Girl Guides, Ladybirds and Brownies

The Irish Girl Guides, sometimes more commonly known as IGG, has been in existence since 1911, when the first Guide Unit was set up in Harold’s Cross.
The Irish Girl Guides is a uniquely girl-only, youth-driven, active and dynamic organisation. It offers a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-30, and opportunities for Leaders of all ages.
In an all-female organisation, the girls are free to progress and express themselves in a comfortable setting. They enjoy the activities as they can ‘just be girls’ without any pressures and learn to be themselves in a safe environment while learning the skills that will one day help them to be responsible citizens and adults.
There are seven Regions in the Irish Girl Guides, covering all 26 counties. Each Region has its own support officer. For details on Regional Development Officers and other staff of the Irish Girl Guides, see Staff and Volunteers
The Irish Girl Guides has four different age brackets:
Ladybirds are girls aged 5-7
Brownies are girls aged 7 – 10
Guides are girls aged 10 – 14
Senior Branch are girls aged 14 – 30
And from the age of 18 onwards, you can be a Leader with the Irish Girl Guides.
Girls in Guiding have the opportunity to:
Learn by doing their best
Grow in Self-Confidence
Learn New Skills
Form Close Friendships
Develop Teamwork Skills
Learn Life Skills
Try out great new activities
Gain new experiences
And most importantly, have lots of fun!

They have a strong emphasis on the outdoors, environment, community responsibility and teamwork. The girls’ self-esteem and leadership skills are developed as they progress through Guiding. The Irish Girl Guides actively promotes diversity and inclusion and welcomes girl and young women from all walks of life.
Guiding encourages the best in you; it gives you the opportunity to discover new ideas, new skills, new experiences and new friendships. Everyone is welcome in the Irish Girl Guides and the experiences you gain and memories you make will be priceless.
If you would like to join Guides or Senior Branch, or if you are a parent and you would like to enrol your child in Ladybirds or Brownies, please check the locator map for your nearest Unit or contact National Office on 01-6683898 or email info@irishgirlguides.ie

Children from St. Declan’s are involved in Brownies, Ladybirds and Girl Guides in Ashbourne. Last Friday the children wore their uniforms into school.

Girl Guides