The Sections and Programme

What makes guiding special?

There are four key things that make Girlguiding unique:

  • We are for all girls
  • We give girls their own space
  • We give girls a voice
  • We change as the lives of girls change

What do girls in guiding do?


Rainbows (age 5-7) is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, getting in touch with nature and playing games – it’s all about learning by doing.

Rainbows follow a diverse and engaging programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

Click here to read moreĀ about Rainbows on our national website.


Brownies (age 7-10) introduces girls to a world of new opportunities, challenges and fun.

Brownies get together regularly, work on badges, learn new skills, play games and see friends. They can try adventurous activities and go along to special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays.

Click here to read more about Brownies on our national website.


Guides (age 10-14) have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge girls. They are given the chance to explore their individual skills and abilities and try out new challenges as part of a team.

Guides can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects. They can also go on camps, holidays and trips, enjoy exciting events.

Click here to read more about Guides on our national website.


Rangers (age 14-18) meet regularly and offers young women the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities through a flexible and inspiring programme which offers a huge variety of challenges, activities and opportunities for personal development.

Click here to read moreĀ about Rangers on our national website.