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International

Being a member of Girlguiding could take you anywhere in the world!

International adventures are a great opportunity to see amazing sights and meet new people. Travelling overseas gives girls and adults in guiding the opportunity to experience other cultures and gain a better understanding of world issues. Where will guiding take you?

What’s Happening in Dunbartonshire?

We had 3 successful girls who have all secured an international opportunity after attending the Scottish INTOPS weekend at Netherurd.  One of our young members has been selected to go visit our Cabana in Mexico (a world centre) she is extremely excited about this.

Two more of our young members were selected to attend international camps that will take place here in the UK.  The girls will have the chance to meet other member s of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

We were delighted to have 3 young members selected for the 2019 International Opportunities, we are extremely proud of them all and can’t wait to hear all about their adventures!

GOLD

Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) gives Girlguiding Scotland members aged between 17 and 30 the opportunity to volunteer overseas for three weeks in a country like Cambodia, Sri Lanka or Peru alongside five other guiding companions. Projects range from teaching English as a foreign language to running health awareness programmes.

Interested in joining a GOLD project? The first step is to attend an International Opportunities (INTOPS) weekend – keep a check on the opportunities for girls page for details on when the next selection will take place.  Adults visit Girlguiding Scotland to find out more.

World Centres

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ World Centres give members the opportunity to come together from all around the globe for an unforgettable adventure.

The four main World Centres that Girlguiding Scotland members and their family and friends can visit are:

  • Our Cabaña in the heart of Mexico
  • Our Chalet in the snowy mountains of Switzerland
  • Pax Lodge in the midst of the bustling city of London
  • Sangam in the exotic east, India

Each centre offers a host of activities and events to help visitors learn more about the countries they are in, giving you the the perfect way to submerge yourself in a new culture in a home away from home.