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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Another Workshop for GO – in November

20 September 2017

We're running another Workshop for the new GO in November, as there were several people interested in the session, but can’t make the October one. It will be an

Workshop for the new GO

16 September 2017

Members of the County team are running a workshop for leaders to practise using the new GO on Thursday 5th October at Jubilee House at 7pm. You will need to bring

Girls Learning to Lead – training event

25 August 2017

Booking forms are now available for the Girls Learning to Lead event on Sunday 15th October 2017.   This is for Guide and Brownie leaders and their Patrol Leaders /

Girlguiding Oxfordshire – New Volunteer Residential Weekend 14th – 15th October NOW FULLY BOOKED

19 July 2017

New volunteers working on their Leadership qualification have the opportunity to complete Safe Space, First response and Section training all in one weekend (14-15th

Castles and Contours

04 July 2017

Guides from across the County met up to explore the beautiful countryside around White Horse Hill, while practising their navigation skills and enjoying the summer

A Celebration of Thanks to Oxfordshire GirlGuiding Volunteers

12 June 2017

Nearly one hundred volunteers from Girlguiding Oxfordshire enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea at DeVere Oxford Thames Hotel in Sandford. Members ditched their