Rainbows have fun! They take part in games and activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw. Everything a Rainbow does helps her to develop and to think for herself, in a safe girl-only environment. Any girl aged five to seven can be a Rainbow.
Rainbows have a range of items they can wear. As all girls wear the same thing they feel as though they belong. No girl is excluded because they do not have the right clothes.
The Rainbows’ programme is called the Rainbow Jigsaw to reflect how the varied Rainbow activities link to create a larger balanced picture.
If you’d like to find out more, you can have a look at the Rainbows Website
Brownies have fun too! Their meetings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies h ave suggested themselves. Brownies belong to a Pack and work in small groups called Sixes. This gives each girl a group of ready-made friends to take care of her. It also makes her feel that she belongs to something special. Any girl over the age of seven and under ten who wishes to can become a Brownie.
Each Brownie chooses what she wants to wear from a range of items – it is up to each girl to decide which items she likes. This choice allows Brownies to be themselves but also makes them feel part of the Pack.
Throughout her time as a Brownie each girl enjoys a balanced and varied programme by covering the three Brownie Adventure areas and using the Brownie Adventure books.There are two Brownie Adventure books. Brownie Adventure is aimed at the seven-to-eight year old and is designed to last about two years. When a Brownie is about nine years old, she is ready to try new and different activities and should move on to Brownies Adventure On. Interest badges are valuable incentives for many Brownies to stretch their abilities and develop skills and knowledge.
If you’d like to find out more, you can have a look at the Brownies Website
We always need regular helpers for unit meetings. If you’d like to be a Leader, you can take the leadership qualification – an ‘on-the-job’ training that will help you to run a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Ranger unit. If you want to be a regular helper, but not undertake the responsibility of a Leader, you can be a Unit Helper.
Leader or Unit Helper – we couldn’t do anything without our adult volunteers. You’ll need to undertake a Disclosures and Baring Service check, and we’ll take up references. In return you’ll become part of a worldwide association, take part in amazing events and activities and enable girls and young women in London North West to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. Guiding provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it’s up to each Guide to work out which opportunities are relevant for her, whether it’s improving her football skills, party planning or learning about independent living. Any girl aged ten to 14 who wishes to, can become a Guide.
Guides work together in Patrols. They elect their own Patrol Leader and are encouraged to plan their own activities. Patrols provide a ready-made group of friends and helps the girls to feel that they belong to something special. Each Guide chooses the top she wants to wear from the options available in the Guide wear collection.
The Guide’s programme covers five main sections which are:
If you’d like to find out more, you can have a look at the Guides’ Website
In the Senior Section, young women participate in a fun and flexible programme known as Look Wider. The programme is also linked to a variety of recognised qualifications or awards, both within and outside guiding. The opportunities and challenges which Guiding offers can be followed by a group or by individual members and are designed to be particularly beneficial to girls getting ready to embark on a career.
The Senior Section comprises of members aged between 14 and 25 years and is the most
flexible section of Girlguiding UK including:
Members wear section wear appropriate to the group to which they belong, or wear clothing suitable for the activity in which they are participating.
If you’d like to find out more, you can have a look at the Senior Section Website.
The Trefoil Guild is an organisation of over 20,000 members – mostly made up of women
and men who have been and still are connected with Guiding and Scouting. Our aims are:
Members live the spirit of Guiding and Scouting in their own community by:
If you’d like to find out more, you can have a look at the Trefoil Guild Website