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South Woodham Ferrers Rainbows

In South Woodham Ferrers there are two Rainbow units.  Each unit can have up to 16 girls aged between 5 and 7.

There is currently a waiting list for Rainbows – we could start another unit if we had some more leaders.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please  visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested and our district commissioner will be in touch with you.

1st Rainbows


1st South Woodham Ferrers Rainbows have 2 Young Leaders and 3 Leaders.  We have 16 girls this term.

In 2015-16 the Rainbows have experienced themed evenings for every letter of the alphabet.  We had the pleasure of a visit from Eden Falconry for 'o' for Owls.  All the girls learnt about hawks and owls and even had the chance to hold one!  Here we are in the picture with the owls.

A visit from the police surprised them on 'p'. We have also had the chance to spend many evenings travelling the world; with 'A' for Australia, America and 'F' for France; trying foods, spotting landmarks and dancing to all cultures of music. We have many letters still to look forward to, such as a 'S'targazing evening and 'X' marks the spot treasure and pirate themed evening!

2nd Rainbows

We have 15 Rainbows, 2 Young Leaders and 3 Leaders.  During the year we have done a variety of crafts, including corn dollies, decorating biscuits and sock puppets. Favourtie games are hunt the teddy, under the blanket and fruit salad.  We worked for a yellow Roundabout badge and sent postcards across the world to other units to gain a Postcard Exchange Badge.

What are Rainbows?

Rainbows are the youngest members of the Guide Association and are open to girls between the age of 5 and 7. Any girl over 5 can join Rainbows providing she is able to understand and wants to make the Promise which is central to the Association.

Rainbows meet in groups, or units, of between 5 and 18 girls. There are two Rainbow units in SWF District.

Rainbows can choose from a colourful range of Rainbow clothes and each unit has a special coloured tabard.

Rainbows take part in activities in and out of doors. They play games, make things, listen to stories, sing songs.Rainbows take part in a special programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw. There are four Jigsaw areas to explore - Rainbows Look, Rainbows Learn, Rainbows Laugh and Rainbows Love.

You can find out more information about the new Rainbow programme on the Girlguiding website.

The Rainbow Promise -

"I promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful"