County Events

Events Mailing – February 2017

International and Training update

Welcome to your Update from Girlguiding Middlesex East!

If you have any news items or County Calendar events you would like sharing with the County please contact us on or

Middlesex East International Selection Weekend

We are once again running our fantastically successful International Selection Weekend so please make sure your girls know about this. Here are Letter to Parents 2017, flier and Home Contact and Consent 2017 forms or please email:

During the weekend girls can discover International Guiding, learn about Guiding in other countries and cultures, and find out about exciting opportunities to travel the world and make a difference.  Throughout the weekend, they will meet other members of Girlguiding, try their hand at preparing international cuisine, and get out and about in a wide game that will need all their teamwork skills!

During the weekend, the team will also be selecting girls to represent the County on International trips in the summer of 2018. The 2018 destinations will be Cambodia, Malawi, India (Sangam) for the 14-18s, and an 18-26 trip with the destination to be decided by the participants.

So please encourage your girls to come along, and find out what it’s all about.

Who: Guides and Senior Section aged 13-17 (School Year 8 to 12)

When: 11:00am Saturday 11th March – 3:00pm Sunday 12th March 2017, one night indoor stay

Where: Northern Heights Campsite, Fieldside Building

Cost: £18

If girls are interested in joining a Region trip, and would like to be considered for selection, they need to attend the County International Weekend. For full details and an application form, please email:

Region International Selection

Would you like to know more about going away internationally as a leader? Region are running the following events and, in an added bonus, they are taking place really close to us.

International Opportunity for Leaders

What: Event to find leaders for the 2018 Region international trips

When? Saturday 01 April 2017

Who? Leaders – you must have your Leadership Qualification

Where? Lee Valley Youth Hostel

Cost? £5

Email the Region office for an application form at

International Opportunities event – Participants aged 18-25

International Opportunities event to find a team for the Region 2018 Senior Section international service project.

When? Sunday 02 April 2017

Who? Members aged over 18 and under 26 on 30 June 2017

Where? Lee Valley Youth Hostel

Cost? £5 Email the Region office for an application form at by Tuesday 7 March 2017.


Trefoil Guild goes international

International travel is not just for younger leaders – did you know the Trefoil Guild has an international element? Well our very own Pam Daniels has been selected to be one of 8 Trefoil Guild members for a TOPAZ 17 Action team to go to Russia in October 2017.

Topaz is the Trefoil Overseas Partnership, Adventure with Zest.

Although Girl Scouts started in Russia about 1910 it was disbanded in the 1920s. It then restarted in 1990 as part of the Federation of Scouts and became an independent organisation in 1994, a member of WAGGS in 1999 and a full member in 2008, They are very proud of this but struggle to pay their membership. In1998 there were 1,158 members but there are none in Moscow.

Pam has several ideas for fundraising including a fundraising Prize Bingo afternoon, from 4.30 to 6.30pm on Sunday March 5th at Saint Peters and St Pauls Church Hall, Ordinance Road Enfield EN3 6AB.

For more information see the flyer and to book places contact Pam on

County Day

Wouldn’t you just know it – we had just booked our County Day when we were told this clashes with the National Trainers conference so not only would our trainers be busy but so would most trainers in the country! So we have changed the date. It is now

Saturday 6th May from 8.30am to 4.30pm at Alexandra Park School so please unsave the old date and save this one instead.

Other Training 

First Response

Our next First Response training is on 11th February so if you have not yet booked your place please complete the application form here  and contact our Training Coordinator, Sandra Hall, urgently at .  See below for more dates.

Going Away With Training

Are you planning a Residential Event? Do you want to know more? Have you not used your qualification for a while? Do you have questions to ask?

All these questions and more will be answered at the Going Away With Training being held on Saturday 4th March, 9.30-1.00 at Christchurch URC, Oakleigh Park North, Whetstone. Please see the flyer  with information to book your place.



We have an outline training plan for 2017 which includes First Response and Safe Space Training.

First Response training is essential for new leaders completing the Leadership Qualification and all units MUST have at least one leader with a current First Aid qualification.

The following courses are currently planned:

Date Type Location
Saturday 11 February Full/Whole day Course Ewen Hall, Wood Street, , EN5 4BS
March Evening (date tbc) Refresher Enfield or Southgate tbc
Sunday 14 May Full/Whole day Course Scout Hut, Edgware Synagogue, Parnell Close, HA8 8YE
Monday 22 May Refresher Woodside Park Synagogue,Woodside Park Rd, N12 8RZ
October (date tbc) Full/Whole day Course Haringey Sixth Form Centre,White Hart Lane, N17 8HR
November (date tbc) Refresher Wembley

A  booking form for these.