If you are aged between five and seven then Rainbows is for you.  We have several units in the area run by our amazing volunteers.

You can make loads of new friends and have endless opportunities to take part in exciting events with your own unit, with all the other Rainbow units or even with all the Brownies and Guides too!

There are lot of fun things that happen above and beyond our programme both within the unit meeting place and offsite as we go on trips and even hold sleepovers.

We have a huge range of activities for our Rainbows to try so there really is something for every girl.  Within our exciting new programme there are plenty of opportunities to earn badges which are based on the six themes that are consistent across each of our different sections:

  • Know Myself
  • Express Myself
  • Be Well
  • Have Adventures
  • Take Action
  • Skills For My Future

We listen to our girls and get them involved in choosing what goes on at our weekly unit meetings.  Our Skills Builders are a fun way for the girls to develop their skills and are sometimes worked on in small groups within their chosen unit. Unit Meeting Activities are also a big hit with our Rainbows with new ones being introduced regularly. Many of our girls enjoy looking through the cards, choosing the things they fancy and getting involved.

Rainbows also get to choose the Interest Badges they want to work on and how they want to show their leaders that they have achieved the three challenges that are set for each badge. The ‘Animal lover’ badge has been especially popular.  Girls can work on these at home so it’s a great opportunity for parents, friends and other family members to get involved and be part of the adventure.

All our members are invited to make their promise and Rainbows are encouraged to think about what it means to them before they do so. The Rainbow Promise is a shorter version of the one made by members of our older sections. Girls are awarded a special badge to help them remember the special occasion.

Their promise is:

“I promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful.”

I am sure you will not be surprised to discover that Rainbows love being kind and helpful whether it be at home, school or in the local community.

The Rainbow Programme

If you would like to take a look in greater detail or if you would like your daughter to become a Rainbow use the links bellow.

What Next

After Rainbows, the next section is Brownies.  There’s a very special Pot of Gold badge which girls can wear on their Brownie uniform as a celebration of their time in Rainbows.  Your unit leader can help you find the unit that is right for you.

And adults, leaders have fun too, why not have a look at our Volunteers Page and help us make a difference.