The Guarding Program is sponsored by The Salvation Army. It includes girls in grades 1 through 12, divided into two groups: Sunbeams (grades 1-5) and Girl Guards (grades 6-12).
If you do not have a Sunbeam program in your local Salvation Army, you may join Girl Guards in grade 5. If you do not have a Girl Guard program, you may remain a Sunbeam through grade 6.
All Sunbeams are members of the Guarding Program. Any girl may join the program.
The Sunbeam Troop
As a Sunbeam, you belong to a group of girls called a troop. You have your own leaders, activities, and meeting place. It’s fun to be a Sunbeam.
- You will make new friends and learn how to be a friend to others. You will discover how to be a helper at home and at school.
- You will have fun outdoors as you enjoy picnics, hikes, camping, and nature study.
- You will learn about your town, your nation, and other nations. This will help you become a better citizen.
- You will learn how to love and worship God and how to pray. Your leader will encourage you to go to church and to go to Sunday School or another Bible study class regularly.