Girlguiding UK

Information about Girlguiding in the UK





Girlguiding UK

Essential Facts


We're the biggest voluntary organisation for girls in the UK, with more than 600,000 members!

Girls get involved in all kinds of fun and rewarding activities, make lasting friends and learn positive values for life.

There's plenty on offer for every age:

Rainbows 5- 7 years 
Brownies 7 - 10 years
Guides 10- 14 years
Leaders 18- 65 years

Girlguiding UK

Girl Guiding UK LogoIn 1910 Robert Baden-Powell formed the Girl Guides with just a handful of girls and the help of his sister Agnes. Although their numbers were small, the girls passionately believed that they should have the same opportunities to develop their skills and abilities as Boy Scouts.

It is extraordinary to think that from such humble beginnings Girlguiding UK has grown to  be largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women in the UK, and that there are a staggering ten million girls and women involved in Guiding worldwide.






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