IGG's Members

Currently we have nearly 12,000 members ranging in age from 5 to 95. Irish Girl Guides membership consists of youth members and adult members.


  • Our youth members range in age 5 to 30 years of age. The programme they follow is relevant to the needs of today's youth and it is carried out in an unpressuried atmosphere. The programme teaches girls leadership and responsibility in the context of fun and friendship. There is a strong emphasis on the outdoors and girls are encouraged to follow their own paths in terms of what activities and challenges they would like to do.

      Through a variety of activities, girls are encouraged to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of spiritual values in their daily lives
  • Be involved in decision-making
  • Learn practical indoor and outdoor skills
  • Participate in the international aspects of Guiding
  • Behave responsibly in upholding the laws of the country
  • Be aware of and care for the needs of others
  • Appreciate and use environmental resources properly


  • Our adult members can be any age from 18 upwards. Some of our adult members work in Units across the country as Leaders to help girls grow into confident, self-respecting young women. Adult Leaders develop life skills including teamwork and communication skills. They get the opportunity to work as part of a team and make new friends. Other adult members might be Extras or Trefoil Guild who would like to keep in touch with the organisation even after retiring

To learn more about any of our age groups - click on the image below - or use the menu on the left. 

       
 Ladybirds aged 5-7          Brownies aged 7 - 10        Guides aged 10 - 14

       

 Senior Branch aged 14-30         Leaders aged 18+          Trefoil Guild - any age