We take a flexible approach to uniform with guiding wear choices for all members of Girlguiding
How to make sure that our uniform includes all girls
Girlguiding is a uniformed organisation but girls should not be prevented from joining because of it.
We provide girls with a choice of uniform items so that they can find something that is right for them. Our team at Trading Services may be able to produce some items to meet individual needs.
Members from low income background
Some members from low income backgrounds may struggle with the initial cost of a uniform. Your unit or local area could run a uniform recycling scheme to make sure that girls have access to uniform when they start. Get more guidance about supporting members from low income backgrounds with costs such as uniform.
Wearing a hijab
An optional branded hijab is available for members who want to wear a headscarf. Members who wear a hijab can also continue to wear their own headscarf.
Uniform for additional needs
Trading Services may be able to create larger or smaller sized uniforms for girls with additional needs, for example for an older girl who is not at the developmental stage to move on from Brownies but who can no longer wear our range of Brownie uniform sizes.
Some members may have a Sensory Processing Disorder which makes wearing the uniform physically uncomfortable. Or a member may struggle with parts of the uniform, such as buttons or zips. Here is how you can support these members:
- discuss with them, and their parent where appropriate, what you can do such as wearing uniform over other clothing
- the member could choose to find some clothing in the right colour to wear instead.
Uniform outside of standard sizes
If significantly larger or smaller uniform is needed (with measurements outside of our standard sizes by more or less than 5cm), Trading Services may be able to create uniform to meet these requirements.
Grab your guiding wear
All of our uniform items are available to buy online, direct from Girlguiding.