What is a Peer Educator?
Peer Educators are guiding members aged 14 to 25 (Senior Section)
who have attended a Basic Training weekend and run sessions for
their peers. Their peers may include Brownies, Guides or Senior Section,
as well as anyone outside guiding aged 7+.
Peer Educators can deliver sessions on a range of topical issues such as
bullying and self-esteem, and skills including communication and decision making.
Peer Educators are currently trained to deliver sessions on:
- binge drinking
- eating disorders
- disability awareness
- the media
- self- esteem
- sexual health
- stress management
- world poverty and development
They can also research and run sessions on other topics.
How do I become a Peer Educator? If you'd like to become a Peer Educator, click here.
If you are already a Peer Educator, click here to find out about inputting your statistics, the support available to you and Advanced
If you would like to support 4 further in your County as a Coordinator or nationally by getting involved with 4CaST, please click here.
4 you - what can 4 do for me?
As a Senior Section member:
- Learn and develop your skills and knowledge.
- Make a difference.
- Meet new people and have fun.
- Support your Queen's Guide Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award: find out more from
- Gain transferable skills for your CV.
As a Unit Leader:
- Support for your unit members to develop their opinions and speak up with confidence in a safe space on a range of topics. Alternatively, Peer Educators can provide skills training in
decision making and planning, leadership and
communications skills to support skills development and girl-led guiding!
- A unit meeting with little planning! (Please note, you will be expected to attend and be responsible for the girls, as usual, and support the Peer Educator as required.)
- Enhance your weekly programme.
As a member (Brownie, Guide, Senior Section or adult participant):
How do I become a Peer Educator?
- A fun, interactive session of games and activities on a topic which is relevant to you.
- Session led by someone of a similar age to you.