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Closure of British Guiding Overseas..
By Helen Williamson

"With regard to the impending closure of British Girlguiding Overseas (BGO) on September 1st (see, we recognise the significance of this transition for all involved. British Scouting Overseas (BSO) had been hoping for a resolution to secure BGO's continuation. Unfortunately, despite our hopes, that solution has eluded BGO.

Our area and district are doing their best to support those BGO leaders and young people who wish to join scouting as our associations have many shared values and goals. Many of our female leaders were in Girlguiding as young people.

Locally we are discussing the future with our district, the guiding District Commissioner and our other leaders.  We hope that the 3rd Brussels Brownies/Guides who meet met at St Anthony's on a Tuesday will be able to become a Cubs/Scouts section soon.  
We are looking for leaders who can open a second Squirrels section on Wednesdays (venue British School of Brussels) which could accommodate some Rainbows and other young people from our current waiting list. 

We unfortunately cannot transition all of the existing BSB Girlguiding over to Scouts, as it is not viable for all the adult volunteers and/or girls to move to scouting, due to their personal circumstances. 

Some Girlguiding members have joined waiting lists for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for 1st Brussels or with Central Brussels and we have started offering spaces..

If your family has been affected and you would like to join us please do sign up! Do let us know your place and time preferences and that you were a BGO member.
We can't promise everyone an instant place- but we are looking for additional adults to help expand provision where needed."



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