Rainbow meetings are full of games and activities which provide challenging opportunities for the girls to think for themselves and take an active part in decision-making.
Everything a Rainbow does helps her to grow. As a Rainbow, girls make the simple Rainbow Promise and follow the Rainbow Jigsaw programme under the themes:
Look: Rainbows use games, songs and creativity to open their eyes to the wider world and explore their own community and different cultures.
Learn: Rainbows learn everything they can through fun activities like crafts, making healthy recipes, visiting interesting places and learning that as a Rainbow they are part of a world-wide organization.
Laugh: Rainbows have loads of fun celebrating, making a mess and singing songs. They may even have the opportunity of an overnight adventure!
Love: Rainbows learn about working in a team, fairness and sharing, and being kind and helpful to other people.
They also have their own badges called Rainbow Roundabout Badges which cover a range of topics in addition to a variety of Challenge badges with themes such as Minibeasts, Teddy Bears, Winter Wonderland and The Gruffalo, which can include den building in the woods!
When a girl nears the end of her time as a Rainbow, the section’s mascot Olivia helps her to learn about moving on to Brownies and because there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, her unit may throw a special ‘Pot of Gold’ party to celebrate the next step in her Guiding journey.