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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A safe space training

09 November 2017

Level 2 Safe Space training 6-9 pm Jan 3rd 2018 Long Furlong Community Centre Boulter Drive OX14 1XP For all unit leaders, leaders in training, YL, peer

Girls Learning to Lead

18 October 2017

On what turned out to be a very warm, autumnal day, over 55 members of Girlguiding Oxfordshire came together to focus on their leadership skills. During the morning

A Safe Space Training

12 October 2017

There will be a Safe Space training in Witney on Monday 23rd October.  It is a combined Level 1 and 2 of the new Safe Space training. See Events section for details

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

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