Who are Guides?

Girlguiding is made up of four sections for girls: Rainbows (5-7); Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) and Rangers (14-19)

All sections are run by volunteers aged 14 and over, and each unit will have at least one adult Leader aged 18 – 65.

Girlguiding works in close partnership with the Trefoil Guild, this is an organisation that enables previous members of Girlguiding to continue fulfilling their promise. Any individual aged 18+ can join the Trefoil Guild.

Guides is our section for members 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 to run activities.

The Girlguiding programme is divided into six themes:

  1. Know Myself
  2. Express Myself
  3. Be Well
  4. Have Adventures
  5. Take Action
  6. Skills for My Future

Girls can work towards interest badges at home, in the unit we work on staged badges designed to build knowledge and skills around those six themes. When a girl has completed an interest badge, a staged badges (called a skills builder) and 5 hours of specific additional activities they can earn their theme award.

Once a girl has collected all six theme awards they can work towards their Guide Gold Award. These are very special and we don’t think we’ll be giving many of these out. They demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and a passion to try new things.If you would like your daughter to join the waiting list for 2nd Barnehurst Guides please visit the Girlguiding membership pages at www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested and register your interest in a Unit.  You will be contacted when a place becomes available at your desired Unit.  

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