All about our Guides
Guides are our section for girls aged ten to 14.
Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls do everything from adventure sports to playing fun games, and from taking part in community action projects to the performing arts.
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 Go for It! (this link will open in a new window) resource packs.
The Guide programme is divided into five areas:
- Discovery of new experiences and challenges
- Healthy lifestyles
- Global awareness
- Skills and relationships
- Celebrating diversity
Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film lover to Independent living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award, named in honour of the founder of guiding.
What Girls say about Guides?
I like everything about guiding. We’ve done horse riding and camping. I’m more confident in myself and I’ve made lots of friends.
Guiding is lots of fun because you get to go on lots of trips and you meet your friends every week at the unit. My top moment was visiting Pax Lodge and the Crystal Palace Maze.
At the BIG GIG (the annual pop concert attended by 25,000 Guides!), the whole arena was filled with flashing bunny ears, glow sticks and Guides wearing BIG GIG T-shirts. How fantastic – thousands of girls under one roof – girl power at its best! All of the acts were incredible and received huge cheers. The gig came to a close at 10pm as tons of confetti burst over the crowds. I wanted it to carry on.
If you would like your daughter to join Guides (and she is not already in a Brownie Unit), please contact us through: https://enquiryym.girlguiding.org.uk/
If your daughter is already in a Brownie unit, please speak to the leader about adding her to a waiting list for Guides.
Guides - 30/06/2010
|Various pictures of our Guides|