Senior Section

Grey_SpectacularLogo_CMYKSenior Section is the Section for young women aged 14-26. We are all about fun and adventure and even more decision making than in the other three sections. For us, the sky is the limit! Think trips abroad, outdoor adventures and challenging current thinking! If you come into one or more of these categories, you are part of the Senior Section family!

This is the year to CELEBRATE! The Senior Section celebrates 100 years. Find out more below and stay tuned for exciting events throughout the year…

  • Senior Section Unit Members – there are six Senior Section units all over Girlguiding London South West so there is likely to be one near you! Some of us meet weekly, some of us meet every other week and others meet a few times a month; we even work around exams and school in the Summer Term! Our programme is based on “Look Wider” – unlike the Guides who have Go For Its, we try activities in eight octants including “International”, “Leadership” and “Personal Values.”
  • Young Leaders- if you are aged between 14 and 18 you can help out with a unit in another section. There is a great qualification you can work on with the support of a mentor. You will develop confidence and leadership skills and have great fun!
  • Young Adult Leaders – the leadership fun doesn’t stop for the Senior Section – over 18s can become unit leaders. There is also a great leadership qualification for adults, equipping you with all the skills needed to run a unit. Qualified young adult leaders may also be Advisors, Commissioners, Trainers or hold any number of other Guiding roles.
  • Peer educators – peer educators (in4mers) plan and administer sessions for other units on sometimes difficult topics. At the moment, they are particularly involved in the WAGGGS initiative “Free Being Me” – to find out more about Free Being Me, check out this link http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/peer_education/free_being_me.aspx
  • Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers – you can work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award through Girlguiding or with school and volunteer in a local unit. There is no obligation to complete your Young Leader Qualification but it can be a great way to improve on the skills you’ve learnt!

There is a dedicated national website with even more information about the opportunities available for Senior Section http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/seniorsection/whatcanido/index.html

What do we have coming up in LSW in 2016?

This is our centenary year – click on the link for details of the CENTENARY CHALLENGE!

“Save the Date”
 22 July is a night out and overnight at Pax Lodge for members 18+”
30 Sept-2 Oct
for Camp LSWestival – glamping for 12+”

To keep up to date with our activities, why not follow us on Instagram @lswseniorsection or on Twitter @lswseniorsec?!

There are four advisors responsible for all things Senior Section in LSW :

Senior Section TeamLSW Senior Section Advisor – Lizzy Nay               
LSW Queen’s Guide and Young Leader Coordinator –
Lizzie Brook
LSW Duke of Edinburgh Advisor –
Hiral Patel
LSW In4mer Coordinator –
Annabel Davies

 

Contact them on lswseniorsection@gmail.com – we are happy to help with all of your Senior Section queries and we love hearing your news too!