1st North Meols Rainbows

(Based at St. Cuthbert’s Church)

 

The Girlguiding section for girls between five and seven years of age is called Rainbows. Our unit meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00pm during term time. We meet in the annexe at the back of the main Church Hall. There is a waiting list which can be joined by phoning one of the leaders. Girls can be put on the list well before the age of five and this is advisable as we are a popular unit! Families get to know about us through friends, the Church or because siblings or school friends have attended the unit.

 

When girls first join the unit, they spend a few weeks getting to know the leaders, helpers and other Rainbows. They are involved in all the planned activities and also take part in some special ones for new Rainbows. After this, they are able to make the Rainbow promise at a special ceremony during the meeting with friends and family watching.

 

The Rainbow Promise

 

I promise that I will do my best:

To love my God,

and to be kind and helpful.

 

 

Girls are encouraged to work together both in small and large groups and are also able to contribute their own ideas for Rainbow meetings during a group discussion called a “Rainbow Chat”. The girls follow a programme of activities working towards ‘Roundabout’ badges. The activities cover four areas ‘Look’, ‘Learn’, ‘Laugh’ and ‘Love’ and include a varied selection of things such as crafts, cooking, games, singing, trips to the park & beach, meeting special visitors and lots of other fun ideas! We also take part in community events such as the Rose Queen Festival and the Christmas Fair. Rainbows can attend special activity days and meet girls from other units in the local area. Church Parade is on the second Sunday of every month and Rainbows are encouraged to attend, often taking part in the service.

 

Our adult leaders are ‘Snowdrop’ and ‘Sunshine’. We are also lucky to have some wonderful parents who volunteer to help on a rota basis. Some girls from the Guide Company have been very supportive too and come along to the meetings to help the younger girls. The unit has a special mascot, a Rainbow doll called Olivia and also a soft toy named Rainbow Ted. These are taken home and looked after every week by Rainbows chosen by the leaders.

 

You can find out all about Rainbows on the Rainbow Website:

www.girlgiuding.org.uk/rainbows or contact Snowdrop Tel: 01704 231254