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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Latest News

Additional First Response course Sat 4th September – near Bicester

18 July 2021

See https://www.oxfordshiregirlguiding.org.uk/first-response-training-dates/ for details and how to book

Finding a Level 3 Safe space training

25 February 2021

If you are trying to find how to find a Level 3 Safe space training, this might be helpful to point you in the right direction. You have 2 options: Via the

Girlguiding Strategy: Today, tomorrow, together – Webinar training session

24 February 2021

Based on the new Girlguiding Strategy, Today, Tomorrow, Together, your local training team are initially offering free trainings to cover each of the three key themes of

First Response Training dates

12 January 2021

We are pleased to announce our 1st Response course dates for 2021. We are offering both face to face trainings when allowed, but also webinar(s) followed by small group

Join the NSGSO / NSGCB

31 October 2020

Do you play an orchestral concert band instrument to Grade 4 or above? Will you be aged between 12 and 25 by next August? Are you a scout or guide? Then we want

County Vacancy – Residential Adviser for Guides and Rangers

24 August 2020

We are looking for an active member for the role of a County Residential Adviser for Guides and Rangers Could you… Share your love of adventure, for girls and