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Leader FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to renew my First Aid and how do I do it?
First Response needs to be renewed every 3 years. Take a look at the training calender and email to book your place on a Renewal Course.

I have some suggestions for Training Sessions, who do I contact?
Contact the Training team on You can also add your comments to your evaluation form at the end of a training session. All constructive comments and suggestions are always very welcome.

I like the idea of helping out in Guiding but I don’t know where to start
Either come along to one of our New Leader social evenings and meet us in person to find out about us. Email, or if you just want some more information on what is involved, email with any questions and we will do our best to help.

My unit has shown interest in going away on camp or a pack holiday and I don’t know where to start!
Plenty of information on planning a residential event can be found in the members area of the Girlguiding UK website, but we have a Camp Advisor and an Outdoor Activity and Residential Events Advisor, so email and your questions and details can be forwarded to the correct person.

I am an experienced guider and I am considering becoming a Mentor, how can I find out more?
Contact your Leadership Qualification Coordinator.  She will arrange for someone to come and talk to you about mentoring.

I would like to know more about becoming a Trainer – where can I find this information?
If you are interested in finding out how to become a Trainer contact: