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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The Robots Project

14 May 2019

Following the success of the coding robots session at this year's Guide Science Taster Day, Girlguiding Oxfordshire has launched a project to offer introductory coding

Girlguiding Oxfordshire County Training weekend 2019

06 March 2019

This is a weekend open to all leaders in Oxfordshire to come together for a weekend of fun, friendship and training. There will be time to relax and socialise with other

Guide Science Taster Day 2019

28 February 2019

Guides from across the County visited the University of Oxford for our 4th annual Science Taster Day. The day was organised by the Department of Computer Science and

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

We are holding a residential County training weekend at Foxlease on 18th-20th October 2019. We will have a team of external trainers to deliver sessions on running

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,