We help all girls know they can do anything.

We show girls from 4 to 18 a world of possibilities big and small. One where every girl can laugh and learn and be herself. Girlguiding is what each girl wants it to be. It might be the thrill of doing something for the first time. Songs around a campfire. The buzz of getting a new badge. Coming home exhausted and full of stories. It’s a space where she can be herself, get creative, explore, and most of all have fun.

Brownies roast marshmallows on a campfire

Girlguiding Durham South covers County Durham & Darlington.

We’re over 2,000 girls from 4 to 18 who come together to laugh, learn, explore and have adventures in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-Le-Street, Darlington, Durham, East Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Seaham, Sedgefield and Weardale.

Whether you’re a 4-year-old or 400-year-old, there is a place for you within Girlguiding Durham South.

We’re over 150 local groups having fun and exploring activities week in, week out.

We’re over 500 volunteers who make guiding happen by giving our time, talents, enthusiasm and care for girls.

Adult Members pose within a traditional bell tent

Guides huddle together within a tent

There are many opportunities that Girlguiding Durham South brings to its members.

We’re her first night away, weekend camping adventures, summer music festivals, emails to her MP about the things she cares about. We’re the badges she collects to capture the journey she’s chosen – anything from mindfulness to rock-climbing to crafting to coding. We’re a powerful collective voice – by girls, for girls – changing the world for the better.