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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Aug 25

Wellies and Wristbands


25 August 2017 Event details

A Safe Space Training


06 September 2017 Event details



07 October 2017 Event details

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Girlguiding Oxfordshire – New Volunteer Residential Weekend 14th – 15th October

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


12 June 2017

Guides from across the County met at Jubilee House for their annual challenge competition, Oxygen. Over forty Guides slept over on the Friday night with some opting

Happy Birthday Major

31 May 2017

Happy 9th Birthday to Major, a 17.3hh Shire cross who was adopted by Oxfordshire's Guides during their visit to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, near Banbury, last Autumn.

1st Bodicote Guides Survival Camp – Jubilee House

22 May 2017

The first time it had been forecast to rain in weeks and we had planned our survival camp for this weekend. Rebecca had requested a camp to learn some survival skills