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With Girlguiding girls have the best experiences

'Section' is the term we use to describe the different age groups in guiding. Each section has its own programme of age-appropriate activities. Girls can move up to the next section when they reach the right age


  • Joining age - any time from their fourth birthday.

  • Move up to Brownies - between their seventh birthday and seven years and six months.

  • Recommended time in Rainbows - three years.



  • Joining age - seventh birthday.

  • Move up to Guides - between their 10th and 11th birthdays.

  • Recommended time in Brownies - three years.


  • Joining age - 10th birthday.

  • Move up to Rangers - between their 14th and 15th birthdays.

  • Recommended time in Guides - four years.



This section includes young leaders and any other members aged between 14 and 18.

  • Joining age - 14th birthday.

  • No longer part of Rangers - 19th birthday.

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