Guides

Guides make stuff happen!

Guides is our section for 10 - 14 year olds. By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different. Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, 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 called 'Patrols' and, with the support of an adult Leader, choose and run some of the activities themselves using Go for It! resource packs.

Are you a guide or would you like to be one? Visit the Guides Website or scroll down for joining and programme information.



Mon 5th Vale
Mon 9th St Matthews
Tue 20th St Saviours
Wed 8th Capelles
Wed 12th St Marys
Wed 18th Delisles
Fri 7th St Stephens
Fri 10th St Martins
Fri 11th St Josephs

Starting Guides

We have 9 Guide units in Guernsey that meet in different areas of the island and on different nights.

When girls have been to Guides for a few weeks and feel ready, they can make their promise as a guide and start to wear the uniform. Girls usually choose how and when they make their promise so it is a real mountain top moment.

Girls who already attend a Brownie pack should speak to their leader about moving up, or contact us for more information. If you have never been involved in guiding before, click here to register to join



The Guide Programme

The Promise


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 and to keep the Guide Law

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.

and the unit leader will ensure these are covered over a period of time.

The Guide Law


  1. A Guide is honest reliable and can be trusted
  2. A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely
  3. A Guide faces challenge and learns from her experiences
  4. A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides
  5. A Guide is polite and considerate
  6. A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the
    world around her

Girls can also extend their knowledge and skills by working towards interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film lover to Independent living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award; the highest award a guide can get and named in honour of the founder of guiding. The Guide programme is structured to enable Guides to participate in activities in each of the five programme zones.

There is further information on the programme on the Girlguiding website


Uniform

The Guide uniform consists of:

  • Polo Shirt
  • Hoodie
  • Long Sleeved Top
  • Dress
  • Skirt
All girls should have a uniform top or the dress, which can be worn with appropriate bottoms for the occasion. Your unit may have some guidelines on what is and isn’t acceptable in normal meetings. If a girl chooses the dress she will need an item underneath, such as the long-sleeved top, although she may wear a top of her choice in navy or black.

When an event is described as a formal occasion, the dress or a uniform top should be worn with either the optional uniform skirt and navy/black leggings or tights or smart black or navy skirt or trousers (for example, those that girls might wear to school)

Guides can continue to wear the previous uniform (Striped Polo, Navy Polo, Hooded Jacket, Gilet and T-shirt) rather than having to replace all the items immediately. For those wearing the old uniform, on formal occasions Guides should wear their uniform top with smart black/navy trousers or skirt, such as those that they may wear to school. This range will be phased out over the coming years, allowing for girls who have recently bought these items to get a good amount of wear out of them. They will no longer be considered uniform from 1 September 2016 and all Guides will be expected to be wearing the new uniform range after this date.

The following are general guidelines for the display of badges on Guide uniform.

  • Promise badges should be worn on the left-hand side – closest to the heart.
  • Only woven badges received for participation or achievement should be sewn onto uniform items.
  • Guides can choose how to display their badges on their uniform top or dress.


What's next

Guiding doesn't stop at 14, visit our Senior Section page for more information about what girls can do after their time in the Guide section has come to a close