What to wear
Girls should receive a list of what they are expected to wear at Guides and Rangers meetings and events when they join the unit/section.
The Guides uniform top is a navy top and navy hoodie which you should order through our unit. All Guides should wear these to all official events and formal occasions, and for travelling to and from camps.
Our Rangers uniform top is the Girlguiding polo shirt plus a 28th Wimbledon grey hoodie which you should order from us - we place an order in the Autumn term every year.
Guides should wear "Scout" trousers for meetings. Rangers should also have a pair of these to wear for formal occasions.
Our scarf is a yellow and white scarf. Every girl is given one of these when she is enrolled.
Meetings in the hall
For 'normal' meetings in the hall girls should wear any Guide top (including Guide hoodies or sweatshirts), Guide trousers, gilet, 28th Wimbledon scarf and dark footwear.
For special meetings, such as those that include badge presentations, enrolments or visits by other guide leaders or dignitaries, girls should wear their 'uniform' top and smart shoes (school shoes are usually ideal).
For excursions where girls are representing the unit, they should wear their uniform Guide tops (including Guide hoodies or sweatshirts), Guide trousers and their 28th Wimbledon scarf - please see the term's activities list or event form to find out if they should wear their gilet. We ask that they try to look as tidy as possible, with ironed scarves!
Remembrance Sunday parade
Full, smart uniform including gilet, with school shoes plus poppy. Please wear extra layers underneath the uniform, not on top.
Big Gig and Pantomime
Girls can wear their own clothes.
Uniform to be visible but it's great if the girls can wear bright scarves, gloves and hats.
Clothes for camping
Kit lists are attached to the permission letter for every camp. A lot of the kit is common for every camp, but please use the relevant kit list as there may be differences. The main thing is that you should never assume it will be as warm as it is at home, nor that it will stay dry.
Please send the girls with everything on the kit list. At most camps most girls are very well kitted out, and these girls are less affected by any bad weather. However, girls who do not have the required kit – such as no waterproof jackets and/or insufficient warm layers – can end up not enjoying trips as much as their friends. Please do check that essential items, such as warm waterproof jackets, are packed!
Also please ensure that girls do their own packing (with a level of supervision appropriate to their age and experience) as they have to pack their own bags at the end of our camps. They should show you that they have everything on the kit list and that they have ticked each item off, and they should then pack the kit on their own. This also means that they know where everything is!