If you are at all interested please contact any of the four leaders for more information
JULIE BLAYNEY 01726 882877
CLAIRE WATERS 01726 882228 / 07912 934954
SYLVIA MCKAY 01726 884642
SAM PARKER 01726 883499
A Rainbow is a member of Girlguiding UK (formerly known as The Guide Association) and is the largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in this country. It has about 700,000 members. Rainbows are relatively new to Girlguiding UK; they began in 1987, whereas Guiding began in 1910. We are the first step on the Guiding ladder and girls join us at 5 years and leave at 7 to go on to, we would hope, join Brownies. Rainbows is all about having fun. We do this through various activities including craft, singing, stories, outings and visitors. If you have a hobby, skill or job you would like to share with us we would be delighted to hear from you as we are always on the lookout for new ideas.
Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten. Brownies become a member of a six such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog and Rabbit and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies. Girls can participate in a wide range of activities at their regular meetings, and at special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. They can find themselves trying out arts and crafts or recipes, playing energetic games, taking part in community action projects, or zooming down zip wires at one of our activity centres.
Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities.
Guides is our section for girls aged 10 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! 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 towardsGuide 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.