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 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.
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?
An active member of a WAGGGS Association
18 - 25 years old in March 2018
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
Participants are expected to arrive by 18.00 on 1 February 2018. Departures are on the morning of 8 February 2018.
To apply, send an application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications is 1 November 2017
The cost of the seminar is CHF 880. 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.