Guide uniform

What girls in Guides should wear to show they are part of Girlguiding

Guides have flexibility with what they wear as uniform. They often agree on their uniform guidelines together with other girls in the unit.

What Guides wear

All girls should have a uniform top or the uniform dress. Uniform tops can be worn with any bottoms that suit the occasion or activity.

 The range includes:

When girls choose to wear the Guide dress then they need to wear a top underneath, such as the long-sleeved Guide top, or another top in navy or black.

For formal events, Gudies can wear the dress or a uniform top with either

  •    uniform skirt and leggings or tights in black or navy
  •    smart skirt or trousers in black or navy – like what they might wear to school.

Where do Guide badges go?

Promise badge – Needs to go on the left-hand side of their uniform top, closest to the heart.

Interest badges, awards and skills builders - Guides can choose where they would like to put badges on their uniform top or dress.

Union flag badge - this badge should be worn at international events, on the left shoulder of the uniform top.

Only woven badges for participation or achievement should be sewn onto Guide uniform items.


Guides and their units might want to wear a neckerchief as part of their uniform. Girls can choose from the colourful range of neckerchiefs in our shop.

At international events, Guides can wear the UK international neckerchief along with, or instead of, a national neckerchief for either Girlguiding Cymru, Scotland or Ulster.