The first Burley Rainbow unit started in 1990 and has been extremely popular ever since. We are now lucky enough to have three Rainbow units in Burley.

Rainbows is for 4 - 7 year old girls and is the first stage on the ladder of Guiding. We wear red trousers and hoodies and a blue polo shirt.

Rainbows lasts an hour once a week in term time and we meet to have fun and develop life skills through activities and adventures. We discuss what we want to do at Rainbow chats and then the leaders prepare a programme of crafts, games and activities, to achieve our goal.   Occasionally we meet at a weekend.

To become a member the Rainbows say their Promise

I promise that I will do my best to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful.

Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, independence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. Girls get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, trying out cooking, singing, and playing games. Rainbows is all about learning by doing.

We always aim to hold one meeting a term out of the meeting place exploring the nature in the local area or going on a trip. Rainbows can also meet up with other units at district events like Thinking Day or days out at places like Nell Bank. The highlight of Rainbows is the opportunity to go on a sleepover, when the girls experience often their first chance to be away from their family for a night. This helps the girls do simple activities but without parents, which some girls may find daunting.

Rainbows can explore their interests and earn all types of badges.  The skill builder badges are specially designed to help girls develop core skills.

There are lots of fun interest badges like Animal Lover, Agility, Family Tree, Nature & Recycling.

When they are age 7, Rainbows can work towards the Pot of Gold badge which they are awarded at their leaving ceremony and it is their first badge to wear on their Brownie uniform.

To join the waiting list please go to


To volunteer to help with Rainbows please go to


For other enquiries, please contact us