WAGGGS has Member Organisations in 150 countries around the world - and we are still growing!
Our 150 Member Organisations are diverse, passionate and crucial to the international Movement. Being a member of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is being part of a strong and growing network of leaders, all committed to empowering and supporting girls and young women.
Join the Movement
Volunteers and young people are always welcome to join the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement. You just need to join a national association in your country. You’ll be joining a huge group of friends from around the world and can look forward to plenty of fun and adventure!
Become a member organisation
All WAGGGS member organisations work with a common criteria and method to bring the best experience of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting for all girls. This is set out in the WAGGGS Constitution and includes:
- Commitment through the Promise and Law
- Progressive self-development
- Learning by doing
- Teamwork and training for responsible leadership
- Active co-operation between young people and adults
- Service in the community
- Outdoor activities
WAGGGS proactively supports developing Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in new countries where there are not yet any programmes for girls. We want to offer more girls and young women the opportunity to be Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Potential member countries
There’s a comprehensive process for new countries to become a member of WAGGGS. To begin this process, a champion from a non-member country should get in touch with the WAGGGS team.
A team of staff and volunteers will support the new country throughout the journey to membership – usually over a few years. The process to become a member of WAGGGS will include several country visits and assistance from a skilled team of volunteers.
There are two categories of membership to WAGGGS: Associate and Full Membership
Associate Membership is awarded to new countries that have fulfilled the requirements of the membership criteria but still require further development in some areas – such as membership growth for example.
Countries applying for Associate Membership can be accepted into Membership by a vote of the World Board during the triennium, which is then ratified by the Full Members at a World Conference.
New countries may apply directly for Full Membership if they meet all the requirements of the membership criteria.
Applications for Full Membership are presented to the Full Members at a World Conference for a vote.