Adult Leadership

Becoming a Unit Leader

Whatever your previous experience of Girlguiding, as a Unit Leader you’ll meet people, gain skills and do something good for you and your community.
Being a Unit Leader isn’t just about campfires and helping girls to get their next badge – although those are special moments that we all share. It’s about empowering girls and giving them new experiences. It’s being a role model and helping girls to realise their full potential. It’s sharing and developing your skills.
Do something for you and your community
  • Meet new friends living near you
  • Take a refreshing break from your everyday routine
  • Share a skill or specialism
  • Make a difference to the lives of girls in your community
  • Spend time laughing, playing and being inspired by incredible girls and young women
Build skills for life

As a Unit Leader, you will work with young people and other volunteers to help develop valuable, transferable skills like event planning, time management, leadership skills and budgeting. You can also progress to take our Leadership qualification, become a trained first aider or get qualified for outdoor activities such as climbing and kayaking.


Be an inspiration for girls

Your professional and personal experience, a specific skill or simply your enthusiasm – you have so much to share with girls and young women in guiding.

Whether you’ve been involved in guiding before or you are completely new to us, you’ll feel proud to watch girls grow through guiding.

Find out more about Adult Leadership on the Girlguiding website