Our books

Our handbooks, badge books and record book give girls all they need to explore our programme

We’re helping all girls in guiding make the most of their journey with great handbooks and badge books for each section.

From Rainbow to Ranger, every girl can explore the activities offered by her section in her badge or record book. And find out everything she needs to know about being a part of guiding in her handbook.

The books are designed to be an age-appropriate and exciting resource, with a distinct identity for each of our sections. Each unique style and design was created in consultation with our young members, so they all look great and girls will love using them.

Explore each section

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers each have their own fun and unique handbook. They're full of all the info that girls and parents told us would be useful to know when they get started.

They’re totally age-appropriate – so there’s less writing and more pictures for Rainbows and more details included for Guides – and packed with great images, illustrations and opportunities for girls to make them their own.

The handbooks include all the things girls should expect from their membership. They cover everything you need to know when you first join, details of going away on trips, guiding across the country and around the world, opportunities for leadership and how to move up to the next section.

If every girl gets a handbook then every girl has the same information about their section and all the opportunities available to them.

All about badges

Badge books are essential for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to find out about all the badges and awards they can earn in their section. They are the only place they can see the interest badge challenges, guidance on how to complete them and important safety information they should consider when tackling them at home.

Created as a practical tool they also encourage loads of fun, adventure and exploration. We’ve added some unexpected touches like hidden secret messages on the covers and clip in accessories like bookmarks and rulers – so girls will feel excited and proud to own one!

Since Rangers can get online independently, their badge information is on the Girlguiding website and we have created a slimmer record book for Rangers.

All the badge books - and the Ranger record book - also give each girl an overview of how interest badges they earn combine with skills builders and unit meeting activities to add up to Theme and section Gold awards.

What’s more, they can be used to track progress towards those awards and will be a great way for girls to reflect on what they’ve achieved in guiding in the years to come!  

How to get your books

All the bright and beautiful books are available from our online shop and our volunteer shops.

Handbooks are £3 for Rainbows and £3.50 for Brownies, Guides and Rangers.

The badge books are £6 for Rainbows, £7 for Brownies, £8 for Guides and the Rangers record book is £4.