About us

Find out about Girlguiding Cornwall and meet our County Commissioners and our core executive team

We are the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK 

We empower girls to be their best and face the challenges growing up today. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship, and fun for over 100 years.

Girlguiding’s aim is to build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations, as well as give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. Here in Cornwall, we encourage our members to relish and utilise our beautiful countryside, beaches, and heritage.

We have Rainbow, Brownie, Guides, Rangers and Trefoil members spanning from the Isles of Scilly and all the way to Launceston. Together we enable all of our members to try their best at a wide variety of activities from canoeing, rock climbing and hiking to learning new skills such as cookery, first aid and performing. Many of our members will have sleepovers, holidays and even go camping, plus we don't let our extreme location stop us from taking regular trips around the UK and internationally. 


Sue Harris

Welcome to Girlguiding Cornwall, where our fantastic team of volunteers inspire and empower girls and young women to make a difference, both in their communities and in their own lives. With fun, laughter and friendship we achieve great things.

It is my privilege to lead and support them in all that they do.

County Commissioner


Assistant County Commissioner

Anita Parsons


It is an honour to be appointed Assistant County Commissioner after 30 years of service for Guiding Cornwall.   I hope to be able to help Sue to strengthen and grow Guiding in our County so that more girls can have the opportunity to experience everything our fantastic organisation has to offer. 

I am looking forward to embracing whatever challenges this exciting key role has to offer and hope to inspire and support our Leaders to provide good Guiding through fun, friendship and adventure.

County Treasurer

As County Treasurer I look after the finances of the County.  As well as dealing with day to day monies I prepare Receipts & Payments summaries during the year for our Financial and County Executive meetings.  I also prepare yearly Financial Accounts for the Accountants to examine and approve and complete the Charity Commission Annual Return together with Trustees Annual Report and submit it to them with a set of the Accounts.

We are always pleased to receive donations from our County Vice Presidents, County Ambassadors and County Life Members, and these enable us to make grants to our younger members.  To help with this it would be wonderful to think that we will continue to get further donations, if possible. Perhaps you would think of Cornwall Girlguiding and include a small legacy when and if you are writing your Wills.   Every little donation, however small, will help us to help our girls and young women. 

Mary Eddy


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Assistant County Commissioner

Jessica Rush


I'm Jessica and I've been involved in guiding since I was five​. Girlguiding has provided me with so many opportunities as a young member and now as a leader. As Assistant County Commissioner, I am passionate about supporting Sue so that our young members have the best experience, volunteers feel supported and that the rest of Cornwall knows why we’re a fantastic organisation.

When I'm not volunteering, I work for a local charity called St Petrocs.

County President

In my role as County President, I enjoy being able to celebrate and recognise all the wonderful work taking place in the County enabling so much excellent guiding to take place and also to fly the flag for Girlguiding Cornwall whenever I can. I am pleased to take part in the annual celebration day and it is always a joy to be able to present special awards. During my time as President, I have enjoyed attending many County events such as the Sixer and Seconder Days, Guide Days and Rainbow special events and I try to attend the County Executive meeting to keep up to date with all that is planned for the future.

Jane Bennett

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