2010

Happy 100th birthday, Girl Guides

The Telegraph has put together a photo gallery to celebrate the centenary of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting. You can see the evolution of the Movement through a selection of photos from 1910 to nowadays.

The UPS Foundation and WAGGGS interviewed at the Rainmakers TV

WAGGGS' Chief Executive, Mary Mc Phail, and Eduardo Martinez, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations, UPS Foundation, were interviewed by Rainmakers TV about the difference that WAGGGS' work, with the support of UPS, is already doing in countries such as Madagascar or South Africa. The interview was recorded during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, September 2010. Watch the interview on the Rainmakers website.

The UPS Foundation announces a $2 million dollar commitment to support young women

Corporate Social Responsibility news bulletin announcing The UPS Foundation investment of a five-year $2 million dollar commitment that supports young women to become advocates and leaders on issues such as environmental sustainability, the UN Millennium Development Goals and community development.

Regional Director, Europe, talks to BBC World Service 

Europe Regional Director, Penelope Cooper, talks about her job on BBC World Service. Penelope is responsible for the general management of the Europe Office WAGGGS and ensuring the implementation of the Region’s Strategic Plan.

Girl Scout CFC Light Bulb Give-Away

In 2009 Girl scouts in San Francisco gave away 5,000 CFC light bulbs to raise awareness about energy conservation and to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint in order to abate global warming. Watch the video on the Young Voices on Climate Change website.

Almost a century later, the Girl Scouts movement is still engaged in service

11 June 2010, The Ismaili

A Girl Scout’s life is typically associated with the selling of cookies, going to camps and earning badges — a phase of girlhood that might last 10 to 12 years. Shariffa Keshavjee, however, has been a Girl Scout for 57 years. Read the story

ABC Radio National, Australia

Susie Matters, Guide leader in Australia and one of the WAGGGS delegates at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2010, was interviewed in the programme 'Life Matters' of ABC Radio National in Autralia, about the centenary of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting.

Girl Guides Australia- Centenary celebrations

TV coverage gathered by Girl Guides Australia during their centenary celebrations. You can watch different segments of the interviews and activities that were broadcasted last April.

Centenary Tree-Planting Ceremony between the FAO and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

13 April 2010, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) website

A pomegranate tree was planted in FAO headquarters garden, in Rome to celebrate 100 years of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and the longstanding collaboration between FAO and WAGGGS. Read the story

Guides give hope to child soldiers and prostitutes

21 February 2010, The Independent

The guiding movement is seen as innocuous fun in Britain, but across the world it can change the lives of traumatised teenagers. Read the story

Cherie Blair: The first worldwide web for women- the Guides

21 February 2010, The Independent

For me, being a Guide was not a brief flirtation. Almost half of all girls in the UK have some experience of guiding, and many, like me graduate from the Brownies and reach the dizzy heights of patrol leader. I was a dab hand at semaphore – a useful skill in court – and I threw myself with enthusiasm into our camping trips and usually into any stream we passed.Read the story

World Thinking Day

21 February 2010, Manila Bulletin Publishing

As part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ (WAGGGS) global action to change the world, World Thinking Day is celebrated on Feb. 22 each year. Read the editorial

Haiti: Profile in Courage

24 January 2010, Care International

Wilner, age 23, is one of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides of Léogane, a hard-hit town near the epicentre of last week’s deadly earthquake.  Read his story Part 1  Part 2 

Girl Scouts fight local hunger while learning about the world on World Thinking Day

24 January, The Daily Times.com

Individual troops choose one of the member organizations of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to learn about. Read about their story

New Guide hut in Beaconsfield gets the thumbs up!

24 January, Thisislocalondon.co.uk

Beaconsfield Girl Guides have already raised around £100,000 and are now determined to find the rest of the money for the project. Read more… 

Margarita Zavala at Central American Gathering

19 January 2010, www.diariodemorelos.com

Margarita Zavala, wife of the Mexican President was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of 15th Central American Gathering. Read the article 

Girl Scouts help young patients

16 January 2009, The.newyorktimes.com

Girl Scouts volunteer at Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. The 12-year-olds seem to be gain more than a badge from their hospital work. Read more…