Rainbows reopen thanks to students

Rainbows start at Notts Own Scout Hut thanks to student volunteers

Rainbow arc

Girls aged 5-7 have been able to join the re-opened 26th Cambridge Rainbows thanks to students from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin university volunteering as leaders.

Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

Since the Rainbow group re-formed in January 2014 and started to meet at Notts Own Scout hut, fourteen more girls have been able to take part in a range of activities from the Jigsaw programme. These have included making dragons for Chinese New Year, looking at the Rainbow promise, making pancakes and having a promise party complete with cake.

Local Commissioner Cara Cooper  said Volunteering with Girlguiding enables you to play a part in giving girls and young women incredible experiences and self-confidence in a safe, girl-only space.

Student Leader Emily said “It’s really rewarding seeing the girls enjoy themselves and achieve things they may never have dreamed of. Plus as a volunteer you can learn new skills and experience things you wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to do.” 

There are currently 57 rainbow groups in Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East. New members to guiding are welcome across the county. Interested in joining?