Birk Crag Centre is a training, activity and residential centre owned by Girlguiding North Yorkshire West, providing a modern, multi-purpose and environmentally friendly base for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Young Leaders, Leaders and Helpers on a weekly basis as well as residential facilities for unit holidays, sleepovers, weekend and day events together with evening and weekend training courses. Additionally, we look forward to welcoming members of our local community into the re-built Centre for activities and meetings.
The former centre was a popular favourite with local units from our County and those travelling from further afield including other Counties, inner city areas and international visitors to the semi-rural setting of Birk Crag for a weekend away from the pressures of day to day life, getting to know peers and friends, developing practical new skills and growing in confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
The Centre will provide a Hall seating up to 120 people, Activity and Meeting Rooms, Dining Room, small Lounge, Kitchen and County office to support our members, together with residential accommodation for 40. There will be a platform lift from the Ground Floor to the Basement and from the Ground Floor to the 1st Floor bedrooms making the Centre accessible to all. Outside there will be grass and campfire areas, a woodland trail and parking spaces.
We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed and continue to fundraise to achieve the dream of so many, but we still need help please to complete the final fitting out and to enable us to welcome our members, children and adults, Scouting and local community groups to the Centre.
Please keep coming back to our site to stay up to date with the progress of the rebuilding of Birk Crag Centre