The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the official umbrella organisation for 150 national Girl Guide and Girl Scout member organisations throughout the world. Our values-based, non-formal education programmes enable Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to develop life and leadership skills which empower them to become responsible and active citizens ready to speak out on issues affecting them, and to work together to change lives and build a better world.
Volunteerism is an essential part of the Girl Guide and Girl Scout educational method. Volunteering helps young people to: strengthen their motivation, commitment and sense of identity, develop core competencies in leadership, decision-making and other life skills, and gain intercultural and inter-generational understanding. It also provides them with opportunities to get actively involved in their local communities and form life-long habits of civic engagement.
For the past 100 years, Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has supported the development of girls and young women as active citizens and “agents of change”. But just as importantly, WAGGGS has supported the development of the volunteers who lead our young people and contribute to the quality and development of our Movement.