Our County

Girlguiding Central Glamorgan is part of a worldwide Guiding movement. As Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

We give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. Central Glamorgan stretches from Merthyr in the North to Porthcawl in the South; a diverse mixture of towns, valleys and rural areas.


Did you know that we have 2088 girl members, 144 volunteers and 141 units? The units are split as follows 34 Rainbow units, 61 Brownie units, 30 Guide units and 16 Ranger unit. Each division has the following:  Cynon Valley -159 girls, 42 adults 12 units. Garth Maelwg- 255 girls, 56 adults, 16 units. Llantwit Fardre 199 girls, 60 adults, 13 units. Merthyr Tydfil-113 girls, 23 adults, 10 units. Pontypridd-132 girls,  29 adults, 9 units. Porthcawl- 200 girls, 52 adults, 14 units. Rhondda- 374 girls, 99 adults, 27 units. The Vale- 253 girls, 48 adults, 16 units. Y Dderwen- 403 girls, 114 adults, 24 units. We are very proud of the range of opportunities offered to our young members and adults.


Districts may be grouped into Divisions led by a Division Team. Division Teams
are encouraged to work together to meet and encourage Good Guiding within a given area and provide strategic support to the County Commissioner. Most Division Teams are led by a Division Commissioner.
The Division Commissioner will attend County Executive meetings to represent the views of members within the Division and to be able to pass on relevant information to members of the Division and District.


‘Unit’ is the name given to a group of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Senior Section members and their Leaders. Each unit is registered with Girlguiding UK and receives a registration certificate in the name of the unit.


This committee promotes the opportunities available for all members, ensuring two-way communication between all levels of guiding in the local area. In addition, the Division Commissioners support the County Commissioner and contribute to good governance within the County as Trustees. Central Glamorgan has 11 Division Commissioners including job shares, in our County

We are in a community near to you, encouraging girls and young women to enjoy life and encouraging them to be confident in their life choices.


Lesley Davies


Cynon Valley

Julie Thomas/Emma Davies 



Kelly Dixon 


Llantwit Fardre

Carolyn Jones/Liz Short


Garth Maelwg

Jayne Rogers/Laura Evans 



Bethan Hinks 



Donna Jacka 


Y Dderwen

Bethan Williams 


The Vale

Jen Denham/Meline Vaughan/Emily Denham