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 )


Are there any Girlguiding Units interested in helping with the Great British Spring Clean?
The Isle of Wight Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, which runs from 22nd March to 23rd April, will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.
The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.
Last year, the IW Council’s waste service team supported several litter picks, in partnership with Amey, through the supply of litter bags, free litter pick waste collections and promotion of events– despite the wintry weather of last year they are looking forward to supporting it again this year.
Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management, has said:
“We know there are lots of groups already planning on getting involved and we are keen to highlight their great work and support them.
“This year, more than ever, we are realising how damaging plastic and litter is to our environment and we all have a part to play in keeping our communities clean and reducing harmful fly tip and litter.”
Paul Southall, Account Director for Amey on the Isle of Wight, added:
“Amey were very happy to support the Great British Spring Clean last year by collecting all the waste picked up by volunteers.
“We are more than happy to be doing the same this year to help the event achieve its goal of cleaning up the Island’s spectacular coastline.”
This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment on our doorstep, it also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that are simply thrown on the ground but could, very easily, be recycled.
Using the ‘three bags full’ approach, volunteers will be asked to separate the litter they pick into three bags: one for plastic bottles; one for aluminium cans and a third for the rest of the rubbish.
The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, will then collect these bags to ensure that they are recycled appropriately.

Contact Amey if your Unit is interested in taking part.