Travelling overseas gives girls and adults in guiding the opportunity to experience other cultures and gain a better understanding of world issues. Being part of a truly global movement Girlguiding can offer members a huge range of amazing international adventures.
Girls and volunteers can trek abroad with their local unit, join an international social action project or represent girls at a global seminar. We have opportunities big, small and suitable for all ages – including lots of life-changing opportunities for volunteers. Get exploring the world with guiding.
For girls aged 14-18, we hold a yearly international opportunities day also known as County INTOPS. Usually held in June, the day consists of activities to select 2 people to represent Glasgow at the Scottish INTOPS event through which you can be selected to attend international camps, visiting international centres or even helping world guiding in Ghana.
There are regular international events to European Jamboree, Roverway, World Scout Moot, World Scout Jamboree – meet with thousands of members from other countries at these inspiring international camps. Check out the website for updates.
Adults can apply directly to Girlguiding Scotland to attend a selection event to lead any of the organised trips.
Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) enables young women to develop their potential and make a difference in the world, Young women aged 18-30 have both GOLD (Guiding Overseas Linked with Development) and those between 18-35 can also apply to the Global Opportunities Pool to represent guiding at international conferences including the UN.
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.
Apply to come along to an international event, such as the UN climate change conference or the UN Commission on the Status of Women, where you can be part of a youth delegation influencing decision-makers. Apply to take part in a range of leadership development opportunities, these include resources, volunteering opportunities, training, exchange programmes, good practice sharing, World Centre seminars and specific regional initiatives.Perhaps you want to apply to volunteer to help at one of the World Centres, the list of opportunities is endless.
The five main World Centres that Girlguiding Glasgow members and their family and friends can visit are:
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.