Rainbows welcomes all girls from 4 to 7 years old for play, learning and tons of fun in a colourful, safe space.

What do girls do in Rainbows?

Rainbows follow our programme. In unit meetings, they do fun activities, play games and earn skills builder badges, all while being supported by our trained volunteers.

Your child could get skills builder badges in themes such as camping, communication and first aid. And if she wants to take guiding home, there’s lots of interest badges to do in between unit meetings, like the book lover badge, construction badge and helper badge.

Discover all the badges Rainbows can earn.

And as well as going to events planned locally and by her unit, she could also go to our fun-filled, circus-themed extravaganza, Magic and Mayhem and make friends from around the UK.

What Rainbows wear

We encourage members to wear a uniform to show they’re part of the Girlguiding family. Rainbows wear a top and a pair of bottoms.

Badges can be attached to her uniform – the promise badge, which she’ll get after making her Rainbow promise, should be on the left-hand side and all other badges can be attached where she chooses.

What’s after Rainbows?

After Rainbows, she can move onto Brownies, our section for girls aged 7-10, for nonstop fun, learning and adventure.

Girls take what they do in guiding with them as they grow up. Everything from working in a team, to taking the lead, to speaking out on issues they care about. It helps them develop the skills and confidence to become the young women they want to be. ’