Girlguiding Hungerford

Girlguiding Hungerford


  • Debbie Lewis
  • 01488208451
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About Us

There are around 30,000 Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section groups in the UK We provide two and a half million hours of girl-only time each year - giving girls the chance to try new things and discover new skills in a safe environment. We support thousands of young women to develop leadership skills every year - in fact, one third of our volunteers are under 30. Girls and young women in the Uk complete nearly two million guiding interest badges each year in everything from circus skills to survival! Our organisation is needed as much today as when it started 100 years ago and has been thoroughly modernised in line with today's girl. Do get in touch.


Becoming a Girlguiding volunteer – what are the benefits?

Have a look at what our volunteers say:

‘It’s so much fun trying out different exciting activities with the girls. I’d recommend guiding to anyone.’

‘I always wanted to work with young people, but wasn’t sure where to start. Now I love seeing the positive impact I can have. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch a shy and nervous girl grow more outgoing and confident at each unit meeting.’

‘Being a Leader gave me the confidence to get back out to work – I initially signed up to do it every other week. Now I’m thinking of retraining and working with children!’

‘I’ve met some amazing people through guiding – it’s helped me widen my social circle and I’ve made some true friends.’

To learn more about the different ways you can become involved and further benefits – please follow this link.

Alternatively, for an informal chat about how you can become involved within Hungerford District, do give me a call on 01488 757918. Helen Bates, District Commissioner. I look forward to hearing from you.

All potential volunteers can also register their interest online here.


Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven.

Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing.

At present, we have one Rainbow unit in the District which is 1st Kintbury. The group meet weekly on Monday evenings during term time in Kintbury.

To register your daughter on the waiting list for 1st Kintbury Rainbows, please follow this link .Someone will contact you shortly after your registration.

To know more about Rainbows, do check out our very own website

We would love to open more Rainbow units within the District. Any adults aged 18-65 wishing to enquire about volunteering with Rainbow Guides, please see the section above.


Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.

Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownie interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.


We have four groups within the district :-

  • 1st Hungerford - Sunday evenings term time (new group – taking members now!)
  • 2nd Hungerford - Thursday evenings term time
  • 1st Kintbury – Friday evenings term time
  • 1st Great Shefford – Thursday evenings term time

To know more about Brownie Guides, do check out our very own website

To register your daughter on the waiting list for any of the above groups, click here.

Any adults aged 18-65 wishing to enquire about volunteering with any of our Brownie Guide groups, please see the section below on our leaders. Brownies celebrate 100 years during 2014 so this is an exciting time to become involved.


Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.

By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different. Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or camps/holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventurous sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

We have one Girl Guide group at present, 1st Hungerford who meet weekly on a Wednesday evening.

To know more, please visit our very own website

To register your daughter on the waiting list for 1st Hungerford Guides, please follow this link.

This group is particularly popular with a long waiting list. We very much need to open a second group. Any adults aged 18-65 wishing to enquire about helping set up a new Guide group, please see the section below on our leaders.

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