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Girlguiding Durham South aims to build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations.

The Girlguiding Programme offers girls aged 5 to 18 the chance to discover their full potential and encourages them to be a powerful force for good.

With 6 key themes running throughout the programme, girls’ experiences are balanced and varied; from learning about themselves and their well being to being creative and getting outdoors.

Members represent Girlguiding at a carnival


Brownies toast marshmallows on a campfire

Girlguiding Durham South County covers County Durham & Darlington.

We have over 3000 young members from Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Chester-Le-Street, Darlington, Durham, East Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Seaham, Sedgefield and Weardale.


Whether you’re 5 years old or 500 years old, there is a place for you within Girlguiding Durham South.

Our youth sections give girls between five and eighteen the skills and experiences to grow into inspirational young women. Opportunities for members aged 18+ in Durham South enable continued development, fun and friendship.

Adult Members try out putting up traditional tents


Young members try out fencing

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

From fun activities within regular unit meetings, day trips and residentials to international adventures.