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

    New First Response courses 2021 and 2022 now available to book

    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 details of our upcoming 1st Response trainings: Sun 28 November 2021 - all day - Jubilee House. 10AM- 4PM Mon 6th/Tues 7th December

    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