A Young Leader is a
young woman aged between 14 and 18 years who wants to work with
Rainbows, Brownies or Guides in a Unit.
Helping in this way
allows a Young Leader to give back some of the enthusiasm which
she has for Guiding to younger girls.
other Young Leaders either in the unit or in the District opens
up the possibility of other exciting activities. Young Leaders
can also be selected to join Scottish parties travelling to
international events such as camps or seminars.
excellent on a CV and the skills taught within the Movement are
widely recognised by employers and academic institutions. Girls
who move to go to university or to take up a first full-time job
find that being a Young Leader provides a good entry into their
There are two
leadership schemes open to Young Leaders.
• Making It Count
is designed for the 14 - 16 age group. This is a programme
of activities to
help develop leadership skills in a fun way.
• The Adult
Leadership Scheme can be undertaken by Young Leaders aged
16 and over.
Polaris is the Scottish Senior
Section Forum, led by Senior Section members. There is a day
event in spring, and a weekend residential event in autumn.
Anyone involved in guiding aged
16-25 is welcome to attend.
The events are held at various
locations throughout Scotland and there are a variety of
activities, in addition to consultation sessions discussing
issues affecting Girlguiding Scotland.
a great opportunity to meet other Senior Section members and
have your views and opinions heard at a national level.
more information e-mail
4 is a peer-education initiative,
run by senior section members for everyone’s benefit.
4 aims to empower people to
address concerns and raise awareness of issues affecting
themselves and the wider community, through informal education.
Senior section members (aged
14-25) can become in4mers by attending a Basic Training.
In4mers can then deliver
trainings at units (Brownie, Guide, and Senior Section), Scout
groups or other youth groups.
There is a range of training
topics to choose from including; Eating disorders, Binge
drinking, Bullying, Disability awareness, Poverty and world
development, Media, Sexual health and Stress management.
2011 saw the launch of ‘skills
training’, enabling in4mers to train groups in; communication,
presentation, decision making, and flexibility and planning.
Following delivery of 3
trainings, In4mers can attend Advanced Training.
More information is available on the
Senior Section CD or by e-mailing
more Senior Section opportunities, visit the Girlguiding
Dundee Guide Shop