10 – 14 years

“I promise that I will do my best, to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, to serve the King and my community, to help other people and to keep the Guide Law”

Guides are never stuck for something new to do and learn. They have excellent opportunities to get out there and do something really different. They create their own campaigns, learn and share new skills and fly down the occasional zip wire. They explore new places like camps, trips and enjoy exciting events like our star-studded concert the Big Gig and our music festival, Wellies and Wristbands.

As they progress through Guides they’ll have the chance to lead small groups and support younger members to have fun and make friends. They can even get involved in our leadership opportunities.

Guides decide together in groups what they do in their meetings. Choosing from a wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by our six programme Themes. They may decide they want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on their first aid skills – the choice is theirs! For a full breakdown of all six Themes, visit the Girlguiding website here.  


Guides can choose to work towards interest badges in their own time such as photography, geocaching and human rights.  Guides can also choose to work on their Guide Camp Permit learning to organise and run a camp from start to finish.


They can earn unique awards like the Commonwealth award, the Guide Gold award and the six Theme awards which are designed to inspire and challenge the girls. 


Guides is all about young people challenging themselves and making a difference in their community.