The aim of guiding is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world. Brownies are girls aged 7 to 11 who become a member of a Six and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. (Rainbows are girls aged 5 to 7, and Guides are girls aged 11 to 14.)

brownies
1st Whissendine Brownies operates a fun programme of activities for girls aged 7 – 11 which provide learning from doing. The girls work in small groups, to learn self-development and decision making as well as understanding their community and identifying their role in it. The group meets weekly after school in term time at Whissendine Village Hall.

Membership
To become a member log onto the national girlguiding website and register your daughter. The nearest unit will then make contact. Alternatively you can contact Melanie Weaver (see right). Termly subscriptions are payable as this is a charitable organisation run by volunteers.

Rainbows (5 to 7 year olds)
There is currently no Rainbows group in Whissendine and the village would welcome somebody to step up and become a leader as there is demand amongst our primary age girls. If you are interested, please contact Melanie Weaver on 01572 759899 or Pam Gilbert on 01572 723133.

Girl Guides (10 to 14 year olds)
There is no village Girl Guides group, with most girls joining either the 1st Oakham Guides or 7th Oakham Guides.

Contact

Melanie Weaver
07708 652967
davidmel.weaver@gmail.com
www.girlguiding.org.uk