Who can be a Guide?
Any girl aged 10 and
over can be a Guide
How often do they
Most units meet once
a week during school term for about an hour and a half. There are
lots of opportunities for your daughter to take part in activities
and events at the weekend or during the holidays. Many units go
away on holiday or to camp for up to a week.
What will it cost?
Guide units charge 'subs'
to cover costs like equipment and the meeting place, and these are
usually paid termly. The Guider will let you know the amount as
well as how and when to pay. For events like camps, holidays, days
or evenings out or weekend trips an extra charge is usually made..
The adult in charge
of a unit is called the Unit Guider. She is an unpaid volunteer
and is usually helped by one or more Assistant Guiders. All Guiders
undergo Guide Association training. There is at least one adult
for every 12 girls.
Each Guide is a member
of a Patrol made up of four to eight girls. A Patrol plans and carries
out its own activities with the support of the Guide Guider so that
each Guide has a role in deciding what they do. Patrols elect their
own Patrol Leaders.