The Senior Section is for young women aged between their 14th and 26th birthdays. The name ‘Senior Section’ actually covers a lot of membership possibilities, including (but not limited to!):
* Young Leader
* Young Guider
* Lone Senior Section member
Rangers meet in a unit or group to do activities they choose from the Senior Section programme, including Look Wider or Duke of Edinburgh Award sections if they wish.
Young Leaders are aged 14-18, help out in a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit, and may work toward a leadership qualification if they wish. They can also participate in any other Senior Section opportunities that they choose.
Young Guiders are aged 18-26, have completed the Adult Leadership qualification and work as a Guider with a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or Senior Section unit. They can take any adult training or Senior Section opportunities that they like.
Lones are members who are work on the Senior Section programme but who are not part of a unit or group (for example because they cannot attend regular meetings). They are supported by a Guider, and have all the normal Senior Section opportunities available to them.
In4mers are members who have been trained to lead Peer Education sessions on topics including refugees, eating disorders, and bullying.
...is the name of the programme for the Senior Section. A wealth of activity suggestions are offered, and members choose as they wish - or suggest their own. The programme covers 8 areas or ‘octants’ - creativity, Fit for Life, Community Action, Out-of-doors, International, Independant Living, Personal Values, and Leadership.
Senior Section members can take part in a wide range of activities, including 4 (‘4ward, 4 self, 4 others’), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Commonwealth Award, Queen’s Guide Award, Look Wider, residentials, international trips, camp and holiday permit scheme - and many more! Check out the official Girlguiding UK Senior Section web pages, or see the ‘Yess’ Senior Section newsletter here.