The Senior Section is for young women aged 14 to 25.
Welcome to The Senior Section within Greater London Kent.
Members of GLK’s Senior Section can choose from an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development, including travel in the UK and around the world, volunteering with younger girls within Girlguiding as a Mentor or Leader, and working towards valuable qualifications.
You can join one of the many Ranger Units that exist around the County in order to enjoy the Senior Section opportunities with a group of peers. Rangers are units of girls that meet weekly or bi-weekly (to suit school and college work) in order to enjoy a girl only space to take part in activities together, to follow the Senior Section programme, and to chill and get away from homework! For more information on your closest unit, please contact [email protected] .
As a County we run various events for our members in the age range of 14-25, recent events have included trips to London to be a Super Sleuth, Overnight events, D of E training and Quiz Nights.For more information on the Senior Section Programme, Look Wider, Awards and opportunities you can visit the Senior Section Website (http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/seniorsection/) or speak to one of the Advisers within the County listed below.
The Look Wider Programme offers a range of activities and challenges and motivates members to try out new things – it could be learning a language, playing a musical instrument, running a marathon, camping in the wilds or volunteering overseas. It is flexible and participants can take their chosen activities as far as they wish, from taster level all the way to gaining a qualification that is recognised outside guiding. Read more about the Look Wider Programme.
Members of The Senior Section can undertake a wide range of awards and qualifications. These include the Leadership qualification, which helps them in running guiding units for younger girls, the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Queen’s Guide Award, the Commonwealth Award and other prestigious awards specific to guiding. See more about our Young Leader Qualifications here >> Young Leader opportunities
There are many international opportunities open to members of The Senior Section. They range from attending guiding events abroad to volunteering on community projects in developing countries. Members can also take part in our successful peer education programme. Young women can become Peer Educators trained to run sessions on issues that affect girls and young women such as binge drinking, bullying, stress management and sexual health.
Within GLK we have specialist Advisers who will be happy to speak to you about the following opportunities:-
- Rangers – Lucy Haslam ([email protected])
- Young Leader Qualification – Emma Haslam ([email protected])
- Queen’s Guide Qualification – Laura Glynn ([email protected])
- Peer Education – Carla Carter ([email protected])
- Duke of Edinburgh – Sheila Edwards ([email protected])
- General Senior Section questions – Alexis Bodycomb ([email protected])
Within GLK we are lucky enough to be part of the Jack Petchey Award Scheme, which allows Senior Section Members to be nominated by their peer group in recognition of a personal achievement. All successful recipients of the award receive £200 to spend with their Senior Section friends and the honor of attending an Award Ceremony with The Mayor. Ranger units around the County have enjoyed many varied days/nights out including the London Aquarium, the West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, many trips to various restaurants of course and so the list goes on….
Click here to see recent publications of “Ranger Roundup” to give you a flavour of what the young ladies in GLK’s Senior Section enjoy doing.
If you want to continue your Guiding journey after Guides, or start a new journey as a young adult in Guiding please register your interest in joining The Senior Section here.