Girlguiding Caernarfonshire, in the north west corner of Wales, takes its name from the old geographical county of Caernarfonshire. It is composed now of a piece of the newer county of Gwynedd and a piece of the even newer county of Conwy. Split into five divisions; Dwyfor to the South, Aberconwy and Llandeg Bay to the north, Menai and Eryri in the middle, it spans its lengthy, rugged coastline, interspersed with expansive sandy beaches and stony coves, to the top of the highest mountain peak in the whole of Wales and each division has its fair share of historic castles.
We have our own headquarters, “Felin Bach”, which consists of two fully equipped hostels set in 7 acres of woodland and a 12 acre campsite. It is situated close to the mountains of Snowdonia and to the ancient walled town of Caernarfon. ‘Felin Bach’ is hostel accommodation suitable for not only Girlguides but other Youth organisations and companies. They are well equipped, welcoming and perfect for an indoor holiday whatever the weather. Our camp field is big enough for large scale camping, however small enough for an intimate event and can provide opportunities for many outdoor adventures. ‘Felin Bach’ can also be booked for meetings, click on the link above for more details.
Our aim is to give girls a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We aim to build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We aim to give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for the future!
Whilst the number of members we have is constantly changing there are currently 50 Units and 759 members made up of:
55 Senior Section members
126 adult members
People are given many different roles and responsibilities to see that the County is run efficiently and to maximise the members opportunities. The person with overall responsibility is the County Commissioner – Gill Wilkinson. If you wish to contact her or other members see the ‘Contacts’ link above.
The trefoil on our standard shows that we are part of Guiding in the UK, the dragon represents Wales and the castles, mountains and seagulls over the sea represents the area that Caernarfonshire covers.
Our county badge also shows the composition of the county – the mountains of Snowdonia, the castles and the coastline’.