Residential Experiences

Camps residential

Many girls and leaders in Girlguiding will tell you the highlight of their year is going on a unit residential. Leaders in Girlguiding Greater Manchester West are offered additional training so that they have the skills to plan and effectively run a residential experience. As Girlguiding is girl lead the girls are consulted along the way from the theme of the weekend, the activities undertaken and menu planning.

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Rainbow Sleepovers

Rainbow Sleepovers

Our youngest members can take part in an overnight residential experience. The leaders offer a fun and safe way for many girls to have their first experience of staying away from home with their friends. You don't have to go far to have a magical sleepover and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Brownie Holidays

Brownie Holidays

As well as being able to take part in sleepovers, Brownies are able to have longer residential adventures on Brownie Holidays. Brownie Holidays can take place all over the UK, giving girls the opportunity to explore both cities and the countryside in their own country.

Some Brownie units also offer the opportunity for girls to have their first taste of camping outdoors on Brownie camps. 

Brownies can go on international adventures in Europe, EuroDisney is a popular choice!

Guide Camps and Holidays

Guide Camps and Holidays
In addition to taking part in sleepovers and indoor holidays, Guides also have the opportunity to camp for longer periods of time, giving them the chance to experience more adventurous activities like archery, climbing, orienteering, bivouacking, trekking and many more.
 
Many of the County's Guide units have their own lightweight camping equipment, enabling them to visit campsites in beautiful locations around the County, the Region and the UK.
 
Guides can also take part in international adventures, from overseas camps and jamborees in Europe, to more challenging trips in countries like Morocco, Australia and Thailand, where girls are able to experience new cultures and expand their horizons.

Ranger Holidays

Ranger Holidays

Rangers can experience adventures organised by Girlguiding Greater Manchester West, Girlguiding North West England or Girlguiding UK. The trips might be in this country or abroad. Rangers also have the opportunity of doing the Lead Away Permit - a qualification that will allow them to plan their own adventures with their friends. The permit boosts leadership skills, experience and confidence and also empowers young women to make the right decisions when things don't go to plan.

The Lead Away permit enables a Ranger to take between four to eight Rangers or young leaders away for a residential experience for two nights or more. It is made up of seven challenges, which you can complete individually or in sets. Each challenge covers a different area of how to plan and run a residential event.

What do Rangers have to do?

You can complete the seven challenges in any order you’d like. There is some overlap between challenges, so there’ll be things you need to do alongside each other.

  • Challenge one: Get started
  • Challenge two: Get sorted
  • Challenge three: Get safe
  • Challenge four: Get healthy
  • Challenge five: Get cooking
  • Challenge six: Get activities
  • Challenge seven: Get away

Challenge seven is split into two parts (camping or indoor accommodation). Depending on the type of residential you are planning, you’ll only have to complete one part of this challenge.

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