Bank Holiday Fun!

We are looking forward to our Annual Family Fun Day  on Monday 6th May, 11am – 4pm.
We open up the estate to the general public once a year with organised activities for families. Admission free with a small charge for instructed activities and for the challenge badge. This year our activities are based around the British Tree challenge, which was set by 1st Goodrington Guides.

We are always happy to welcome new volunteers at the Jarman Centre: if you could help on the day please contact Toni-ann.

Have a look at the poster for details.

The Rainbow Bear Trail

We are very excited to be hosting an Outdoor Activity Day for Rainbows and their bears on Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10am to 4pm. There will be lots of activities with most content from the new programme!

The cost is £15 per Rainbow, accompanying adults are free unless they’d like a badge (£1.50).

Activities include (subject to final planning) Teddy travels, Happy feet, Get packing, Signs from the sun, Rain or shine, Fahita fun, Made to measure, Custom and costume, Design time and more – including a Campfire!

Here’s an editable flyer/booking form you can give out to your Rainbows (Word file) and a unit application form (pdf):

Rainbow Bear Trail flyer/booking form – for parents
Rainbow Bear Trail unit booking form – please send to the County Office by 30 June

Further details will then be sent in time to deal with paperwork before the start of the school summer holidays.

We will need some extra volunteers to staff the event; please contact Sheila on if you are interested – Trefoil Guild, Leaders, Rangers – all help welcome!


Inspiring future generations

Our wonderful supporters donated 91 trees to mark the Jarman Centre’s 30th birthday and many came to help plant them on Saturday 17 November.

We welcomed around 100 volunteers and all those trees were planted in the morning, by which time we were all ready for lunch! Our special guest, Lily Bacon DL, joined in – demonstrating her ‘inner Guide’ by helping to serve the lunch prepared by the Guides who were there for the weekend as part of their Baden-Powell Award. (This is the highest award in the Guide section.)

During the afternoon Lily spent time with the girls answering their questions and posing a few of her own!

Thank you Lily for helping to make it such a special day! And thank you to all who donated trees, helped organise the day, prepared the delicious lunch, and for planting all those trees. Do come back and see how they grow!

More photos on facebook

Have you tried our 30th Birthday Challenge?

We are celebrating the Jarman Centre’s 30th birthday this year with a new challenge badge.

The challenge activities are based around ‘30’ and ‘pearls’ and are designed so you can complete them in unit meetings or on a visit to the Jarman Centre.

Download the 30th Birthday Challenge leaflet and badge order form.

Complete one challenge from each of the four sections, plus at least one additional challenge of your choice.

You’re welcome to adapt challenges to suit the age and abilities of the girls and young women in your unit.

We’d love to receive photos of your unit taking part in the challenge that we can share on our website and social media (use the email address below). Do make sure you have photo permissions for everyone in any photos that you send in.

If you have any questions please get in touch: