At their regular meetings, plus camps, holidays and other events, Guides can try a wide range of exciting activities - everything from arts, crafts and music to adventurous outdoor activities - giving them the opportunity to develop personally as individuals or as members or leaders of a team of 4-8 other girls (called a Patrol).
With the support of an adult Leader, Guides choose and run some of the activities themselves using themed activity packs.
The Guide programme is divided into five areas:
- Discovery of new experiences and challenges
- Healthy lifestyles
- Global awareness
- Skills and relationships
- Celebrating diversity
Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards interest badges. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the highest award a guide can gain - the Baden-Powell Challenge Award.
Suitable for ages 10 - 14 years.
We welcome girls from all backgrounds and religion as well as girls who have additional needs.
Units charge ‘subs’ to cover the cost of equipment and hire of the meeting place. These can be paid weekly, monthly or each term. There’s also an annual subscription which covers the day-to-day running of the charity. This is sometimes included in the subs. Subs vary from area to area – your local leader will be able to tell you how much subs are and when they need to be paid.
You can register your daughter via Girlguiding Scotland at https://www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/get-involved/joining-for-girls.