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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?

For further information on any of the opportunities below please get in touch with me:

Sheena Edwards
County International Adviser
Email: intadviser@girlguidingdunbartonshire.org.uk


What’s Happening in Dunbartonshire?

INTOPS will have a different format this year – an evening at Catterburn Outdoor Centre,  Thursday 30th May, 18:00 – 21:30.  Come along and find out about International Opportunities through Guiding in 2020 for those aged 14 – 19 years on 30th June 2020. Information being emailed out, if interested but you have not received the information, please get in touch.

Invite and Application form:

INTOPS invite 2019

County trip to Our Cabana Mexico April 2021.  For those who are 18yrs+ at the time of the trip.  Rough costing is £2,750 for the trip.  This will include time in Mexico City, the Sea Adventure Programme at Our Cabana which includes helping the release of baby turtles to the sea at Acapulco, flights, accommodation, trips and food.  Interested?  Please email me to express an interest or ask any questions.  Will be looking for a deposit of £110 by the end of May, then 22 monthly payments of £120.  Programme dates are not available until June, and any monies paid will be returnable if necessary until we make our booking.



This year it is 1st/2nd June at Balmullo near St Andrews.  Can’t go that weekend? Applications are still welcome as phone interviews can be arranged.  Information being emailed out, if interested but you have not received the information, please get in touch.

Application Forms and Further information:

Guidelines for Adult INTOPS 2019
Memo Adult INTOPS
Travel Info
Adult Application Form 2019
Adult Reference Form 2019

Camp Brave

Scotland’s International Camp 2nd – 8th August 2020 at Dalkeith.  Booking is now open!  Come as a group or as an individual.

The Scottish International Guiding team and Camp Brave team will be available at the Glasgow Roadshow on 2nd November


Book and Go

Be one of the first to take on our brand new international adventure for guiding members aged 18 to 30. You could be trekking the lush landscape of Cambodia or making a difference with a beach clean in Morocco. You’ll see the world, push yourself and make friends you’ll want to keep in touch with when you get back home.

But what’s really special about these trips, is that everyone you go with will be a Girlguiding member aged 18 to 30 too – your age, with your sense of adventure. And because life can be busy, there’s no meetings, training or time commitments in advance – you just book and go.

The tours are run by our partner Discover, Adventure exclusively for Girlguiding. Discover, Adventure are a tour operator with loads of experience running awesome and safe trips.

Morocco 2nd – 8th September, and Cambodia 27th December – 6th January. Register your interest by 1st June. 



Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) gives Girlguiding members aged between 18 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.

To go on GOLD 2020, you first need to apply for and be successful in attending the Go for GOLD 2019 selection weekend. Applications for Go for GOLD 2019 (for GOLD 2020) are now open. The weekend takes place 27-29 September 2019.

To take part in GOLD, you need to be a Girlguiding member aged 18 to 30. For GOLD 2020,  you must be 18 by 1 February 2020 and no older than 30 on 31 August 2020.


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.