Rainbows, Brownies and Rangers meet in Southfield Centre, Duns during the school term. For more information, contact
District Commissioner JANET WALKER Mobile 07743 700 776
We are the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We empower nearly half a million girls to do their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We give girls space to grow and we ensure that each one of them can get involved - no matter what their background or ability. We've been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years. Girlguiding is dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. The Girlguiding 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, the programme is packed full of fun, adventures and variety. And it supports girls to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves and be the best they can be.
For girls aged 5 to 7. Being a Rainbow 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 and having the space to try new things. Rainbows follow a diverse and engaging programme and can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age which help them make lots of new friends.
For girls aged 7 to 10. Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls 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, develop skills and have outdoor adventures. As well as trying activities in their meetings, girls choose from interest badges related to things they want to know more about.
For girls aged 10 to 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. In Guides, you'll get out there and do something really different. You'll create your own campaigns, learn and share new skills and fly down the occasional zip wire. You'll explore new places - Guides go on camps, holidays and trips, enjoy watching events like our star-studded concerts, 'The Big Gig' and the 'Tartan Gig' and our music festival, 'Wellies and Wristbands'.
For young women aged 14 to 25. Rangers is all about taking the lead and finding new challenges. Rangers have fun doing activities together. Whatever you want to do, Rangers offers a range of unique opportunities. You'll follow a programme of interest badges, skills builders and awards. You'll take part in amazing challenges, travel the world, develop skills across six themes and push your boundaries. You can gain valuable, transferable skills and stand up for what you believe in. You can give something back to your community, develop a host of opportunities to gain leadership skills, build a network of friends in your area and enhance your CV.
If your daughter wishes to join any of the above sections, please go to www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call
0800 1 69 59 01.
No matter how much time you have to give, there's an opportunity for you. Join our team of inspirational Leaders, provide occasional support or simply share a skill or passion with girls in a local unit - all while benefitting from the adventures and opportunities guiding has to offer.
If you would like to become a Volunteer with Girlguiding, please go to www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call
0800 1 69 59 01.