GuidingUK is an Internet group set up by UK Guiders for Guiders, for the sole purpose of providing help, support and friendship for other Guide leaders wherever they may be. This website contains just some of the accumulated ideas, wisdom and expertise of the 1,800+ members of the group. You do not have to be a member of this group to use this website - we are happy to share our knowledge with anyone who can make use of it - but equally, we welcome new members to the group.

The bulk of this Best Of GuidingUK site is open-access to anyone who wishes to browse through it and make use of the wealth of information and ideas contained herein. If you want to wander through the site randomly, just select "Contents" in the menu to the left to see what we have to offer, or if you know exactly what you're looking for, select "Site Search." There is also an alphabetical list of HTML pages, which can be accessed by clicking here.

You are visitor number - welcome!

.... but add 630,000+ to that number - this is a new page for the visitor counter and it's re-started from scratch!

Members-only area : There is a very small section on this website which is password-protected because it contains information (such as phone numbers, contact addresses, etc.) which would contravene Girlguiding UK's Safe From Harm policy if freely posted.

The passwords for this section are NOT your Yahoo ID and password. They are separate passwords which are available only to members of the Guiding_UK mailing list, whose bona-fides will be checked before passwords are issued. List members are issued with the passwords on being accepted onto the list, or can find them in the Admin folder of the members-only Yahoo group. Any Guider (warranted or pre-warranted) or Young Leader or any other adult directly involved in Guiding can apply to join us using the link on the menu to the left.

You do not need any passwords to access the majority of the 850+ pages and documents on this site : apart from sensitive information contained on the members-only pages this site has free and open access for anyone who wishes to make use of it.

Happy browsing!

A note about copyright...

Obviously I am not in a position to check the copyright status of everything published here but I think I am safe in assuming that the original "posters" will have done so. Much of the work is their own original thoughts and ideas, or traditional Guiding items whose origins are lost in the mists of time! If anyone DOES come across anything which ought not be here without permission, please let us know so we can make amends.

All original materials, particularly those produced specifically for this website, are copyright © GuidingUK 2001-2012 and their individual authors, whose details are held by GuidingUK. All rights reserved: inclusion on this website does not confer the status of Public Domain on any resources. We will respect your copyright, but we also expect you to respect ours. Please do not reproduce anything from this site without our express written permission: a quick email will usually result in permission being given in exchange for this site being credited as its source.

For more about copyright, click here.

: this website does not collect any information about you : if you choose to leave a message on the guestbook (and we hope you will) then your email address will be available to other readers. For this reason, we ask any visitors under the age of 13 NOT to leave their email address and also to notify an adult that they are leaving a message. There is a password-protected area of this site for members of the GuidingUK group only.

This website is designed, compiled, built and maintained by Dianne G. Davies for and on behalf of GuidingUK, copyright © 2001 - 2012
If you have any technical enquiries or requests regarding this website, please email me directly.

For Guiding enquiries please browse through this website or join our yahoo group!