Girlguiding is the operating name of The Guide Association. Guides take on adventurous activities, such as climbing, canoeing, sailing, and orienteering. They also have the opportunity to get involved in camps and international events, including girl-only festivals and overseas development projects. Girls are organised into the following sections by age:
- Rainbow Guides - For girls aged 5-7 years
- Brownie Guides - For girls aged 7-10 years
- Guides - For girls aged 10-14 years
- Rangers - For girls aged 14-26 years
The organisation actively supports Guides with additional needs, which may include sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mobility conditions, and mental health conditions. They have a dedicated fund for Guides with disabilities, plus a network of specialist advisers that can help Leaders adapt their games and activities.
Please note: spiritual development is a key part of Girlguiding's programme, however no single faith is predominantly referred to or used. Girls with no religious faith are equally included and respected.
Girlguiding Northamptonshire is a registered charity (no. 304418).