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Guides, Brownies and Rainbows

St Andrew's Rainbows

Rainbow Guides are the youngest members of the world-wide Girlguiding Association, aged between 5 and 7. Our units is the 1st Biggleswade (St Andrew's) Unit. We play games, make things, sing songs and make new friends, as the girls attend several different schools. Because there are only fifteen girls, we all get to know each other quite well and it is always sad when one of our oldest girls steps over the rainbow for the last time to go to Brownies.

Rainbows work together to earn badges such as the ‘Rainbows Roundabout’ badges and our personal favourites such as The Chocolate Challenge and the Film Lovers badge. They sew the badges onto their uniform tops along with their promise badge. Each girl will make their promise to join the group when they are ready (usually about 6 weeks after joining). The promise is: I promise that I will do my best, to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful.

Most of the activities we do will reflect the promise in some way – but mostly we like to make things, play games, go on visits and have fun. Our display board in the Chapter House shows some of the activities we have been involved with recently.

We have a long waiting list so it is advisable to put your daughter's name down as early as possible.

1st Rainbows
Times: Wednesdays, 5.30 – 6.40 pm
Leader: Sarah Greene.

2nd Rainbows
Times: Mondays, 5.30 – 6.30 pm
Leader: Joanna McMurray.

St Andrew's Brownies

The 1st Biggleswade (St Andrew’s) Brownies meet on Monday evenings during term time. They take part in a range of Brownie activities, including badge work. Other activities have included visits to the Falconry at Shuttleworth and to Biggleswade Police Station, attending the District Sports Day and the District Revels, helping at the Country Fayre, balloon modelling and a Christmas Party.

A waiting list is in operation for the group.

Times: Mondays, 6.15 - 7.45 pm
Leader: Babs Gurney (Brown Owl)

St Andrew's Guides

Our company, the 1st Biggleswade (St. Andrew’s) Guides meet on Wednesdays during term time. They take part in the full range of Guide activities, including badge work and annual camps.

This is a well subscribed group with a waiting list in operation.

Times: Wednesdays, 7.00 - 9.00 pm
Leader: Helen Sargeant

Registering Your Interest

All registration for the guiding groups is now handled centrally, so please register your interest at or call 0800 169 5901.

For more information on any of these groups, please contact the Youth Coordinator or e-mail us at