Badges & Challenges
Information about badges you can earn and challenges you can attain......
When a girl does any activity, badge or award from our programme, she will be developing her skills in one of the themes. The themes remain the same through every section of guiding, so a girl starts a theme in Rainbows and then builds on it through the following sections.
Our themes are:
Know Myself - Girls will have experiences in exploring their emotions and learn about themselves
Express Myself - Girls will develop their creativitiy, making up stories and creating inventions to solve problems
Be Well - Girls will learn how to live healthily and learn how to help others when they hurt, eg First Aid
Have Adventures - Girls will have opportunities to try new activities and learn survival skills, getting outside and having adventures
Take Action - Girls will build skills to make a positive difference, whether in their community, the wider world and with the people they know
Skills For My Future - Girls will investigate what they might like to do the future and how they can grow their life skills
Each theme is broken down into two parts called Skill Builders which each contain 5 Activities, which once complete they gain the skills builder badge
All sections have interest badges and girls can do these badges at home, away from the meeting place. These too are linked to the themes, denoted by their colour. what the girls have to do to gain these badges can be found in their badge books
Once the girls have gained a skill builder badge, at any stage, plus an interest badge in the same theme and completed a number of Unit Meeting Activities then they are awarded a Theme Badge.
The girls need to gain two of the theme awards
The girls need to gain four of the them awards
The girls need to gain all six Theme Awards and complete the Gold Challenge to achieve this award, see the relevant badge books for more details
Other Badges and Awards
The Queen's Guide is the highest award you can work towards in guiding. It gives you opportunities to develop your skills, whilst contributing to guiding and your local community. It is open to members aged 16 to 25 and must be completed within 3 years from the start date or before your 26th birthday, whichever is sooner.
It is a great achievement and is thought highly of by further education institutions and employers. For more details click here
The Commonwealth Award is open to Guides, Rangers and Young Leaders, to learn more abouth the history of our organisation and to explore other countries and their cultures. Click here to find out more and download the Commonwealth Award Resource