Guiding Idols

Girlguiding North West England is made up of incredible volunteers, whose dedication and commitment supports the next generation of young women to discover their full potential.

One of the ways in which we recognise Volunteers’ Week is by hosting a special celebration afternoon for volunteers from all across the Region. Volunteers are nominated by their fellow members as one of their Guiding Idols.

This year we’ve received over 160 nominations – which is incredible - so we’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who was put forward. 

We visited 4th Brooklands Brownies and 1st Brooklands Guides from Greater Manchester West County, who had the very difficult job of selecting the final Guiding Idols for 2017. With so many fantastic nominations, it was very tough for the girls, but they did a great job. We would like to pass on our thanks to them for all of their help with this very important task.

The youth panel announced that they had selected 75 volunteers from across the North West and that each Guiding Idol would be invited to attend a special celebration afternoon on Sunday 25 June at Girlguiding North West England’s Region Headquarters in Preston.

The event included thought-provoking activities, a chocolate masterclass for the Guiding Idols and an afternoon tea with a sweet twist. Amid the celebrations, the volunteers received a Region Thanks badge from the Region Chief Commissioner, Julie Bell, and had yet another surprise when a plaque was unveiled in the Region Headquarters’ garden – a memorable tribute that named all 75 Guiding Idols for their achievement.

Julie Bell, Region Chief Commissioner, said: “Once again, we’ve had a fantastic response to the Guiding Idols campaign and we’re looking forward to doing it all over again next year. We wanted to thank our volunteers for all the hard work and effort they put into Girlguiding and with the support of our young members, we’ve been able to celebrate our amazing volunteers in a really memorable way.”