Guides Our Guides Guides meet on a weekly basis on a Wednesday night. We have good numbers within 1st Bispham and these are supported well by a strong experienced leader team. Being a Guide is all about learning new skills, making your own decisions and having fun. Guiding provides a safe environment to explore new possibilities and achieve personal goals while making friends and having adventures. And it’s up to each Guide to work out which opportunities are relevant for her, whether it’s improving her football skills, party planning or learning about independent living. The Guide Promise I promise that I will do my best: To love my God, To serve the Queen and my country, To help other people and To keep the Guide Law The Guide Law A Guide is honest, reliable and can be trusted. A Guide is helpful and uses her time and abilities wisely. A Guide faces challenges and learns from her experience. A Guide is a good friend and a sister to all Guides. A Guide is polite and considerate. A Guide respects all living things and takes care of the world around her. Uniform Each Guide chooses the top she wants to wear from the options available in the Guide wear collection. This choice allows Guides to be themselves but also makes them feel part of the unit. Badges & Award Interest badges are a part of the Patrol and unit programmes and allow a Guide to pursue and develop a personal interest independently. Interest badges are intended to support the development of individual Guides – but it is possible for a whole Patrol to work towards one together if they wish. The achievement of a high number of badges is not in itself an indicator of a highly successful Guide unit. When a Guide has been an active unit member for a year, she is expected to gain a Guide Challenge badge. This badge recognises the commitment she has given to guiding during the past 12 months, including her Patrol, the unit and her wider community. Baden-Powell Challenge Award The Baden-Powell Challenge is the ultimate achievement for a Guide. It is for Guides who wish to stretch themselves as individuals to achieve the very best that they can.