Pam Robotham

Pam Robotham, former County Commissioner for Royal Berkshire, sadly passed away on 11th January 2018.

She was a lawyer and was well respected by all who knew her. She had been Swan Division Commissioner, after Swan came into Berkshire from Buckinghamshire when the County Boundaries changed. She was County Commissioner from 1980 to 1989.

Here she is pictured in 2005 with other Commissioners.

Left to right: Jessica Blooman, the late Janet Shurmer, the late Pam Robotham, Janet Russell and Jane Bingham.

We wish her family and friends the very best at this time.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Are you aged 14-24, involved in Girlguiding and want to do your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award? We’re running training for the Expedition and will support you completing the other 3 sections – Physical, Skill and Volunteering – including using eDofE.

You’ll need to attend all the training days, 1 practise expedition and the final assessed expedition to complete the Expedition section.


If you're interested in taking part, you can see more information (including the training dates) here and download the consent form here. If you haven't yet registered to complete the DofE, you can download this registration form to send off.


You can contact the County DofE team with any questions by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


We look forward to seeing lots of our young members starting the award!


Introduction to DofE

On 24th February, we'll be hosting an Introduction to Duke of Edinburgh course. The session is open to all members of Girlguiding who want to know what the DofE award is all about and who are interested in joining as a participant or as an adult volunteer.

Find out more and sign up here!

New trainings - for new volunteers and Leaders in Training!

On 3rd March we will be holding two sets of training sessions at Basildon Village Hall. They are:

Warm Welcome to Girlguiding Royal Berkshire - for new leaders and those returning after a break

Safe Space and Section Training - to help Leaders in Training sign off the relevant sections of their Leadership Qualifications

Find out more and apply by downloading the booking forms here:

- Warm Welcome form

- Leader in Training form

Please note there are deadlines for booking your spaces, so let us know soon if you want to attend!

3rd Crowthorne Try the New Guide Programme

Recently, 3rd Crowthorne Guides tried the Architects in Action activity for the new Guide programme. The girls enjoyed coming up with models to demonstrate their ideas of new developments for their community.

Read more: 3rd Crowthorne Try the New Guide Programme


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