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 the most fun games.
Rainbows learn and grow through a programme of age-appropriate activities, trips, and adventures - both in their regular meetings and at special events.
They can work towards interest badges, where they can learn about everything from recycling to storytelling, and start their skills builder journey, developing core skills and trying new things like camping, leadership and first aid.
Girls in Brownies have incredible experiences together, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them. Every time they meet up, Brownies learn new skills and take on challenges as they work out what they want to be and do in the future.
Brownies is about getting together regularly - often each week - to work on badges, learn new skills, play games and see friends. In their regular meetings, girls will try new things – they can work in groups on skills builder activities like Live smart or Network and have fun all together with unit meeting activities.
That's not all - Brownies is all about trying adventurous activities and going along to special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badge, in their own time, related to things they want to know more about from Archaeology to Inventing.
Brownies become members 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 have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge girls.
What you do in Guides is up to you, from taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings to special events and trips away. You will choose from different badges and awards which will help you learn new skills and try new challenges, choosing from the wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by six programme themes.
Guides can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects. You'll create your own campaigns, learn and share new skills and fly down the occasional zip wire. You'll explore new places like fun camps, international experiences, and exciting national events like the Girlguiding Big Gig and Wellies and Wristbands.
In Guides, you'll find girls who want to go on adventures with you, who encourage you to try new things and who celebrate when you've pushed yourself to achieve something special. As you progress through Guides, you'll have a chance to lead small groups and support younger girls to have fun and make friends. You could even get involved in leadership opportunities!
So whether you want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on your first aid skills - you can. If there's an issue you really care about, Guides is a chance to make a difference. You'll be encouraged to speak out about what matters to you.
Rangers meet up regularly, have fun doing activities together and are recognised for their achievements with badges and awards. Whatever you want to do, Rangers offers a range of unique opportunities. In Rangers, you'll follow our programme of interest badges and skills builders while taking part in amazing challenges, travelling the world and developing skills. Not to mention the fab Gold award, and Theme awards, that will help develop your skills and interests in lots of different ways!
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.
Rangers 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.
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 the Girlguiding Innovate meetings.
Rangers is a brilliant way to try new things, have fun and give something back to your community. Whether you're already a member or are just starting out, we'll give you a host of opportunities to gain leadership skills, build a network of friends in your area and enhance your CV.
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