Virtual Escapades


This event is open to every member of the county and anyone else who wishes to take part.



Girlguiding North Yorkshire North East County are very keen to keep the enthusiasm from both girls and leaders alive until we can all meet physically again.

For that reason we are proud to launch our Virtual Escapades event. We are aware that there are no residential events happening at the moment and sleepovers, camps, holidays and international trips are a huge part of Girlguiding. It may well be some time before these events can safely take place again and in the meantime we are encouraging members to have residential events in their own home. We are organizing four very flexible residential events which can be run from home at a time to suit your family and your commitments.

Virtual Escapades is an event of four “windows” which will run from August 2020 until February 2021. It is an event for girls and adult volunteers to do at home and with their families if they wish. You don’t have to do all the windows if you don’t want to, it is entirely up to you, the badge will work with just one window!

The four windows are: Camp/Holiday (complete by the end of August 2020) Bonfire Night (complete by the end of November 2020) Christmas Fun (complete by the end of December 2020) Thinking Day (complete by the end of February 2021)

We will release the activity pack for each window just before the event takes place. These will also be available on the county website,facebook page or direct by email (see top of page) or post on receipt of an A5 sized stamped addressed envelope from: Virtual Escapades, Rigg House, Sutton, Thirsk YO7 2QE. Feel free to upload pictures and comments on our facebook page (with parental permission).

Each “window” will have a competition element and there will be a prize for the winner in each of the following sections: Rainbows; Brownies; Guides; Rangers; 18-30, adults and Trefoil Guild (combined as one). Competition entries need to be sent by post to the address above or by email to by the closing date of the competition.

Each “window” will also have a “sleep somewhere other than in your own bed” element which will enable participants to earn nights away towards the North East England Sleep Away badges (see further details on this in the Initial Information file below). Each “window” will have a walking element to encourage girls to get outside and explore either their local area or countryside further afield and this will count towards the Girlguiding North East England Step Out badges (see further details on this in the Initial Information file below)

Christmas Fun window activities final

Bonfire window activities 

Virtual Escapades initial information

Camp and holiday window activities

Virtual Escapades risk assessment 1