International pen friends

Make contact with girls in guiding in other parts of the world without needing to use your passport!

Connect with Girl Guide and Girl Scout groups around the world

There are 10 million girls and young women involved in Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world. Becoming international pen friends is a chance for girls to strike up a new friendship. It's also an ideal way to make your World Thinking Day celebrations into a lasting connection with a group, unit or troop from a different country.

Ideas for finding a guiding pen pal

Leaders should make initial contact with with Girl Guides or Girl Scouts elsewhere in the world rather than individual young members.

To find pen friends for girls in your unit:

 • Find out from your County International Adviser if your County has any contacts with Guiding groups overseas.

 • Use the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts website to find a member organisation in another country.

• Use the Girlguiding Facebook page and WAGGGS Facebook page to make contact with Guides in other parts of the UK or the world. Remember that Facebook accounts are only available to those aged over 13 and make sure you read the Girlguiding online safety guidelines.

Find a pen friend

Head to the WAGGGS website to find out more about finding a pen friend for World Thinking Day.