Rainbows learn by doing – they get their hands dirty, do sports, arts and crafts and play games. Being a Rainbow is all about having the space to try new things. Through taking part in a range of different activities with girls their own age, Rainbows develop self-confidence and make lots of new friends.

Learning about the world together

Rainbows learn and grow through a programme of age-appropriate activities, trips and adventures – both in their regular meetings and at special events.

They can work towards interest badges, where they can learn about everything from recycling to storytelling, and start their skills builder journey, developing core skills and trying new things like camping, leadership and first aid.

There’re even awards they can earn, like the Rainbow Gold award and the six Theme awards, that show their commitment and encourage pride in their achievements.

Rainbows are supported by a group of highly trained, inspirational leaders to explore, challenge themselves and have fun.

Magical events for Rainbows

There are a whole range of exciting events – locally and nationally – that Rainbows can enjoy. Explore the wonder of Magic and Mayhem to find out what Rainbows do when they get together.

The next step in her guiding journey

When a girl nears the end of her time at Rainbows, she can continue her adventure at Brownies – our section for girls aged seven to ten.

Did you know that Rainbows have a song?

The Rainbow Song can be sung on any occasion – perhaps a Promise ceremony or Pot of Goldparty, at the start or end of a session, or when meeting with other Rainbows.

The words to sing

Look at the world around.
Learn everything you can.
Laugh as you go along.
Love this world of ours.

Look, Learn, Laugh, Love.
Rainbows have begun.
We’re all here now.
Come and join the fun.

To say goodbye, the end of the song changes

Look, Learn, Laugh, Love.
We’ve had lots of fun.
Bye bye Rainbows.
Sleep well everyone.