Girlguiding Ulster is part of Girlguiding UK with almost half a million young members aged 4-25 years. There are currently around 87,000 adult volunteers in the UK but a further 7,000 are needed for the 45,000 girls waiting to join the organisation. In Ulster there are over 1600 adult volunteers helping to run over 600 units meeting weekly. There are over 2600 rainbows, 3500 brownies, and 2000 guides registered in 2009.
Girlguiding Ulster is a charitable organisation which provides opportunities for girls and young women in N. Ireland to fulfil their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders. Guiding creates opportunities to grow and develop, making new friendships and meeting new challenges.
As part of a worldwide organisation it is often forgotten that all the charities work relies on the generosity of our members and supporters to allow us to provide these opportunities for girls and young women. The current Chief Commissioner is Mrs Carole Graham.
Girlguiding Ulster has over 11,500 members all across N. Ireland. The Country Offices are based at Lorne, Station Road, Craigavad, which is where our training and activity centre is based. Girlguiding in N. Ireland is divided into 10 Guiding Counties. Lorne is open to all guiding and scouting groups, community and church groups, schools and corporate groups. It has a wide range of residential buildings that can be hired with full or self catering. There are outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities.
Girlguiding Ulster is a registered charity with Inland Revenue, XN45915