The Senior Section is for young women aged 14–26. They are all about fun and adventure and even more decision making than in the other three sections. For them, the sky is the limit! Think trips abroad, outdoor adventures and challenging current thinking! If you come into one or more of these categories, you are part of the Senior Section family! 2016 is the year to CELEBRATE! The Senior Section celebrates 100 years. Find out more in the news section and stay tuned for exciting events throughout the year.
Senior Section Unit Members — there are Senior Section units throughout Girlguiding Greater London West so there is likely to be one near you! Some meet weekly or every other week and others meet a few times a month; we even work around exams and school in the Summer Term! The programme is based on “Look Wider” — unlike the Guides who have Go For Its, they try activities in eight octants including “International”, “Leadership” and “Personal Values.”
Young Leaders — if you are aged between 14 and 18 you can help out with a unit in another section. There is a great qualification you can work on with the support of a mentor. You will develop confidence and leadership skills and have great fun!Young Adult Leaders — the leadership fun doesn’t stop for the Senior Section — over 18s can become unit leaders. There is also a great leadership qualification for adults, equipping you with all the skills needed to run a unit. Qualified young adult leaders may also be Advisors, Commissioners, Trainers or hold any number of other Guiding roles.
Peer educators — peer educators (in4mers) plan and administer sessions for other units on sometimes difficult topics. At the moment, they are particularly involved in the WAGGGS initiative “Free Being Me” — to find out more about Free Being Me, check out this link www.girlguiding.org.uk/get_involved/peer_education/free_being_me.aspx
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteers — you can work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award through Girlguiding or with school and volunteer in a local unit. There is no obligation to complete your Young Leader Qualification but it can be a great way to improve on the skills you’ve learnt! There is a dedicated national website with even more information about the opportunities available for Senior Section www.girlguiding.org.uk/seniorsection/whatcanido/index.html.