Girlguiding Greater Manchester West
Girlguiding Greater Manchester West

Outdoors Resources and Links

Girlguiding North West England Get Away Badges

Region Get Away Badge

Everyone from Rainbows to Trefoil Guild can earn badges for spending nights away with guiding, and you can backdate from January 2008. A pin badge is available for 1, 5, 10, 15 and 25 nights and cloth badges are available for these and 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200 nights! Wear them on your uniform or on your camp blanket. 

For more information and to download your pack, visit the Region website,

Adult to Child Ratios

The latest adult to child ratio recommendations for taking your unit away from the meeting place can be found here.

Residential and Outdoor Qualification Bursary

Any adult member of Girlguiding North West England may apply for a bursary of 50% of the total cost (or £100, whichever is lower) towards the cost of gaining an outdoor or residential qualification. For more information, visit the Region website at, and click on 'Resources'.

Risk Assessment

There are some pre done risk assessments for coach travel etc. on the Girlguiding Anglia web site


Residential/Camping Sites

Click on the links below to explore the residential and camping sites in and around our County (more coming soon!):


Girlguiding UK Training and Activity Centres (TACs)

Linnet Clough

Outdoor and Adventure Activity Links

Follow these links below to find out more information on great activities for your unit throughout our County (more coming soon!):

Ice skating Silver blades Altrincham

Orienteering - Orienteering Club

Climbing - Manchester Climbing Centre - Go Ape - Aerial Extreme Urmston Scouts climbing wall

Rowing - Trafford Rowing Club

Skiing - Chill Factore

Parks in Our County

Follow these links below to explore parks in your local area (more coming soon!):

Longford Park

Sale Water Park

Wythenshawe Park

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