New Guide group brings guiding fun to girls in Carluke

More girls than ever are set to benefit from the amazing opportunities offered through guiding as Girlguiding Scotland, Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, is recruiting to a new Guide group opening in Carluke this September (2015).

The 1st Carluke Guides will give girls aged 10 – 14 the chance to get involved with their communities, grow in confidence, reach their full potential and enjoy the fun and adventure of guiding.

The group will have their first meeting on Thursday 3 September 2015 and hopes to increase in size from seven girls to 24. The Guides are set to have a busy first term with lots of fun activities planned by the girls themselves including a ‘bring a friend’ night, campfires, community action, trips away, a weekend camp, fundraising for charity and working on challenge badges.

The new group has been made possible thanks to special funding given to Girlguiding by the Cabinet Office through the Youth United Network, to create new places for girls and volunteers in selected communities across the country with some of the most established youth organisations. Girlguiding Scotland is one of nine Girlguiding countries and regions taking part in the UK.

Laura Wilson, Leader for the 1st Carluke Guides, said: “Me and my team are really enthusiastic about restarting 1st Carluke Guides.

“We have a great programme planned for this term and I’m excited about giving more Guides the opportunity to have fun and experience everything guiding has to offer including working on badges, camping and a fun sleepover.”

The Carluke Senior Section group, for girls and young women aged 14 – 26, is also looking to expand their numbers and give more girls and young women in the area the opportunity to have fun with friends, try out new activities like camping or even going abroad and work on a number of challenging awards and qualifications.

Through its campaign to grow guiding, Girlguiding Scotland, Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women with 50,000 young members, is working to open up opportunities to all girls and young women no matter where they live.

As part of the initiative, Girlguiding Scotland allocates grants to help kick-start groups, from helping with training volunteers, resources, uniforms or improvements to a meeting venue.

Girlguiding Scotland opens up a world of exciting challenges to girls aged five to 25, giving them the space to try new things and make friends for life. Girls take part in a hugely varied weekly programme incorporating everything from world issues and science to adventure sports and international travel.

If you are interested in joining 1st Carluke Guides or Carluke Senior Section group visit or contact 08001 695 901.


Notes to editor:

  1. To find out more about the Youth United project, visit
  2. Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, with 50,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. Find out more at