How much it costs

We work to make guiding affordable for all girls and there's help at hand if you can't meet the costs

Girlguiding charges membership fees to cover the costs of regular meetings and running our charity

There are sometimes extra charges for special activities, camps and events. 

The support you provide through subscriptions (our membership fees) allows us to offer brilliant opportunities and experiences to your daughter and hundreds of thousands of girls and young women across the UK.

Remember that we are for all girls and we don't want anyone to miss out due to financial hardship so speak to your local unit leader if you are concerned that anything may prevent your daughter from taking part.

Subscriptions

Guiding groups charge subscriptions or 'subs' to cover the costs of equipment, activities and hiring the meeting place. These can be paid weekly, monthly or each term. There is also an annual subscription paid by all members that covers the day-to-day running of the charity and your local guiding area. This is sometimes included in subs.

Subs vary from area to area so ask your local unit leader 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. We are proud to offer a huge range of great value opportunities for girls to try new things.

Costs of our uniform

Girls can choose to wear Girlguiding uniform to meetings however no girl is excluded because she does not have the right clothing. In some areas, you can borrow or buy second-hand uniform. Ask your Unit Leader for details.

How we can help with costs

We don't want girls to miss out on guiding for any reason. If you’re concerned about any of these costs preventing your daughter from taking part, please speak to your unit leader. She can tell you about ways we can help, including our grants.

Gift Aid

If you pay income tax, leaders can use Gift Aid to claim back the tax paid at basic rate. This means guiding gets an extra 25p for every £1 you give in subs or donations. Ask your unit ueader to find out more.