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Come and join the Friends of British GirlGuiding Overseas. Our aim is to support girls and their leaders by the way of small grants for overseas travel, help pay for trainers visiting units overseas and spread the word about BGO.

Anne Brien is the “welcoming member” for the Friends, but she needs to know you are coming back to UK! Contact her via e-mail at or through the BGO channels and she will send you the Information about Friends. Please complete the Friends application form (There is a Word version here) to join and email to:     

We offer you a free one year’s membership to Friends on your return, but we need to know that you are returning!

Membership costs are £15 per annum, as it was agreed at this year’s AGM to raise it from the £10 which had been set when we first formed, (£20 for family membership) from January 2020. You will receive newsletters from BGO and enjoy reading about our overseas units and keep abreast of what your previous unit(s) is/are doing.

Chris Glover - Chair of Friends. I can be contacted by email at We have an annual AGM to which all members are invited. We get together somewhere in the UK, (this year, 2019, it was London), and every three years we have one in Europe. In 2020 it is planned to be in Bruges. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new friendships. We have all, at some time, had a connection with British GirlGuiding Overseas, (formerly BGIFC), and have fond memories and many adventures to recall.

Friends 100 Club

You can also support Friends by joining our 100 Club. This helps raise funds for Friends of BGO in order to support BGO. For a stake of £10 per person per year, your name is entered into three cash draws a year. Contact

for an application form. Or download here>                          Club Rules:

Don’t forget to spread the Friends of BGO word by purchasing our fabulous notelet cards. Details below.


Friends notelets pack of 4 (inc envelopes) £5 plus postage.


Chris Glover - Chair of Friends.

Anne Brien - Friends

“welcoming member”.

Friends Badge (details & order form here)

FRIENDS 100 Club Jul 14.docx FRIENDS 100 CLUB Rules 2018.pdf

100 Club Draw

London (AGM) April 2019

1st - Christine Glover

2nd - Kate Briscoe

3rd - Jean Parkes