Guiding membership figures grow

Girlguiding’s new membership figures released today reveal that the organisation grew by one member every hour in the past year.
The total number of members now stands at 538,247, up from 530,000 last year.

The increase of 8,247 over the last 12 months shows that Girlguiding is where more girls are choosing to be. To celebrate this growth, the organisation has selected 24 ‘Guiding Lights’ – girls and women from around the UK who epitomise what guiding is today. Click here to read more about them.

Chief Guide Gill Slocombe said, ‘Guiding remains one of the only spaces where girls and young women can be adventurous, learn new skills, have their opinions heard and gain leadership skills outside of school, without feeling they have to conform to a set of narrow stereotypes.

‘Guiding also offers our young members some amazing experiences, from the excitement of their first Brownie campout to working in countries such as The Gambia and Honduras on international development projects. With opportunities like this it is no wonder girls are voting with their feet and joining us.’

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