Friends of British Girlguiding Overseas

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!


Chris Glover, the Chair of Friends can be contacted by email at She gained her experience in Germany and the Middle East.

Meetings and Membership

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 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.

100 Club Draw - March 2021

  • 1st Prize Anne Dunford £50
  • 2nd Prize Jane Sheridan £25
  • 3rd Prize Ann Mitchell £10

100 Club Draw - January 2021

  • 1st Prize Ann Boxall £50
  • 2nd Prize Jane Sheridan £25
  • 3rd Prize Jean Parkes £10