Membership

Find out how to join the global Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement

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!

Find contact details and information about Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in our 150 countries on the Our World pages.

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
  • Symbolism

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

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. 

Full Membership

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.


Contact us if you would like to know more about becoming a new member of WAGGGS. 

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