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 website and on the Girlguiding website. To start working on the scheme apply here.
A Training Weekend is run by the County every year, usually in March or April. It covers all modules of the GAW scheme. Details of the training for 2021 will be available later in the year. Application forms will be available here. Here is the flyer for the (cancelled) 2020 training.
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.
Here are a few examples to base your risk assessments on:
REN Forms need to be completed by the event organiser for every event. See the girlguiding website for the most up to date forms. There is guidance for commissioners when they approve a REN here.