What our 14-18-year-olds do, wear and the badges they earn
Rangers is your space – where you get together with other girls from 14 to 18 to have fun, learn more, give back, hang out, and just be you.
It’s regular meetings with your local group, trips at home and abroad, making a difference to the things you care about. It’s an open and relaxed space to talk with good friends – it’s qualifications, and badges and awards. It’s the freedom to be more independent, and to do what makes you happy. Rangers is what you make of it.
What do girls do in Rangers?
Rangers follow our programme. In unit meetings, you’ll do fun activities, play games and earn skills builder badges, all while being supported by our trained volunteers.
You could get skills builder badges in themes such as camping, communication and first aid. And if you want to take guiding home, there’s lots of interest badges to do in between unit meetings, like the protesting badge, animation badge and travel badge.
Rangers can also help you learn lots of new skills, add to your CV, build your confidence and change the lives of girls across the UK and the world.
You could become a young leader with a local unit and inspire our younger sections, train to be a peer educator and give girls a space to talk about what’s important to them, do your Lead Away permit, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and, from 16, your Queen’s Guide award. How about becoming a member of Amplify, who help staff and senior volunteers make decisions about the future of Girlguiding, or perhaps become an advocate and talk to MPs and other politicians - be a spokesperson for Girlguiding and speak at events.
As well as going to events planned locally and with your unit, you can go to our extreme winter camp, Sparkle and Ice, and our very own festival, Wellies and Wristbands, and make friends from around the UK.
What Rangers wear
We encourage members to wear a uniform to show they’re part of the Girlguiding family - you can wear a Ranger top.
Badges can be attached to your uniform – the promise badge, which you’ll get after making your Ranger promise, should be worn on the left hand side, or can be worn on a badge tab, and every other badge can be attached where you choose.
What’s after Rangers?
After Rangers, you’ll become an adult member and part of our community of women having adventures, gaining skills and making memories to last a lifetime. Find out more about what 18-30-year-olds can do in Girlguiding.