Rainbows and Brownies


 Last month I wrote in despair that we were short of leadership and could face closure.  This month, the mood is much more buoyant as we have had two parents come forward, one  as a unit helper and the other to do her training as an assistant leader.  Plus, we have a promise of a young leader in May when she turns 14.

We are also looking forward to a new programme and resources as guiding is updating it’s programme from September, we will start to move towards these changes from Easter.

Recently a number of girls have moved up into the guides and brownies and we now have spaces in both sections for new starters.

If your daughter in interested in joining the fun on a Wednesday night, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, please log on to the website at:


register-your-daughter, and complete a simple on-line registration and select our unit, 1st Beeston Rainbows, for those aged 5 to 6 years and 1st Beeston Brownies for those aged 7 to 9 years and for those aged 10 years plus there is a selection of Guide units in the local area to join.  Once you have registered we will be in contact (by email usually) to arrange taster sessions and arrange for your child to join one of our units.

The new year has seen the completion of the ‘A Survivor Challenge’ badge, with ‘I’m a ….  get me out of here’ style challenges by the Brownies, while the Rainbows have been working on activities to Celebrate their 30th birthday.

Both units are now planning how they would like to follow on from their successful visit to Morrison’s in Dereham to make pizza and have a day booked to go to Sandringham Park.  This term we are thinking international as we prepare for thinking day on the 22nd February where we encourage the girls to think about Guiding around the world.

Thinking Day centres around the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and has been celebrated since 1926, it is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.  It has been a tradition for girls in Guiding to wear their Guiding uniforms on Thinking Day.

Kim, Brown Owl