Rainbows is our section for girls aged 5 to 7. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, try out cooking and play games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing.
Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with other girls their own age.
Brownies is our section for girls aged 7 to 10. Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie Interest Badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.
Brownies become a member of a 'Six', a unit with a name such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog or Rabbit, and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies.
Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14. By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.
Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.
Guides work together in small groups or 'Patrols' and, with the support of an adult Leader, choose and run some of the activities themselves using resource packs.
The Senior Section
The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25. Members of The Senior Section can choose from a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentors or Leaders, and working towards valuable qualifications. The Senior Section offers a varied and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development.
The programme offers a range of activities and challenges that motivate members to try out new things – it could be learning a language, playing a musical instrument, running a marathon, camping in the wild or volunteering overseas. It is flexible and participants can take their chosen activities as far as they wish, from taster level all the way to gaining a qualification that is recognised outside of guiding.
Members of The Senior Section can undertake a wide range of awards and qualifications. These include the Leadership Qualification, which qualifies them to run guiding Units for our younger sections, the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, the Queen's Guide Award, the Commonwealth Award and other prestigious awards specific to guiding. There are also many international opportunities open to members of The Senior Section. They range from attending guiding events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.
Members can also take part in our successful Peer Education Programme. Young women can become Peer Educators trained to run sessions on issues that affect girls and young women such as binge drinking, bullying, stress management and sexual health. They can also make their voices heard by, for example, joining the guiding delegation at the British Youth Council, or having a say in the future of guiding by attending one of our Innovate meetings.
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