County Commissioner Handbook

Growing Guiding

Growing Guiding is the key to being able to offer more girls the opportunity to be part of guiding, as well as offering exciting opportunities to our existing members. This section includes things to consider as a county to help you grow guiding.

Please also note that the Girlguiding website is regularly being updated with new resources aimed at supporting commissioners to recruit and retain members. Please keep checking the “Growing our membership” page for the most up to date information and tools for you to use.


Create your County's vision

Growing Guiding fundamentals

The key elements to Growing Guiding

Local demographics

Developing awareness of your member demographics


Creating a recruitment strategy

Welcoming new volunteers

Making new volunteers feel at home


Being an inclusive organisation