Thieves and Thanks

June 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We were very sad to discover that hundreds of pounds worth of our tents and camping equipment have been stolen by some petty, thoughtless thieves, putting our plans to take Nailsworth and Woodchester Guides camping, in the summer, in jeopardy.

We have, however, also been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Nailsworth and local businesses, who upon hearing our news have been donating money, tents and equipment to replace the stolen items.  A justgiving page has also been set up, for those still wishing to help out.

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped out and supported us.



June 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Congratulations to 1st Nailsworth Guides – celebrating 100 years old today.

Enjoy the party!


February 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Most Units from Girlguiding Nailsworth Valley District spent Saturday afternoon being entertained by The Stanley Players (, in Kings Stanley.  The production of Aladdin, starring one of our Leaders, was enjoyed by Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, not just from Nailsworth and Woodchester but also from Stroud and by the local Beavers and Cubs.  Thank you Stanley Players for a good afternoon.

Vote to help County Girlguiding

September 7, 2014 at 10:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Girlguiding Gloucestershire has been shortlisted for one of the Lloyds Bank Community Awards.  Please open the document below and vote now!

Lloyds Community Award Leaflet A4

Thank you.

Guiding Star Award

August 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Guiding Star Award was presented to Maisie, a Brownie from 1st Woodchester Brownies, for her courage, bravery and commitment to Girlguiding.  The presentation took place on Monday, 11th August 2014, at Pennwood Scout Centre.

Congratulations to Maisie for receiving this very special award.  We are all very proud of you.


Nailsworth Brown Owl

August 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The end of the summer term saw Trissa, a Leader from 1st Nailsworth Brownies, retire from her role of Brown Owl, after many years service.  Fortunately she is taking on the role of Wise Owl for Nailsworth Valley District.

Her last meeting, as Leader-In-Charge of Nailsworth Brownies, took place on Rodborough Common.  After an ice-cream from Winstones the Brownies played games by the Baden-Powell trees.  The rain just about held off as Brown Owl was presented with gifts from Nailsworth Brownies and from Nailsworth Valley District.

Thank you for everything you’ve done for 1st Nailsworth Brownies, Brown Owl – enjoy your new role!



Long Service Awards

August 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

At the Gloucestershire Mid Division AGM in May, 2 Leaders from Nailsworth Valley District were awarded long service awards;  Eve from 1st Nailsworth Rainbows for 5 years service and Jen from 1st Nailsworth Brownies, 1st Woodchester Brownies and 1st Woodchester Guides for 10 years service.

Well done to Eve and Jen, and thank you to all Leaders.

Plans for District Sleepover 2013

November 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Plans are now underway, by Leaders of Girlguiding Nailsworth Valley District, for another District Sleepover.  The event will be held in April 2013.  It will be open for all Sections to attend, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members.  Lots of outdoor activities are being arranged.  To reserve your place please contact your Leader.

Dates For Your Diary

August 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Advance notice of two dates for your diary:

i)  Saturday, 29th September 2012 – We will be out and about in Nailsworth, raising funds to support Girlguiding locally and talking to people about Girlguiding.  Please come and see us and support us.

ii)  Saturday, 6th October 2012Nailsworth Valley District Craft Badge Day.  Members of all Sections welcome to attend.  Brownies and Guides will have the opportunity to gain their Craft Badge.  See your Leader for further details and to book your place.

The District Commissioner Visits ………..

June 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

One of the jobs a District Commissioner is expected to do is to visit each Group within her District.  This allows her to meet all the girls taking part in local Girlguiding, to chat with all the Leaders, deal with any local concerns and ensure everyone is benefitting from the Girlguiding experience.

Having just completed a round of such visits I’ve been really impressed by the variety of activities girls have been able to take part in in Nailsworth Valley District.  My first visit was to Forest Green Brownies where I was kindly invited to share their Jubilee party.  With plenty of food, royal-themed games, decorations and music the party was a great success.  At Woodchester, Brownies were busy decorating paper mache masks for their Night At The Theatre badge whilst the Guides tried foot painting, firstly holding the brush between their toes progressing to painting with the whole foot.  Nailsworth Brownies were very active and set the floor boards of the Town Hall vibrating with their sports themed evening and the Guides enjoyed lighting fires and cooking outdoors.

Rainbows have a full Group again and were very pleased to welcome back one of their Leaders from Switzerland where she’s been working at Our Chalet, one of the Guide World Centres.  Senior Section have had a session silk painting.

My thanks to all the Leaders for providing such a balanced and varied programme of activities and I hope all the girls continue to experience the fun of Girlguiding in Nailsworth Valley District.

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