All about Guides

For girls aged 10 to 14 - Guides challenge themselves and make a difference in their community

Guides is the most adventurous thing... it gives you the opportunity to meet people and see things you wouldn't normally see, and it's just an amazing experience. - Bryony, Guide

Guides is for all girls aged 10 to 14

In Guides you'll get out there and do something really different.

You'll create your own campaigns, learn and share new skills and fly down the occasional zip wire. You'll explore new places - Guides go on camps, holidays and trips, enjoy exciting events like our star-studded concert the BIG GIG and our music festival, Wellies and Wristbands.

Join Guides

Get your parent or carer to fill in our online form and a volunteer in your local area will get back to you. We can't wait for you to join in!

Register to join Guides

What it's like at Guides

Guides build brilliant friendships

Girls at Guides won't be your average friends. They'll be the girls who want to go on adventures with you, who encourage you to try new things and who celebrate when you've pushed yourself to achieve something special.

As you progress through Guides you'll have a chance to lead small groups and support younger girls to have fun and make friends. You could even get involved in our leadership opportunities

Guides get to have their say

You and the girls in your group will decide together what to do in your meetings. , choosing from the wide range of badges, skills and activities covered by our six programme themes. So whether you want to try a new sport, have a go at performing, run a debate or brush up on your first aid skills - you can.

If there's an issue you really care about, Guides is a chance to make a difference. You'll be encouraged to speak out about what matters to you and to do something about it.

Your Guide programme, awards and badges

You’ll never be stuck for something to do in Guides. Whether you want to dedicate your time to exploring the outdoors, really focus on your hobbies, or challenge yourself with something new, you’ll find something at Guides that suits you.

You can work towards interest badges  – about photography, geocaching, human rights and more, develop life skills with skills builders and work hard to earn unique awards like the Commonwealth award, the Guide Gold award and the six Theme awards, which will really help you at school and later in life.

After Guides

When you're 14 you can move on to Rangers or The Senior Section, which offer even more adventure, travel and leadership opportunities. Find out what Rangers (aged 14-18)  and The Senior Section (aged 14 to 25)  get up to.

Be a Guide

Find out where girls are meeting near you and register for Guides so you can join them.

Register to be a Guide