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Queen's Guide Retreat

Rangers who have achieved their Peak Award and who are aged 16 years at the time of the retreat are invited to apply for the Queen’s Guide Retreat.

Participants take part in a variety of challenging and fun learning activities to extend their skills and knowledge in relation to team building, community action, self-evaluation, Queen’s Guide Award recognition and joining networks.

Please note: There are a maximum number of places, the Ranger Portfolio Holder, in consultation with the course trainers will approve who is selected to attend (priority is usually given to the older Rangers and/or Rangers who live closer to the location). We will advise those not selected and place their name on a waiting list.

* Applications may close earlier if the number of applications exceeds the spaces available (if so, a waitlist will be started). After closing date applications will be reviewed and acceptances will be sent out. If spaces are still available, the closing date may be extended for a further period.

“The retreat starts Friday 8pm and ends Sunday 3pm. Full time attendance is a requirement.”

Area Dates Venue Closing Date* Link to Apply
Area C 13 - 15 April 2018 Silverstream Retreat, Wellington 1 March 2018 Register Here
Area B 29 June - 01 July 2018 Tui Ridge, Rotorua 18 May 2018 Register Here
Area A 20 - 22 July 2018 Camp Maynard, Auckland 24 May 2018 Register Here
Area D 12 -14 October 2018 Spencer Beach Holiday Park, Christchurch 30 August 2018 Register Here

Any questions please contact your Ranger Leader or 

GirlGuiding New Zealand Foundation

Assistance in funding will be awarded to girls/women who wish to extend their guiding experiences or horizons, assists in the case of financial hardship and supports special projects. Applications can be made towards costs of:

  • Events within New Zealand or Overseas*
  • Membership fees
  • Items of uniform
  • Special projects undertaken by Units, Local Teams or Regional Hubs, eg recruitment drives, advocacy or community action activities.

* Event costs cannot be applied for in the same round of funding as membership fees or uniform.

An additional category of funding is offered, for special projects undertaken by units, local teams or regional hubs such as recruitment drives, advocacy or community action projects. A separate application form is provided for "Special Projects", so please ensure you complete the relevant form. The "General" application form covers events, fees or uniform costs.

Amount available
Grant amounts will be awarded on a case by case basis.

Who may apply?
Any enrolled member of GirlGuiding New Zealand. One application is to be made per member per round. Applications can be made by Unit Leaders, District and/or Regional Co-ordinators on behalf of other guiding members (eg. girls in their units/local teams/regional hubs) with parental/guardian approval. If a group is attending an event and wishes to apply for funding then each member of the group that seeks assistance should submit an application. 

How to apply
Application forms are available from the link below. Please note that all applications require the endorsement of your Regional Hub Co-ordinator. Incomplete or applications received on previous forms will not be accepted.

Applications for the First Round Close: 31 March 2018
Applications for the Second Round Close: 31 July 2018
All applications received after the closing dates will be considered in the next round of funding.

  • Funding notes and application forms for 2018 will be available soon


Ruth Herrick Ranger Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a Ranger/Ranger in Leadership who has completed her Peak Award, to enable or assist her to attend a course, event or training (either in New Zealand or overseas) that will extend her experience or horizons.

Amount available

The scholarship is for $1000 funded by the GirlGuiding New Zealand Foundation.

Who may apply?

Any Ranger (including a Ranger in Leadership) who holds the Peak Award.

How to apply

Application forms are available from the link below. Please ensure that your application contains all the information requested. Some applicants in the past have been disadvantaged through lack of information provided. Please note that the application must be endorsed by your Regional Hub Co-ordinator and must be received by closing date.

  • Application forms for 2018 will be available soon

Professional Development Funding

Breakout is a nationwide database that is useful for finding out what grants, scholarships and awards are available to fund professional development and travel for individuals. Free access is available through local libraries and other public sites. For further information visit


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