Guides

Guides is for 10 to 14 year old girls.   

Edinburgh has 1,423 guides - we counted!

By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, these Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

At their regular meetings, plus camps, holidays and other events, Guides can try a wide range of exciting activities - everything from arts, crafts and music to adventurous outdoor activities - giving them the opportunity to develop personally as individuals or as members or leaders of a team of 4-8 other girls (called a Patrol).

With the support of an adult Leader, Guides choose and run some of the activities themselves using themed activity packs.


The Guide programme is divided into five areas:

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

Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards interest badges. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the highest award a guide can gain - the Baden-Powell Challenge Award.

If your daughter would like to join Guides please click on the link below to visit the Guiding UK website and register your interest.

Register a girl for Guides

If your daughter is already a member of Guides and would like to register for a Senior Section unit, please talk to her unit leader.