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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Guides take part in Oxygen

20 June 2018

Guides from across the county compete in 'Oxygen' On Saturday, 9th June, Girlguiding Oxfordshire's Guide patrol competition, Oxygen, was held at our county campsite,

Headington and Barton Brownies solve a mystery

20 June 2018

Headington and Barton Brownies trampolining and murder mystery trip On Saturday, 29 Brownies from Headington and Barton units had the opportunity to go on an exciting

Headington festival

05 June 2018

Promoting local Guiding at the Headington Festival Volunteers from Headington District were out in force on Sunday to promote Guiding in their local area. A

Countryfile Live

04 June 2018

Volunteers needed for Countryfile Live We have been approached again this year to help out at BBC Countryfile Live, which runs from 2 – 5 August 2018 at Blenheim

Oxfordshire celebrates!

31 May 2018

Celebrating our volunteers Last Sunday, over 100 volunteers from across Oxfordshire came together to celebrate their achievements and enjoy a delicious afternoon

Girlguiding Oxfordshire will be supporting Pride

30 May 2018

Girlguiding Oxfordshire will be supporting Pride! This Saturday, 2nd June, Girlguiding Oxfordshire will be supporting the Oxford Pride parade! Do you fancy coming