Girl Guiding Devon
We are the largest county in the South West and offer a wealth of opportunities for girls, young women and adults on a regular basis. We have units all over Devon offering weekly meetings, camps, holidays, activity days, social evenings, international travel, etc - all that we can offer is far too extensive to list here.
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.
We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. Through adventure, friendship and fun we empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today.
We are the largest youth organisation for girls in the UK!
From aged five, girls can join Rainbows. Then they have the chance to move on to Brownies (aged 7-10), then Guides (aged 10-14) and the Senior Section (aged 14-25).
Across the sections girls take part in fun activities, learn skills for life and earn badges they'll treasure forever! Girls can also get involved in national events, camps and even gigs. They can join our girl-led advocacy panel, campaign to make change in their local community or take part in their local Pride parade.
Plymouth East Division
Plymouth East is at the centre of the city of Plymouth. From the Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously bowled as the Spanish Armada advance, to the historic Barbican from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail and later the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The city centre has a plethora of shops, cafes and a very successful Mall for even more retail therapy!
There is also the upwardly mobile area of the Royal William Yard, Naval premises converted to up market dwellings and close by is Brittany Ferries, gateway to France and Spain.
Central to the city is the Minster Church of St Andrews and the Guildhall alongside the 60's architecture of the Civic Centre and the new University buildings which seem to be continually mushrooming out from the centre.
On the outskirts of the city centre are the residential areas of Mutley, Mannamead, Peverell, Mount Gould, Laira and Eggbuckland, and even further out Roborough, Estover and Leigham. All these are part of Plymouth East Division.
In short, a vibrant, diverse, colourful and interesting area for all to enjoy.
Plymouth West Division
We are Devon's farthest South-West Division, predominantly made up of mixed areas of private and social housing. Plymouth West has retail, scientific, educational, manufacturing and commercial developments; marine, military and industrial heritage; and wooded creek sides.
Covering the area alongside the river Tamar, it includes the historic Naval dockyard and road and rail bridges to Cornwall. Plymouth West includes the waterside communities of Stonehouse, St Budeaux, Devonport and Tamerton; newer developments at Manadon and parts of Derriford and Roborough; the old established areas of Stoke, Keyham, Weston Mill and Crownhill and the suburbs of Southway, Whitleigh, West Park, Knowle, Honicknowle and Ernesettle.
Plympton Division sits on the outskirts of the City of Plymouth on the edge of Dartmoor.
The historic Plympton St. Maurice, where Sir Joshua Reynolds was born and brought up, is an old stannary town. Here tin was assayed in the 1300's in the Guildhall. Walk up to Castle Green and see the Motte and Bailey castle and then cross the ancient Pathfields to the Ridgeway shopping centre and the swimming pool. Saltram House and gardens, a golf course, riverside walks at Plymbridge and Dartmoor make Plympton an interesting place to visit.
Plym Division comprises Plymstock and Wembury.
Wembury is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wembury Marine Centre welcomes visitors who enjoy the beach and Rockpool Rambling. Other beaches and waterside locations include, Jennycliffe, Turnchapel, Bovisand, Heybrook Bay, Hooe Lake, Oreston Quay and the River Plym. Rowing is available in the River Plym and Oreston has a sailing club. There is a large watersports centre at Mount Batten. Fort Stamford, Jennycliffe has a small swimming pool and gym. There is a large sports area at Staddiscombe with cricket and tennis at Dean Cross and golf at Staddon Heights.
The arboretum at Radford Park and woods at Dunstone and Radford are good places to enjoy the outdoors.
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- 5 to 11 years old
- 12 to 16 years old
- 17 to 25 years old
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