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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Safe Space Level 3 trainings and Level 2 trainings

12 February 2019

Level 3 A Safe Space trainings in Oxfordshire Levels 1 and 2 should be completed prior to attending, Level 3 is for unit leaders or those leading teams such as for

County training weekend

09 February 2019

Save the date! Plans are underway to hold a residential County training weekend at Foxlease on 18th-20th October 2019. We will have a team of external trainers to

Training weekend for Commissioners

07 February 2019

Commissioners Training:  Saturday 16th March 2019, with overnight stay for Division Commissioners at Kents Hill Park, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes,

Training weekend for new leaders in training

05 February 2019

New leaders in training, who have started their Leadership Qualification within the last year are invited to attend this County training session.  This is a useful

Links to resources on new programme

11 January 2019

New Programme resources The links below take you to the resources used during the county training days in November 2018 and February 2019.  These are also listed in

Gang Show 2019

10 January 2019

The Oxford Gang Show is a variety show performed by our young members in Guiding and Scouting. Come along and support our young members this February half term.  Its