Outdoor Adventures

Time to have an adventure!

Taking rainbows, brownies, guides and rangers outside of the meeting place is an essential element of the guiding programme. Whether you are planning a trip to the park, a day out at the zoo, your first pack holiday, your annual guide camp or a ranger trip to a World Centre this is starting point for your adventure to begin.

We have a team of experienced Advisers to support you in the planning stages and how best to deliver the exciting outdoor experience for members. 

Exploring Outdoor Spaces

What will your next adventure be? The GGUK Activity Finder is a great resource of ideas and when you and the girls have found your perfect activity it even helps you with the risk assessment, checking instructor qualifications and consent forms.

Going on Residentials

Going away with your unit is a great adventure for you and the girls. First, decide with your girls where and when you will do your residential. This could be indoors or outdoors, on a boat, in a yurt, close or far from home.  To run your own residential event, someone in the event leadership team must hold, or be working towards, the relevant modules of the Girlguiding Going Away With scheme.  Speak to your local commissioner about completing the Scheme as early as possible.

Speak to your commissioner and send her a completed Residential Event Notification (REN) form with any relevant risk assessments at the start of your planning.

Your commissioner will consult the relevant adviser and confirm approval for your event.

For international events, you must first get permission to plan from your commissioner before you can submit the residential event notification. Use an international residential permission to plan form. You should use the international form for any event that involves staying in or travelling through a country or countries outside the UK, including Ireland.

For more information and support in planning your residential speak to your local commissioner who can direct you to one of the County Advisers.   

Large Scale Events

A large-scale event is defined as any event that has a hundred or more participants. This includes one-day events, overnights and residentials that last for several days. It can be indoors or outdoors, and includes camps, festivals, parties, sleepovers, and outings.

Girlguiding has produced a some great guidance for leaders to follow when taking girls to these events. Just click this link to go straight to it – Guidance.