IN MEMORY
We sadly announce the death of two Vice Presidents. Both were formidable women and admired for their dedication to our county and wide
Girlguiding and Trefoil circles.
 
Janet Mitchell was best known to the Galston and Upper Irvine Valley area having held various roles. She was a very capable woman and so proud to be a member of Girlguiding and Trefoil. She will be missed for her advice-giving and numerical skills. 
Elsie Brown was larger than life and will be remembered for her vibrant appearance and genuine smile. You could never guess what colour her hair was going to be the next time you’d see her! She just loved being involved with camps and events in any way she could. She wouldn’t belong in saying if something hadn’t been done correctly! 
We say thank you to these two ladies for all they have done.
Our thoughts are with family and friends.
THINKING DAY 2019
How did you celebrate this year’s Thinking Day? We’ve heard of girls wearing their uniform to school and leaders wearing their promise badge to work.
Units worked on the WAGGGS Thinking Day challenge. Over 100 of us travelled to Edinburgh to take part in Wander The World on Saturday 23rd February.
Many churches held special Thinking Day services on a Sunday to recognise our great organisation and founders. What a great time to be in Girlguiding
and celebrate this year’s theme of Girlguiding taking leadership.
THEME OF THE MONTH:
KNOW MYSELF
What makes you who you are? What do you enjoy? What do you value? How do feelings affect you? These are just some of the questions explored with the badges and activities in our Know Myself theme.
Check out some of the badges involved in this theme here.
TARTAN GIG
If you have girls who would like to go to Tartan Gig but no leaders to go with them, and any units that are booked to go but would be interested in sharing transport with others in the county please contact Janey Gorman.

WATCH THIS SPACE
Details of a competition to win 1 of 10 tickets will come out next month, watch this space for more details!

UPCOMING UNIT EVENTS

County Gold Award Ceremony
Tuesday 4th June 2019
Blair Activity Centre

Girls from all sections will be invited along with a family member to receive their section gold award. Please contact your DC if you will have any girls that should be included in the guest list.

Final BP Adventure
Saturday 29th June 2019
Blair Activity Centre

There will be a Final BP Adventure planned for the Summer which will allow any Guides an opportunity to complete the challenge award before the move onto the new programme. For more information please contact Moira Hodge

UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

Level 3 Safe Space Training
Saturday 16th March
Stewarton Guide Gall

There will be two sessions (9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30 – 4.30pm) that volunteers can attend. You only need to attend morning or afternoon. You must have completed e-modules Level 1, 2 and 3 before attending. Bookings to trainingayrshiresouth@gmail.com

Form Update Training
Thursday 11th April 2019
Shortlees Community Campus
(7pm – 9pm)

An evening for training in creating updated event and consent forms plus an open discussion in regards to the new programme. If you’re interested please contact Joanne Fulton

ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW!! – Ayrshire North Commissioners
Helen Shedden (County Commissioner)
Shiona Gilmour (Assistant County Commissioner)
Irene McIlwain (Irvine & Dreghorn Div) irvineanddreghorndivision@gmail.com
Kirsty Wilson (Kilwinning Division)
Margaret McGrath (Kilmarnock Division)
Janet Mooney (Stewarton Area Division)
Ailsa Morrison (Kelburn Division)
Mairi Duff (Arran Division)
Ruth Winning (Upper Irvine Valley Division)
Joanna Blane (North West Cunninghame Division)
Angela Hunter (Garnock Valley Division)