Guiding by age group

When your daughter becomes a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger she will join a group of girls her own age and will be led by our carefully trained and dedicated volunteers. Whatever inspires your daughter, whatever her passions and interests, Girlguiding offers her the chance to develop her potential, make friends and have fun, it opens up a world of opportunities that will last a lifetime.

What do girls in guiding do?

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Rainbows is a fun and exciting programme for girls aged five to seven, it is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, get in touch with nature and play games - it's all about learning by doing.

Rainbows website

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Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged seven to 10 about themselves, their community and their world. Brownies introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun. Girls go along to camps, holidays, day trips and sleepovers. They get together with their friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, explore other cultures and have outdoor adventures.

Brownies website

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Guides have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge girls from 10-14. What you do in Guides is up to you, from taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings to special events and trips away. You will choose from different badges and awards which will help you learn new skills and try new challenges. You can do some of this on your own and others you’ll do in groups in your regular unit meetings.

Guides website

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Girls aged 14-18 join Rangers. It's all about taking the lead and finding new challenges. Rangers is a brilliant way to try new things, have fun and give something back to your community. Whether you're already a member, or are just starting out, we'll give you a host of opportunities to gain leadership skills, build a network of friends in your area and enhance your CV.

Ranger website

What do adults in guiding do?

No matter how much time you have to give, there's an opportunity for you. Find your place in our team of inspirational women, sharing their skills and passions with girls - all while benefiting from the adventure and opportunities guiding has to offer.

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Girlgiuding Inspire

Whether it's doing your Duke of Edinburgh Award, becoming volunteers and leaders, taking part in international Guiding opportunities, campaigning for change, volunteering at Magic and Mayhem or becoming an Advocate, we are here to support and champion you!

Girlguiding Inspire is designed to help as many young women as possible and allowing them to develop into empowered, independent women. We will support you to build a supportive and fun community and with no set programme you can choose your own journey.

Find us in your area on social media or get in touch with your area coordinator to get involved and make friends today! You can also follow us on Instagram: @girlguidinginspire or join in with #GGInspire

Girlguiding Inspire website

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Girlguiding isn't just for girls. In total, we have around 100,000 adult volunteers and supporters. Many volunteers give their time as Leaders or Assistant Leaders for guiding units and get to see girls enjoying events and activities and watch them grow in confidence and ability as time goes on. Other volunteers take on administrative responsibilities, or help out with driving or maintenance on an occasional basis.

Volunteer website

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Trefoil Guild

The Trefoil Guild is for adults to make new friends, travel, explore, serve their communities and help guiding thrive across the UK.

Trefoil Guild website

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