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Welcome to Girlguiding Somerset North. We cover the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, and North Somerset. We are part of Girlguiding UK which is the largest female organisation in the Country, and enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world.
Guiding is about leadership and team building, caring for others, adventure and having fun and offers something for every interest from the outdoors to craft, socialising to residential events and international travel.
Somermead is our camp site, run jointly with Girlguiding Somerset. We have a fantastic wooden lodge for indoor accommodation, and plenty of camping space outside, all set in beautiful Somerset countryside.
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The Somermead Lodge was officially opened on Wednesday 23rd October, by her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex GCVO, President of Girlguiding.
In attendance were the Chief Guide - Gill Slocombe, Region Commissioner - Solange Rebours, and Somerset North and Somerset County Commissioners - Sue Betts, Karen Rees and Sarah. Also present at this very special event were Sue Maybury and Barbara Dale, previous County Commissioners, along with lots of girls - Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section - as well as leaders and other guests from both Somerset and Somerset North Guiding Counties.
We had girls singing, cooking, camping, making gadgets, crafts and other activities both inside and outside the lodge. The Countess of Wessex arrived by helicopter (along with her entourage of a lot of police, the royal photographer, body guard and press secretaries). She spent over an hour and half at the lodge and walking within the field, talking to all the girls, leaders and other people, and she officially opened the lodge. The Royal Standard was flying from our flagpole as she arrived. A plaque will be put on the outside of the lodge commemorating this very special day.
It was a lovely sunny day, and will be a very special memory for all the girls and adults who had the privilege of attending this opening.
Thanks to everyone involved in all the planning and organisation over the last few years and of course on the day itself.