MGR Task Group

Our Membership Growth & Retention (MGR) Task Group is a group of volunteers working together to promote Growth and Retention. The way the group works is simple:

  • The group meets generally three times a year to plot, although while we are meeting virtually it has been more frequent.
  • The group has members from a range of volunteer roles as well as members from different areas of the county geographically
  • The group works with the MGR Plan which is devised each November at the SWE Region MGR conference and runs for the duration of the year
  • The group also has scope to come up with their own ideas to add to the plan and members are always on the lookout for bright ideas and new ways to spread the word about how great Guiding is
  • Members are asked to commit to the group for just one year initially, with the option to extend by a further year at the end of each year's commitment if they wish
  • At the meetings, the group discusses the MGR actions within the plan and each person agrees to take on a small task based on their availability and their own skills

Get involved - We are always on the lookout for new members of our MGR Task Group. If you would like to know more or would like to get involved then get in touch.

Recruitment Toolkit & Display Boards

Girlguiding have provided us with a fantastic Recruitment Toolkit which is available from our County Office or to any unit, District or Division in the County who would like to try raising the profile of Girlguiding in their local area, whatever the event. The toolkit includes a wide range of resources including posters (laminated for durability), examples of resources such as badge books and Unit Meeting Activity cards, bunting, a table runner, display stands for posters and postcards, a mix of postcards and so on.


A full list of what can be found in the toolkit can be downloaded using the link :-

MGR Recruitment Pack March 2020

Virtual Units

As a county we want to reach as many girls as possible to enable them to have the opportunities and fun that we all have access to.
Some girls (and indeed adults) can’t attend weekly meetings for a number of reasons but this shouldn’t be a hurdle.As a County we now have an active Rainbow unit. however we are looking to have Brownies, Guides and Ranger UnitsMany of us have had an insight into the world of virtual or distance meetings and have learnt to adapt activities and resources accordingly. This gives us a great starting point.We are looking for a volunteer or team of volunteers to help with Virtual Guiding after the face to face meetings resume. This role will include:

  • organising activities
  • regular communication with members
  • unit administration on GO
  • finances of the unit
  • recruitment