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Members

Favourite Horizon memories are in purple.
Affiliate Senior Section members (not attending weekly - paying reduced Subs + Census)
Brigid
A former Middle Barton Guide joined Autumn 2011. Completed Bronze and Silver. Went to Uganda Summer 2013 to work with Oxford, Surrey & Kent Guides on their Water Sanitation & Chilli Children Project. Attended the Unit Paris October Half Term Youth Hostel Trip 2013 where she made her Promise on the Eiffel Tower. Went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015. Starting at Oxford Brookes October 2016. Doesn't attend often.
Caitlin
Joined from a local Guide Unit having finished her BP Award. Loves cycling, dancing & swimming, hates crisps. Completed Bronze DofE, working on silver. Her favourite memory so far is making her Promise on the top of the Jungfrau. Went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015. Was Treasurer, currently Unit Chair. Working on Queen's Guide Award and a Young Leader with Kidlington Rainbows. Went on the Unit Spectacular Mystery Trip to Belfast 2017.
Chelsea
Joined from a local Guide Unit, having completed her BP Award. Loves pasta & swimming, hates wasps. Completed Bronze DofE, working on Silver. Her favourite memory so far is the Unit visit to Thorpe Park & sleeping over at the Centre. Went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015. Elected Secretary Sept 2016 AGM. Working on Queen's Guide Award and a Young Leader with a Brownie Pack in Kidlington. Will have gained her SS Camp Permit (Feb. '17) once her accounts are in.She loves swimming and food, hates wasps and another great memory is when she smashed the frame in Ultimate Frisbee on one of her first Ranger nights.
Cheryl
(Leader)
Unit Leader. Daughter of a Leader who used to Guide in Kidlington, she travels from Witney to Rangers each week. Now working in a private school as a Librarian part time whilst studying for a PhD at Oxford Brookes University. Completed Gold DofE Award and presented with it on 6.4.12, having gained Bronze & Silver. Formerly a Brownie Guider, currently a member of the Oxford Gang Show cast and their Dance team, involved in choreography and production. Attended the County Camp, Quest, in 2005 and 2010, also Unit Camp at Nordjamb in Iceland in '06. Senior Section Indoor Permit and Chief Guide's Award January 2009. Was in charge of this web site - for her sins!! Left the Unit in September 2009 and started as an Assistant Guider with us immediately after. Completed Queens Guide Award end of 2010 & presented with it at the House of Lords in April 2011. Awarded both her Senior Section Camp License and her Senior Section Leadership Qualification on 16.9.11. Led the Unit Camp to Guernsey Summer 2012. Attended the Paris October Half Term Youth Hostel Trip 2013.Took Unit to Wellies & Wristbands Summer 2014, and to Kandersteg, Switzerland in 2015, where she worked for her 'Going Abroad' endorsement. Completed her British Expedition Leader Award in 2014. Cheryl loves dancing and her favourite Horizon memory "Was making my Promise in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland" Organised and led the Unit Spectacular Mystery Trip to Belfast 2017.
Eleanor
A former Guide from yet another local Village, with her Baden-Powell award. Completed Bronze DofE with us and started Silver. A YL with Brownies in Woodstock. Attended Wellies & Wristbands with Cheryl at Foxlease in 2014. Took her SS Camp Permit in December 2014 and went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015.She loves music and her hobby is exploring stories: books, TV programmes, films, visual novels etc. Eleanor hates peanuts and her favourite Horizon time was in Switzerland, she loved the whole experience of an International Camp in such beautiful surroundings. Presently working on both her Queen's Guide and Silver DofE Awards. Off to Keele to study maths in Sept 2016.
Emma
A Guide from Bicester, joined Easter '14 got her B-P Award. Working on her Bronze DofE with us. A Young Leader at both Rainbows & Guides. Mum a Leader. Attended Wellies & Wristbands with Cheryl at Foxlease in 2014. Her favourite hobby is playing netball, she loves Disney films and hates rats. Her best Horizon memory is going to Thorpe Park.
Emily
Formerly a Guide from another local village, joined as part of a group. Chosen to represent Anglia at a camp in Uganda in the summer of 2011, having camped in Africa with a Midlands Region Group with Julian Sore & Hants Scouts the year before as a Guide. Once a YL with a local Cub Pack and now working as a Leader in Training with 3rd Kidlington Brownies. Also as well as her Leadership Qualification she's trying for her Gold DofE Award and her Queen's Guide. Was Unit Secretary. In Summer 2012 Emily attended the Guernsey Summer Camp & in August 2013 the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra Course in Consett, County Durham, she gained her SS Camp Permit in December 2013. She's Currently at the University of Malta studying Medicine. In August 2015 Emily once again joined Julian & Hampshire Scouting in Africa. This time they worked to develop the Medical Centre at Iragua, in the Rungwe District of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. She's planning on going with them again as a Leader in 2017 and went back to reconnoiter Tanzania in September 2016. Was also a member of the Comms. Network for 'Use Your Voice' in London Sept. 2016
Flic
Also known as Felicity, joined January 2008, was a member of a local Guide Unit. Has Bronze and Silver DofE Award, and her BCU 1 & 2 Star Kayaking awards, still working on her Gold DofE. Formerly a YL & LIT with Brownies,  Camped at Essex Jamboree with us in 2008 & Italy 2009. Currently studying Biological Sciences at Edinburgh University. Her course included a year studying in Paris, where she looked after us when we visited in October 2013. Still at Edinburgh in November 2015. In India - Spring 2017 - finally finished Gold DofE Award..
Frankie
(Leader)
A Guide friend of Emily's, from a village to the north of us, joined later than most. Has her Leadership Qualification with Rainbows in Cardiff, working on it with us. Was Unit Chair & in August 2013 she went on the the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra Course in Consett, County Durham. Chosen to go to Nepal as an Assistant Leader with an Anglia group Summer 2014. Currently studying violin at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where she's a Rainbow Leader. Her favourite hobby is Rangers, she loves traveling and hates Brussels sprouts, as to memories, she says they're all brilliant! Left Rangers in September 2015 and immediately joined again as a Leader in Training. Is planning on joining Hants Scouts as a Leader in 2017 and recently went out to Tanzania with them on a recce with Emily.
Georgina
Joined Spring 2017, has her B-P Award and is working on her Queen's Guide Award, formerly a member of Abingdon Angels (a local SS Unit), currently a Leader with Rainbows. Georgina is a Hot Air Balloonist, studying the craft in every spare moment she has. She hates exams, loves her boyfriend, family and friends and her favourite Horizon memory was attending City Mazes with the Unit.
Hannah
A Guide from Bicester, joined Easter '14 got her B-P Award. Working on her Bronze DofE with us. A Young Leader at both Rainbows & Guides. Mum a Leader. Attended Wellies & Wristbands with Cheryl at Foxlease in 2014. Loves netball and giraffes. Her fave Horizon activity was getting lost at Sun Run. Unit Chair 2015-16.
Heather  A former Guide from Bicester, joined Easter '14. A Young Leader with Rainbows. Was Unit Chair 2014-15, working towards her Gold DofE with school. She likes reading & listening to music, hates not being able to sleep and her favourite Horizon memory is 'making honeycomb'. She attended Wellies & Wristbands with Cheryl at Foxlease in 2014 & went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015. Attended a Peer Education Training in October 2015 and both Brumjam at Blackwell Court and Gilwell Reunion in 2016. Off to Plymouth Uni to train as a Teacher Sept. 2016
Jasmine
A former Guide from Witney, joined Summer 2015. Loves singing, Anime & drawing cartoons, her favourite Horizon memories are 'making fantasy flowers', 'going on the Mystery Trip to Belfast' (her first ever flight) and 'singing along with the Rangers to Mama Mia'.  Aunt formerly a member of the Unit. Went on the Unit Spectacular Mystery Trip to Belfast 2017.
Jennifer
First meeting in September 2011, is working on her Leadership Qualification at Brownies in a local Village. Camped with Maisie Summer 2013 and came to Paris with the Unit in October Half Term 2013, making her Promise on the Eiffel Tower. Currently Unit Secretary. This year she inter-railed around Europe which she loved. One of her favourite Horizon memories was visiting Paris in October 2013. Presently studying at Aston University, Birmingham. Not seen her for a while.
Jordyn
A Guide originally from Banbury, joined Easter '14. Working on her Bronze DofE with us. Mum previously involved with Guiding in Kidlington and Aunt a Leader at Horizon. Went on the last ever Sun Run and the first Evolution, then with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015.Her favourite hobby is Rangers, she loves netball, hates water and her favourite Horizon memory is everything she's ever done since joining the Unit. Spent the summer of 2016 doing NCS, doesn't come very often.
Katherine
A Guide from Bicester, with her BP Award, joined Easter '14. Gained her Bronze DofE Award, working on Silver with us. A former Young Leader. Unit Secretary 2015-6, currently Unit Treasurer. Loves playing hockey, and her dog. My favourite Horizon memory comes from attending Evolution, getting lost and Nairne having a filthy foot having got stuck in the mud. She was so angry, even though I lent her my sock!!
Kylie
Joined Spring 2017, working on DofE at school, loves people and playing the ukulele. Hates olives.
Laura
Joined from a local Guide Unit- Autumn 2016, having completed her BP Award. Is working on her Bronze DofE Award through school and loves spending time with her dog, reading and swimming. Her favourite Horizon memory so far is the fun she's had at both Tilly's & Chelsea's Permit Camps.
Maisie
Also an ex-Guide, moved to Oxford from a local village as some other members have, was a member of the Gang Show cast. Formerly  Unit Treasurer. Camped with Mim at Longridge Summer 2011, with Cheryl & Mim in Guernsey Summer 2012. Completed modules 1-6 of her Senior Section Camp Permit July 2013 when she ran a camp at Youlbury. Attended the Paris October Half Term Youth Hostel Trip 2013. Was a YL & an Assistant with Rainbows in Kidlington, working for her LQ. Still trying for her Gold Duke of Edinburgh and her Queen's Guide Award. Loved Innovate Cardiff. Currently on her gap year & working locally. Attended District Circus Camp at Dry Sandford to run face painting session and Blackland Farm Survival weekend 2016. Off to Bath to study Psychology Autumn 2016.
Mim
(Leader)

Formerly a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide in West Oxford District Mim joined Horizon when she was 14 and has been with us more or less ever since, despite her Mum (former West Oxford D.C.) starting a Ranger Unit in her old District. Mim is both a Brownie Guider and a Guide Guider and completed her Senior Section Leadership Qualification with us in 2014. Presently she is our County International Advisor. She has her BCU 2 Star Award 21.9.09, her Chief Guide's Award 14.11.09, her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award 24.6.11 and her Queen's Guide Award, 16.9.11. She also has her 200 Nights Away Badge.
She first camped with the Unit in 2007 when we spent a week at Haven at Perranporth. Also in 2007 she joined the County Camp in Finland. Then in 2008 she attended the Essex Jamboree with us and the Anglia Region Camp in Slovakia. In 2010 she camped at our County Camp, Quest and with us again when we went on our Ultimate Adventure to Barcelona and in 2011 she gained her SS Camp License with us, taking the girls on a Water Camp at Longridge.  She was Joint Camp Leader with Cheryl for Guernsey 2012. Went to Uganda Summer 2013 to work with Oxford, Surrey & Kent Guides on their Water Sanitation & Chilli Children Project. Went to Wellies & Wristbands at Foxlease in 2014. This year (2015) she's off to Sangam. Has her 200 Nights Away Badge..
Having completed her Maths & Theoretical Physics Degree and Masters at Exeter she's working in Oxon again whilst looking for something long term, preferably with the Met Office. Now working in Swindon, married Alex January 2017.     
Nairne
A Guide from Bicester, with her BP Award, joined Easter '14. Was a Young Leader at Rainbows. Loves dogs, body building and Zac Efron, hates cats and Science. Her favourite Horizon memory was her Valentine's romantic meal with Katherine (see photos).
Nette
(Leader)
With the Unit since March 1980 (that long !). In her time has been Division Camp Adviser, County Ranger Adviser and held various other jobs, is currently Joint District Commissioner and on the Fund Raising Committee to rebuild Kidlington Guide Centre. Has her Trainer's License (now lapsed) plus some other things!! Celebrated her 25th Anniversary with the Unit with a Reunion Do in April 2005. It was a lovely Party! Attended every camp and major event! has her 100 Nights Away Badge (only started in Jan. 2006) and her 40 year bar.
Now over 65 and much more wary of sleeping on the ground!!! but still enjoys the weekly meetings. Was given a lovely Surprise Party by the Unit when she stepped down as Leader in Charge in February 2014. Thank-you everyone. Retired from employment Summer 2014 and now has a nasty habit of disappearing abroad, so not as reliable as once was!!
Sophie
An ex-member of 2nd Kidlington Guides, was a Young Leader with one of the Kidlington Brownie Packs. Was Unit Secretary. Loves yoga and reading. Hates spiders. Sophie's favourite Horizon memory is the annual Christmas dinner and the exchange of gifts with the Left/Right story. Presently at Chichester University studying English and an Affiliate member.
Suria
From Oxford, Suria has never been a previous member of Guiding and has come to us via Join Us. Currently Unit Catering Officer.
Tilly
From out of the Village, a former Guide with her BP Award, A Leader in Training with 1st Deddington Brownies. Loves the Vamp, shopping and partying. Attended the Paris October Half Term Youth Hostel Trip 2013, making her Promise on the Eiffel Tower. Went with the Unit to Kandersteg in 2015. Has her Bronze DofE Award and working for her Silver. Working on Queen's Guide Award. Will have gained her SS Camp Permit (Dec '16) once her accounts are in. Favourite Horizon memories include the fun had on trips abroad and the Thorpe Park visit. Went on the Unit Spectacular Mystery Trip to Belfast 2017.
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