We are excited that you are taking part in this year’s UK Parliament Week 2020! Each year we work with UK Parliament to create a different and unique resource with activities created by Girlguiding Umembers for Girlguiding Ulster. The resource gives members a clear understanding and insight into the world of politics in Northern Ireland and the importance of democracy.
Not signed up yet? There still is time! You have until Friday 30th October at 5pm and can do so by clicking here. To view the appendices, click download below.
Fancy creating a badge that will be used for our new SHINE Activity Pack? We are asking our members to come up with a brand new design which will be produced and given to everyone who completes the activities. All you have to do is choose your shape and make sure the word SHINE is included using up to eight colours of your choice. Members are to complete the badge design and then vote for the best within their unit to be forwarded to the County Commissioner. Each county will then choose their favourite (and send it to us to firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th November. We will then have an online vote to find the final winner by November 30th.
Local units can now meet indoors at Lorne. Please download the FAQ for all the information you need.
2019 was an excellent year for Girlguiding Ulster. This report shows the huge impact that we had across Northern Ireland and how we can continue this in the next decade of Guiding.
Our volunteers, members and staff have worked together to improve our communities across Ulster. Members have taken part in various social action projects, spoken out about important issues, and helped shape the new 2020 strategy for Girlguiding.
We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together, and look forward to making even more impact in our community, creating more exceptional experiences for girls, and celebrating our volunteers, as one team.
To view click here.
Tell your friends how much you love being part of the Girlguiding family.
Help us to spread the word by bringing a friend to your unit meeting using the invite below.
Download our sample box leaflets to find out how you can save on mass uniform orders!
Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do in Girlguiding, and it’s the responsibility of all of us.
You will need this document for your EA registration, and it can be uploaded for both young people and adults as it covers both.
We are delighted that Girlguiding Ulster Chief Commissioner Charity for 2020 is Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and with your usual generous support, together we can make a difference to help with the cost of having this much needed resource in Northern Ireland.
The task and Finish group have worked hard in preparing the activities for the pack – there is something for all sections, and please feel free to adapt these for your unit or check out the Take Action UMAs and First Aid Skill Builders.
The social action will take place in week commencing 27th January but if this doesn’t suit your unit then please do support us by fundraising on a date that suits best.
Download the pack below!
As part of the Future Girl Acts on Plastic week of action one of our Action For Change participants has put together a presentation on how to reduce plastic in your guide unit!
Grace is a Ranger who did an Action for Change project tackling single-use plastics and encouraging her local community to use alternatives. She also implemented a number of changes in her own unit so that they could reduce their plastic consumption!
This interactive and informative presentation is perfect for doing with your girls before they complete the Unit Meeting Activity and make their #PlasticPromise.
Please download our guidance to see how Action For Change can count towards Service in Guiding or Community Action for your Queen’s Guide Award.
Please download our updated volunteer expense claim form. Completed forms to be returned to email@example.com
Giving girls an insight into the world of Civil Engineering. Units have the opportunity to invite a female civil engineer to their unit meeting to learn more about this career path - contact information included in the resource.
Girlguiding Ulster have partnered with HSENI to produce a free Carbon Monoxide Awareness resource for Brownies. This resource is available to download online in the ‘resource’ section and Leaders notes can be downloaded below.
Girlguiding Ulster have partnered with HSENI to produce a free resource for Brownies on Carbon Monoxide Awareness. This resource is available to download online and the badges can be collected at our Girlguiding shop. Please note badges cannot be ordered online.
A fantastic free resource for Guides produced for Girlguiding Ulster by the Consumer Council! This resource is ideal to help our Guides learn and understand their consumer rights and become a ‘Guided Consumer’ through a range of fun activities, quizzes and games to suit every girl. Free badges and certificates are available in our shop.
*This resource has been created in line with the Consumer Rights Act 2015*
‘I could be a civil engineer’ free resource and badge available for all sections at our Lorne shop or ordered via phone. Please note online ordering is not available. Evaluation form is available to download for Leaders and Girls to complete, this must be completed before badges are obtained.
There is not a Body of Persons Approval in Northern Ireland at the present time (June 2017). It is in process at the moment but could take up to 18 months before this is in place. In the meantime Girlguiding Ulster have been advised that as long as you are not charging for performances (i.e parents/members of the public) you do not require permission. However if you were to charge for a performance you would need to contact your local Education Authority Office to clarify your position.
Attached is the Charity Commission Independent Examiner Report to Charity Trustees
Attached is the Charity Commission Trustee Annual Report Form.
Once you have registered with the Charity Commission, you will need to complete their annual monitoring process. The main contact from the unit will received an email once their financial year has ended. Following this you will have 10 months to complete the annual return process.
The process consists of the following:
1) Finalise your annual receipts and payment accounts - click here for a template
2) Prepare your trustee annual report - click here for template and guidance
3) Pass your accounts and trustee report form to an Independent Examiner for them to prepare a report - click here for guidance
4) Complete the online annual monitoring return form - click view then download for template.
Please ensure all documents (Trustee Annual report, Annual accounts and Independent Examiners Report are uploaded in pdf format)
Alcohol Awareness resource pack for Guides and Senior Section. Free badges are available in our Lorne shop.
Girlguiding Ulster public liability insurance document, answering all your questions about Insurance policies for Girlguiding.
Please find below the Get Outside - Bring the Outdoors in section. This is the fifth and final section of the resource.
We hope that all units throughout Ulster enjoy this resource and we look forward to seeing photos of your units getting outdoors!
Please find below the Get Outside - Outdoor Fun section. This section is part four of the pack.
Please find below the Get Outside - Outdoor Cooking section. This section is part three of the pack.
Please find below the Get Outside - Camp skills section. This section is part two of the pack.
We are so excited to announce that the NEW Get Outside resource is now ready for you to download!
This challenge badge has been created so that it can be used by Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior section and is made up of five sections - Cooking; Out and About; Bring the Outdoors in; Camp Skills; and Nature and Environment.
Please find below the Get Outside - Nature section. This section is part one of the pack.
This document is for the use of Leaders who wish to provide parents with a print out information sheeting regarding the new Girlguiding Ulster Shop website.
Parents can browse and pruchase the official uniform and Girlguiding Ulster gifts online whilst also using the new Click and Collect feature if they desire to do so.
100% of profits stay within Girlguiding Ulster when you buy directly from us!
Through the activities you do and the roles you take in Guiding you are building new skills and gaining valuable experience! Your experiences with Girlguiding will make your CV stand out and here are some of the best ways to shout about it.
This leaflet contains key information about promoting the safety and well being of our girls, young women and adult volunteers. Refer to it to ensure that you are following the best practice guidelines.
The Trefoil Guild can supply a starter pack to any unit just starting out. This is made up of Guiding resources up to the value of £40.
For more information please click view to download the application form.
This Constitution document can be used to apply for grants as it provides details on the fundamental principles in which the organisation is governed.