The Senior Section (SS) is the section of
Girlguiding UK for young woman aged
14-26. You can become a member of the
Senior Section anytime on or after your
14th birthday and your membership ends
on your 26th birthday. There are lots of different ways
you can become a member of senior section as detailed below:-
Rangers – A ranger is a SS member who belongs to a ranger unit. This is made up of
girls aged between 14 and 26 who meet together to plan and carry out activities from
any or all of the schemes open to SS such as look wider and Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Sittingbourne’s Ranger Units meet weekly on Thursday and Friday evenings.
So far the girls have taken part in a Night Hike in Faversham, spent an evening in
cardboard boxes as part of the changing the World challengesand enjoyed games
in the dark. We always welcome new members so please get in touch if you
wish to join or find out more.
Young Leaders – A YL is a senior section member aged 14-18 who is working
with a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit. YL’s can work towards Making it Count or the Adult
Leadership Scheme. She is supported by a YL Guider and unit guiders. When a YL has turned 18
and has completed the Adult Leadership scheme she will be given a warrant and can work as a
warranted guider with her unit (or another unit if she chooses). She will then continue to be a
Senior Section member until she is 26. Sittingbourne currently has 16 YL’s working within units
and like to help out and support local guiding events and activities.
The Duke of Edinburgh award can be worked on whilst you are part of the SS or some girls decide to complete it in Guides.
Look Wider – is a scheme that involves all the members of the SS. It is a framework not a specific syllabus that you must stick too. You decide when you want to do it. It is a personal challenge and about identifying your goals and realising them.