Guides have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire, challenge and encourage girls to make a difference in their community.
Guides is an excellent opportunity to get out there and do something really different. Girls create their own campaigns, learn and share new skills and fly down the occasional zip wire. They explore new places like camps, trips and enjoy exciting events like Tartan Gig.
Girls at Guides won’t be your average friends. They’ll be the 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 girls progress through Guides they’ll have a chance to lead small groups and support younger girls to have fun and make friends. They can even get involved in our leadership opportunities.
Girls decide together in their groups what they do in their meetings. Choosing from the wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by our six programme themes. So whether they want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on their first aid skills – they can!
Guides are never stuck for something to do. Whether girls want to dedicate their time to exploring the outdoors, focus on their hobbies, or challenge themselves with something new, there’s something to suit everyone.
Guides can work towards interest badges – about photography, geocaching, human rights and more – develop life skills with skills builders and earn unique awards like the Commonwealth award, the Guide Gold award and the six Theme awards, to help girls in school and later in life.
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Register your interest and we will get in touch with more information on opportunities for guiding in your local area.
The first step is registering your daughter or young person and a local unit will get in touch about availability in your area.
Girls can choose to wear Girlguiding uniform to meetings however no girl is excluded because she does not have the right clothing. In some areas, you can borrow or buy second-hand uniforms. Ask the unit leader for details.
You may also want to think about getting a badge book. These are essential for girls to find out about all the badges and awards they can earn in their section. They are the only place they can see the interest badge challenges, guidance on how to complete them and important safety information they should consider when tackling them at home.
We work to make guiding affordable for all girls and there’s help at hand if you can’t meet the costs. We don’t want girls to miss out on guiding for any reason. If you’re concerned about any costs preventing your daughter from taking part, please speak to the unit leader. They can tell you about ways we can help, including our grants.
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