About the World Centres
Have you had your first World Centre experience yet? Have you felt that magical sensation of being part of something inspiring, supportive and powerful, an international experience that enables you to grow and lead, to discover your potential and change the world?
The World Centres are located across the globe, from riverside to mountain top. Wherever they are, the World Centre experience remains the same. That’s what keeps Girl Guides and Girl Scouts coming back time after time, that unique combination of selfdevelopment, learning and adventure, of leaving with more than you arrived with, including friendships from around the world, knowledge to make a difference and the skills to lead the way.
You will have access to workshops and training on global topics such as leadership, advocacy and community action or you can simply come as an independent guest. You will witness the amazing sights, sounds and people where each World Centre is based. You can visit for the day or stay for a week, or even volunteer for a month!
However you chose to visit your World Centres, your experience won’t finish at the end of your stay. You will return home with the confidence and skills to create change back home.
To be part of a World Centre experience is to be part of the history of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and is something every Girl Guide and Girl Scout should feel. And once you’ve been to one, you’ll want to see them all!
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For over 80 years it has been an international meeting place where Guides and Scouts can experience Swiss culture, grow through challenges in the outdoors, and form life-long friendships. During the winter months from December to March you can experience a mix of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. Other seasons offer excellent hiking, rock climbing and abseiling. All year round we offer interactive evening programmes. You are welcome to join us as an independent guest for a short stay or participate in one of our many international events.
All kinds of visitors are welcome at Sangam, whether you want to stop by for the day, stay at Sangam while exploring Pune on your own, attend a Sangam event, or even use Sangam's campsite for a night under the stars! At Sangam we have a focus on community leadership. Our ‘Be the Change’ events explore the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and empower you to take action in your home country. You can also participate in events focussed on exploring culture and celebrating Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and Indian culture. Participate in the Community Programme living at Sangam and working with our Community Partners. Whatever experience you choose it will be unforgettable!
Fifth World Centre
The Fifth World Centre pilot is an exciting new project, exploring how WAGGGS can provide an international experience using existing facilities in Africa. The venue changes for each event in order to enable more girls and women across the globe to get a real World Centre experience. Three pilot events with different themes have already taken place, hosted by Member Organizations from Ghana, South Africa and Rwanda. These included seminars on fund development, leadership development and training on the Stop The Violence campaign.
The project aims to build the training capacity of Member Organisations, using the methods and experiences of existing World Centres as models. The project continues, using the lessons learned from the four events, addressing the needs of young girls and young women to grow and lead, acting with and in the community. To find out more, visit