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

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 valuable qualifications.

In this section of guiding, women participate in a fun and flexible programme known as Look Wider. The programme offers a range of activities and challenges and motivates members to try out new things. It is flexible and participants can take their chosen activities as far as they wish, from taster level all the way to gaining a qualification that is recognised outside guiding. The programme is linked to a variety of recognised qualifications or awards, both within and outside guiding.

The opportunities and challenges offered by the Senior Section can be followed by a group or by individual members, or by women not attached to a Unit (sometimes known as ‘Lones’). They are designed to be particularly beneficial to girls getting ready to embark on a career or go to university.

The Senior Section ‘Look Wider’ Programme is based around eight programme areas known as Octants:

  • Creativity
  • Fit for Life
  • Community
  • Action
  • Out-of-doors
  • International
  • Independent Living
  • Personal Values
  • Leadership.

Members of The Senior Section can undertake a wide range of awards and qualifications. These include the Leadership qualification, which helps them in running guiding units for younger girls, the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Queen’s Guide Award, the Commonwealth Award and other prestigious awards specific to guiding.
There are many international opportunities open to members of The Senior Section. They range from attending guiding events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries.

Members can also take part in our successful peer education programme. Young women can become Peer Educators trained to run sessions on issues that affect girls and young women such as binge drinking, bullying, stress management and sexual health.

They can also make their voices heard by, for example, joining the guiding delegation at the British Youth Council, or having a say in the future of guiding by attending an innovate meeting.

  • 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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A safe space training

09 November 2017

Level 2 Safe Space training 6-9 pm Jan 3rd 2018 Long Furlong Community Centre Boulter Drive OX14 1XP For all unit leaders, leaders in training, YL, peer

Girls Learning to Lead

18 October 2017

On what turned out to be a very warm, autumnal day, over 55 members of Girlguiding Oxfordshire came together to focus on their leadership skills. During the morning

A Safe Space Training

12 October 2017

There will be a Safe Space training in Witney on Monday 23rd October.  It is a combined Level 1 and 2 of the new Safe Space training. See Events section for details

Another Workshop for GO – in November

20 September 2017

We're running another Workshop for the new GO in November, as there were several people interested in the session, but can’t make the October one. It will be an

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