An amazing opportunity for GUIDES to take part in an exciting and inspirational adventure!

NEW DATES FOR International Community Experience  2020

Are your guides, between the ages of 11 and 13, Looking for a new and exciting challenge? If so ICE may be for them.

ICE stands for International Community Experience and is a three stage project open to Guides between the ages of 11 and 13. 

Girls must be aged at least 11 and under 14 on 1 April 2020  to take part in this event 

The purpose of the 2 ICE weekends is to give girls a taste of community action, increase their global awareness and prepare them for international experiences.

It offers the opportunity for personal development through community action linked with international experiences.  The project brings girls together from all over the Midlands region to have fun, while doing something for others. 

The final project is five days long, will be held in Ireland and includes exciting opportunities along with volunteering work.

Who Can Take Part? Guides can come along as a group, there is no limit to the number of girls that can come from a unit or alternatively Guides can come as an individual, everyone is guaranteed to make lots of new friends. They do not need any previous experience but do need to come prepared to do some community work alongside the fun activities. Leaders are not required to accompany their Guides.

A mixture of community action and exploration of international Girlguiding, alongside new friendships, new experiences, fun learning and laughter.  ICE is the perfect opportunity for any Guide who wants to challenge herself and take the next step on her guiding journey.

Stage 1 

An indoor residential weekend to introduce community action and raise international awareness.  

Girls will take part in local small scale community projects and explore international cultures through crafts, music and group activities.

Stage 2

A briefing weekend for girls to strengthen friendships and to plan stage 3.

Also, a parents meeting to go over the finer details of the trip and answer any specific questions.

Stage 3 

This final part of the project is only for girls who have completed stages 1 and 2.

An overseas project where girls will take part in a community project, explore other cultures and meet new people, learn about international opportunities available through Girlguiding and gain skills required to develop community action within their own units.


Any Guide aged 11 - 13


£500 (for all four elements of the challenge)


Two briefing/activity weekends. Travel from UK to Ireland. All accommodation and food. Standard insurance cover. All activities. Group kit (Hoodie and Badges)


Please print off the application form and the information and consent form, then once completed sign and return to Midlands Office 21 Lower Church Street Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1AB

How do we pay for the event?

Following your postal booking you will have 14 days to make your deposit payment of £50 per person by cheque or by bank transfer.

Please make cheques payable to The Guide Association Midlands and post to Girlguiding Midlands,  21 Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1AB  or pay direct into our Lloyds Bank Account.

For both cheques and bank transfers you MUST include the reference ‘ICEL’ followed by your membership number e.g. ICEL12345678 

If making a bank transfer (please email once you have sent the online payment) account details are as below: 

Account Name: Guide Ass Mids Event

Account Number 13115568

Sort Code 30-92-15

If posting your payments please sent them to Girlguiding Midlands 21 Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1AB

You will receive an email from Girlguiding Midlands confirming receipt of your payment.  Failure to make payment within 14 days will result in your places being released.

Can I receive a refund if I cancel my booking?

Unfortunately we are unable to refund payments please refer to the Girlguiding Midlands booking policy for more details.