The Senior Section 14 - 25

The Senior Section is for girls and young women aged between 14 and 26 years. They take part in guiding activities and can also take on leadership roles. Participants choose from a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities which challenge them to reach their full potential. Each member tailors her own programme that allows her to have fun while doing the best she can. Within the Senior Section, members can take part in Rangers, Leadership (Young Leaders are aged 14-17 and Young Guiders 18-25), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Queen’s Guide Award, 4 (peer educators), Commonwealth Award, Innovate, British Youth Council, SSAGO, and GOLD.

Most members belong to a group such as a Ranger unit or a group such as the Young Leader Qualification, Queen’s Guide Award, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award etc. These groups can meet together regularly if they wish, either weekly, fortnightly, monthly or termly but equally they can keep in touch by other means and maintain a flexible arrangement that suits everyone. The Senior Section ‘Look Wider’ programme is a personal development programme that gives members the opportunity to try new things, further their abilities in areas that they have already experienced and to share their skills with others. It is designed to appeal to all young women and offers fun and flexibility with a wide range of activities and challenges . The programme is also linked to a variety of recognised qualifications or awards, both within and outside Guiding. The Senior Section has the same Law, Promise and Motto as the Guide Section but when making their Promise, all Senior Section members make an extra commitment to be of service to the community.

Queen's Guide Award - Our County has a Queen's Guide Award Adviser who will advise those interested in undertaking this award to plan their progress and fulfil all the requirements. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award  Our County also has a D of E Adviser, who will help girls through the whole of their Bronze, Silver and Gold sections of the award.  It is also possible for girls not in Guiding to complete the Community Service section of their award section by helping with units.