In 2009, Girlguiding celebrated it’s 100th birthday after Robert Baden-Powell set up ‘something for girls’.
The Rainbow group meets on Mondays between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Currently there are between 12 and 15 girls in the pack with an ever increasing waiting list. The majority of girls move onto Brownies, although this year they have seen some girls leaving for Beavers and Cheerleading!
The meetings are full of games and activities which provide different challenges, allowing the girls to think for themselves and take an active part in unit decision-making. Each meeting starts with a game followed by a craft activity, then if there is time, another game, and finally ‘show and tell’.
‘Show and tell’ gives each Rainbow the opportunity to tell the group something they have done in the week. This may be ‘good work’ at school or a visit or outing. Sometimes the girls bring things they have made or a favourite toy. Not only does it help build their confidence (as they all have a turn), it also teaches them to sit still and listen to others.
Finally, each term would not be complete without the end of term party where the girls dress up and celebrate the end of term and the start of the holidays.