Get everything you need for all sections of guiding from Guiding Essentials- our fantastic volunteer-run shop based at Girlguiding Leicestershire County Office. We keep a wide range of stock including uniforms, badges, books, gifts and more, and anything not available can easily be ordered.
Buying from us in the shop has many benefits. You can try uniform on and have a look at items before you buy, as well as getting the expert advice from our friendly volunteers and a chance to visit the magnificent County Office building. What’s more, all purchases directly benefit Girlguiding Leicestershire.
For all enquiries, or to order items for collection, don’t hesitate to call us directly on (0116) 204 4902 during opening hours, alternatively you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: the shop will close at 1pm on Saturday 14 April to allow the volunteer staff to attend the Trefoil Guild AGM
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Shop holiday closures 2018
Easter: Close 3.00 p.m. Friday 23 March
reopen 12 Noon. Monday 9 April
May Day - Closed Monday 7 May
Spring half term - Close 3.00 p.m. Friday 25 May
reopen 12 Noon Thursday 31 May
Remember that if you would like “The Flying Squad” to visit your training, meeting, or sleepover then this needs to be organised well in advance. This service is for Leaders only, and can be organised by contacting Alison via email@example.com.
Do you visit the shop on a Saturday morning? If you do, you may at some time have met the smiling face of Margaret Roff. Margaret has been volunteering with Guiding Essentials (our shop) for no less than 50 years and now feels that the time has come to hand this role onto someone younger. Could that be you? We are not asking for commitment for 50 years! Just one Saturday in three during term time. This would mean joining a team of three volunteers who are there to serve the customers, mainly leaders and parents and children buying uniform, between 10.00 am and 1.30 pm.
We are always looking for new volunteers at the shop, if you can give some time, or simply would like to find out more, please get in touch using the Contact form.