Girlguiding is a member of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) - the largest women's organisation in the world

Being part of WAGGGS opens up possibilities around the world for Girlguiding members

WAGGGS supports girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. Girlguiding is proud to be part of this diverse movement with ten million members across 145 countries in five regions worldwide.

Citizens of the world

As a member of Girlguiding and WAGGGS, girls and volunteers have great adventures. They can visit World Centres in London, India, Mexico or Switzerland and make the most of international volunteering opportunities and education programmes.

WAGGGS is here to support girls and young women to:

  • learn about themselves and their world
  • develop leadership skills
  • bring about change in their communities
  • form lifelong friendships.

Bringing together guiding and girl scouting worldwide

WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. It delivers an innovative programme of non-formal education in five WAGGGS' regions worldwide. It was founded in 1928 as the umbrella organisation for guiding and girl scouting associations around the world. Today WAGGGS has links with many other organisations, including the United Nations.

All national Member Organisations accept the basic principles and values of guiding as expressed in the Promise and Law, which vary from country to country. Member Organisations support the self-development of girls and young women through education and advocacy programmes that are specific to their region.

What WAGGGS are up to

Head to the WAGGGS website to learn about their projects and events.