Other qualifications

As a Senior Section member, there are loads of ways you can further your skills.

For some of the schemes mentioned below there are age restrictions. In some cases you can start training for the schemes before you reach your qualifying birthday, but they cannot be awarded until you reach the right age.

If the mentioned Adviser for your chosen scheme doesn't exist you should contact your local Outdoor Activities Adviser. Scheme publications are available from the appropriate Adviser.

Boating schemes

Going Away With Scheme

Catering Scheme

Health and First Aid Scheme

Climbing and Abseiling Scheme

Walking Scheme

Boating schemes

Navigate the water and keep yourself and others safe by studying the Rowing Scheme and Power-Cruising Scheme.

  • The Rowing Scheme is open to members aged 14+
  • Power-cruising qualifications are open to members aged 18+
  • The qualifications must be renewed every three years.

Ask your Boating Adviser for a copy of Rowing Scheme and Power-Cruising Scheme to guide you through your chosen scheme.

Going Away With Scheme

You should be working towards or have completed the Going Away With Licence and any relevant additional modules before you can take Brownies, Guides or members of The Senior Section away on residentials.

  • Open to Leaders, Commissioners or Advisers aged over 18 who have completed their Leadership Qualification.

The new Going Away With Scheme will be available from the Girlguiding shop in October. Find out more about the scheme on the main Girlguiding site (members' area, login required).

Catering Scheme

Catering on camp, kitchen hygiene and menu planning are all covered in this scheme.

  • Open to members aged 18+
  • Prior experience required.

Ask your Outdoor Activities Adviser for a copy of the Catering and Health and First Aid Schemes for further details.

Health and First Aid Scheme

Organise first aid arrangements, manage any health and safety needs, ensure you have up-to-date first aid knowledge and make sure you know how to manage any environmental challenges - like that big grey cloud hovering in the sky ahead.

  • Open to members aged 16+
  • Prior experience required
  • Register with your local First Aid or Camps or Holiday Adviser.

Ask your Adviser for a copy of the Catering and Health and First Aid Schemes to guide you through the scheme.

Climbing and Abseiling Scheme

The Climbing and Abseiling Scheme is divided into two levels: Beginners and Advanced. Each includes at least two days' training and a one-day assessment

  • Open to members aged 16+
  • Basic climbing ability required.

Ask your local Outdoor Activities Adviser for a copy of the Climbing and Abseiling Scheme (order code 6142) for further information.

Walking Scheme

Gain walking-related skills that cover a range of terrains.

  • Open to members aged 18+.

Ask your Walking or Outdoor Activities Adviser for a copy of Walking Scheme (order code 6563) for further details.