Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides are all held in the Walter Nelson Halls on Thursdays.

Brownies and Rainbows start at 6:30pm, Guides at 8:00pm.

If you would like further information about these organisations please email the church office at gportpc@googlemail.com.

What Rainbows Do

Rainbows take part in lots of fun activities in their unit such as playing games, making crafts, singing songs and cooking.

Rainbows regularly go on outings to exciting places across Northern Ireland. In the past, these have included trips to Belfast Zoo, Castle Espie or a visit to Lorne for a teddy bears picnic or a princess party.

The Rainbow activity programme

For girls aged between 4 and 7.  Being a Rainbow is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, trying new things and having fun. Rainbows enjoy a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw which follows the key themes: look, learn, laugh and love.

Rainbows learn by doing – they get their hands dirty with arts and crafts, cooking and playing games.

What Brownies Do

Brownies take part in lots of exciting activities including events which happen outside of their usual meeting places. These can include adventure days at Lorne, Circus Skills workshops, Science Investigator days and of course amazing pack holidays!

In the unit, Brownies have fun singing, dancing, having sleepovers, cooking, organising parties and completing badges.

Girls learn many skills during their time in Brownies including teamwork, leadership, listening and sharing skills.

Brownie Programme

Girls aged 7 to 11 can enjoy the hands-on Brownie programme which allows girls to try out many different tasks and activities It also gives girls the opportunity to develop their own identity.

The Brownie Adventure is split into three key sections: you, community and world.

Brownies also complete interest badges that they can choose themselves. These increase their knowledge and abilities in areas such as ICT, animal care, healthy living, helping in the home and the girls can display the badges they have gained on their uniforms.

Brownies are assigned to a small group when they join called a Six and this gives them the opportunity to learn to work in a small team and to communicate with their peers.


What Guides Do

Guides have the opportunities to get out into the world, have new exciting experiences and have fun with their friends. Guides also take part in away days, camps, overnights, adventures and exciting challenges.

Guide Programme

 For girls between 11 and 14. The Guide programme is flexible and is designed to allow each girl to work towards and achieve her personal goals. The five key themes of the programme are: discovery of new experiences and challenges, healthy lifestyles, global awareness, skills and relationships, celebrating diversity.

Guides can also choose from lots of interest badges and special activities called “Go For Its”. All of these earn the girls their badges which are worn on their uniform. The work they do also count towards the challenge badges which celebrate their time in Guides. The Baden Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a Guide can achieve.