Guides is our section for girls aged between ten and fourteen.  Being a Guide encourages girls to develop themselves by undertaking challenges and pushing the boundaries of their experience.

Guides take part in a wide range of activities at their meetings and at special events and holidays.  They do everything from adventure sports to playing fun games, from organising fashion shows and parties, to doing their bit for others through community action initiatives. There are special events like the Big Gig, which is a huge pop concert just for Guides, as well as sleepovers and camping trips.  So, even if you think you know what Guides is all about, we're sure you'll be surprised!

Guides work together in small groups called Patrols and choose and run activities themselves.  They get involved in all kinds of activities that you wouldn't find in school or at home and follow the Guide programme which is divided into five areas:

  • discovery of new experiences and challenges
  • healthy lifestyles
  • global awareness
  • skills and relationships
  • celebrating diversity

To find out more about the Guide programme click here.

Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film to Independent Living.  They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. Challenge badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award, named in honour or the founder of guiding.

Guides are part of Girlguiding UK, the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK.  When a Guide gets older, she can become a Senior Section member.

Guides from Eccles enjoying a sleepover

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Guide News

On 6 July, 118 members from 15 Guide units and 5 Ranger units came together at Ashley Activity Centre for the fantastic (Read more ...) (Show Gallery...)

2nd Monton (St Paul’s) Guides, Eccles -  Bee in The City, Manchester 23/07/2018 - 23/09/2018
2nd Monton (St Paul’s) Guides, Eccles - Bee in The City, Manchester 23/07/2018 - 23/09/2018
2nd Monton Guides were each presented with the GMW Bee Badge; a badge for everyone, the proceeds of which are donated to "The (Read more ...) (Show Gallery...)

BP Adventure - Liverpool, May 2018
BP Adventure - Liverpool, May 2018
This was the first Baden Powell challenge adventure I have organised as BP co-ordinator for Greater Manchester West. It was very (Read more ...)

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