32nd Rochdale Guides


Please find below links to recent newspaper articles that are available online, and other information

October 2019

The Great Guide Halloween Bake Off
Each year we hold a Great Guide Bake Off event - it's a highlight of our annual programme. This year the Guides chose a Halloween theme... and what a great night it was! There's some images in our gallery of the fabulous dishes our Guides created!
Congratulations to our Star Bakers - Carys, Kaycie, Lilia and Hannah! 

January 2018

Help Us Raise Funds with the Co-Op
We have been very lucky to be accepted to the Co-Op Local Community Fund. We are fundraising towards our Summer Camp events in 2019 - and we need your support please!

Please sign up to be a Member of the Co-Op - it's dead easy and only costs £1. Then nominate 32nd Rochdale Guides as your chosen local charity.

When you make purchases of Co-Op own brand items, 1p for every pound spent will be donated to our group! Thank you for your support.

August 2017

Celebrating our 60th Birthday
This year, 32nd Rochdale Guides celebrated their 60th Birthday... from September 2016 until the summer break in July, each week was based on the First Class, Second Class and Tenderfoot awards that Guides would have completed in 1957. We have had a great time learning new skills such as sewing, cleaning, washing clothes; and trying traditional skills such as using maps, compasses, reading timetables - which will all help us as we grow up! We've done some really exciting stuff too - including planning a Hike, and a trip into Manchester to try Japanese food (and go shopping of course!), and we had a go at rafted canoeing and raft building at Hollingworth Lake. We're so active at our group - it's fabulous! If you're interested in joining, please get in touch.

May 2016

Guides Return from Intrepid Adventure
Find out more about the Guides Off The Grid event which we attended - we had a great time! Read more here

February 2016

New Badge Designed to Raise Funds
To help with costs for camps and holidays, we have designed a challenge pack with a badge for other Guiding units to purchase. The All the Fun of the Fair challenge is now available. Badges are £1. If you would like a copy of the resource, please contact us.

December 2015

Special Achievement for Guide who Volunteers
A Guide from 32nd Rochdale Guides has been presented with the very special Lancashire South East County Award for Girls.

Guides Receive Top Award
A number of Guides from 32nd Rochdale received the highest award a Guide can achieve. Read more here

November 2015

Making a Difference
This year we packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Read more here

Guides Bake Off in Tasty Challenge
We held our second Great Guide Bake Off! Read more here

June 2014

Cake Sale is a Sweet Success for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Guides nominated the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to be the charity to benefit from our cake sale - we raised a fabulous £250! Read more here

Guides Rise to Baden-Powell Challenge
A huge congratulations to our older Guides who have completed their BP Challenge Award - the highest award a Guide can achieve! Read more here

March 2014

Guides Take Action for Local Nature Reserve
Members from 32nd Rochdale Guides have undertaken an environmental project with Healey Dell to benefit local wildlift. Read more here

December 2013

Raise Funds for Local Girlguiding
This festive season, you may be buying many of your Christmas presents online... If that is the case, please do so through Easyfundraising - a way of raising money for your favourite charity at no extra cost to you! Thanks very much for your support!


November 2013

Great Support for our Christmas Fair
32nd Rochdale Guides would like to thank all the members of the public who supported us at our recent Christmas Fair. We would also like to thank all the companies who donated prizes to our tombolas. 

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Putting the New Promise into Practice

32nd Rochdale Guides collected and donated food for Rochdale Foodbank. Check out the news article here 

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Can You Help with Donations?

32nd Rochdale Guides are holding two stalls at their upcoming Christmas Fair:

1. Chocolate Tombola - we need donations of chocolate items

2. Prize Every Time Tombola - Donations of prizes required

This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we would like to ask local companies, or even individuals to donate new items for this event - to help us raise funds and continue our work with the girls and young women of Rochdale.

Please get in touch if you can help - guides32ndrochdale@hotmail.co.uk 


September 2013

Help Raise Funds for Your Local Guide Unit

Do you shop online? Would you like your purchase to benefit a local Guiding group? Well now it can... at no extra cost to you!! Brilliant eh?! Well here's the details:

All you have to do is visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/32ndrochdaleguides  

Click the green 'Get Started' button, and follow the simple steps!

There's some great bargains to be had - and you can feel good knowing that you're helping your local Guide unit!

Thanks for your support!



August 2013

Guide Leaders Awarded

Two leaders from 32nd Rochdale Guides were awarded with a Chief Guide's badge at Wellies & Wristbands - a Festival Themed Camp held over the bank holiday weekend.

The Chief Guide - Gill Slocombe - awards these to members of Girlguiding UK that she feels deserve recognition for their participation in an event. The leaders from 32nd Rochdale Guides were awarded their badges for their enthusiasm, and for giving their time to bring girls to such an event. Well done ladies!

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Rugby Sessions for 32nd Rochdale Guides

Over the past 4 weeks, 32nd Rochdale Guides have been learning to play Tag Rugby, with the help of Rochdale Hornets. We would like to thank Terri - coach for Rochdale Hornets Ladies Team for all her support and enthusiasm. The girls had a great time discovering this new sport...

The Guides were also invited to watch a match at Spotland Stadium - Rochdale Hornets Vs South Wales Scorpions, as well as taking part in a stadium tour, and cheerleading session!

March 2013

Easter Event at Climb Rochdale

For our end-of-term event, 32nd Rochdale Guides visited Climb - an indoor climbing centre in Rochdale.

It was a brilliant event - and Guides were able to take part in bouldering, rope climbing and abseiling. Even the leaders had a go!

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Treat Yourself to a New Wardrobe this Spring!

It's Spring - and time to revamp that wardrobe! Shopping online is a great way to find those new season bargains without having to trail around the shops! If you are doing a little bit of online shopping, you can help 32nd Rochdale Guides raise funds, at no extra cost to you!

All you have to do is visit 

Click the green 'Get Started' button, and follow the simple steps!

There's some great bargains to be had - and you can feel good knowing that you're helping your local Guide unit!

Thanks for your support!



February 2013

Help 32nd Rochdale Guides win £300

32nd Rochdale Guides have entered a draw to win £300 towards Camps and Holidays, with Galaxy Hot Chocolate.

Please take a moment to vote for us by following the link below, clicking on 'vote' at the top right-hand-side, and registering as a new user. www.hotgalaxywarmheart.com/fund/32nd-rochdale-guides

Thank you for your support!

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Bag Packing Fundraiser

On Sunday 3rd February 2013, 32nd Rochdale Guides and 41st Rochdale Brownies were invited to bag-pack in the Rochdale branch of Asda. We had a great day taking part in this community action project as well as fundraising for our units. In total we raised a fantastic £918!!! We would like to thank all the Brownie and Guides for their hard work, their parents for their support, Asda Rochdale, and of course, the fabulous members of the public who were so generous! Thanks!


December 2012

Christmas Fair - Fundraiser

On Saturday 1st December, 32nd Rochdale Guides hosted their Christmas Fair, along with 41st Rochdale Rainbows, 41st Rochdale Brownies and 32nd Rochdale Rangers.

The event included stalls such as Chocolate Tombola, Bottle Tombola, Guess the Name of the Reindeer, Lucky Dip, Guess How Many Sweets in a Jar, Cake Stall, Jewellery, Christmas Gifts and of course, Santa's Grotto!

We would like to thank all our sponsors who helped to make this event a huge success! All the units raised a fantastic amount to help continue the great work that we do with children and young people.

Sponsors were:

The Entertainer - Bury branch
Strike Ten Bowl - Sandbrook Park, Rochdale
Amber Pet Supplies - Cutgate Rochdale
ASDA - Rochdale
Keystone Distribution - Heywood
Lobden Golf Club - Whitworth
Pets at Home - Oldham

November 2012

Annabel Acheives Top Award!

We are proud to announce that one of our girls has gained the highest award a Guide can acheive - the Baden-Powell Challenge Badge. 

Over a 12-month period, Annabel completed 10 clauses - including a number of badges and personal challenges. Annabel celebrated her achievement by attending a B-P Advenuture where she took part in a number of other challenges with Guides from all over the area!

Annabel will now be taking on the role of Young Leader at a local Brownie Pack.

Well done Annabel! 

To find out more about the Baden-Powell Challenge Award, please click here.

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Christmas is on it's way

And we bet you're all shopping online to get those great Christmas bargains! If you are, you can help 32nd Rochdale Guides raise funds, at no extra cost to you!

All you have to do is visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/32ndrochdaleguides 
Click the green 'Get Started' button, and follow the simple steps!

There's some great bargains to be had - and you can feel good knowing that you're helping your local Guide unit! 

Thanks for your support! 


September 2012

I'm a Girl Guide - Get Me Out of Here!
The resource is still available for free by emailing guides32ndrochdale@hotmail.co.uk. Badges are still available - we currently have about 1,000 in stock. Please order sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Badges are £1 each (postage and packaging is additional).

We would like to thank everyone who has purchased badges and supported our fundraising. Unfortunately the International Camp in Scotland trip did not take off, instead we took a group of Guides to London over the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June. We had a great time, staying at Girlguiding Headquarters, going to the Girlguiding Centenary Maze at Crystal Palace, flying the London Eye, sightseeing, and also watching Wicked at the theatre! Thanks again for supporting us and giving girls the opportunity to experience this!


July 2011

Summer Camp - Linnet Clough

For the last week of July, 32nd Rochdale Guides went on their annual Summer Camp. We visited Linnet Clough Camp and Activity Centre, and took part in many activities including High Ropes, Pond Dipping, Rifle Shooting and Archery. We also visited Chester Zoo for a day - which was great!

Our theme was I'm a Girl Guide - Get Me Out of Here, and we had visits from Ant and Dec who introduced our Bush Tucker Trials - including Frightful Facial, Bogus Buckets, Bush Foot Spa and Rank Banquet (with real mealworms, beetles, locusts and weaver ants!)

Guides achieved their I'm a Girl Guide - Get Me Out of Here badge, Survival Badge, Nights Away Badges and the I Will Survive Go For It. Well done Guides!


June 2011

I'm a Girl Guide - Get Me Out of Here!

In summer 2012 we are hoping to go to an International Camp in Scotland, which will play host to Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all over the world. To help us raise money for transport to and from Scotland, we have designed a resource for units to use on the theme I'm a Girl Guide - Get Me Out of Here! The resource is free and can be obtained by emailing guides32ndrochdale@hotmail.co.uk. A badge is available (see picture) for units to buy - £1 each (postage and packaging is additional).


April 2011

Turning Badges into Shelterboxes

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides (including 32nd Rochdale Guides) and their leaders supported Shelterbox after the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.



July 2009

The term has now drawn to close... join us in September when we start the celebrations for GirlguidingUK's 100th Birthday - our Centenary Celebrations! It's going to be a fantastic year, jam-packed full with exciting activities! Remember if you or your daughter would like to join us, please contact our leader!

32nd Rochdale Guides raise £   for Springhill Hospice by completing their Twenty-20 Challenge. The challenge included skipping forwards and backwards 20 times, identifying 20 different foods while blindfolded, singing 20 campfire songs, and swimming 20 lengths of a pool... the girls worked really hard, and we would like to thank them, and all their sponsors for helping us raise this great amount of money!


April 2009

Guides raise £221.00 for Springhill Hospice, by holding a games stall at the hospice's spring fair on Sunday 5th April. 32nd Rochdale Guides would like to thank the following companies for their kind prize donations: B&Q, Academy Hair & Beauty, Sam's Beauty & Nails, The Retreat, Just Bras Lingerie Shop, The Oxford Inn, Star of Bengal, Madisons Restaurant, Ladies Only Gym.

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March 2009

Guides take part in their B-P Adventure camping weekend in Leigh. Well done!

Help Guides to meet their target of £500. Website launched to help support Springhill Hospice - www.justgiving.com/32ndrochdaleguides  please give as much as you can!

On Sale! Springhill Hospice Embroidered Badge - Only £2 each (plus SAE). If you would like one, please contact us through our Contact Us Page.

Guides raised £24.00 for Springhill Hopsice at their Bake Sale

Guides raised £140.00 for Springhill Hospice at their Coffee Morning


February 2009

Guides Challenge     www.rochdaleobserver.co.uk/news/s/1095935_guides_challenge

Contact Information

32nd Rochdale Guides

Tel: 01706 666 648

Mobile: 07929 848 136

Meeting times

Wednesday's 7.45pm-9.15pm