Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.

Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities by participating in their unit’s varied weekly meeting programme and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

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:

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

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, campaigning against airbrushing in the media, or learning about independent living.

Girlguiding Oxfordshire offers a wide range of activities including but not limited to:

  • Oxygen our annual Patrol competition where Guides use their team working skills to take part in a variety of outdoor challenges.
  • Quest our County camp where hundreds of Guides join together for an action-packed week.

After the age of 14, girls may decide to move on to Senior Section

  • Rainbows

    Rainbows

    Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven.

    Being a Rainbow is all about learning, developing self-confidence and building friendships. Rainbows are encouraged to learn about working together and being kind and considerate to others, and also to think about the wider world. Although Rainbows do sometimes do badges and challenges, the main focus is on having lots of fun!

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  • Brownies

    Brownies

    Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.

    Brownies meetings are fun and varied, featuring arts, crafts, cooking, games, visitors and projects. Brownies can also extend their knowledge n working towards a wide variety of badges, such as the Environment Badge, the Science Investigator Badge and even a Circus Skills Badge! They may also go on Pack Holiday, camp, or a sleep...

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  • Guides

    Guides

    Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

    Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities by participating in their unit’s varied weekly meeting programme and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

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  • Senior Section

    Senior Section

    The Senior Section offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development.

    Members of The Senior Section can choose from a wide range of unique and exciting opportunities, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards...

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  • Young Leader

    Young Leader

    While part of The Senior Section, and have access to all the same opportunities as all Senior Section members, Young Leaders have a particular interest in helping run a unit. They take an active and positive part in running a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit. Being a young leader is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills to help you in the future

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  • Volunteers

    Volunteers

    Girlguiding Oxfordshire is part of Girlguiding the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. By volunteering with us, you can help us create amazing opportunities for girls across Oxfordshire.

    Guiding happens thanks to an amazing group of volunteers – men and women who give their time to ensure that we are active across Oxfordshire and beyond.

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  • Students

    Students

    Girlguiding offers fantastic and flexible opportunities for students at school, college or university. Becoming a member of the Senior Section is a brilliant way to expand your student experience, have fun and give something back in your community.

    The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25.

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Wellies and Wristbands

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A Safe Space Training

 

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Latest News

Girlguiding Oxfordshire – New Volunteer Residential Weekend 14th – 15th October

19 July 2017

New volunteers working on their Leadership qualification have the opportunity to complete Safe Space, First response and Section training all in one weekend (14-15th

Castles and Contours

04 July 2017

Guides from across the County met up to explore the beautiful countryside around White Horse Hill, while practising their navigation skills and enjoying the summer

A Celebration of Thanks to Oxfordshire GirlGuiding Volunteers

12 June 2017

Nearly one hundred volunteers from Girlguiding Oxfordshire enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea at DeVere Oxford Thames Hotel in Sandford. Members ditched their

OXYGEN 2017

12 June 2017

Guides from across the County met at Jubilee House for their annual challenge competition, Oxygen. Over forty Guides slept over on the Friday night with some opting

Happy Birthday Major

31 May 2017

Happy 9th Birthday to Major, a 17.3hh Shire cross who was adopted by Oxfordshire's Guides during their visit to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, near Banbury, last Autumn.

1st Bodicote Guides Survival Camp – Jubilee House

22 May 2017

The first time it had been forecast to rain in weeks and we had planned our survival camp for this weekend. Rebecca had requested a camp to learn some survival skills