Every day, 8.9 million young people take part in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world. Inspired and empowered by volunteer leaders they grow in confidence, develop life skills, and take the lead in their communities.
As members of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, we are part of WAGGGS; the largest educational Movement for girls and young women in the world. Together, we work for a world where all girls are valued. Through a unique values based non-formal educational approach, Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting creates empowering youth learning experiences.
What is the Girl Guide and Girl Scout experience?
It’s everything that a young person experiences as a Girl Guide or Girl Scout over the time they are taking part in the youth programme. It's what they do (activities), how they do it (methods) and why they do it (purpose).
There are three main areas we can work on to create a better Girl Guide and Girl Scout experience:
- How we design youth learning experiences
- How we develop leaders and support them to deliver the experience
- How we train trainers as part of the Adult Training, Learning and Development process.
So how can we make sure all WAGGGS members can take part in more relevant and exciting learner-led experiences?
Every Member Organisation has its own process and resources to strengthen their national educational programmes and to develop their leaders and trainers. WAGGGS works closely with Member Organisations to make these experiences the best they can be for the 21st century.