Guiding in the County

  Rainbows are small groups of girls aged between 5 and 7 who generally meet for 1 hour per week, take part in a range of activities and events and can   have the opportunity to take part in Rainbow Overnighters.


Brownies are groups of girls aged between 7 and 10 who generally meet for 1.5 hours per week, take part in a range of activities, events and get the chance to go on Brownie Overnighters, Holidays for weekends or a week and sometimes even to camp.


Guides are groups of girls aged between 10 and 14 who generally meet for 2 hours per week, take part in a range of activities, events, work on their own in Patrols and get the chance to go on Guide camp, indoor holidays and sometimes go abroad for weekends or longer!


Senior Section are girls and young women aged 14 – 25 who have a number of opportunities available to them:

    -  Rangers meet for an agreed time weekly or less often and take part in a wide range of activities.

    -  Young Leaders help with Rainbow, Brownie or Guide Units in a leadership capacity alongside trained adult volunteers. 

Senior Section members all get the opportunity to go on Senior Section camps, indoor holidays and sometimes abroad for weekends or longer!

They also have the opportunity to work for their Queen’s Guide Award, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and to become Peer Educators. 

There is also a thriving Trefoil Guild within Sussex West who provide invaluable support to the County and also have a lot of fun of their own.  The Trefoil Guild is open to anyone to join from 18 years upwards whether or not they are a guiding member. To find out more about the Guilds in our County click here.

Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteers have many opportunities available to them including as Leaders, Advisers and Commissioners.  Some roles require a regular commitment others can be very much more flexible.  To find out about a few of the possibilities see the County Teams page for an example of some of the types of roles available.  These and many more are available locally. 


Girlguiding Sussex West is divided into 7 Divisions.  Each Division consists of several Districts made up from local Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger Units. View the Division pages below:

Adur Valley

Arun Valley

Bognor Regis



Worthing Cissbury

Worthing Highdown