Voices from around the world
Refugees will always have a home here
Sarah Nancollas, WAGGGS Chief Executive
Hannah, 19, UK
I’ve come home with more passion and drive than ever before… to go out and make a change
"So, I’ve swapped my running shoes for some very funny trainers (cleats) that attach to my pedals"
We are here. We are rural girls.
Read stories from rural Girl Guides and Girl Scouts about their experiences growing up in isolated communities
Megan Hunt, New Zealand
"Running long distances has always been something I hated, I just believed it was something I couldn’t do – so wouldn’t try. But then WAGGGS was looking for runners so I signed on."
Heather Ponting-Bather, UK
I’m thrilled to be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2018 as this year I will be celebrating two other landmarks – my 40th birthday and 10 years service as a leader with Girlguiding UK."
Renee Kroner, USA
"Both the triumphs and failures that I experienced at the Chalet taught me to how to be unapologetically myself in a way I didn’t know was possible. That is why I am running for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts."
I want to see an inclusive society
Praise Adeyemo, 22, Nigeria
Helga, 27, Tanzania
Beliefs and traditions that undermine women should be completely eliminated.
"Girl Guiding contributes a lot to my community. We don’t just have fun; we seek solutions to problems."
"Women here face many difficulties and problems, but we remain strong"
"Guiding means being an active citizen"
Growing up as a Girl Guide is exciting
"We help our community by performing many tasks"
Rachel, 13, Barbados
In Barbados girls have the same opportunities as boys
"At Brownies I learn to help my neighbours"
Youngseo, South Korea
Girl Scouts serve my school and community
Maelle & Celine, Lebanon
"WTD is a reminder to think of others before ourselves"
Heena, 18, India
"As a Guide I have been given values and ethics which have helped me to grow up and become more independent"
"Being a Brownie is really fun"
Veronica, 17, Palestine
"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"
"I feel proud to be a girl guide"
In 2017, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world tackled violence and took the lead for a brighter world
2015 - 2016
Blogs from one fantastic year for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Young people across our Europe region are making the most of every opportunity!