Guiding is a value-for-money way of providing a range of
exciting and challenging activities.
We don't want girls to miss out through financial hardship. If
concerns about finances may prevent your daughter taking part in
guiding or in some activities, speak to your local Unit Leader as
some assistance may be available.
Guiding units charge 'subs' to cover the cost of equipment and
hire of the meeting place. These can be paid weekly, monthly or
each term. There is also an annual subscription which covers the
day-to-day running of the organisation. This is sometimes included
in the subs. Subs vary from area to area - your local unit Leader
will be able to tell you how much the subs are and when they need
to be paid.
There is usually an extra charge for special activities, days
out, residential events and holidays.
Girls can choose items from a range of practical, stylish and
reasonably priced guiding wear. However,
no girl is excluded from guiding because she does not have the
In some areas, you can buy guiding clothing second hand. Ask
your daughter's Leader for details.
If you pay income tax, Leaders can use Gift Aid to claim back
the tax paid at basic rate – that means guiding gets an extra 25p
for every £1 you give in subs or donations. Please ask your
daughter's Unit Leader for further information.
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