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!

Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

The Rainbow Jigsaw has four areas- Look, Learn, Laugh, Love

  • Rainbows Look – Helps the girls to take a look at the wider world about them.
  • Rainbows Learn – Encourages learning through fun activities.
  • Rainbows Laugh – Teaches the girls, games, songs and how to enjoy parties and celebrations.
  • Rainbows Love – Gives Rainbows a better understanding of love and helping others, promotes in particular understanding of the Promise.

Often Rainbows will take part in activities such as singing, dancing and playing games, and do lots of crafts and cooking. Sometimes visitors may come to the Unit to talk to Rainbows about subjects such as road safety or how to care for pets. Rainbows may also go on visits to local attractions, meet up with other Rainbows, Brownies and Guides for special events and take part in a one night sleepover.

Once a Rainbow reaches seven, she is gently introduced to Brownies.

  • 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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Safe Space Level 3 trainings and Level 2 trainings

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County training weekend

09 February 2019

We are holding a residential County training weekend at Foxlease on 18th-20th October 2019. We will have a team of external trainers to deliver sessions on running