Girlguiding Gwent covers the unitary authorities of Monomouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly in south east Wales. We have units in towns and villages throughout the area. Our youth membership ranges from 5 year old Rainbows to 25 year old young women of the Senior Section; all supported by our volunteer leaders and helpers.
Guiding in Gwent is flourishing! We would love to meet you.
Have a look around our site to find out more about us…
Andrea Rodley, County Commissioner
Here is the long-awaited challenge to help raise funds for the three Welsh girls lucky enough to have been selected for this adventure. Please order your badges as soon as possible – you can do it through the “Contact us” button on this web site – and one of the girls will contact you and arrange delivery. A new challenge ready for September maybe?
Arctic Escape Challenge
Click on the link above to access the challenge.
Watch this space for information on an Arctic Challenge pack to help raise funds for 2 girls from Gwent selected to represent Wales on the UK Arctic Escape 2019. The badge looks brilliant and we recommend you purchase these as soon as possible and then access the associated challenge, when it becomes available, at a time to suit your unit programme. It contains a variety of activities to suit all ages. If you would like to order, please use the “Contact us” facility on the home page and give us contact details to pass on to the girls to arrange payment and postage. Badges cost £1.50 each plus postage
Well done to the members of 6th Newport West Rangers who recently attended a presentation at St. James’ Palace to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. It was lovely to see such a large group of friends receive their awards together, as they have been a close team throughout their D of E journey. Also congratulations to their leader and mentor (or should that be nagger?) – you know who you are!
Girlguiding Gwent, as a coastal county, decided to support the Mission to Seafarers for Christmas 2018. Newport has one of the oldest Mission houses in the country and offers friendship and help to seafarers from all over the world. Many seafarers are away, at sea, over the festive season delivering vital goods. They are often forgotten in their dangerous profession – but we would notice if they did not do their job! They are often away from, and out of contact with, their families for months at a time.
Units around the county collected items to be placed in “goody bags” including toiletries, sweets, note books and pens, warm hats and gloves (knitted by other supporters of the Mission) and Christmas cards from the girls. The response was overwhelming and filled all the bags provided by the Mission and extra bags were made out of hats so no seafarer would be missed.
Families of seafarers have said that it is not the value of the gifts but the thought that others are looking out for their loved ones that is important. Thank you to all who supported this – your generosity was very much appreciated.