The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – long service awards, Tuesday 12th February 2013, Hillsborough Castle.
In September 1972, Norah Scott became the Guider of a Ranger Guide Unit in East Belfast. Looking for adventure these young ladies were keen to try DofE. Norah was on a steep learning curve but enjoyed every minute of this challenge. She was given tremendous support by the parents of the girls when it came to the expedition section. The girls developed confidence and a wide range of life skills, leading some of them to take important positions in public office. Norah has been involved with DofE within Guiding for 40 years. Many of you will appreciate that she provided inspiring, efficient support to DofE leaders when she held the positions of Belfast County DofE advisor and Girlguiding Ulster regional advisor. Leaders were encouraged to attend trainings and gain qualifications to ensure the safety of the girls. On Tuesday 12th February Norah was one of 18 DofE leaders to receive a long service award from HRH Price Edward the Duke of Wessex at Hillsborough Castle. The highlight of the afternoon was when Prince Edward presented Norah with her certificate and thanked her personally for the significant contribution she has made to DofE over the years.
Waterside Senior Section involved in Blue Peter Challenge
Members from Waterside Senior Section travelled to Stormont Estate in Belfast to take part in Helen’s Magnificent 7 photo shoot as Helen’s Challenge is about inspiring people to raise money by raising awareness of the charity.
Cbeebies and CBBC review
A key part of the review is a public consultation, which is now open and will run until 31 May 2013. This is an opportunity for organisations and members of the public to give us their views.
The attached links will take you through to more details about the consultation and how to take part. There is a consultation designed specifically for children aged 6–12, as well as one aimed at adults. For further information about the review, please contact Jonathan Mackay, who is the Trust’s project manager for the review at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Guidance for stakeholders: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/consult/childrens/guidance_organisations.pdf
Consultation (for adults): http://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/bbc/childrens_review
Consultation (for children aged 6–12): http://consultations.external.bbc.co.uk/bbc/cbbc_bbc_radio
Girlguiding Ulster Belfast City Hall Event
Tuesday 27th November 2012.
Over 150 leaders and friends of Guiding were invited to the Great Hall at Belfast City Hall by the High Sherriff of Belfast -May Campbell for an evening to encourage ‘Growing Guiding’ and to find out about the opportunities available to everyone in Guiding. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and some new volunteers were recruited.
Thank you so much for inviting the Trefoil Guild to participate in this City Hall Event - it was amazing to find how many people thought you had to have Guide experience to join; that you had to have had a role in active Guiding; and that you had to have been a ‘has been’!!!!
I even got to the top of the climbing wall last night!!!!! – Margaret Crawford, Chairman Ulster Trefoil Guild. Photo of Katherine Patterson, Leader North Down.We had a lovely evening and the mince tart was to die for!
Foster: New Guides badge will raise awareness of carbon monoxide danger
Health and Safety Minister Arlene Foster has launched a new carbon monoxide awareness badge for Girlguiding Ulster.
It is hoped the badge will raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning among younger people, providing key information not only for their own future but also for their parents, grandparents and peers.
After a successful three-month pilot scheme, the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) and Girlguiding Ulster agreed to roll the badge out to all Guides in Northern Ireland. Through this scheme, HSENI hopes to reach over 12,000 Girl Guides and their families.
Launching the badge in Enniskillen’s Killyhevlin Hotel, Arlene Foster said: “Given the challenges faced in continuing to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is important that particular consideration is given to the potential role of young people in helping to bring the message home that families need to service appliances annually. The new badge, delivered through Girlguiding Ulster, will help to do this.”
Carole Graham, Girlguiding Ulster Chief Commissioner said: “Girlguiding Ulster volunteers have enjoyed working with members from HSENI to develop a fun and challenging activity pack. All girls and young women aged 4-25 years inNorthernIrelandwill have the opportunity to use this pack to help raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide. I believe it is good for girls of all ages to become involved in learning about their own safety”.
The badge pack is made up of various tasks aimed at different age groups. It also includes a poster competition for the senior section of the Guides. They will be tasked with designing a poster aimed at students on how they can protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning. The winning design will form part of the Carbon Monoxide Awareness Student Campaign in September 2013 and will be displayed in every universities and further education college in Northern Ireland. Further advice and guidance on carbon monoxide can be found at www.hseni.gov.uk/watchout or via HSENI’s helpine on 0800 0320 121
World Police and Fire Games Belfast 2013
Volunteering will be at the heart of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games and volunteers are vital to the successful and memorable delivery of the “friendliest” Games.
Volunteers will be involved in a wide variety of roles and activities, before during and after the Games. Some potential roles are within sport, medical, transport, volunteer management and languages; but these are just a few of many opportunities!
In order to become a 2013 Games volunteer you will have to apply. We plan to open online applications in early autumn. This will give you the opportunity to tell us know more about you, your skills and your motivations for wanting to be a member of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games Volunteer Team.
If you would like to register your interest before the official application process begins, please fill in your details here and World Police and Fire Games will contact you directly.
If your Guide or Senior Section unit would like to find out more information on recognistion for volunteering with guiding please contact email@example.com It is for anyone aged 14-24yrs old.
Sept 2012-June 2013
Next years events and training are now available for booking by members- please see the members section ‘what’s on’ for more details.
Lorne awarded Adventuremark
We have now had our Adventuremark inspection and have been awarded the Adventuremark Accreditation. This means that we have met the strict criteria of Adventuremark and you can have confidence in booking us for any Adventurous Outdoor Activity. For more information on what this means please visit: www.adventuremark.co.uk