Braintree Division

Welcome to Braintree Division’s page!

Braintree Division covers a central area of Girlguiding Essex North East with the old market town of Braintree at its centre. It stretches as far north as Finchingfield, to Coggeshall in the east, the Notleys and Gt Leighs in the south and out to Rayne in the west.

Whether you are already a member, a Guider, Unit Helper or just trying to find out what we do in the area, please take a look at the information on our page and use the contact form to get in touch.

Margaret Surrey
Braintree Division Commissioner

Division Standard                                                                            

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Our Division Standard was designed by 8 members of the Division and took two years to make. The standard shows the Guide Trefoil, the Seaxe and emblems representing Guiding or local significance.

Members from all sections of the Division carried out the embroidery on the standard and it was dedicated at a Renewal of Promise Service at St Michaels Church, Braintree on 1st October 1989.

Woven badges of the Standard cost £1.50 each and are available from your Division Commissioner.

District Info

Braintree Division is split into four Districts, each headed up by a District Commissioner and supporting team. Districts organise their own District Events in addition to the Division Events.

District & Meeting Area
Senior Section
Blackwater Braintree (meeting in Bocking Blackwater, Bocking South and Braintree East Wards) Coggeshall 3 4 1

1 Braintree  

1 Coggeshall

Brain Valley Braintree (meeting in Braintree South, Great Notley and Braintree West Wards) Cressing / Black Notley 3 5 2 1 Notley
Giffins End Braintree (Central Ward) 1 4 2 0
Panfield Braintree (Bocking Wards)Finchingfield / Rayne / Wethersfield 4 5 1 0

Although it often makes sense to be part of your nearest Unit geographically, the Districts welcome members living in any area. So whether you work, live or come to school in the Braintree Division area, we’d love to hear from you.

The Braintree Guide Depot

This is the place to go to buy everything you need for your daughter or your unit, and Braintree Division and its units benefit a little from everything you buy!

We can order all items from Guiding Essentials and the Parents catalogue including Rainbow, Brownie and Guide wear, and Adult Leader Clothing. You can also buy badges, books and gifts plus resources for your unit. The discount we receive as a Depot is passed directly back to the Units that use it.

Trefoil Guild

Have you ever made your Promise as a Brownie, Guide or Leader? If you have, why not join our Trefoil Guild who provide invaluable support to some of the Divisions Units and events … and have lots of fun too !

Braintree is proud to have a Trefoil Guild who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2007. They meet once a month in the evening and enjoy learning new craft skills, receiving speakers and arranging trips and visits in the local area.

Braintree Scout and Guide Band

Braintree Scout and Guide Band have a great reputation and celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2007. Available for carnivals and events throughout the year and with practise once a week, their engagement calendar is full and varied. BUT, they desperately need new members for the band and in supporting roles. If you are a Brownie, Guide or Senior Section member and you’d like to become a member of the band OR if you are a Leader and you think you can help, please contact us !!

(No previous experience or ability to read music necessary!!)

Getting Involved

From the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member, there is something for everyone…..


Want to join in the fun? Then use the contact form to send us your details including your date of birth and a contact number and we’ll do our best to find you a place. If you know which Unit you want to go to or which night suits you best then tell us that too!


If you are aged 18 to 65 and looking for a fun way to get involved in your community then we’d like to hear from you.
There are lots of girls waiting to join Guiding units in the Braintree area – we can’t increase our numbers until we have the adult leaders to run those units. Why not find out more about how rewarding being a Leader really is by looking at the ‘What do adult leaders do?’ section under ‘What is Guiding?‘ in the Who We Are section.  Alternatively, you don't have to become an adult leader - you can just help informally as a Unit Helper.  We'd love to hear from you.


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