Information for Parents

Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units within Girlguiding Essex North East follow the programme, guidelines and policies set out by Girlguiding and details can be found on the Girlguiding website


Often the first question relates to cost and as all of our leaders and commissioners are volunteers, the cost to parents very from unit to unit, dependant on rent/hall hire and running costs.
An subscription per head is paid annually by units to Girlguiding - some units spread the cost by including this in their termly subs, other may charge this separately. 

To help our units to keep their costs down we would those who are able to complete the gift aid form provided. 


Many areas run volunteer depots enabling units to benefit - your daughter's leader will be able to advise.


Changing section

If your child is due to change section e.g. Rainbows to Brownies please contact your daughter's leader in the first instance.

If your daughter is interested in joining and you would like more information on what the sections do please follow the appropriate link.

Rainbows (aged 5-7)

Brownies (aged 7-10)

Guides (aged 10-14) 

Rangers (aged 14-18) although some may choose to become Young Leaders as well or instead.

Girlguiding Inspire (aged 18-30)


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