Planning residential events, camps and sleepovers

Get inspired and browse our activities to do with your unit page or follow us on Pinterest for lots of different themes, activities and ideas for sleepovers, camps and the holidays.

Practicalities

All the information you need to take girls from any section away on a residential holiday can be found in the Girlguiding website.

Netherurd

If you’re after camping, outdoor adventure or themed pack holidays and sleepovers, look no further than Netherurd, Girlguiding Scotland’s historic and welcoming mansion house in the Borders.

Scottish guiding’s home from home has no less than five lush green campsites and offers everything from outdoor adventure activities to bespoke camps and holiday weekends. Netherurd got an upgrade in 2016 and now has more en suite rooms and a mini-village of glamping-style wooden huts – keep an eye on our social media feeds and website for updates!

Scottish county campsites and holiday houses

If you’d like to find out about the wealth of local campsites and holiday houses run by Girlguiding Scotland Counties from Aberdeen to West Lothian, please contact us for details.

Scottish youth hostelling membership

Girlguiding Scotland has a membership card for SYHA Hostelling Scotland, allowing up to ten people at a time to stay at any of the organisation’s properties in Scotland, available to lend to members. If you’d like to borrow the card please contact us.

National Trust for Scotland membership

Girlguiding Scotland also has four membership cards for the National Trust for Scotland to lend out to members. The cards allow up to 50 people to visit hundreds of the trust’s historic properties across Scotland. Please contact us if you’d like to borrow one or more of the cards.

Raising funds for your trip

If you need to raise some cash to take your girls on an adventure then visit the fundraising top tips on the Girlguiding website – it’s packed with ideas and advice.

There is also a wide range of grants which units can apply for to help with the cost of events – get more information on funding and finances.