WELCOME BACK TO THE NEW TERM!

Let Girlguiding Grow
With the new term comes new challenges. County’s challenge for this year is ‘Let Girlguiding Grow’; for this we challenge each unit to increase their numbers by 2 members (based on the numbers submitted for Annual Subscription in February). Units that achieve this will have 1 girl’s Annual Subscription paid for by County for February 2020.

GGAN Annual Review 2019
Sunday 6th October 2019, Morton Hall, Newmilns, KA16 9DJ, 2pm – 4pm

Come celebrate a year of Girlguiding with Leaders
and members of Ayrshire North County.

To book your place for the day click here

We love to hear from Units across county! If you have any photos and stories that highlight your unit’s activities of the year please send these across to and we can include these in the Annual Report and future Newsletters!

THEME OF THE MONTH – BE WELL
Stop. Breathe. Stretch. Take a moment to relax. Because we’re going to talk about our Be Well theme, which is all about looking after yourself. And those around you too. From Healthy Mind and Meditation to Sports and First aid, there’s loads of Be Well interest badges and skills builders to explore.
Check out some of the badges involved in this theme here.

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UPCOMING CAMPS / SLEEPOVERS

Patrol Challenge Camp
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September
Blair Activity Centre, Dalry

A unit can submit a group of up to 6 girls. This is aimed at Older Guides and Rangers (preferably with some camping experience). The cost is £25 per girl for the weekend. All the necessary forms and info has been sent to Div Comms to forward to Unit Leaders. Spaces are limited so please get info in as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity for your girls and will allow them to explore their next steps with Guiding including Guide Camp /Lead Away Permits and International Community Experience (ICE).

A team of leaders has already been compiled, so the girls will not need to be accompanied by a leader from their unit.

 
 
UPCOMING CAMPS / SLEEPOVERS

Patrol Challenge Camp
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September
Blair Activity Centre, Dalry

A unit can submit a group of up to 6 girls. This is aimed at Older Guides and Rangers (preferably with some camping experience). The cost is £25 per girl for the weekend. All the necessary forms and info has been sent to Div Comms to forward to Unit Leaders. Spaces are limited so please get info in as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity for your girls and will allow them to explore their next steps with Guiding including Guide Camp /Lead Away Permits and International Community Experience (ICE).

A team of leaders has already been compiled, so the girls will not need to be accompanied by a leader from their unit.

Hallowe’en Flipout Sleepover!
Friday 25th October 2019
Flipout, Glasgow

Come along and join in with our County Halloween themed bouncing sleepover adventures at Flipout. Fancy dress optional (no face paint allowed)
This event is open to all sections

Download the Hallowe’en Flipout Consent Form here

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UPCOMING
TRAINING EVENTS


First Response Refresher
Thursday 12th September
Blair Activity Centre (7pm – 9pm)

A refresher course will be held for those that have their First Response due to expire/has expired. If you’re interested please contact

Leadership Qualification Training
Sunday 22nd September
Blair Activity Centre (10am – 4pm)

Jpin us for a day of training through your missing modules to your Leaders Qualification. Enquiries to
 
 
 
NEW WEBSITE
We have now published the new Blair Activity Centre’s website under our new domain name. Here you can explore the facilities, make enquiries, have a flick through our price list and book your event/weekend camp with ease! Please have a look through.

www.blairactivitycentre.org.uk
Add us to your bookmarks!
 
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BONFIRE WEEK AT BLAIR
4th – 8th November 2019
This year to celebrate Bonfire Night, why not celebrate with your unit or division at Blair Activity Centre. For just £15 per hour, you can use the site for a great campfire evening with access to Oor Chalet for the toilets, kitchen and indoor space. All wood and fire lighting materials available onsite. Suggested evening plans and campfire songbooks are available
on request.

BOOK YOUR DAY HERE

*Please note, use of fireworks is not permitted onsite.

 
 
BONFIRE WEEK AT BLAIR
4th – 8th November 2019
This year to celebrate Bonfire Night, why not celebrate with your unit or division at Blair Activity Centre. For just £15 per hour, you can use the site for a great campfire evening with access to Oor Chalet for the toilets, kitchen and indoor space. All wood and fire lighting materials available onsite. Suggested evening plans and campfire songbooks are available
on request.

BOOK YOUR DAY HERE

*Please note, use of fireworks is not permitted on site.*

 

 

Ayrshire North Commissioners
Helen Shedden (County Commissioner)
Shiona Gilmour (Assistant County Commissioner)
Irene McIlwain (Irvine & Dreghorn Div)
Kirsty Wilson (Kilwinning Division)
Margaret McGrath (Kilmarnock Division)
Janet Mooney (Stewarton Area Division)
Ailsa Morrison (Kelburn Division)
Ruth Winning (Upper Irvine Valley Division)
Joanna Blane (North West Cunninghame Division)
Angela Hunter (Garnock Valley Division)