Guides are aged 10–14. Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. Guiding provides a safe environment for girls to explore new possibilities and achieve their personal goals while making friends and having adventures.
Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film Lover to Independent Living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award, named in honour of the founder of Guiding.
Many Guides take the opportunity to go away with their friends for camps or holidays where they take part in a variety of activities both in and outdoors. They sometimes visit places such as HMS Belfast, Cadbury World and Hampton Court Palace.