Rainbow Groups in Dumfries and Galloway
Rainbow Girls group Dumfries
Girl Guides Rainbows Dumfriesshire
Rainbow Groups Dumfries
Girlguiding Rainbows
Rainbows Dumfriesshire

Rainbows for girls aged 5 to 7

Rainbows learn by doing – they get their hands dirty, do sports, arts and crafts and play games. Being a Rainbow is all about having the space to try new things. Through taking part in a range of different activities with girls their own age, Rainbows develop self-confidence and make lots of new friends.

The Rainbow activity programme 

Learning about the world together

Rainbows learn and grow through a programme of age-appropriate activities, trips and adventures - both in their regular meetings and at special events.

They can work towards interest badges, where they can learn about everything from recycling to storytelling, and start their skills builder journey, developing core skills and trying new things like camping, leadership and first aid.

There are even awards they can earn, like the Rainbow Gold award and the six Theme awards, that show their commitment and encourage pride in their achievements.

Rainbows are supported by a group of highly-trained, inspirational leaders to explore, challenge themselves and have fun.


Rainbow Gold Award
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What happens next?

Parents/carers will complete an initial enquiry online through a dedicated area of the Girlguiding website by clicking the Join Us link below. 

Your postcode will generate a geomap of the area and a list will appear of the units nearest where you stay. If you require your child to attend a unit in a different area (e.g. near a grandparent, child minder) then you can generate this postcode to find a unit. 

You can choose up to three units.  Your enquiry is stored on the system and then sent to the first Unit requested.  An email is sent to the members of the Unit team to inform them that there has been an enquiry and asking them to log onto Join Us and pick up a message. Your enquiry will be responded to within 21 days. 

When you (parent/carer) have completed the enquiry form and submitted it online, you will get a “thank-you for your enquiry” screen which you can chose to print or have sent in an email. The screen will provide thyou with some key information including timescales and confirmation of what information you have submitted. You will be advised that “a leader will be in touch by 21 days” 

If there are spaces available then the leader will contact you inviting your daughter to a meeting. If your daughter chooses to stay in the Unit, the leader will ensure that the “Welcome to Guiding” forms are completed to get all the relevant information on your daughter. i.e. additional needs, allergies, gift aid and photographs. 

Rainbow Units: Where to find us

Annan & Eastriggs District

  • 1st Annan Rainbows  Wednesday  6.00-7.00pm
  • 2nd Annan Rainbows  Monday  6.30-7.30pm

Dumfries Districts One and Two

  • Calside Rainbows  Wednesday  6.00-7.00pm
  • 1st N. W. Dumfries Rainbows  Tuesday  5.15-6.15pm
  • 1st Dumfries Rainbows  Thursday  6.00-7.00pm
  • 1st Locharbriggs Rainbows  Tuesday  5.30-6.30pm

Gretna & Langholm District

  • 2nd Gretna Rainbows  Monday  5.45-7.00pm

Lockerbie & District District

  • 1st Lockerbie Rainbows  Thursday  5.30-7.00pm

Lower Nithsdale District

  • 1st Morton Rainbows  Thursday  6.00-7.00pm

Moffat District

  • 1st Moffat Rainbows  Thursday  4.00-5.00pm

Upper Nithsdale District

  • 1st Kelloholm  Rainbows  Tuesday  5.30-6.30pm
  • 1st Sanquhar Rainbows  Monday  5.30-6.30pm