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Global Girl Scouts

"Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together." — Juliette Gordon Low

An Amazing Passport to Discovery
It’s a big world, and what better way to experience it than on a global scale?

There are many ways for girls to engage with global throughout their Girl Scout experience. Whether it is exploring global issues through a Girl Scout Journey or Badge, earning their Global Action Award, or traveling with a Girl Scout Destination, girls can engage with global issues at every program level.

Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.” So as a Girl Scout, go find your place in the world and make a real difference, whether having a global impact by participating in local activities, completing a Girl Scout Journey or Badge, or traveling the globe with Girl Scouts.

Here are just a few of the ways girls can participate:

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

You probably already know there are Girl Scouts all over the United States. But did you know the Girl Scout sisterhood stretches around the world, too? The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) reaches 10 million girls and young women in 150 member organizations that include Girl Scouts of the USA. And all of those girls in all of those countries are working to make the world a better place — just like your girl! Get details at www.wagggs.org

Learn more about our five World Centres here.  

World Centres Knowledge Challenge - How much do you know about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centres?  Do you like to challenge yourself with digital escape rooms?  Welcome to GSME’s WAGGGS World Centres Knowledge Challenge! See guidelines here.

World Thinking Day Award

On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world use World Thinking Day as an opportunity to think of each other and our global sisterhood; to raise awareness about the issues that impact girls and young women around the world; and to take action to address those issues as a global movement.

The World Thinking Day Award is an official national award, so Girl Scouts wear it on the front of their vest or sash, just like a badge.

Award requirements:

Global Action Award

The Global Action Award recognizes girls’ commitment to improving the world as they take action to help meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals – for example, reducing poverty, providing universal primary education, and protecting our environment – form a working blueprint to make the world a better place.

The Global Action Award is an official national award, so Girl Scouts wear it on the front of their vest or sash, just like a badge.

Award requirements:

Girl Scout Global Action Days & Resources

Throughout the year, girls have the opportunity to work together and participate in Girl Scout programming that relates to different global issues affecting women and girls.  Girl Scouts have identified nine international days, and developed a Global Action Toolkit to help volunteers engage with Girl Scouts on these global days of action.

Take Action Globally
International Travel

For over 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered girls the chance to travel abroad. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures, make new friends, build leadership skills, and share ideas with girls globally. Find out more at girlscoutsofmaine.org/travel.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts runs five World Centres that offer Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the opportunity of a lifetime - an international adventure where they can make new friends and go on their own journey of personal discovery. Learn more

Free Being Me Challenge

Do you want to  improve body confidence and self-esteem?  Free Being Me empowers girls to change the way they perceive and embrace beauty, and help them understand there’s more than one way to be beautiful. In celebration of International Day of the Girl, GSME has created a 10-day challenge filled with positive messages and confidence building activities! It’s open to girls of all ages. Learn more and take the challenge to earn a free patch beginning October 1.  You can also find out more information by checking out our Facebook Event.

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