Who are we?
Rainbows is our section for girls aged five to seven.
They follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, which is all about making friends, building confidence and having fun! Their meetings are full of indoor and outdoor activities which let the girls think for themselves and help them develop.
When you become a Rainbow you can get a special Welcome Bag and the Rainbow flip book. The first side of this book is Ready for Rainbows, designed to help understand what Rainbows is all about. It contains lots of fun drawing and colouring activities, and a story featuring a Rainbow called Olivia.
The Rainbow Programme
The Rainbow Jigsaw is divided into four sections.
Girls are encouraged to look around them and learn about their own environment and community, and also to help them understand that they are part of a wider world, perhaps through crafts or games from around the globe, or learning about festivals from other cultures.
Rainbows learn by taking part in a wide range of activities such as trying out crafts and recipes, playing games and visiting local places of interest. A representative from the RSPCA might come to a meeting to talk about looking after pets or a police officer might come to explain about road safety.
Rainbows have lots of fun. Meetings involve games, songs, parties, celebrations and making a mess!
Through Rainbows, girls learn about caring and sharing with family and friends, working together, fair play, and being considerate and helpful to others.
Of course, at the end of a rainbow there's a pot of gold! So when a girl is nearing the end of her time at Rainbows, she may flip over her Rainbow flip book to My Pot of Gold and find out how Olivia prepares to move on to Brownies. A Leader can then help her plan a special Pot of Gold party.
To find out more about Rainbows click here.
If you are a Rainbow click here to visit the exciting youth website.