Adult Leaders work directly with girls to run Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Senior Section units. Being a Leader is really rewarding because you get to see young people enjoying events and activities that you’ve organised and watch them grow in confidence and ability as time goes on.
If you a male member or don’t wish to take on the full responsibility of being a Leader you can still be involved with young people by becoming a Unit Helper or taking up one of the many other guiding roles. Could you volunteer?
What’s in it for me?
- Adult Leaders take Girlguiding UK’s Leadership Qualification whilst working with the girls in the unit and are offered all sorts of other training opportunities at a local and national level.
- Guiding also allows you to gain useful experience that you can use at work or put on your CV. As a Leader you might decide to get involved in marketing, recruiting volunteers, raising funds, handling budgets and managing large-scale events. And you could develop all sorts of skills including excellent organisational and communicative skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative.
- Guiding is flexible. You don’t have to meet weekly or at the same time, or even meet at the same place. Make this project your own, deliver the programme for the section that you are working with your way and in your own time.
- You are not alone, Adult Leaders are part of a team – at unit, district, division and county levels, so there is plenty of support right from the start. There are also opportunities and events just for the adults so they can have a relaxing time without the responsibilities of leadership.
Click to register your interest in becoming a leader/helper