When: Tuesday Evenings

Age Ranges:

  • Rainbows: age 4 – P3
  • Brownies: P4 – P6
  • Guides: P7 – age 14


Main contact: Louise Irwin

Our units are part of a worldwide Guiding Organisation. It was originally the idea of its founders, Robert Baden Powell, his wife Olave and sister Agnes. Girl Guiding is a game with a purpose. It provides opportunities for girls and young women to be challenged by new adventures and experiences and to achieve a sense of pride in their achievements. It also helps to teach them to understand the world around them, its people and cultures.

The Rainbow Jigsaw and the Brownie Adventure are programmes designed to give the girls a wide range of activities each evening for them to have fun and learn without the chore of homework; the emphasis is on having fun. The girls are asked to give the leaders ideas of activities which they most want to do and the leaders then aim to put together a programme to incorporate as many of those activities as is realistically possible.

Favourites are crafts, games, biscuit decorating, parties and talent challenges. Guides are encouraged to learn new skills and make new friends in their group. Senior Section can be made up of Rangers, Young Leaders and those doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The Senior Section “Look Wider” is a programme aimed to appeal to girls and young women, so is very flexible. It can lead to recognised awards and qualifications.

Promises & Laws:

  • The Rainbow Promise is
    “I promise I will do my best to love God and to be kind and helpful”
  • The Brownie Promise is
    “I will do my best to love God, to serve the Queen and my country, to help other people and to keep the Brownie Guide Law”
  • The Brownie Guide Law is
    “A Brownie thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.”
  • The Guide Promise is
    “I promise that I will do my best to love God, to serve the Queen and my country, to help other people and to keep the Guide Law.”

 

The Guide Law is;

  • A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
  • A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely.
  • A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences.
  • A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
  • A Guide is polite and considerate.
  • A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her.

 

Above is a picture of some work by the Brownies showing how God made the World and everything in it. We had a great evening of fun putting this together and all the Brownies helped by painting and cutting out pieces for the notice board.

Other activities we look forward to are:

  • More Brownie Adventures and Badges
  • Baking
  • Visits
  • Guest speakers
  • Christmas Party
  • Thinking Day Celebrations
  • Parents Night