Guides ...

Who are Guides?

Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun.  Guiding provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it’s up to each Guide to work out which opportunities are relevant for her, whether it’s improving her football skills, party planning or learning about independent living.

  • Guides work together in Patrols. They elect their own Patrol Leader and are encouraged to plan their own activities. Patrols provide a ready-made group of friends and helps the girls to feel that they belong to something special.
  • Any girl aged ten to 14 who wishes to, can become a Guide.
  • Each Guide chooses the top she wants to wear from the options available in the Guide wear collection. This choice allows Guides to be themselves but also makes them feel part of the unit.
  • The Guide Promise is:
    I promise that I will do my best:
    To be true to myself and develop my beliefs,
    To serve the Queen and my community,
    To help other people
    To keep the Guide Law
  • The Guide Laws are:
    A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
    o A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely.
    o A Guide faces challenges and learns from her experience.
    o A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides.
    o A Guide is polite and considerate.
    o A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her.
  • The Guides programme covers five main sections which are:
    o healthy lifestyles
    o global awareness
    o skills and relationships
    o celebrating diversity
    o discovery (of new experiences and adventures).

Guides in Dursley District

We have three Guide units in Dursley District with 64 girls at the last count.

3rd Cam Guides are run by Ann and meet on Tuesdays in Dursley.

1st Coaley Guides are run by Anne & Clare and meet on Mondays in Coaley.

If you are interested in joining Guides as a girl or helper then please visit the Girlguiding - Register Your Interest page..

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