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Bell Boat Helm Course

Bell Boat Helm Course

30 April – 1 May

Come and enjoy time on the water with like minded people and get Northamptonshire’s Guides and Scouts out on the water!

The course does not require any specific kit. Buoyancy aid will be supplied. The course is a continuous assessment with no final exam. It covers safety, control of the boat and crew, emergencies, games, and all requirements of the British Canoe Union.  (BCU qualification)

No previous knowledge is needed, but you must have a current 1st Aid Certificate and have the ability to swim 50 meters.

Dress appropriately for outdoor/water activities plus a change of clothing in the event of getting wet.


The £35 includes BCU certificate, admin and course fees

(BCU members £22)

To secure your place contact

Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting Thursday 2nd June 2022

Lets celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee together with a beacon lighting ceremony

The beacon lighting event will start at 17.30 at Wicksteed Park on Thursday 2nd June 2022 and will have a staggered finish time for each section.

Rainbows – 19.30
Brownies – 20.00
Guides and Rangers – 20.30
Leaders – 22.00

This is a free event but you can choose to bring your unit and enjoy the whole day at Wicksteed Park and take advantage of our discounted wristband cost of £15.00

Please wear uniform and be prepared for all weather as this is an outdoor event.  Girls should also bring a packed tea.

Please return the booking form by Friday 20th May with your payment (if purchasing wristbands) to the office at
Girlguiding Northamptonshire, Unit 1 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, NN3 6WL or via email to
Event Poster

Beacon Lighting Booking Form

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Details via the link –   Platinum Jubilee





Nenescape Activity Day 9th July at Stanwick Lakes

A day of nature and history with activities at Stanwick Lakes
Led by a mix of the Stanwick team and Girlguiding Volunteers

Join us for a selection of activities including;
Pond Dipping
Rewild the Child
Step Back into the Past
Solstice Lake Trail
Natural Art
Adventure Playground
Assault Course

£7.50 per Girl
Closing Date 27th May 2022

NENESCAPE Activity Day 9th July 2022 application form pdf

NENESCAPE Activity Day 9th July 2022 application form (word)

We are looking for volunteers to help out at this event email if you are interested

Northamptonshire International Opportunities Event

This is an overnight, indoors event, for those who will be aged 13-18 in July 2023 and who would like to be considered for the opportunity to have an adventure overseas.

The Girlguiding Northamptonshire international opportunities event will be held 7th to 8th May 2022, the cost will be £17.50, (Payment details and information form will be sent with confirmation if you are offered a place on the event).

To get involved: · Email to request an application form.

Fill out the form with as much information as possible and return to the International Adviser by 1st April 2022

During the event we will be looking for participants to fill the spaces that we have been offered for Midland Region international trips taking place during 2023. We want to learn more about you so that we can match appropriate people to the spaces we have. Additionally, we hope that you will have fun, learn something to share with your units and make new Girlguiding friends.

County Training Day 2022

Sunday 24 April 2022  9:00am – 4pm

Join us in person for a day of training and networking. More information and booking details will be in March News and Views

Networking, Coffee, Shop from 9am and during breaks
Session 1 10am – 11:30am
Session 2 12:00noon – 1:30pm
Session 3 2.30pm-4pm


New to Guiding
Guiding Programme
Gift Aid and Fundraising
Going Away With
Adapting UMAs and Skills Builders in the meeting place
Adventures Outdoors
Crafts for All
Promise Activities
Growth and Retention
Diversity and Inclusion
Safe Space Level 3 10.00am – 1.30pm
First Response 10.00am – 4.00pm


Book HERE via the Eventbrite platform

Backwoods Challenge 2022

Backwoods Challenge 2022

Guides & Scouts take on a team challenge

  • To present 3 Edible meals cooked backwoods style

  • To create a shelter that is fit to sleep in overnight

  • Cost £26 per team of 5

If you are up to the challenge, teams of 5 can register before February 11th 2022.

Further information via Eloise Brown, contact the office for contact details.  

Backwoods challenge Booking Form


Going Away with Licence Training

Are you thinking about taking your girls away, do you need help with this scheme? Want to find out more that’s involved with no obligation?
Save the date 10th – 12th June 2022 and book your place at the Jubilee Camp Site, Castle Ashby. Cost £25 pp.
There will be the opportunity for you to come to Jubilee, pitch your tent and stay the weekend, learning on the job so to speak by having a weekend of fun learning. There will also be the opportunity for inside sleeping in the hut if you prefer.
Can’t make the whole weekend, come as you can.

Booking Form

If you have any questions or concerns contact:
Rainbow and Brownies: Helen Hayward:
Guides and Rangers: Kate Chaplin:

Hop To Hautbois

Hop to

Hautbois 30/7 to 2/8 2022

Morning of 30th July to teatime of 2nd August 2022
County holiday at Hautbois near Norwich for Brownies
and Guides
4 days and 3 nights of fun packed adventurous activities
Fully catered – and no washing up needed!
Fully equipped – we don’t even need to pitch tents!
Buses laid on from County to get there
Sleeping in the Reed Cutter Village or hexagonal tents
£195 plus travel for girls
£40 deposit by 28th February and balance by 31st May2022
All you need is your bedding and kit and off we go…….


Come on – let’s go have some fun together!
crate stacking/kayaking/maze/low ropes/obstacle course
orienteering/rafting/paddle boarding/zip wire
and so much more………

Bookings now closed.


Go Carts Have Arrived!

We now have upgraded the fun at MacQueen House.

We now have Go-karts available for girls over 5 to enjoy.

Information will be sent out as part of the booking process.