Challenge themselves and make a difference in their community
Who are Guides?
In Guides, girls 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 - Guides go on camps, holidays and trips, enjoy exciting events like star-studded concert the Big Gig.
Girls at Guides aren't average friends. They are the girls who want to go on adventures, who encourage each other to try new things and who celebrate when they've pushed themselves 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 could even get involved in leadership opportunities.
The Guides will decide together what to do in their meetings, choosing from the wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by the six programme themes. So whether they want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on their first aid skills - Guides can.
If there's an issue they really care about, Guides is a chance to make a difference. They'll be encouraged to speak out about what matters to them and to do something about it.
Badges and Awards
They'll never be stuck for something to do in Guides. Whether they want to dedicate time to exploring the outdoors, really focus on hobbies, or challenge themselves with something new, there's something at Guides for everyone.
You can work towards interest badges about photography, geocaching, human 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, which will really help them at school and later in life.
All badge requirements and space to record their progress are found in the Guide badge book.
What we have been doing....
Camping and adventure has been a big part of our programme lately with preparing and taking part in Charnwood 2019, where Guides and Scouts from all over Leicestershire and the world came together for a week of fun activities and friendships.
Here is a photo of us on our preparation camp at Oaks campsite learning about how camps work, what chores we have to do while on camp and stretching ourselves with new challenges!
To get involved...
All new enquiries are handled by Girlguiding through their website and referred onto local units so make sure you choose 1st or 2nd Thurnby.