Being a Rainbow leader
Welcome to Being a Rainbow Leader
This online learning module aims to:
- introduce you to the Rainbow section
- support you as you plan your guiding term/year
- help you to sign off parts of the Leadership Qualification (Part 1, Element 1c and Part 2f) if appropriate.
Take a break
Please feel free to take a break if you have been sitting in front of the computer screen for a while. Your place will be saved on your computer if you log off, so you can come back to the training at any time.
When you have completed this module you will be able to do the following.
- Understand the Five Essentials and how they fit into the Rainbow programme.
- Recognise the key milestones in the 'life cycle' of a Rainbow.
- Understand the main programme elements 'Look, Learn, Laugh, Love' and be able to recognise appropriate activities under each element for the age group.
- Know the resources available to you through Trading Service and the Girlguiding website to support you as a Rainbow Leader.
- Plan, deliver and evaluate a term of the Rainbow programme, involving the whole unit in this process.
The Five Essentials in action
The Five Essentials
Match the statement to the most correct Five Essential
Every girl is encouraged to do her bestRainbows share a commitment to a common standard
Writing a thank you card for a visiting speakerRainbows care for the individual
Taking turns to speak, and listening to each other's ideasRainbows work together in small groups
Saying which activities she does or doesn't enjoyRainbows are encouraged to govern themselves and make their own decisions
Having fun outdoors, a walk in the park, a trip to the zooRainbows have a balanced and varied programme
Taking part in a Rainbow chat to choose an activityRainbows are encouraged to govern themselves and make their own decisions
Helping a new Rainbow settle inRainbows care for the individual
Having fun indoors: painting, singing, having a sleepoverRainbows have a balanced and varied programme
Having a task in preparing a Promise PartyRainbows work together in small groups
Talk about something she has done to be kind and helpfulRainbows share a commitment to a common standard
Choosing how she will say her promiseRainbows are encouraged to govern themselves and make their own decisions
Raising money for a community projectRainbows share a commitment to a common standard
Being a Rainbow
Every girl is different and will experience a unique journey through the Rainbow programme. The Leadership Team is there to support the development of each Rainbow so that she achieves as much as she can and would like to.
It is important to give girls the opportunity to try new things and gain experiences so they can develop to their full potential and make a difference in the world.
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My Pot of Gold is aimed at older Rainbows. This book flips over from Ready for Rainbows so you only need to buy one resource.
The resource encourages a Rainbow to choose her own challenges and presents the option of doing activities at Rainbows or at home.
My Pot of Gold includes:
- The final part of the Rainbow Story
- Looking back on her time in Rainbows
- A reminder of the guiding family
- What Brownies do
- Planning and having a Pot of Gold party