The aim of the Friends is to provide practical and financial support to BGO. we help fund camps, support travel costs for girls returning to the UK for camps and provide badge and marketing tools to help to promote BGO throughout Girlguiding. We offer a free one year’s membership to all BGO leaders returning to the UK - but please let us know you are coming back!
We would love to see one (or more) of your pictures (1 MB minimum) of your favourite place near where you live in BGO or of some local flowers or wildlife. It is important that there are no people in the pictures.
The Friends are putting together notelets and a calendar (to sell) and need your pictures to illustrate them.
The selected pictures for the cards will be reproduced as paintings by Anne Brien, one of our committee members. The prize for the 6 pictures chosen will be the original paintings. We will however retain the copyright for future use. (The pictures will be used for merchandise by Friends of BGO)
More pictures will be selected for use on a calendar dated from June 2022
The closing date for this competition is 10 January 2022
We will use the first name and location when announcing the winners.
The winners will be notified before the end of the year. All of these items will be available to buy at our 2022 AGM
For your submission the following details should be sent in the email
We have an annual meeting to which all members are invited. We get together somewhere in the UK and every three years we have one in Europe. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new friendships. We have all at sometime had a connection with British Girlguiding Overseas (formerly BGIFC) and have many memories and adventures to recall. You will also receive newsletters from BGO.
Anne Brien is the welcoming member for Friends and she will be delighted to hear from you. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an annual subscription of £15.
We have a Friends enamel brooch (£5 including UK postage) available at this link and we also sell Friends notelet cards (£5 for a pack of 4).
You can support the Friends by joining the 100 club. For a stake of £10 per year your name is entered into three cash draws.