1st Ashbourne Guides &
Welcome to 1st Ashbourne Guides & Seniors website
About us - 1st Ashbourne Guides & Seniors is one of two Guide/Seniors units in Ashbourne; we are a large unit currently with 35+ Guides and 35+ Senior Section girls plus a long waiting list. We try to supply a varied programme that offers something for all our members whose ages stretch between - Guides: 10 to 13 years and Seniors: 14 to18 years. The Programme is mainly indoor based during the colder months and last winter included badges such as The Chocolate Challenge and Independent Living; together with evenings of cooking, crafts and movies etc. The summer programme is outdoor based as much as the Great British weather allows and includes team games, hikes, bike rides, outdoor cooking and survival activities to name but a few. We also enjoy regular trips and past excursions have included climbing, canoeing, roller-skating & ice-skating; theatre, theme parks and museums. All our members are invited to take part in several sleepovers, campouts and a summer camp/residential each year.
Our Senior girls are also given the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award with/through the unit and take part in international trips - in recent years we have had girls spend time in India, Africa, Denmark, Holland and France.
Leaders and helpers – Our unit leader is Sarah Pollard, she is supported by Rachel Easter & Catherine Bacon and Hannah Easter (warranted leaders), along with two leaders in training and one regular adult helper. All staff members are DBS Checked and hold 1st aid certificates.
Meeting times and venues – 1st Ashbourne Guides
normally meet during school term time on Monday evenings from 7.15pm until 9pm in Ashbourne. Our Seniors also usually meet weekly on a Monday, but their venue various.
Uniform–All Girls are expected to wear uniform to show their membership to the Guide Association, our girls wear a Guide top (t-shirt and sweatshirt/ hoody) along with a unit Necker & their own choice of trousers.
Joining fee- Following a two week trial, there is a small one off joining fee of £5.00 to pay. This helps towards the cost of enrolment badges and unit Necker.
Unit subs and census –Unit subs. are payable at the beginning of each term the amount due will vary as to how many weeks are in the term and are currently set at a very reasonable £1.50 per week.
These subs. are used to pay for the running costs of the unit including room hire, programme materials, badges etc.
Census is a once a yearly fee that we pay to The Guide Association – this goes towards the operating costs of the association, which includes insurance; for 2017 this will be £22 per member.
Camps and residential trips - We endeavour to offer at least one camp or unit residential trip a year (see "camp area")– the length of which and destination will vary. Girls will also be invited to join overnight sleepovers several times a year.
Parent helpers - We do not currently ask for regular parent help, however if you have a skill you would like to share with us please let us know.
Waiting list - Our unit currently has a long waiting list, and so girls parents are advised to add their daughters names as early as possible (from about 7 yrs old is advisable).
Contact us - If you require any further information or wish to add your daughter’s name to our waiting list please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Call Sarah on: 01335 330327
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1st Ashbourne Guide and Senior Sections, for members and those interested in joining our unit.
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