Helen Storrow Seminar 2019

The Helen Storrow Seminar is the WAGGGS introductory level international leadership event. It is held annually at Our Chalet.

The Helen Storrow Seminar is the WAGGGS introductory level international leadership event. It is held annually at Our Chalet.

The seminar gives young people from around the world the chance to connect on issues they care about. They learn how to take the lead and become 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 adventure brings Girl Guides and Girl Scouts closer to nature, explores the environmental issues they face in their communities and inspires them to 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. Share ideas and solutions for common challenges

  • Learn more about environmental issues

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

Who can apply?

Participants must be:

  • An active member of their National Girl Guiding or Girl Scouting Association

  • 18 - 25 years old in March 2019

  • 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 their 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 30 January 2018Departures are the morning of 7 February 2019.

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

Application form

Deadline for applications is 30 September 2018.

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, insurance or visa costs. 
Participants may stay at Our Chalet as independent guests before and after the event with prior reservations for an additional fee. Countries or MOs can send more than one participant. Funding may be available on application. 

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