Welcome to Girlguiding in Barnes

Barnes District GuidesThe Guiding District of Barnes is part of Richmond Division in Greater London West (GLW).

Barnes has 1 Rainbow Unit, 2 Brownie units, 1 Guide unit 

We have our own Guide Hall, in Washington Road, Barnes, SW13 where 3 of the units meet, the other unit meeting at Barnes School, Railway Side.

We are a very friendly district and the leaders organise many joint events such as Brownie pack holiday, Christmas Disco and our Fund Raising events, Jumble Sale, Stall at BCA Fair and a Christmas Fair.

Along with these events the district also endeavours to participate in Community activities i.e. Barnes Fair, BCA Jumble Sale, and Barnes Food Fair amongst others.

Guiding is very popular with girls in the area from 5yrs-16yrs, and all units have waiting lists.  To avoid disappointment we advise that you register your daughter’s name and chosen unit www.girlguiding.org.uk well in advance of her reaching the age group for that section.

To give the opportunity of the guiding experience to more girls we need more adult volunteer’s leaders.  To find out what’s, involved go to: www.girlguiding.org.uk

If you feel that being a leader or assistant leader is not for you, then perhaps a non uniformed unit helper or a Friend of Guiding.

There are many ways for volunteers to support guiding without working with girls and young women or being involved in unit meetings. Volunteers who take on any of these tasks are providing valuable support to the Unit Leadership Team and giving them more time to spend with the girls:

  • shopping
  • keeping accounts
  • preparing materials for activities
  • letter writing
  • making bookings
  • transport
  • equipment maintenance
  • fundraising
  • catering
  • photocopying
  • photography.

Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with over 500,000 members including about 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders.  The aim of guiding is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and to the wider world.