Rainbows is an exciting programme for girls aged 5-7 to learn and grow through having fun, going on trips and adventures – both in their regular meetings and at special events. Girls get their hands dirty, do arts and crafts, try different sports, get in touch with nature and play games with friends.
They can work towards interest badges, where they can learn about everything from recycling to storytelling, and start their skills builder journey, by trying new things like camping, developing leadership skills and learning first aid.
Is your daughter interested in joining the fun? To find out more about guiding in your area and if there are spaces available at your local unit, register her interest today!
Girls can earn the Rainbow Gold award and the six Theme awards, which show their commitment and encourage pride in their achievements. Rainbows are supported by a group of highly-trained, inspirational leaders who helps girls challenge themselves and have fun.
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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