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View this email in your browser             GGEW - E-BULLETIN MAY 2017
Essex International Scout and Guide Jamboree
Our next Jamboree will run between the 1st and 8th August 2020, and returns to Boyton Cross in Chelmsford to offer a whole week of activities and opportunities.
We are pleased to announce that Karen Packer and Paul Walker are returning as Jamboree Chiefs for this event. Both Karen and Paul are excited about resuming this joint role.
 
They are now seeking expressions of interest for the Jamboree Executive Committee to start planning the event.
For more details please contact us on chiefs@eij.org.uk.
Closing date is 31st May 2017.
It is with much sadness that we inform you of the death of Sylvia Hepton who sadly passed away in Princess Alexandra on Friday.
Active in Guiding for well over 50 years, her death is a huge loss to Girlguiding Essex West and, in particular, Epping Forest North - they have lost a very dear friend.
Our thoughts are with Mike, her children and her grandchildren.
Do you have any budding entertainers in your unit? Would they like the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience? Email the County office with details and they could be performing on Thursday 29th June at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.
What's On in Essex West
Thank you to those of you who completed our poll earlier this month. We’re excited to let you know that we now have a date and a venue booked for our Under 25s Leadership Weekend, details are as follows:
 Friday evening July 21st to Sunday afternoon July 23rd 
Gorsefield Rural Studies Centre, Grove Hill, Stansted, CM24 8SS 
Members aged 14-25

This jam packed weekend will give you a taste of what leadership looks like and the amazing opportunities available to you as a young woman in Girlguiding. It will also be a great chance for you to meet other Girlguiding Members in Essex West aged 14-25 and make new friends at this fun filled event.

For more information and to book…
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/under-25-leadership-weekend-tickets-33886110268
 
This event will be free for to attend as associated costs will be covered by the Improving Access to Guiding Project, with thanks to the Pears Foundation. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Congratulations to the following ladies who have completed modules on the Leadership Qualification 
Emma Thompson EFS Brownies Modules 1234
Fiona Townsend Brentwood Rainbows Modules 1234
Elise Herring Romford Brownies Modules 1234
Mandy Herring Romford Brownies Modules 1234
Caroline Ashby EFS Guides Module 1
Terri Hodson North West Brownies Modules 1234
Terri Hodson North West Rainbows Module 1
Elizabeth Jolly Upminster Guides Modules 123
Sarah Jane Messenger Romford Brownies Modules 123
Eleanor Harpum North West Senior Section Modules 1234
Wendy Chipperfield EFS Guides Modules 1234
Heather Clifford Hornchurch Brownies Modules 123
Elsa Hull Upminster Rainbows Modules 123
 
Mary Putt (Anglia Region Chief Commissioner) and Chris Skinner (County Commissioner - Girlguiding Essex West) sprang a surprise on Jan Thurnell at the end of one of this year's performances of 'Stride On' the Thurrock Gang Show - by presenting her with an Anglia Brooch.
This is a break with tradition as Jan is not actually a member of Girlguiding - but a Scouter.
Thurrock Scout & Guide Gang Show celebrated 50 years this year and Jan has been involved for all of those 50 years - including being Gang Show Director for many years.
She works tirelessly every year with both members of Scouting and Guiding and it was felt that Jan deserved this very special accolade.
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