Our annual leadership development event in the Swiss Alps.
The Helen Storrow Seminar is WAGGGS' introductory level leadership development 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 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. It allows participants to explore 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.
Design and carry out a project to protect the environment your community.
Experience the diversity of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world.
Connect with peers from other countries to share ideas and solutions for common challenges.
Learn more about environmental issues.
Explore leadership practice and develop the mindsets of a change maker.
Who can apply?
Participants should be:
An active member of a WAGGGS Association.
18 to 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 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 29 January 2019. Departures are on the morning of 7 February 2019.
To apply, send an application form to: email@example.com
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 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.