Girlguiding Cornwall

Girlguiding Cornwall

Shepherds Huts at Carwynnen Campsite

Lead Organisation: Girlguiding Cornwall

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Community Levelling Up

SPF awarded: £31,852

Location: Carwynnen, Camborne

Girlguiding Cornwall has empowered girls to be their best 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.


With 192 units of varying ages including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Trefoil members spanning from the Isles of Scilly, up to the Devon border, they enable all of their 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.


Girlguiding currently own a campsite at Carwynnen, just outside Camborne. This area is amongst one of the most deprived places in Cornwall and with high housing costs and the cost of living crisis, they work hard to keep costs low for any children using the campsite. The campsite is available for Girlguiding members, youth groups, schools, Scout units and community groups to rent but due to camping only being available at ground level, it is not accessible to everyone that wishes to use the site.


With funding from the Community Levelling Up Programme, the project will add two new shepherd huts to the campsite at Carwynnen to make the site accessible to all members. The huts will ensure youth members and adults who are unable to camp on the ground are still able to enjoy the full camping experience on offer.

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