Girlguiding 2nd Scarborough (Westborough) Unit:
Girlguiding is the leading charitable organisation for girls and young women in the UK. Girlguiding is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which represents 10 million girls in 150 countries. In this country we empower nearly half a million girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. As an organisation we’ve been doing this through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years. Here at Westborough, we have been running groups for girls since 1919. All our units are open to girls of all faiths, and girls of none. However, we are very lucky here at Westborough to have the full support of the Church and its members.
Girlguiding is unique:
At Westborough, we have Girlguiding groups for all ages.
Rainbows for girls aged 5-
Rainbows is all about developing self-
Brownies for girls aged 7-
Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls about themselves, their community and their world. The Brownie programme is called an adventure. The name reflects the world of new opportunities, challenges and fun that girls become part of when they join. Girls often have the opportunity to go on trips and sometimes can attend Brownie holidays and sleep overs. At the weekly meetings, Brownies learn new hobbies and skills, explore their community and the wider world, and have the opportunity to gain interest badges related to things they want to know more about.
Guides for girls aged 10-
Guides have an exciting and varied programme designed to inspire and challenge the girls. From taking part in lots of exciting activities at regular meetings, to special events and trips away, girls should find plenty to inspire them. Guides can choose from different badges and awards which will help them learn new skills and try new challenges. In recent years Guides have attended the Big Gig, an annual pop concert at Wembley Arena for Guides and Rangers, attended Wellies and Wristbands – a festival style camp for Guides and Rangers, camped at a local farm, and joined with 2,000 other Girlguiding members camping at Flamingo Land.
Rangers for girls aged 14-
The Ranger programme is fun, flexible and focused on personal development. For the more adventurous, there is the chance to travel to far-
Adult Volunteers aged 18+
There are so many ways adult volunteers can get involved. Girlguiding’s volunteering opportunities can fit around your skills, commitments and interests. You don't need to have been involved in guiding before to make a big difference and find a role that's perfect for you. Volunteers are always needed to help with units or help behind the scenes with accounts, shopping, activity preparation etc. Volunteers with units can help out each week, or come and help for special activities. Volunteers get involved with running activities, games, projects and events that give girls the opportunity to discover their potential and the world around them. For adults who want to get involved with helping out at the weekly meetings, there is the opportunity to complete Girlguiding’s Leadership Qualification, with training on everything from planning programmes to child safety.
If you are interested in your daughter joining one of the above groups
please either contact the Westborough Methodist Church office,
or register your interest on Girlguiding’s website here.
If you are an adult who is interested in joining us as a leader,
please register your interest on the Girlguiding website here
or contact the Church office and they will get in touch with us for you.
For more information on Girlguiding click here.