We are very proud of our 4500 members in Northamptonshire who belong to the extensive family of guiding involving 10 million females around the world.

Girls from the ages of 4 to 18 meet regularly across the County and take part in an action packed and fun programme. A programme which provides them with life skills and new experiences, preparing them to cope with the challenges of the modern world and here in Northamptonshire there are many events happening.

As with all voluntary organisations we are very dependent on adult volunteers. We can guarantee fun and friendship for leaders too.

Whether you are looking at this website for your daughter, or for yourself, please Join Us or Volunteer now. We shall look forward to seeing either or both of you.

We hope to see you enjoying the opportunities Guiding has to offer in the near future.

Adèle Cooney

County Standard

Our County Standard was dedicated on World Thinking Day February 22nd 1981. It was produced by the Arts Committee to replace the obsolete 1937 standard.

The Trefoil is in the place of honour nearest the hoist, next is the Tudor Rose (Northamptonshire’s County Seal since 1665), followed by the Guide motto “Be Prepared”.

Each of the eleven divisions designed and embroidered a representative lozenge as follows.

Northamptonshire County Standard

Top left to right:

  • Wellingborough and Rural – Earls Barton Church
  • Mid – a fox mask and crossed riding crops
  • Kettering – Geddington cross
  • South – a ram’s head
  • Northampton South – All Saints Church
  • Salcey – an oak leaf

Bottom left to right:

  • West – tree with horned helmet
  • Northampton North – a boot
  • Corby and Rockingham Forest – a Corby crow
  • Higham Ferrers – a gauntlet and nine heads
  • Oundle and Thrapston – Nine Arches bridge.
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