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Last Updated: Monday February 21 2005 14:39 GMT


Guides. Picture credit: Girlguiding UK
Guides are usually aged between 10 and 14. They work together in groups of four to eight called patrols.

Guides earn badges for doing certain tasks which they can sew onto their uniform.

Some examples of Guide badges are:

  • Holiday badge
  • Outdoor pursuits badge
  • Sports badge
  • Water safety badge
Guides can also take part in a number of team activities to earn Go For It credit cards.

Some examples of Go For It activities are:

  • Football
  • Film and Photography
  • Healthy eating
  • ... and a Chocolate Go For It!

A girl who joins Guides makes a promise:

    I promise that I will do my best:
    To love my God,
    To serve the Queen and my country,
    To help other people
    and To keep the Guide Law.

Below is the Guide Law:

    A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
    A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely.
    A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences.
    A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
    A Guide is polite and considerate.
    A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her.

The Guide motto is "Be prepared."

On her 14th birthday, a Guide can join the Senior Section and can remain a member until her 26th birthday.

Guide to Girl Guides

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