View this email in your browser              GGEW E-BULLETIN OCTOBER 2014
Members 13+ Indepth Craft Day
Saturday 1st November
£7.50 Per Person

Packed Lunch Required

Silk Painting, Glass Engraving, Pyrography, Card Making, Christmas Crafts, Parchment Craft, Calligraphy, Photography and Encaustic Art. 

You are welcome to come for half the day please indicate that on your form.
Booking form and more information HERE
15th or 20th November

Are you fed up playing the same games?
Need new ideas?
Want to share your ideas?

Find out more HERE
If you have spoken to the County office recently you may have heard a new voice. Norma joined us in September after Linda retired. Norma is very familiar with Guiding as she is also District and Division Commissioner in Romford.


Are you ready for the next adventure on 8th November? Read about it HERE

Travelling Abroad Training

25th October 2014 or 24th January 2015
Flyer available from download area of Anglia website - or contact

Essex West International Selection Weekend 2015
- 12th of July 2015

Anglia Region Selection for trips in 2016         
of June 2015 (provisional) in Cambridgeshire. 

International Community Experience Weekends 2015
International Community Experience (ICE) Part One is a wonderful opportunity for Guides aged 11-13. The event aims to encourage girls to think about their community and international issues, with an option to take part in ICE Part Two if they wish to take part in a trip abroad. Guides should attend one of three ICE weekends at different venues around the Region, where they will learn more about the project and also undertake a local service challenge. Once Part One, the International Community Experience Weekend, has been completed the Guide will be invited to participate in Part Two, participating in a trip abroad, and will need a passport.
ICE Part One and ICE Part Two cover all the guiding programme zones - Skills & Relationships, Celebrating Diversity, Healthy Lifestyles, Global Awareness and Discovery, and girls may attend without their Leaders.
The Weekends are being held at:
·         Skreens Park, Chelmsford, 1 - 3 May 2015
·         Quarries, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, 5 - 7 June 2015
·         Iceni House, Eaton Vale Activity Centre, Norwich, 17 - 19 July 2015

More information HERE

Did you receive your copy of the Senior Section newsletter?
If not read it

Sharon Donohue has completed 6 month Designate as Div Comm for Harlow  

Hilary Prolins has completed 6 month Designate as D.C. Brentwood East. 

Shirley Utting 2 year extension on her District Commissioner appointment.

Claire Birkbeck, Linda Chaston, Vicky Pegram have all finished 6 month designate as DC.

My sincere thanks to those detailed above for their valued contribution to Girlguiding Essex West.
Subscriptions for 2015 are £29.45 broken down as follows: - HQ £11-30 Region £9-15 County £9-00. You will then have the District/Division levies to add on.
Chigwell Row 100 Club.

There is individual or Unit membership which costs £12 per year.
Each month there is a draw with a 1st prize of £20 and 2nd prize of £15.

Download your form
Fiona Bennett, 1st Brentwood Guides -
Going Away With Licence. Module 6 

Tracey Williams, 2nd Loughton
(St John's) Guides -
Going Away With Licence, Modules 1-8 

Just to let you know that all the forms (Consent, Health and REN) have recently been up-dated on the national website and these should be used from now on.
You can view what's on

18th October - Members Day
1st November - In-depth Craft
8th November - BP Adventure Weekend
15th November - Games Day for All


22nd February - Thinking Day (For All)
22nd May - County Camp (Guides/Senior Section)
June - Senior Section 16 + @ Hautbois
BBB Badge £1
NECKER £6.50
We intend to run a County World Thinking Day extravaganza on Sunday 22nd February 2015 for all sections. 
Planning is in progress but before we can make firm commitment we need to know that enough adults are prepared to help in the organisation, and on the day.
Please contact the office if you are willing to help with this event in helping to organise or only available on the day.
We are looking for various forms of dance and drama to broaden our range of activities. If you know of anyone please let the office know. 
A message from our Archivist

The County badge collection is in the process of being catalogued for future members.
It is the intention to keep a set of all the past and present Brownie and Guide Badges.
*We do have some missing.*
If you have any you would like to donate to the county archive please either bring to County Day
Or contact Jayne …..
So that the County Badge Collection can be preserved and stored correctly we are also selling the badges that we have multiples of to raise funds needed for the purchase of albums etc.
Badges will also be on sale at county day for any of you budding collectors.
If you have a badge you would like identified come and pick Jayne’s and Veronica’s Brains at the county Archive Display on Members Day .

It is with sadness I write to let you know that Myra Bell has passed away. Many of you will know Myra was a County Vice President and had been a Region Trainer and Brown Owl at 4th Chinnor Brownies for many years before retiring from Girlguiding at 60 and concentrating her efforts with Trefoil, setting up the Bullingdon East Trefoil Guild, as well as holding posts at County and Region level. Myra had not been well for the last six months or so and had been in and out of hospital undergoing tests, all done without fuss and without many of us knowing what she was going through. As was her wish she died peacefully at home with her family around her. I am sure you will join me in wishing her family all the very best at this difficult time and that they are in our thoughts.
Volunteer speakers from the Charity Wateraid are available to all sections and run activities about Water and Sanitation.  Interactive Workshops can be arranged also. 
This is an interesting, worthwhile and fun session that is offered Free of charge.  There is no requirement to fund raise for the Charity although of course this is greatly appreciated where you can.
If you would like to book a speaker please email us or complete and return the attached form
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