Helen Storrow Seminar 2017

WAGGGS’s Helen Storrow Seminar is the premier introductory level international leadership development event held annually at Our Chalet.

WAGGGS’s Helen Storrow Seminar is the premier introductory level international leadership development event held annually at Our Chalet.

The seminar gives young people from around the world the chance to connect on issues they care about and take the lead as agents of change in their communities.

This special seven day programme has been held at Our Chalet, WAGGGS’ World Centre in Switzerland, since 1986.  In the heart of the Swiss Alps, this Our Chalet adventure brings Girl Guides and Girl Scouts closer to nature, explores the environmental issues they face in their communities, and inspires them to value and protect the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover wild places in the Swiss Alps and test your appetite for adventure

  • Be the change, as you design and carry out a project to protect the environment in your community

  • Experience the diversity of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world

  • Connect with your peers from other countries and share ideas and solutions for common challenges

  • Learn more about environmental issues you care about

  • Explore your own leadership practice and develop the mindsets of a change maker

Who can apply?

Participants should:

  • An active member of a WAGGGS Association

  • 18 - 25 years old in March 2017

  • Able to understand and communicate well in English

  • Not have participated in a WAGGGS seminar before

  • Committed to designing and running an environmental project in the wider community after the seminar

  • Eager to develop new leadership skills and support their Association

  • Passionate about environmental issues

  • Mature and responsible global citizens

  • Able to access the internet

For further information :

Helen Storrow Seminar Flyer

Participants are expected to arrive by 18.00 on 20 March 2017. Departures are on the morning of 28 March 2017.

To apply, send an application form to : programme@ourchalet.wagggs.org

Application form

Deadline for applications is 19 December 2016

The cost of the seminar is CHF 1,000. This includes all meals, accommodation and programme. 

Please note this does not include travel to and from Our Chalet as well as the insurance and visa costs. 
Participants may stay at Our Chalet as independent guests before and after the event with prior reservation for an additional fee. Countries or MOs can send more than one participant. Funding may be available on application. 

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