Rainbows are aged five to seven
Rainbows have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills.
They follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, which involves a wide range of activities and games. Being a Rainbow is all about learning, developing self-confidence, building friendships and, of course, having lots of fun!
The Rainbow Jigsaw has four areas: Look, Learn Laugh & Love
Look: We encourage girls to look around them and learn about their own environment and community. We also help them understand that they are part of a wider world, perhaps through crafts or games from around the globe, or learning about festivals from other cultures.
Learn: Rainbows learn by taking part in a wide range of activities such as trying out crafts and recipes, playing games and visiting local places of interest. A representative from the RSPCA might come to a meeting to talk about looking after pets or a police officer might come to explain to the girls about road safety.
Laugh: Rainbows have lots of fun. Meetings involve games, songs, parties, celebrations and making a mess! Girls love sleepovers too!
Love: Through Rainbows, girls learn about caring and sharing with family and friends, working together, fair play, and being considerate and helpful to others.
Register for a place at a Rainbow unit near you:
If you would like to register someone for a place in a Rainbow unit, please vist this page on the Girlguiding UK website and register. This is the most efficient way to find a unit near you as we will match you with a local guiding coordinator who will be able to tell you about local groups and get you started.