2011- Community action

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Reaching out to others and growing Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting as part of your centenary celebrations can be a small act of kindness or a big project that will benefit your community. Make your centenary celebrations a time to make a personal  commitment to change your world and connect with those around you!

One way to make your centenary celebration something to remember for years to come is through a centenary project. Centenary projects are community action projects related to the WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme (GAT) girls worldwide say “together we can change our world”.

Top Tips to get started on Community Action

  • Talk to your community: Find out what are the issues that affect your friends and neighbours. Focus on improving these issues. How do they want to change things and how will they get involved? 
  • Find your passion: Go for something that you have passion and enthusiasm for. This will keep you interested in the project.
  • Do the research: Once you know what you’re going to work on, find out all you can about the topic. Has anyone done a similar project that you can learn from?
  • Make a plan: Planning is essential to your project’s success. Make sure you know what needs to be done, by whom. Also define key deadlines and work out a budget.
  • Enlist support: Find people and organizations in your community that might be able to help. These could be local businesses or charities that can help you with resources, volunteers and funds. Be sure to make use of any local support offered.
  • Celebrate successes and learn from challenges: Make sure you have decided how you will monitor your progress and evaluate whether you have achieved what you set out to do.

For more information about planning your centenary project, please check the 2011 Centenary activity pack.

We hope you have found this information useful. We are always keen to hear about the projects  you are planning and working on. Please send your centenary project stories to: centenary@wagggsworld.org
or to:
Centenary Coordinator,

World Bureau, 12c Lyndhurst Road,

London NW3 5PQ, England