of fun and friendship not to mention tip top training on the new programme.

For further details, download our County Weekend 2019 Booking Form (DOC/2 pages/73.3KB).

Cumbria South Herdy Challenge


Have you ‘Herd’? To celebrate the beautiful county we live in there are 60 Herdys waiting to join Girlguiding Cumbria South, with thanks to Lake District National Park Authority!

What you need to doHerdy toys

The challenge is to welcome a Herdy into your unit, give Her a name and make Her an outfit (this can be as simple as a necker or a hat or as complex as a full outfit, the choice is your unit’s.)

Then take your Herdy out and about in Cumbria and take some photos, share these photos as widely as you can on social media with the hashtags #GuidesCumbriaS and #WeAreTheLakes

She could visit anywhere from Barrow docks to a mountain summit!

There’s a prize for the best photo seen by July 20.

How to apply

Herdy on a wallTo apply for your unit’s Herdy please send your name and unit name to

Herdys can be collected at the Annual Gathering 26th April, or make alternative collections arrangements when you apply.

We only have 60 Herdys so its first come first served!

Annual Gathering and Presentation Evening

Join us for our Annual Gathering and Presentation Evening where we come together to celebrate our County’s achievements.

Join us for the meal starting from 6pm, and the awards and presentations from 7.30pm.

Event details

Date: Thursday 26 April 2018

Venue: The Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PA.

Cost: £10 per person for the meal and presentation, no charge if attending the awards and presentations only.

Booking form

Cumbria South Annual Gathering and Presentation Evening Booking Form (DOC/232KB/2 pages)

RSVP to Barb Littlewood by 3 April 2018.


County Weekend 2021 -save the date!

A big thank you to all those who helped our latest county weekend – a fine send off for Sue as county commissioner.

Be sure to save the date for the next one; 26th to 28th February 2021.

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