All About Girl Guiding in Dubai, and How to Get Involved
Learn more about British Guides in Foreign Countries (BGIFC)
31 July 2013
British Guides in Foreign Countries (BGIFC) is part of Girlguiding UK, and has been in existence since 1911.
Units are based in many parts of the world, in areas where it is impossible or inappropriate, for reasons such as language or culture, for the girls to join the local national organisation.
Members make the same Promise as in the UK, follow the current programme as appropriate to their Section, and wherever possible follow the policy and rules of Girlguiding UK.
In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in various locations, we have groups for girls of the following ages: Rainbows age 5-7, Brownies age 7-10, Guides aged 10-14 and Rangers/ Young Leaders aged 14+ and of course we always need adult volunteers to help!
For more information about GirlGuidingUK go to www.girlguiding.org.uk
What do girls in guiding do?
Rainbows- age five to seven
Rainbows have fun! They play games, have parties and make things while developing life skills. Find out about Rainbows.
Brownies- age seven to ten
Brownies do it all! Their meetings are full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves.
Guides- age 10 to 14
Being a Guide encourages girls to develop by undertaking challenges and pushing the boundaries of their experience.
Ranges/ Young Leaders- age 14+
Rangers. Young Leaders offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges, activities and opportunities for personal development.
Surprising facts about guiding
The half a million girls would:
If all the girls held hands in a straight line, the line would be 850 km long. That would be longer than 8,095 buses parked end to end! They could also stretch around the M25 four and a half times and reach from Bristol to Inverness.
Countries which have smaller populations than our number of members include Barbados, Iceland, the Bahamas, the Maldives, Malta, Luxembourg, Tonga and Equatorial Guinea.