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Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

Summer in Switzerland

Several units from Clifton and Westbury spent a week in Switzerland doing lots of amazing things such as visiting the Guide and Scout World Centres, tobogganing, going up Jungfrau, mini golf, snow tubing, bowling, hiking and much much more! They have looked to have a wonderful time.

End of term in the sun

183rd Bristol Guides have a fabulous end of term evening. They played games which were organised by the girls working on their Baden Powell Award, and they also played a game of rounders!

Baden Powell Awards

A big congratulations to Mollie and Keira on achieving the highest award in Guides, the Baden Powell award! Lots of hard work has gone into achieving this award.
Also how wonderful is that cake!

Wellington Boot Challenge Badge

The 62nd Guides have been working on their Wellington Boot challenge badge, this week they completed it! They had lots of fun doing it and even had some delicious food!

Preparation for the trip to Switzerland!

With less than a week to go, Bristol West Guides are getting ready for their exciting trip to Switzerland. It’s great to see their United Kingdom badges are being sewn on in anticipation for this trip.


Crazy Climbing!

57th Brownies and Guides had some Crazy Climbing fun.

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Golf lessons

45th Bristol Guides enjoying a golf lesson at Shirehampton Park Golf Club in the sunshine.


Robin Hood

The 45th Bristol Guides enjoyed their meeting doing archery. I think we have some budding Robin Hoods!




Owliver, the mascot of the 45th Brownies came to visit the 45th Bristol Guides tonight. Here he is having helped with the washing up after making camp doughnuts, isn’t he a helpful!


We’re going on a lion hunt

The fun isn’t just for the Guides! The leaders love joining in and having a laugh.


How impressive!

The 45th Bristol Guides had a great start to their disabilities awareness challenge badge. Karen Butler, 5 times Paralympic and Guide leader came to tell them about her experiences as a Team GB shooter which all began when she took up the skill as a Guide. I hope she inspired some of our girls.


Fundraising and recruitment

Guide leaders from 62nd Guides fundraising for the international trip next summer. They also managed to recruit a leader for Brownies who was a canoe and boat instructor for Girl Guiding Berkshire… Well done ladies! Hope you all have a fabulous time away on your trip.


Big Gig

Girls and leaders having an awesome time at the Girl Guiding event- the Big Gig. Some girls even chose to make their promise.
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Guides doing a good turn

178th Guides at the Our Lady of the Rosary summer fair looking very happy and being a fantastic help.


Fire Starters

We do love a camp fire and food so why not combine the two to create a cook out! The Guides learnt how to make a good fire as well as learning how to cook… Perfect for a those light evenings.

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Guide Power

Putting up a tent was just to easy for our Guides so we challenged them to do it blindfolded!

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Flame 2016 was Girlguidings sixth international camp for Guides and was a roaring success, with loads of activities, their very own Bake Off competition, an English Fete day, fun, friendship and wonderful experiences!

Guiders from all over the world joined in including Canada, Europe, Singapore, the Carribean and Australia!

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Slimbridge Day Out

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Adventure Golf

62nd Guides enjoy an end of term trip to pirate bay adventure golf

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 Avon Jamboree

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62nd Guides do a brilliant market place as part of the mission spectacular badge

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Guides have fun at PGL

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Time for Tea

Guides invite Trefoil guild for celebration event

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Congratulations to our new Baden Powell award holders!

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Harry Potter Studios Trip

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Spectacular Badge


178th Guides make their promise!

First night of Go For It badges for 178th Guides. We had cooking for ‘Take Your Toothbrush’, fizzy sherbet for ‘Experiment’ and shelters & fire starting for ‘I Will Survive’!! Rounded off nicely with two promises made. Brilliant evening

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Strictly Come Guiding

There’s no Tv on Guide camp so the Leaders took it upon themselves to recreate a Saturday night with Strictly Come Dancing. Take a click below, what do you think? It’s a 10 from us!

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Clifton go to PGL


Camping fun

Guides had a brilliant camp at Glenny Wood. Cooking on open fires, sleeping in biovouacs and even an impromptu visit from a horse!

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PGL Weekend

The Guides from Westbury on Trym had a fab weekend at PGL Liddington. Including Birthdays, Baden powell awards, zip wire, Jacobs ladder, abseiling and much more. Even the leaders faced their fears and had a go.

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183rd Bristol Guides Go Wild

Guides enjoyed making edible bugs tonight as part of the “I’m a survivor” badge.

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Trefoil Guild for Tea

Our 3 Baden Powell Guides  invited the Trefoil guild for afternoon tea. They enjoyed sharing their memories as guides and guiders over the years. Great fun was had by everyone.

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Baden Powell Awards

Congratulations to Rae from the 62nd Guides and Naomi from the 183rd Guides on completing your Baden Powell we wish you luck as you leave Guides and continue the guiding journey on to the Senior Section.



Fun in the woods

178th Guides have been making bivy wacks in the woods.

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45th Guides Pet Show

For some crazy reason to end our Animal Active Go Fo It and Animal Lover Badge we held a pet show with lots of real live animals

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Alton Tower Trip

178th Guides having fun at Alton Towers in the sunshine. They had a great day and even had several promise ceremonies and promise renewals with the new promise occur on various rides including Rita, Air and Oblivion. It was one of the more unusual and exciting places where the Guides have chosen to make their promise.



A very sunny day out in London including visits to Pax Lodge and the London Eye

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These lucky guides get a visit from Bristol zoo!

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Can you fit a whole patrol in a 2 man tent? These guides prove yes you can!

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Performing arts badge performances and cook-a-fun patrol heats – a busy and enjoyable half term for all!

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The 45th Bristol Guides celebrated World Thinking Day with an international evening organised by the BP girls. Scrummy food, fortune telling and even the macarena. We didn’t have time for the snowball fight.

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183rd Bristol Guides spent the evening doing Promise Activities, good fun all round!






The 54th Guides are enjoying an international evening organised by the Baden Powell patrol. They are currently learning Mexican dancing.

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Well done all the Guide Units that took part in the  Guide bowling competition, congratulations to 45th Bristol Guides who nearly cleared the floor with winning the trophy for winning unit, Top Bowler and Top Striker !!! Well done to the 9th’s top team !!




Check out these awesome cupcake design and christmas sleighs made by the Guides.


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The start of the robin challenge badge with art attack, ping pong robins and Hama bead robins for 62nd Bristol Guides.




Fantastic end of term trip to go ice skating including the enrolment of 2 new Guides and an Leader!

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Over 70 guides from the Bristol West Division Guide Section went to Big Gig Wembley 2014. They loved acts such as Union J, Little Mix and Diversity. And as you can see from the photos we were very close to the stage. Fingers crossed we get tickets for 2015 and keep up this annual guide section event.


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114 guides from the 7 guide units in our division went to Big Gig Liverpool 2014. They enjoyed acts such as Tinie Tempah, Lawson and Pixie Lott





Autumnal Sleepover

The 62nd and 183rd Bristol Guides enjoyed an autumnal sleepover at Brentry Scout Hut working on their autumn challenge badge.


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Krispy Kreme Visit

On Monday 24th November 2014 the 62nd Bristol Guides visited the Krispy Kreme factory, Avonmead. They enjoyed doughnut themed quizzes, a tour around the factory and most importantly doughnut tasting!

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 Emma Jennings

62nd Bristol Guide Leader





Swimarathon for Briarlands 2014




Four teams from the 54th, 62nd and 183rd Bristol Guides from West Division took part in the swimarthon for Briarlands. The event took place at Clifton High School on Sunday 9th March 2014. Each team was sponsored to swim as many lengths as they could in 55 minutes, between them an impressive 689 lengths. The total monies raised between the units were £695.94. The Guides loved it so much they are already planning their tactics for next year’s swim.

Emma Jennings Guide Section Coordinator Bristol West Division