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!


Chair

Chris Glover, the Chair of Friends can be contacted by email at friendsbgo@gmail.com. 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. In 2021 on Saturday 20 March there will be a virtual annual meeting on Zoom or similar. So please put the date in your diaries. 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 keepintouchbgo@gmail.com. There is an annual subscription of £15.

Fundraising

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 - August 2020

  • 1st Prize Kate Briscoe £50
  • 2nd Prize Anne Brooks £25
  • 3rd Prize Ann Boxall £10