We give girls a place where they can really be themselves with other girls and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today’s world. We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where girls can explore the issues they care about while having lots of fun, enjoying new experiences and learning vital skills.
Every year is busy with badges, BP Awards and girls working towards ‘Go for It’s’ on different topics from Chocolate to Healthy Eating to Light, Camera Action. Within their patrols they work together electing their own Patrol Leader and Seconder; they also work together on Interest Badges as a group, this includes The Agnes Baden Powell Challenge as well as working towards their Outdoor Cooking badge which is a regular highlight of the summer term.
In the past a Saffron Walden guide has represented the region on an international trip and the unit has fundraised for Cancer Research UK, Bliss and contributed to their welcome bags. A couple of girls are working towards their Baden Powell Challenge which is the highest award a Guide can achieve. In addition to this, one girl is now working towards her Commonwealth Award and another has returned as a Duke of Edinburgh volunteer after she left. These are big achievements for the unit and these girls are really inspirational.