2009

Girl Guides help typhoon survivors

26 December 2009, www.sundaytimes.lk -Girl Scouts Philippines (GSP) has been supporting relief operations for girls affected by the typhoon since it hit on September 26, 2009. Read more…

WAGGGS Deputy Chair talks to One Climate at COP 15

OneClimate talks to Linden Edgell, Deputy Chair of World Board at the UNFCCC COP15 event that took place in Copenhagen, December 2009. Watch the interview

Guides of Australia and Australian Koala Foundation (AFK)

14 December 2009, www.climate-change.tv -Watch Aby, a Girl Guide from Australia and part of the Australia Koala Fundation, being interviewed about protecting the koala forests of Australia. Watch the interview

1 Voice

11 December 2009, The Orange County Register/Associated Press -A photo of a WAGGGS representative at the venue of the Climate Summit in Copenhagen. View photo

Delegates speak out!

December 2009, www.climate-change.tv - Interviews with Sarah Kelty — USA, Miriam Otieno — Kenya; two of the youth delegates from World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) at COP 15. Watch their interview...

Become climate allies says Chair of World Board

December 2009, Youtube - WAGGGS World Board Chair Margaret Treloar encourages Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world to become climate allies and join the tck tck tck campaign to fight climate change. The Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice campaign is focused on uniting and mobilizing people from around the world to raise awareness about the issues of ‘climate justice’. Watch message…

Side Event with WAGGGS at COP15

December 2009, www.youtube.com - The WAGGGS youth delegate started their side event at COP15 with an energizer in Spanish. Watch this video

The Exhibit of WOSM and WAGGGS

December, www.youtube.com - ‘Guides and Scouts are part of the solution’ was the slogan for the exhibition booth on the youth arcade at COP15. WAGGGS and WOSM jointly organized this info stand to inform conference participants how Guides and Scouts around the world tackle climate change. Watch this video

Hopes for COP-15

December, www.youtube.com - Luiza from Brazil is interviewed by a Scout on her hopes for COP-15 and how to be good Girl Guide. Watch this video…

Scouts for Climate Summit

December, www.youtube.com - Parallel to COP15 the Danish Guides and Scouts organized an international Scouts for Climate Summit. Watch this video…

Behind the scenes at COP-15

December, www.youtube.com -Abby from Australia and Sarah from the US explain what they did during the first two days at COP15 and how the first side event went. Watch this video

Impressions of Copenhagen

December, www.youtube.com - Speedy from Australia recounts her first impressions of Copenhagen, how the pre-cop15 youth conference went and why she thinks it is important that Guides attend this Climate Summit. Watch this video

Life inside COP-15

December, www.youtube.com -Petina from Australia tells her fellow Australian Girl Guides about life inside the conference centre at COP15 and introduces some of the WAGGGS delegates. Watch this video…

WAGGGS singing One Voice at COP15

December, www.youtube.com - The WAGGGS delegation to COP15 had their own song and presented it at numerous occasions throughout the conference. For example, they sang it as a good-bye song on behalf of all youth representatives to Michael Zammit (outgoing chair of ad-hoc working group LCA) and opened the youth reception with Yvo de Boer (Director of UNFCCC secretariat) at the evening of the young and future generation day where this video was recorded. Watch this video…

WAGGGS at COP15 on Flickr

December 2009, Flickr - Pictures of youth delegates from World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) at COP-15. View pictures 

Copenhagen Climate Change Summit

December 2009, Girl.com.au -Allison Hooper, 24 yrs, Petina Blackwell, 25 yrs, and Nellie Mair, 25 yrs, talk about how they will join 19 young women from around the world at COP15 to form the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ (WAGGGS) youth delegation in support of environmental protection. Read about their stories

Climate talks: Perth to Copenhagen

9 December 2009, abc.net.au - The United Nations Population Fund says that women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. So WAGGGS was there to campaign on behalf of women and young girls at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. Read more…

Optimism at COP-15

7 December, www.euronews.net - As the thousands of people taking part in the conference began arriving – the atmosphere seemed to be relatively optimistic, compared to the deadlocks of recent years. Read full article….

World mission aims to tackle climate change

30 November 2009, www.baysidebulletin.com.au - Nellie, 25, is one of only three Australian women joining the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to attend the conference and lobby for environmental protection. Read her story on how she will take her passion for the environment and enthusiasm to learn more about making a difference to Copenhagen's Climate Change Summit in Denmark next week. Read her story…

Marching for positive change!

8 August 2009, www.nation.co.ke -As she travels the world promoting activities of the Girl Guides movement, Miriam Otieno, 26, knows she is meeting her life goal: to change the world for the better. Read her story…

The Centenary of Guiding

31 August 2009, www.bbc.co.uk/radio/womanshour - A discussion about the aims and history of the Guiding movement with Denise King, CEO, Girlguiding UK and Liz Burnley, Chief Guide. Listen to the discussion…

Biggest-ever youth gathering on climate change

August 2009, www.ngrguardiannews.com - The Tunza International Children and Youth Conference, 17-23 August 2009, held the biggest youth gathering on climate change before the UN climate conference in December. The Conference had the support of several UN entities, as well as international youth organizations like the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Read full article…

Girl Guides Celebrate

5 September 2009, www.new.bbc.co.uk- Girl Guides across the country are marking the organisation's centenary with a variety of events. Girlguiding UK expects more than half a million members and guests to celebrate the anniversary. Watch this video...

Pixie Lott: 'I was a Brownie'

5 September 2009, www.news -Lizo Mzimba found that the Guiding movement has changed quite a bit when he chatted to former Brownie, and now pop singer, Pixie Lott. Watch this interview

The Planet needs WAGGGS!

June 2009, uniteforclimate.org - Given their long-standing commitment to the environment, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts enthusiastically participated in the United Nations World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2009.  WED marked the start of WAGGGS advocacy work on the environment, running up to the crucial UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December. Read full article…

It's not your grandma's Girl Scouts anymore

3 March 2009, www.concordmonitor.com - With enrolment dropping sharply, the Girl Guiding and Scouting organization is experimenting with a total makeover of the Girl Scout experience! Many lessons focus on changing the world in measurable, modern ways. Recycling is still an important part of lessons on helping the environment, but some troops also install solar panels and test water quality in rivers. Read more..