The Uniform Groups of St Mary's
2nd Cubbington (St. Mary's) Rainbow Unit was formed in February 1991. We are a group of twelve girls aged five to seven and two leaders. Rainbows is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and have fun.
The Rainbows Jigsaw is the basis of our programme and has four areas Look, Learn, Laugh, Love. We encourage the girls to look around them and learn about their own environment and community. We help them to understand that they are part of a wider world and as we share crafts, games, songs celebrations and festivals from around the globe to laugh and have fun.
Rainbows learn about love through caring and sharing with friends and family, working together, fair play and being considerate and helpful to others.
After about six weeks the Rainbow makes her promise with all the others. I promise that I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful.
2nd Cubbington (St. Mary's) Brownies celebrated their 50th Birthday in 2012.
Brownies are girls aged seven to ten who follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure. Brownies opens up a world of exicting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and to make brilliant friends.
The Brownie Adventure is divided into three areas:
You: Brownies develop confidence and self-esteem through having new experiences and learning new skills. They build friendships and learn to share and cooperate with others by working together in small groups called 'Sixes'. They get a say in what happens at Brownies through discussions or 'Pow-wows', which help them develop decision-making skills and the ability to put their views across.
Community: We encourage girls to become active citizens by helping them understand and participate in their communities. This could mean money for charities or visiting local places of interest.
World: Our programme encourages girls to learn about the wider world. Activities could involve celebrating a festival from a different culture, finding out about endangered animal species, or learning how they can combat climate change.
Girls can also work towards interest badged covering many different hobbies and activities from Artist to Science investigator.
2nd Cubbington (St.Mary's) Guide Unit began in 1965 and is for girls aged ten-fourteen years. Members make a promise: I promise that I will do my best: To love my God, To serve the Queen and my country. To Help other people and To keep the Guide Law.
Girls are given the chance to explore their individual skills and abilities and try out new challenges as part of a team. Girls can get involved in anything from adventure sports to home skills. they become part of a worldwide community of girls who learn together and share skills and experiences.
The five areas of the programme are, discovery of new experiences and challenges, healthy lifestyles, global awareness, skills and relationships and celebrating diversity.
The girls work in small groups using activities from 'Go for it' and interest badges, Cook outs, sleepovers and camping add to the fun.