The Queen’s Guide Award is the highest award you can work towards in guiding.
It gives you the chance to develop your skills while contributing to guiding and your local community – at an impressive level!
The Queen’s Guide Award isn’t just a great achievement to share with other members of guiding; potential employers and further education institutions will also be impressed with your accomplishment, which shows you have challenged yourself and achieved your goals in a range of different areas.
What does it involve?
The award is based on the concepts of personal challenge and participation and is split into five sections:
- Service in guiding – take an active role in guiding at a range of levels.
- Outdoor challenge – build your teamwork and leadership skills in a glorious outdoor setting. Where you go and what you do is up to you!
- Personal skill development – start a new skill and develop it, or take an existing skill to a new level for a minimum of 60 hours over 12 months. A personal skill could be anything from ballet to circus skills, or from performing magic tricks to playing a musical instrument.
- Community action – get more involved with the world around you and gain a greater understanding of it through practical and research projects of your choice.
Residential – spend two nights and three days away from home with new people.
Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven.Read More
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!
Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.Read More
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...
Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.Read More
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.
Rangers offer an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development.Read More
Members 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.
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 futureRead More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25.
See https://www.oxfordshiregirlguiding.org.uk/first-response-training-dates/ for details and how to book
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