Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.
By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.
Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects. 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.
If you want to register your daughter for Guides, simply follow the link below to our registration site and fill in the simple forms.
What do girls say about Guides?
- 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!
Heather / Age 14 /
- We did our Baden-Powell Challenge in Norfolk. When we weren't filming and interviewing we were doing some of the centre's activities such as abseiling, archery, go-karting and rock climbing.
Rebecca and Laura / Age 14 /
- 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 Howletts Zoo - it was really great seeing all the animals. We held animal poo!
Rosie / Age 10 /
- 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.
Haleema / Age 13 /
The Guide programme
The Guide programme is structured to enable Guides to participate in activities in five zones. A Leader should ensure that all programme zones are covered over a period of time.
Typically, Patrols will use a number of activities from a Go For It! pack for each zone and work their way through these. From time to time, the Leader may spot an opportunity to extend the programme or to help the Guides gain more from an activity by using her own knowledge and expertise.
The five programme zones are detailed below:
Discovery of new experiences and challenges
To challenge Guides with new experiences and adventure.
To encourage in Guides a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
To increase awareness of global issues and of the contribution each Guide can make.
Skills and relationships
To develop Guides’ self-confidence and self-worth and to improve their interpersonal and life skills.
To promote active citizenship in Guides and to develop their awareness of rights and responsibilities for all.
Badges and awards
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. As part of the Award, Guides would need to take part in a Baden-Powell Adventure. These are usually residential events organised locally – find a Baden-Powell Adventure near you and book.