Nature, craftivism and DIY all at new-look Girlguiding

Guides with new badges

Girlguiding has been doing amazing things recently, and it's all been reflected in a massive overhaul of its badges and activities. It's all designed to equip 'girls and young women with the skills and experiences they will need to thrive, succeed, make change and be happy in the modern world'.

Members of the 100-year-old organisation – which number around 400,000, aged five to 18 – will be able to work towards new interest badges including Craftivism, Construction, Inventing and Self-Care, and take part in group activities like Survival Skills, Exploring Nature and DIY.

The new activities have been all developed around six themes – Skills for my Future, Have Adventures, Be Well, Know Myself, Express Myself and Take Action – aimed at modernising the veteran institution.

Guides, Rainbows, Brownies and Rangers have had their say on the changes – over 800 new badges and activities – and have thoroughly tested each one. They're due to be rolled out across the UK by September 2019.
 
Alex, a member of the 1st Pedmore Brownies, says: "The new programme sounds so exciting, and it is great that other Brownies just like me have been involved. I'm looking forward to trying lots of new activities with my friends."

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