The senior section describes a range of opportunities and roles available to members between the ages of 14-26. This includes:
Rangers – this is a group of young women who come together to take part in a programme of activities planned by themselves.
Young Leaders – these are members aged 14-18 who volunteer to help with younger sections (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides). They work towards either the Young Leader or Adult Leader qualifications depending on their age. The GirlguidingUK website has more details for the Young Leader Qualification.
Adult leaders – at 18 members can become adult leaders, however this does not prevent them from continuing to access certain elements of the senior section programme including awards until they turn 26. The GirlguidingUK website has more details for the Leadership Qualification.
The senior section programme is based around octants and encourages the girls to take part in taster sessions, develop skills over a slightly longer period of time and gain qualifications too. The GirlguidingUK website has more details for Senior Section.
MIddlesex East has a number of Senior Section units in the county. Please contact
SeniorSection@ggme.co.uk for a unit close to you!
In addition to or as part of the Senior Section programme the following opportunities are also available:
- International – there are a number of opportunities to participate in international trips through County and Region, full details are available from email@example.com.
- Innovate – this is Girlguiding UK’s youth forum, giving young people a voice within the structure and management of guiding nationally.
- Octant certificates – there are 8 octants which on completion of all 3 phases of a particular octant a young person can be presented with a certificate of achievement in that area. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org and Look Wider.
- Chief Guide’s Challenge – this is an award for those who have completed phase 1 and phase 2 of all 8 octants and comes with a badge and certificate.More information from email@example.com and Chief Guide’s Challenge.
- Queen’s Guide Award – this is the top youth award within Girlguiding UK and is available to those over 16 years. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org and Queen’s Guide Award.
- DofE – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold available to those over the age of 14, 15 and 16 requiring the participant to undertake activities in Volunteering, Skill, Physical, Expedition and Residential (Gold only). More information from email@example.com.
- 4 peer education – young people aged 14+ are trained as peer educators to work with young members on an ad hoc basis to deliver programmes on specific topics. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org.