GUIDE GROUP

An overview

Grenoside Guides was formed in 1930 by Miss M. Umpleby who was the first Guide Leader and also Cub Scout Leader. 131st Sheffield (Grenoside) Guide Company consisted of 16 girls formed into three patrols; Thrush, Kingfisher and Robin. The Brownie Pack was formed within a year of the Guides in 1931 and Miss C.W. Hoyle became the first Brown Owl. The Guides and Brownies closed for a while in the late 1950s re-opening in 1963 and 1964 respectively. The Ranger Guide Section was opened in 1978 with seven girls under the leadership of Mrs E. Birkby.

In 1987, the Guide Association introduced a section for 5 to 7 year olds – Rainbows and it wasn’t long until a Rainbow unit was welcomed into the Grenoside guiding family.

Guiding in Grenoside continues to grow with over 80 girls and young women attending Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section (Rangers). Whilst its members, uniforms, promise and many other things have changed over the years, the essence of guiding remains the same. Guiding is all about providing girls and young women with opportunities, adventure, new experiences and the chance to develop new skills in a safe, girl-only space.

Join us!

If you are interested in joining any of our Girlguiding sections, you can register your interest via the Girlguiding website www.girlguiding.org.uk/joinus

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