Bedfordshire Youth United

Bedfordshire Youth United - press release

Bedfordshire Girlguides Impress HM Lord Lieutenant at Official Youth United Launch Sunday 5 October saw the official launch of Youth United at the Central Bedfordshire Council Offices at Chicksands.

Championed by HM Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis, the purpose of Bedfordshire Youth United is to bring together the uniformed youth groups throughout Bedfordshire. This is to enable the opportunities afforded by member organisations to be made available to more young people within the county.

The Youth United network aims to increase the number of adult volunteers supporting member organisations, increase the number of young people engaged in their communities through guiding and cadet schemes, and attract funding to make better use of resources.

HM Lord Lieutenant Mrs Helen Nellis, who met the official Girlguiding representatives the 1st Shefford Guides, was impressed as the Guides showed her how they were conducting some fun, if rather messy, science experiments. Girlguiding District Commissioner Julie Bean said, ‘The Youth United Organisation is a celebration of what volunteer organisations provide for young people to participate in’. 

Julie added, ‘Girlguiding gives girls and young women opportunities to take part in activities and adventures that they would not necessarily have the chance to do outside of the Girlguiding Organisation’. Girlguiding is a super way for girls to have their own space: it gives girls a voice and has changed girl’s lives.

Girlguiding is a charity and is looking for volunteers, so if you feel you could get involved they would love to hear from you. Please call 0800 169 5901 or visit the Girlguiding website (link opens in new window) to register you interest.