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Every Guide is required to wear the correct uniform. 

Guide Navy Polo Shirt           Guide Hooded Jacket                       Guide Gilet                       Guide Striped Polo Shirt                Guide Rugby Shirt

   

 

The uniform can be bought from the following places:

Guiding website at www.girlguiding.org.uk

Sue's School Wear: www.sues-schoolwear.co.uk                                    

OPEN
Monday to Saturday
9am - 5pm
Extended opening hours
during the summer holiday

Sue's Schoolwear
18-20 New Road, Grays,
Essex, RM 17 6NG

Tel : 01375 377253

Guides Badges

Interest badges are a part of the Patrol and Unit programmes and allow a Guide to pursue and develop a personal interest independently. Interest badges are intended to support the development of individual Guides – but it is possible for a whole Patrol to work towards one together if they wish. The achievement of a high number of badges is not in itself an indicator of a highly successful Guide Unit.

A Guide may choose to do any badge in the Badge File. She may have done activities from a Go For It! with her Patrol and then decided to develop her interest in the theme further. For example, if a Patrol has enjoyed Go For It! Life wise, one or more of the Guides may choose to work for the Independent living badge.

Some interest badges continue the guiding principle of helping others and helping the community. Some, such as the Camper badge, continue with traditional activities that are still popular with Guides. These badges require that a Guide do her personal best.

Challenge Badges

When a Guide has been an active Unit member for a year, she is expected to gain a Guide Challenge badge. This badge recognises the commitment she has given to guiding during the past 12 months, including her Patrol, the Unit and her wider community.

In reviewing the criteria with her Patrol and the Leader, the Guide should demonstrate what she has gained from the year. The Leader should be able to see that personal development has taken place. Each year the Guide receives a different pin badge.

The criteria for this badge, which should be applied sensitively, are:

  • Complete two Go For Its! with your Patrol and help decide what to do.
  • Be a reliable member of your Patrol.
  • Sign and keep the Unit Guidelines.
  • Do two activities outside your meeting place.
  • Take part in a community action activity.
  • Share with your Patrol your favourite guiding experiences over the past 12 months.

The Leader should ensure that gaining the Guide Challenge is a celebration of the guiding the girl has enjoyed over the past year, acknowledging that, particularly for this age group, any long-term commitment is significant. The Guide Challenge should not be used as a birthday badge

Go for its! are activity packs for you to plan your patrol time with and are all based around a theme. Once you have completed and reviewed four sessions on your chosen Go for it! you will be presented with a Go for it! card which counts towards your challenge badges. Information about all the current Go for its! can be found by clicking on the icons below.

Patrol Emblems;

Guide Patrol emblems

Guide Promise Badge

The Guide Promise:

I promise that I will do my best.
To love my god.
To serve my Queen and my country.
To help other people and to keep the guide law.

The Guide Laws;

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

The Words to TAPS - Which is Sung at the end of every Guide Meeting:

Day is done, Gone the Sun.
From the sea, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Baden-Powell Challenge Award

Baden-Powell Challenge Award

The Baden-Powell Challenge is the ultimate achievement for a Guide. It is for Guides who wish to stretch themselves as individuals to achieve the very best that they can. It is not about achieving a set standard, nor is it about being academically able.

Any Guide who has made her Promise, completed as least two Guide Challenge badges and gained two interest badges, may start the Baden-Powell Challenge.