For Leaders

For 2019 this new website page will show some of the activities on offer to Girlguiding Units by businesses or organisations as well as any Girlguiding IW information.

If your unit has enjoyed a special activity that you think others would enjoy then please use the ‘Contact’ link on this website and tell us about it. Information on the activity can then be shared with others.

Leaders are encouraged to use this website page on a regular basis as it will show information that will be useful to Units/Leaders/Assistant Leaders/Unit helpers.

Here is an invitation for all units to learn Scottish Dancing. The activity is free.


A member of the IW Caledonian Society has offered to teach GIW members Scottish Dancing.
There is no charge for sessions and the music will be provided via CDs.
The only requests are:
That the venue is suitable for dancing.
Dancers have suitable shoes- plimsolls-ballet shoes- (shoes that do not come off feet easily)
A CD player or something to play CDs is available at the venue.
Leaders are prepared to help with the sessions.
If you are interested, please let Suzanne (PR & Marketing GIW) have details of when you would like a session (date and time) and venue + your contact details that you don’t mind sharing.
Sessions will start in January 2019 on a first come basis.


Gill, the Community Engagement Officer for Amey Waste Management on the Island offers the following:

Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle?

As part of the waste partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Amey, we have developed a programme to help young people understand how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce.

Guides,Rainbows & Brownies on the Island will be able to book a FREE waste workshop with the Amey communications team.

The practical workshops will be tailored to be hands on activities for the girls and will be provided FREE by Amey.

We are hoping the community outreach service will be available from February 2018. Interested groups can find out more and book a place by calling Gill on mobile: 07595056672 or emailing:

Amey will be taking part in visits to community groups – as well as attending local events with a mobile education trailer – as part of its work for the Isle of Wight Council. (Groups may want to book this for summer fairs etc) Enabling our education/engagement team to liaise with parents/carers/guardians/children etc.


Would you like to take the girls to see some elderly people?

Katrina from Cherry Blossoms writes:

Hi there, My name is kat. I work for Cherry Blossoms Care Home in Arctic Road, Cowes.

I have recently taken over the role as Activities coordinator and I’ve been looking for different thing’s and activities and visits to try and do with our lovely residents. I’m not sure whether you do visits to care homes, but I believe my ladies and gentlemen could really benefit from meeting you and the children. A visit could really put a smile on their faces too. Just to meet some new faces. We would love a visit from you and would love to hear back from you.

Katrina Flynn

(activities coordinator )




As most of you who work within units know there is a Growth & Retention campaign running at the moment. On the Island a small committee has been formed to look into ways to advertise Girlguiding IW on the Island so that units with small numbers  of girls can remain open and new leaders can be found to prevent the closure of units where there are lots of girls but leaders have had to leave for one reason or another.

To this end a public advertising campaign has commenced and a team of leaders will attend local events to see if any new members come forward.

When will YOU help at an event?    Most units can always do with extra adult help especially if there are numbers of girls, so will you help to find new leaders and helpers? By attending one or more of the events where Girlguiding IW is having a stand or helping run activities you will not only have the chance to recruit new girls but perhaps engage with an ideal leader or helper for your own unit or another one on the Island.

Check the dates below and volunteer to help- it might help YOU or your unit!

Contact the ICs (Shirley & Lesley) or use the ‘contact’ on this website for more details.


Dates when help is needed:

June 30th. Revamp Festival, Oakfield School, Ryde.
Aug 11th. Cowes Week Family day (TBC)

Aug 13th Cowes Week Ladies Day (TBC)
Aug 18th IW Half-Marathon
Sept 15th. Classic Car Show (Ryde)
Dec. Havenstreet IW Steam Railway (TBC)


Action for Change applications are now open!
There are two exciting opportunities for our members to learn the skills and get the support they need to take action on the things they care about; girls aged 14-25 can apply to be a participant, and current volunteers can apply to be a Network Coach. Applications will remain open until Sunday 21 July. We would be grateful if you could share the opportunity links and encourage your members to apply. If you would like any support with promoting this opportunity or would like to know more, please get in touch with Grace

Week of Social Action – ‘Future Girl Acts…on plastic’
We’ve announced our first ever annual week of social action – called ‘Future Girl Acts’ – to members in Discover, grow on 22 May. The week is a key moment in our UK wide campaign to tackle plastic pollution – details of the policy call are being worked out. We’re asking members to mark the date in their calendars (30 September-6 October) and join in with the plastic-themed UMA for the week. This is the first message for members – between now and the 30 September there will be other communications with more detail to support and inspire them to participate.

Anyone for Tennis?