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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Try Dive Scuba Diving

26 November 2019

Guides and Rangers from across Oxfordshire enjoyed a Try Dive session run by the Oxford Dive Centre. As well as learning the basics of scuba diving, they also found out

Robots for 1000 girls

16 November 2019

The Girlguiding Oxfordshire Robots Project was launched following the success of the coding robots session at this year’s Guide Science Taster Day. The project set out

Safe Space trainings for 2020

05 November 2019

Safe Space trainings for 2020 Level 3 A Safe Space Wednesday 22nd January 2020  18:00 - 21:00 Christ Church Northcourt Rd, Abingdon, OX14 1PL Bookings

Amey Girls in Engineering Day

01 November 2019

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from across the County took part in our Amey Girls in Engineering Day. To earn their badge, the girls completed activity sessions run by

First Response training dates for 2020

29 October 2019

Jan 16th Refresher  Jubilee House; Jan 26th Full Green Pastures Care Home, Banbury, 9am-4pm; March 25th Refresher Jubilee House; May 13th/20th

Brownie Robot Day

07 October 2019

Having enjoyed unit visits from the County robots, Brownies from Windrush and Wychwood Divisions took part in a robot programming day. A team from the UK Atomic