The first recorded instance of girls wanting to become involved with the Scout Movement in Oxford came in May 1909, when the Vicar of Headington applied to the Scout Executive Committee for recognition of a group of Girl Scouts. The application was refused, but Girl Guide groups continued to flourish, and by 1910, a local Oxford newspaper was reporting that there were about 60 Girl Guide groups in the region. In 1911, Mrs Sanderson Furniss was appointed the first County Commissioner and by 1917/18, there were 326 Guides in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire now has:

  • 11 divisions
  • 41 districts
  • 71 Rainbow Units,
  • 164 Brownie Units,
  • 90 Guide Units,
  • 17 Ranger/Senior Sections Units,
  • a number of Trefoil Guilds

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Vote for the County Archive!

23 October 2018

Aviva Community Funding Bid for the County Archive The County Archive has put in a bid for a grant from the Aviva Community fund. This money will be invaluable in

Girlguiding Anglia Photoshoot

17 October 2018

Take part in a photoshoot for Girlguiding Anglia Girlguiding Anglia will be holding a photoshoot at Hautbois activity centre on Thursday 25 October 2018 and are looking

Members Day – Training for new programme

02 September 2018

Our members day this year (Saturday, 10th November 2018) will be an opportunity to explore and discuss the Girlguiding new programme.  There will be an initial

Quest 2020 theme and badge design

02 September 2018

Design a theme and badge for Quest 2020! Quest 2020 is getting closer and we are now asking Guides and Rangers to design a badge and theme for the camp. We'd like as

A Safe Space Trainings

23 August 2018

There are several upcoming Level 3 & 4 Safe Space Trainings around the region over the coming months. Please go to the members area to find dates and a link to

Money towards resources for the new programme

10 August 2018

As a County, we have been given a grant from Girlguiding Anglia Region, to help implement the new programme. We intend to distribute this as grants to units to help