The Girl Guides


Rainbows - Girls age 5-7years.

6th East Grinstead (St Mary's) Rainbows - Thursdays

RainbowsThe Unit started in Sept 2007, and has been at capacity since.
2009-2010 sees the group join in with all the other Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in the UK to celebrate 100 years of Guiding! This year we have had our launch event on 6th Sept 09, where 250 members and leaders enjoyed a fun-filled day of craft, magic, pampering and disco dancing - complete with light-up bunny ears!

The Rainbows will be completing their Adventure 100 badge in the Autumn Term 2009. A challenge which will include: a visit to the East Grinstead Fire Station, a visit by a Policeman, visiting the residents of Lingfield Lodge Retirement home to say hello, a Scottish theme evening, making edible sparklers for Bonfire Night (chocolate and sprinkles!!) as well as games, songs, craft and plenty of fun!

The group has spaces on it's waiting-to-join list for girls currently aged 2 or under.

To support the group please when shopping online, do so via: - this way the girls benefit, at no cost to you!


Brownies - Girls aged 7-10 years.

3rd East Grinstead (St Mary's) Brownies - Fridays

BrowniesThe Pack have been on nights away both indoors and camping, they play games, do craft and badge work whilst having fun!

To join a waiting-to-join list or for more infomation phone Lorrayne 01342 327567.

6th East Grinstead (St Mary's) Brownies - Tuesdays

The Brownies have recently done: their Artist badge, had a BBQ and been on a picnic and games evening. They have been on Pack Holiday to Blackland Farm with the theme of Peter Pan.

The group are looking for a weekly helper to cope with increasing numbers, to find out what's involved please phone Liz 01342 324110.



Guides - Girls aged 10-14 years.

6th East Grinstead (St Mary's) Guides

GuidesRecently the girls have been to Blackland Farm to camp, use the activities and take part in a Sport Relief sponsored Abseil!

The Guides have been on a chip walk round town to asses the taste of our chips, been to K2 to go swimming, visited the Fire Station for their fire awareness badge, joined the other Rainbows, Brownies and Guides visiting the Hawth for Panto and gone to WS2008, an international camp for Scouts and Guides from West Susex and all over the world held at Ardingly every 4 years.

The girls take part in varied activities, from games to Go for It!'s, Chocolate badge to circus skills.

The group are looking for a weekly helper aged 18-65 to assist the other leaders with activities.


As you can see, all the units at St Mary's are very active, and offer great programmes during the year. All units at present are at capacity, or very near, so it is advisable to put your daughters name down for a unit as soon as possible, there are girls on the Rainbow waiting-to-join list as young as 3 months old!


Anyone wishing to support the units financially when they do their online shopping can do so for free at for the Guides or for the Rainbows.


All the units join together to collect both the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers and the Tescos Sports vouchers, the Church Hall is a collection point for both. Thank you.

St Mary the Virgin East Grinstead. Church of England Parish in the Diocese of Chichester

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