County Challenge Badge

County Challenge Badge

County Challenge Badge

County Challenge BadgeThis challenge has been designed for all ages to take part in, from Rainbows to Trefoil Guild.

You need to complete 10 challenges in total, with at least one from each section.

There are six areas.  History and Heritage, Water, Sports, International, Arts and Crafts and Food.

Once you have completed the 10 Challenges use the form at the back of your pack to order your badges.

Jubilee Fun nights – 3 adventure venues for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

Join us for our Jubilee Fun nights.

Play venues around the county are available to book in support of maintaining our Jubilee Campsite.

Tigers and Berzerk are for Rainbows and BrowniesFlipout is for Rainbows, Brownies & Guides in their time session – A waiver is needed for Flipout.

Tigers in Daventry Friday 22nd March (R&B) 6.30pm-8.30pm £7

Berzerk in Northampton Tuesday 26th March  (R&B) 6.00pm-8.00pm £7

Flipout Rushden Wednesday 27th March  TWO Sessions (R&B) and 6-7pm (B&G) 7-8pm £12

Booking Form


Apply for the cost of Living Grant

Midlands Regional Office are writing to all main contacts of units, districts and divisions in the Midlands to make them aware of some new grant money that we have received from Girlguiding HQ. This is to support girls and units through the current cost of living crisis.

There is a limited amount of money and the decision was made to put a closing date for applications 15th December 2023, to enable the funds to be fairly distributed to those in need early in 2024.

Please find the application documents, with the detailed criteria, now available on the Girlguiding Midlands website :

Can you be our Ranger/Young Leader Representative!

We are looking for two Rangers/Young Leaders to represent the voice of young members on the county programme and events team.

Within Girlguiding Northamptonshire the programme and events team is a group of leaders who meet together, to brainstorm, plan and lead the events you see on offer within the county. But what we are missing from this team is a young member of Girlguiding to tell us what kinds of events you want!

Ranger/Young Leader Application form

NEW LEADER Weekend 23-24 September – complete LDP modules to become a Leader

Come and join us for a weekend of training to complete modules of the LDP Leader Qualification.

Saturday 23rd September

Safe Space Level 3, 9.00am -12.30pm TREFOIL HOUSE Complete your Safe Space Level 3 training face to face in a classroom environment. Levels 1&2 must already be completed. This course cannot be attended by anyone under the age of 18

Budgeting and Finance, 1.00pm -2.15pm TREFOIL HOUSE – This session covers: Budgeting for the unit and its activities and knowing where to go for advice and help, running unit finances in accordance with Girlguiding’s policies to make sure accounts will withstand scrutiny, using the Girlguiding spreadsheet and considering regular spends such as annual subscriptions.

Programme Overview, 1.00pm – 3.00pm UNITY CENTRE – Learn all about the Girlguiding programme and how to adapt the programme to meet unit and girl needs.

Sunday 24th September

Effective Communications, 10.00am – 11.15am TREFOIL HOUSE – This session covers: understanding what makes a great unit team, and how to develop one, applying key techniques which will help the LiT lead a team, encouraging development within the team, communicating effectively with the unit team and beyond

Celebrating Every Member, 10.00am – 11.15am UNITY CENTRE – This session covers: knowing which forms can be used to support girls and volunteers, recognising examples of inclusive decision making and leadership, suggesting ways to adapt activities and meetings, knowing how to report incidents of discrimination

Doing Our Best, 11.30am – 12.45pm TREFOIL HOUSE – This session covers: Doing Your Best to ensure your unit’s activities are high quality and are based around the Five Essentials? Come and learn about the Doing Our Best checklists and how to use them.

Risky Business, 11.30am – 12.45pm UNITY CENTRE – This session covers: learning about how to complete Girlguiding risk assessments

Out and About, 1.00pm – 2.15pm TREFOIL HOUSE – Learn all you need to know about taking your girls out and about safely

Please note these trainings are being held in two different locations just minutes from each other – TREFOIL HOUSE or UNITY CENTRE –  please pay attention to the times and the locations of any chosen.  You may choose as many as you like that don’t clash


Backwoods Challenge 2023


The Overstone Scout Activity Centre, Billing Lane, Northampton, NN6 0AF.
11:00 Saturday 18 November until 11:00 Sunday 19 November.
The two principal aims for each team are:
• to present three edible meals, cooked backwoods style, over the course of the Challenge, and
• to create a shelter that is fit to sleep in on Saturday night,
In a challenging yet benign environment, our young people can develop their #skillsforlife:
• characters skills, like resilience, initiative, independence, and tenacity,
• employability skills, like leadership, teamwork and problem solving, and
• practical skills, like cooking and first aid.
#BC23 is open to teams of Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Rangers.
How much?
The cost per participating team member is £30.00, those young people and adults in a supporting role are
not required to pay.
A deposit of £30 per team is payable by 20 October, on that date we will cancel if the numbers are too low.
Final payments
Your balancing payment will be due on Saturday 4 November.
A badge?
There will be a badge

Backwoods Challenge Expression of Interest
Backwoods Challenge Leader Information
Backwoods Challenge Timeline
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need to know anything more about #BC23.
Jonathan Hazell
County Programme Team
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