Residential events are exciting.

Residential events are fun and some of the most memorable experiences girls and young women have with guiding.  They offer opportunities for adventure and also for learning and developing skills like teamwork, leadership and independent living.  Leaders get to know their girls better in a relaxed environment.

The Going Away With Scheme is a flexible, modular training qualification.  Candidates need only complete the modules required for their responsibilities at an event.  For more information on the scheme see the guidance for leaders on this page and on the Girlguiding website.  The County application form can be downloaded from this page.

GAW Scheme Skills Days are run by the County.  They cover all modules of the GAW scheme.  The next GAW Skills Day is Saturday January 29th 2022.  Please see click here for details.

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Either – Complete the online form and make a bank transfer to ‘Girguiding Buckinghamshire Outdoor Activities’ , sort code 30-96-26, a/c no 54452160, use the reference ‘GAW Skills Day’.

Or – Download an application form here and send this, along with a unit cheque made payable to ‘Guide Association of Bucks – Outdoor Activities’, (put your name and ‘GAW Skills Day’ on the back of the cheque),  to Girlguiding Bucks (GAW Scheme Skills Day), 3 Walton Terrace, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP21 7QY.

Risk Assessments will be needed for each event, travel to/from the event and activities during the event.  They help you look at an event from all angles and imagine ‘what if’ scenarios.  They are working documents that are updated throughout the planning process.  Here is the girlguiding risk assessment template.

REN Forms need to be completed by the event organiser for every event.  See the girlguiding website for the most up to date forms the latest version was issued in May 2021.  Commissioners, there is guidance on this page for when you sign a REN.

Guides can gain their Camp Permit  See the guidance on the Girlguiding website and download the form on the right to apply.

Rangers and Young Leaders can gain their Lead Away Permit  See the guidance on the Girlguiding website and download the form on the right to apply.

Girlguiding gives you lots of helpful advice and supports you through gaining qualifications and taking the girls away

Find information from the girlguiding website here

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