Guides

Guides is our section for girls aged 10 to 14.

Calder Division have 7 units spread out over Mirfield, Dewsbury and Woodkirk.

Members take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. Girls do everything from adventure sports to playing fun games, and from taking part in community action projects to the performing arts.

Guides work together in small groups or 'Patrols' and, with the support of an adult Leader, choose and run some of the activities themselves using Go for it! resource packs.

The Guide programme is divided into five areas:

  • discovery of new experiences and challenges
  • healthy lifestyles
  • global awareness
  • skills and relationships
  • celebrating diversity

Girls can extend their knowledge and skills by working towards Guide interest badges covering many different hobbies and activities from Film lover to Independent living. They can also gain Challenge badges that recognise their participation in guiding over a period of time. The badges build towards the Baden-Powell Challenge Award named in honour of the founder of guiding.

We held a Newspaper Challenge night and it was so funny!  As they had to do “mummy race!”


Guides enjoy a camp at Bradley Woods in the Sunshine


Autumn our Guide Dog for the Deaf and we raised £185.

Guides at Bradley Woods Sept 2013

2nd Mirfield Guides enjoy a night rafting

Guides at camp at Bradley Woods in Sept 2013.

Mirfield Guides recently took part in a cup cake workshop


43 Guides and leaders went to a very muddy and wet county camp at Bradley Woods for "WYS Alive" in July 2012

Local Olympic Torch bearer Harry Crowther visited 10th Mirfield Guides to tell them about his day and
let them hold the famous torch.

A real camp fire


Thornhill Guides at the County Canoeing Event


Thornhill Guides Fancy Dress competition


Thornhill Guides representing their unit on Parade







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