Members with Special Needs

Can any girl or woman join Guiding? Yes!

Guiding welcomes girls and adults with disabilities and its varied programme is flexible to allow most girls to participate. Every member of guiding makes a promise to do their best. If a girl or leader is willing to commit to the Promise – then they can become a member of GirlguidingUK.

Everyone has their strengths and we aim to work with the abilities a person has and offer help if they need it. In guiding we encourage the girls to learn social skills, work together, be tolerant and respect diversity whilst carrying out the most important part of our philosophy – having fun! A girl with disabilities should be able to take as full a part as possible in her units activities. At the same time, the other girls’ requirements are taken into account so that the experience is a positive one for everyone.

Do come and join us if you have learning or physical special needs that limit your activities but not your hopes and achievements. Everyone is included and everyone does their best.

We will do our best to find you a place in a local unit if possible but it would be helpful if parents discuss their daughter’s needs with the unit leader before she joins so that advice can be taken from the guiding Adviser for Members with Disabilities.

Our shop and the ground floor at Nottinghamshire Guide Head Quarters are wheel chair accessible, as are our camp and holiday premises.