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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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

Risk assessments

12 August 2020

Are you thinking about writing risk assessments for when we get back to face-to-face Guiding? The Girlguiding website has useful advice about risk management,

Duke of Edinburgh Award – You Can Do It!

05 June 2020

Are you currently doing your Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award? If so read here for important news from DofE.                               

Thank you

31 May 2020

Click here to see a special video made for all those that make Girlguiding in Oxfordshire possible: https://youtu.be/QLRVIpLb918  

May 2020 Camp Challenge

27 April 2020

Calling all Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Young Leaders, Adult Volunteers and Trefoil Guild - We have created an exciting challenge to allow our members to have a

Science and Engineering Careers Challenge

17 April 2020

An exciting free Science and Engineering Careers Challenge badge has been created by members of the team at STFC - RAL Space. The link to the badge can be found