Our events

At Girlguiding West Yorkshire South we provide training courses, events and other opportunities for leaders and members to develop their skills, meet other people and share experiences.

Our calendar (below) contains full details and booking for all current training courses and events.

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Upcoming events

County AGM

Date: 20 July 2024
Location: West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club
Cost: Free

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Join us for a coffee and cake at our Annual General meeting whilst we recap on our activities in 2023 and celebrate the achievements of our volunteers.

WYS go wild @ Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Date: 29 September 2024
Location: Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Cost: TBC

Open for bookings shortly

Bring your unit to our all sections county day out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park and go wild visiting the animals, dinosaurs and play areas.

Upcoming training

1st response training

Date: Saturday 18 May 2024
Location: Wakefield Sports Club
Cost: £10 (allowable unit expense)

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Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

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1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association

See more details of the 1st response training here

Residential training

Date: 6.15pm -9.15pm Tuesday 11 June 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £5 (allowable unit expense)

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Are you considering taking your unit away on a residential event. Forgotten which forms to complete, how to budget, think about risk assessments?

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This training will cover everything you need to know about taking your unit on a residential and completing the Going Away with Licence

A safe space level 3

Date: 6.15pm – 9.15pm Tuesday 11 June 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £5 (allowable unit expense)

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How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns

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Level 3 must be completed by mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors, anyone leading a team of adults, and those doing level 4. As well as at least 1 leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training) must have an in-date level 3. But we recommend that all leaders complete it.

Don’t forget you’ll also need to complete levels 1 and 2.

About a safe space level 3

Evening training – ideas for unit activities

Date: Wednesday 26 Jun 2024
Location: Wysholme/Emley Community Centre
Cost: £5 (allowable unit expense)

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A choice of sessions on unit activities

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Attendees can choose one training in each session full of ideas for unit activities.

Session 1:
A – Taking your unit outdoors, including cooking
B – The Promise – activities to help incorporate the promise into the unit
C – Transitions to next section

Session 2:
D – 5 minute activities with Guides and Rangers
E – 5 minute activities with Rainbows and Brownies
F – Games, some linking to a musical theme

1st response training

Date: Saturday 6 July 2024
Location: Meltham Scout and Guide Headquarters
Cost: £10 (allowable unit expense)

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Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

Read more

1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association.

See more details of the 1st response training here

1st response training

Date: Saturday 20 July 2024
Location: Batley Salvation Army
Cost: £10 (allowable unit expense)

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Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

Read more

1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association.

See more details of the 1st response training here

Outdoor skills day

Date: Saturday 14 September 2024
Location: Midgley Campsite
Cost: TBC

Open for bookings shortly – please check back

A fun day at the Wakefield divisions campsite learning lots of outdoors skills.

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Activities will include tent erecting, backwoods cooking, looking at DofE kit.

We will look at taking some UMAs and skills builders outdoors and finish with a campfire.

A safe space level 3

Date: 6.15pm – 9.15pm Thursday 19 September 2024
Location: Ackworth Parish Rooms
Cost: £5 (allowable unit expense)

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How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns.

Read more

Level 3 must be completed by mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors, anyone leading a team of adults, and those doing level 4. As well as at least 1 leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training) must have an in-date level 3. But we recommend that all leaders complete it.

Don’t forget you’ll also need to complete levels 1 and 2.

About a safe space level 3

Residential training

Date: 6.15pm – 9.15pm Thursday 19 September 2024
Location: Ackworth Parish Rooms
Cost: £5 (allowable unit expense)

Book now

Are you considering taking your unit away on a residential event. Forgotten which forms to complete, how to budget, think about risk assessments?

read more

This training will cover everything you need to know about taking your unit on a residential and completing the Going Away with Licence.

Girl led programme training

Date: Saturday 19 October 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £15 includes lunch (allowable unit expense)

Open for bookings soon – please check back

1st response training

Date: Saturday 19 October 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £15 includes lunch (allowable unit expense)

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Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

read more

1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association

See more details of the 1st response training here

LDP training

Date: Saturday 19 October 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £15 includes lunch (allowable unit expense)

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All the contents of the six Leadership development programme webinars in one day.

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Maybe you’re not a fan of webinars, can’t find webinar slots that suit you or would just prefer to do the training alongside local counterparts and build networks. This training will cover all six of the Leadership development programme webinar contents in one day.

1st response training

Date: Saturday 26 October 2024
Location: West Wakefield Methodist Church
Cost: £10 (allowable unit expense)

Book now

Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

read more

1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association

See more details of the 1st response training here.

1st response training

Date: Saturday 16 November 2024
Location: St John’s Church, Lepton
Cost: £10 (allowable unit expense)

Book now

Training for all volunteers to give first aid and manage emergency situations.

read more

1st response is Girlguiding’s own first aid course specially created for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association.

See more details of the 1st response training here.

Attending a course

Please wear casual uniform, if possible.

Refreshments are provided, but bring your own lunch for day-long courses unless the course details says otherwise.

Please do not turn up to a course which you have not booked onto and received a booking acknowledgement.

Paying for a course

All course bookings are made via our Eventbrite platform – please follow the link above for your chosen course. 

You can pay via debit/credit card, cheque or by bank transfer. To pay by bank transfer you will need to select Pay By Invoice on the eventbrite booking.

The cost of all training courses are legitimate unit expenses.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend a course you are booked onto, please notify the County Administrator as soon as possible at office@girlguidingwestyorkshiresouth.org.uk. For courses that are paid for in advance the fees are non-refundable unless we can reallocate the place to another leader.

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