Annual Membership Survey

As the official umbrella organisation for all national Girl Guide and Girl Scout organisations across the world, our 146 Member Organisations are at the forefront of everything WAGGGS does and they're crucial to the international movement.


Jumping waterfallsAt the 35th World Conference in Hong Kong in 2014, WAGGGS agreed the 2015 – 2017 Global strategic plan, an ambitious framework that unequivocally focuses on retaining and growing our membership and ensuring a consistent, high-quality experience so that more girls can have the life changing opportunity of being a Girl Guide or Girl Scout.

Our decisions and commitments at the World Conference set us on a path to reach 12 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 154 countries by 2020. 

Our Cabana Volunteers 2015Business, as usual, will not deliver this scale and scope of ambition, so we set about understanding more fully what would set us up for success – what it was that our Members most wanted and needed to deliver to their strategic imperatives. Then reviewing and remodelling our services and approach to best deliver this value to them and ensuring our Movement thrives.

Member Organisations generously worked with us on this journey, completing surveys, giving insights into their organisations’ needs and WAGGGS’ current offerings, and suggesting improvements and support to work through ideas.

The Annual Membership Survey

To ensure WAGGGS supports Member Organisations (MOs) and Component Associations (CAs) on the basis of their needs, MOs/CAs have been asked to provide feedback, via the Annual Membership Survey, on WAGGGS services and programmes and share suggestions on how its current offer could be improved.

WAGGGS Annual Membership Survey was created in order to gather:

  • Strategic information to enable WAGGGS to respond more rapidly to opportunities, trends and MOs needs
  • Measurements on the current strategic plan, and
  • Information on WAGGGS membership figures (replacing the triennial Census)


Download the Annual Membership Survey Findings for 2015

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