Girls in Action

Includes: Indoors, Equality, World issues

Activity time:
Half day

Age:
4+

Cost:
Low
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Activities that make a difference

Our Girls in Action activity packs were created in partnership with other charities who know that girls can be the change they want to see

Overview

Girls in Action is a project for all sections of Girlguiding. It is an opportunity to learn about issues that affect other girls and young women in the UK and around the world, using projects created by expert charities at the forefront of this work.

Most importantly, Girlguiding members can take action by advocating, raising awareness and volunteering to make a real difference.

There are five projects in Girls in Action; girls can choose to do as many as they like. Once they have completed a project and taken action, members can be rewarded with one of the five Girls in Action badges.

Change the Story

Change the Story looks at the experiences of girls and young women living in the UK today and asks girls to consider the world around them and the relationships they have.

Download the Change the Story activity pack for Rainbows and Brownies

Download the Change the Story activity pack for Guides and The Senior Section

Created in partnership with AVA.

Choices for Girls

This project focuses on supporting the potential and power of Girlguiding members to help girls around the world to complete their education and have more choices in their lives.

Download the Choices for Girls activity pack

Created in partnership with Plan UK.

In Her Shoes

This project is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes - it’s about getting an insight into a different life, a different country and a different way of doing things.

Download the In Her Shoes activity pack for Rainbows and Brownies

Download the In Her Shoes activity pack for Guides

Download the In Her Shoes activity pack for The Senior Section

Created in partnership with Chidreach International.

Making the Invisible Visible

You’ll find out more about what running away is, who runs away, and why.

Download the Making the Invisible Visible activity pack

Created in partnership with Railway Children

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is designed to enable Girlguiding members to explore their communities and gain a better understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable migrants. Girls will have the opportunity to embark on a journey, and explore why and how people leave their home countries.

Download the Safe Haven activity pack

Created in partnership with British Red Cross

Planning checklist

Safety notes

There are no specific safety notes. Have fun!
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

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2 adults needed