The Senior Section
information on The Senior Section programme, Look Wider, Awards and
opportunities, please visit The Senior Section website.
The Senior Section is for young women aged 14
Members of The Senior Section can choose from
a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel
in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls
within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards
The Senior Section offers an exciting and flexible programme
with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal
Look Wider programme offers a range of activities and
challenges and motivates members to try out new things – it could
be learning a language, playing a musical instrument, running a
marathon, camping in the wilds or volunteering overseas. It is
flexible and participants can take their chosen activities as far
as they wish, from taster level all the way to gaining a
qualification that is recognised outside guiding.
Members of The
Senior Section can undertake a wide range of
awards and qualifications. These include the Leadership
qualification, which helps them in running guiding units for
younger girls, the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Scheme, the Queen's Guide Award, the Commonwealth Award and
other prestigious awards specific to guiding.
There are many
international opportunities open to members of The Senior
Section. They range from attending guiding events abroad to
volunteering on community projects in developing countries.
Members can also take part in our successful
peer education programme. Young women can become Peer
Educators trained to run sessions on issues that affect girls and
young women such as binge drinking, bullying, stress management and
They can also make their voices heard by, for example, joining
the guiding delegation at the
British Youth Council, or having a say in the future of guiding
by attending one of our
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What do young women say about The Senior Section?
'Because of guiding I'm a lot more confident meeting new people.
And I've got a really diverse bunch of friends because of it
'I've had amazing experiences no other organisation can
offer. And we really do get to have our say in stuff that
‘Girlguiding has helped me develop loads of skills, through
helping out at meetings learning team leadership, to learning how
to kayak at camp, to interviewing people! I definitely feel like my
voice is being heard and I can make a difference.’
'Guiding lets girls think, learn and develop without having to
put up with boys trying to be the centre of attention all the
interest in joining The Senior Section here.