(Age 10 – 14)

Guides have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire, challenge and encourage girls to make a difference in their community.

Guides is an excellent opportunity to get out there and do something really different. Girls 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 Tartan Gig.

Guides build brilliant friendships

Girls at Guides won’t be your average friends. They’ll be the girls who want to go on adventures with you, who encourage you to try new things and who celebrate when you’ve pushed yourself to achieve something special.

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

Guides get to have their say

They decide together in their groups what they do in their meetings. Choosing from the wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by our six programme themes. So whether girls want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on your first aid skills – they can.

If there’s an issue girls really care about, Guides is a chance to make a difference. Girls are encouraged to speak out about what matters to them and to do something about it.

You Guide programme, awards and badges

You’ll never be stuck for something to do in Guides. Whether girls want to dedicate their time to exploring the outdoors, really focus on their hobbies, or challenge themselves with something new, there’s something to suit everyone.

Guides can work towards interest badges  – about photographygeocachinghuman rights and more, develop life skills with skills builders and work hard to earn unique awards like the Commonwealth award, the Guide Gold award and the six Theme awards. This will really help you at school and later in life.


The Guide promise is:
I promise that I’ll do my best,
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
To serve the Queen and my community,
To help other people,
And to keep the Guide Law.

The Guide Law is:
1. A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
2. A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely.
3. A Guide faces challenges and learns from her experiences.
4. A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
5. A Guide is polite and considerate.
6. A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her.