Roles for girls

Roles for Girls

Our programme for every girl

Our programme is the foundation of what girls do in guiding. There’s a huge range of activities to try, plenty of badges to earn and loads of ways to develop new skills.

Designed and created with girls, our programme is packed full of fun, adventure and variety. And it supports girls to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves and be the best they can be.

Rainbows - a fun and exciting programme for girls aged five to seven, it's all about learning by doing. Click here for more information

Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged seven to 10 about themselves, their community and their world. For more information click here

Guides have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge girls from 10-14. Click here for more information.

Girls aged 14-18 join Rangers. It's all about taking the lead and finding new challenges. Click here for more information



Rainbows is for girls aged five to seven and is all about learning, developing self-confidence, building friendships and, of course, having lots of fun.

Rainbows follow the Girlguiding programme and have their own interest badges to try out. To find out more about the Rainbow Programme click here.

There are lots of fun things for Rainbows to do on the Rainbow website. To access the site  click here.

What do girls say about Rainbows? 

"It's cool, I like being with my friends and having fun," says seven-year-old Rainbow Megan. 

As part of Girlguiding, the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK, Rainbows can move on with the great friends they have made to become Brownies, Guides and beyond.

Register your daughter here



Brownies is our section for girls aged between seven and ten.  Their meetings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies suggest themselves.

Girls become a member of a Six (with names like Badger, Fox and Squirrel) and work towards Theme Awards. To find out more about the Brownie programme click here.

At Brownies girls take part in a wide range of activities at their regular meetings and at special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays. They are challenged to do their best: whether this is trying out arts and crafts or recipes, playing energetic games or taking part in outdoor activities and community projects. There are lots of fun things for Brownies to do including activities, stories and games on the Brownie website.  

Brownies extend their knowledge and abilities by working for Brownie interest badges, like the Archaeology badge and the Charities badge.

Register you daughter here



Guides is our section for girls aged between ten and fourteen. Being a Guide encourages girls to develop themselves by undertaking challenges and pushing the boundaries of their experience.

Guides take part in a wide range of activities at their meetings and at special events and holidays. They do everything from adventure sports to playing fun games, from organising fashion shows and parties, to doing their bit for others through community action initiatives. There are special events like the Big Gig, which is a huge pop concert just for Guides, GMWFest which is a festival run by our County, as well as sleepovers and camping trips.  So, even if you think you know what Guides is all about, we're sure you'll be surprised!

Guides work together in small groups called Patrols and choose and run activities themselves. They get involved in all kinds of activities that you wouldn't find in school or at home. They can also work towards interest badges such as Mixology and Upcycling. You can find out more here.

Guides are part of Girlguiding, the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK. When a Guide gets older, she can become a  Ranger or Young Leader.

Register you daughter here



It offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development, sure to impress universities and potential employers! 

Build your skills - in Rangers you can take on a vast array of awards and qualifications. These range from our  Leadership qualification - which teaches you how to run your own unit - to the internationally-recognised  Duke of Edinburgh's Award. And don't forget our Theme awards and the  Ranger Gold award.

Support girls like you - Do you want to help younger girls to navigate issues like body confidence and mental well-being? Our peer education programme gives you the unique opportunity to talk to girls and young women about the issues they face. 

Raise your voice - you could join our delegation at the British Youth Council, or shape Girlguiding's own policy and research as part of our fantastic Advocate panel. Exploring the Take Action theme will give you more ways to make your voice heard and make a difference

Travel the world - from working on a development project in a remote village, to representing UK guiding at an international the conference, you'll be able to take on some life-changing international adventures.

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. Register here

How to register your daughter

  • Register your interest – you'll be asked for your contact details and a few key pieces of information about your daughter.
  • Choose the best unit for you – we'll use your details to suggest several local units. Then it's up to you to select the most convenient one. You can choose up to three location preferences.
  • We'll get in touch – someone from your chosen unit will contact you, usually within three weeks. They can explain to you about meeting times, costs, what's planned for the term and if there's a waiting list.
  • Try guiding out – if spaces are available, the unit will arrange a trial meeting for your daughter to attend. This gives you and her an idea of what guiding is all about – we're sure you will love it!

Register your daughter  here

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