Girls' Uniformed Organisations

Rainbows

At Bamford Chapel and Norden URC Rainbows runs on a Tuesday evening each week (during term time). The group starts at 6pm and finishes at 7pm. It is run by Sarah Finnigan and Carole Greaves who are both churches members and Elders at Bamford Chapel and Norden URC. Rainbows is for girls between the age of 5 and 7. 

"Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing.

Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

The Rainbow Jigsaw has four areas: "Look    Learn    Laugh    Love" (taken from www.girlguiding.org.uk) 

For more information please contact Sarah on 01706 360442. 


Brownies

Brownies also runs on a Tuesday evening (during term time). The time for Brownies is 6pm - 7.30pm. The leader of the Brownies is Barbara Lewendaowski. 

"Brownies is our section for girls aged seven to ten.

Through regular meetings, special events, day trips, sleepovers, camps and holidays, Brownies learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and get adventurous outdoors. Girls can also extend their knowledge and abilities by working towards Brownue interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Science investigator to Circus skills.

Brownies become a member of a Six, a unit with a name such as Badger, Fox, Mole, Squirrel, Hedgehog or Rabbit, and follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure.

The name reflects the world of exciting opportunities, challenges and fun that is Brownies.

The Brownie Adventure is divided into three areas: *you    *community    *world." (taken from www.girlguiding.org.uk)

Barbara can be contacted on tbs.lew@zen.co.uk 


Guides

Girl Guides runs on a Tuesday evening starting at 7.30pm. Guides is for girls aged between 10 and 14. 

"By becoming part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences, Guides have the chance to get out there and do something really different.

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and taking part in community action projects.

Guides work together in small groups or 'Patrols' and, with the support of an adult Leader, choose and run some of the activities themselves using Go For It resource packs.

The Guide programme is divided into five areas:

  • discovery of new experiences and challenges
  • healthy lifestyles
  • global awareness
  • skills and relationships
  • celebrating diversity.

Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film lover to Independent living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell challenge award named in honour of the founder of guiding." (taken from www.girlguiding.org.uk) 

The leader of the Guides is Irene Dikes and she can be contacted on meico2006@hotmail.com