Young women and volunteers speak out about a range of issues at local, national and international levels

Voices from around the world

Social Avengers

Refugees will always have a home here

Sarah Nancollas, WAGGGS Chief Executive

CSW62 - Hannah giving speech

Hannah, 19, UK

I’ve come home with more passion and drive than ever before… to go out and make a change

Georgette Eaton

"So, I’ve swapped my running shoes for some very funny trainers (cleats) that attach to my pedals"

Ecuador 1

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."

Praise CSW62

I want to see an inclusive society

Praise Adeyemo, 22, Nigeria

Helga CSW62

Helga, 27, Tanzania

Beliefs and traditions that undermine women should be completely eliminated.

WTD 2018 Rwanda case study

Odonie, Rwanda

"Girl Guiding contributes a lot to my community. We don’t just have fun; we seek solutions to problems."

Dua, Pakistan

"Women here face many difficulties and problems, but we remain strong"


Noor, Tunisia

"Guiding means being an active citizen"


Ozeh, Nigeria

Growing up as a Girl Guide is exciting


Brianna, Jamaica

"We help our community by performing many tasks"

Rachel, 13, Barbados

In Barbados girls have the same opportunities as boys

Adila, Fiji

"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"


Annie, UK

"Being a Brownie is really fun"

WTD 2018 Palestine case study

Veronica, 17, Palestine

"Guiding groups have a great, positive impact"


Ahura, Maldives

"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


Europe Region

Young people across our Europe region are making the most of every opportunity!

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