Guides

 

Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 15.

 

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays.  Girls do everything from adventure sports to playing fun games, and from taking part in community action projects to the performing arts.

 

Guides work together in small groups or Patrols and, with the support of an adult Leader, choose and run some of the activities themselves using Go for It! resource packs.

 

The Guide programme is divided into five areas:

 

1.  Discovery of new experiences and challenges

2.  Healthy lifestyles

3.  Global awareness

4.  Skills and relationships

5.  Celebrating diversity

 

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

 

To find out more about the Guide programme, please visit our Useful Links page.

 

The Guide programme really is in the hands of the girls themselves.  So far they have taken part in:  inter-unit competitions, Christmas crafts, residential/camping holidays and sleepovers.  We learn how to knit and make Easter chicks.  We take great care over preparing boxes for the shoe-box appeal and support Children in Need and Comic Relief.  We have completed the Chocolate Badge and other challenges. 

 

 

Your Questions Answered

 

 

When do Guides meet?

Guides meet:

  • 7.30pm to 9.00pm
  • Tuesdays during term time
  • St. Benedict's Church Hall, Hunsbury Hill Road, West Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 9UG

 

How much does it cost to be a member?

A subscription of £12.50 is payable every half-term.

 

Who should I contact to find out more about Guides?

You should contact Mrs Jacqueline Hughes on (07968) 462663 or E-Mail.