Walking Scheme level 1

Start your walking adventure

Discover exciting natural and urban landscapes near you with our Walking Scheme Level 1

Walking is an easy way to take girls on an adventure outside the unit meeting place - this Scheme will help you make the most of it!

What will I learn?

After you've completed the Girlguiding Walking Scheme Level 1, you will be able to plan routes and navigate walks with girls in lowland country, including tracks and paths, fields, woods and lanes.

What will I need to do?

  • Attend a Girlguiding Level 1 training course.
  • Complete the clauses for the modules of Level 1.
  • Keep a log book of walks you have completed in the UK - for Level 1 this must be at least six walks, one of which must be of 6km or more in length.
  • Be assessed while you plan and lead a walk in lowland country.

Who can do this qualification?

You don’t need any previous walking experience to begin this qualification, but you will need to have an up-to-date 1st Response Certificate or equivalent first aid qualification.

If you have the relevant walking experience, you may be able to go straight to Level 2. For example, if you have already completed the Queens Guide Award, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and your Exploration or Expedition involved walking, or you hold the Basic Expedition Leader Award, you can skip Level 1. Speak to your Outdoor Adviser for more information.

How much will it cost?

You will need to pay the cost of the training session. Speak to your county walking or outdoor activities adviser for further information as there may be grants or funds you can access.

How do I get started?

  1. Contact your local Commissioner, who will put you in touch with your County Walking or Outdoor Activities Adviser.
  2. She will be able to tell you about available training sessions. Some will also be available through our Events and opportunities finder. 
  3. Download a copy of the Walking scheme.
  4. Your Adviser will then help you to find a suitable Mentor, who can support you through the Scheme.

Download the Walking scheme

The Walking scheme is free to download so you can get started right now.

Download the scheme