My name is Sharon and I run a brownie unit. I love being involved in guiding and watching the girls develop with their time in guiding.
I am new to the role of district commissioner and I am loving throwing myself into the role. It is a great way to meet new people and learn more about guiding.
Assistant Division Commissioner
My Guiding name is Archie, I’m enjoying being the Assistant Division Commissioner for such a lively and active Division! I also run a Brownie Unit and I’m part of the Trefoil Guild; Girlguiding gives me many opportunities to meet people and take on challenges with the help and support of the friends I’ve made. Watching girls discover and grow is a big part of the fun as well as being able to share activities that I enjoy such as outdoor walks, camping, craft and singing.
Trefoil Guild Chair
My name is Ruth and I have been part of Tamworth Trefoil Guild since it reformed in 2012. I love being part of this group that to me is like an older version of Rainbows/Brownies/Guides but an adult only group of like-minded people that does a variety of different things such as shows, meals out, sleepovers in different places, indoor & outdoor activities, fundraising, skills & challenges and having the opportunity to achieve Bronze, Silver & Gold Voyage Award as well as the new STARS Challenge Award.
I am also very committed to running active Brownie & Rainbow Units. It is very rewarding seeing the girls make new friends and thriving. I get a lot of pleasure seeing them having so much fun on sleepovers, pack holidays, camping trips (whatever the weather). I enjoy seeing them learning new life skills growing in confidence and ability, helping me & others, participating in activities, having fun on trips and earning badges whenever they can.
I am very grateful to Girlguiding for giving me the opportunities that I have had on a personal level, such as being selected to represent Midlands Region on a trip to one of the World Centres at Sangam, India. That was an experience and challenge that I will always remember and be very grateful for, something I’d never have dreamt I’d have done on my own especially as I’d never really been abroad far.
Division Guide Holiday Advisor
I’m Gill. As the Division Guide holiday advisor, I love supporting adult leaders to be able to take their units away safely to experience opportunities that they might otherwise not have.
Going away with Guides has lots of benefits. Individuals learn new skills, bond as a team, develop their confidence and get to visit new places and try new things. So from sleepovers in castles and cathedrals, to camping in the great outdoors or exploring a far away country we get to do it all.
Guiding always has something fun and exciting to do. I’m really grateful for the opportunities it’s given me and the friends I’ve made along the way.
Guide and Ranger Advisor
I’m Heidi Williamson. I am the Unit Guider for 1st Tamworth Guides but also wear the hats of Guide and Ranger Advisor.
I have been involved in Guiding since I was 7 years old. I have run Rainbow and Brownie Units in Germany and helped establish the first Guide Unit in the Falkland Islands whilst posted there.
I love the fact that I am Guiding in a really busy Division, being able to offer all our members a diverse range of activities – from weekly meetings to day trips, week long camps and international trips.
To see the change in girls from when they join us as young girls to becoming capable, independent young women is a privilege and I am proud to be part of that journey through Guiding.
I enjoy organising the trips and camps, trying to find different things to offer the girls – gaining many new experiences of my own along the way.
Young Leader Advisor
I’m Alice and I’m the Young Leader Advisor in Tamworth, helping the Young Leaders in the Division and supporting them in their roles.
As a Guide and Ranger leader, I love giving the girls so many different opportunities, seeing them grow into confident individuals and having fun with their friends.
Girlguiding has given me so many opportunities, from travelling the world and meeting so many different people to stargazing in the middle of a field at 1am and gorge walking in the middle of the Welsh mountains plunging into freezing cold waters.
Hi! I’m Victoria and I’m the International Advisor for Tamworth Division. I help girls wanting to go on and attending an international trip! I started my Guiding journey as a Brownie and have moved up throughout each section up to an Assistant Leader at 1st Tamworth Guides.
Girlguiding has taken me on many adventures. I represented Staffordshire on a Midlands Region trip to Taiwan in 2018.
I have also volunteered as part of the service team at Staffordshire’s International camp, Unity 2018! These have both been valuable experiences that I hope every girl can have the opportunity to take part in on their own guiding journeys.
I am very grateful for all the opportunities I have been offered through Girlguiding. I have made lifelong friends through my international adventures as well as those closer to home. I hope to help give every girl the chance to take up an international adventure!
Hi, my name is Frances and I am the Rainbow Advisor for Tamworth Division.
As a child I was both a Brownie and a Guide. I loved it. So when I had my own girls, I gave them the same opportunity to experience the friendship and fun that comes with Girl Guiding. I also took the opportunity to became a unit helper and then an assistant leader in their group. It feels good to be part of a team developing activities and events and then to see just how much the girls get from it.
Guiding has given me some great friends and the opportunity to challenge myself to move outside my comfort zone which has in turn done wonders for my self confidence.