As an organisation Girl Guides NSW & ACT are dedicated to promoting equality and diversity. Helping young people gain a better understanding of other cultures and worldwide issues is very important to us.
International Guiding offers our girls a chance to learn about customs, language, religion and cultures of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) countries. The girls take an amazing interest in learning about their sisters in these other countries. Learning about Guides in other lands presents an opportunity to learn about children, especially in developing countries, who do not have enough food, clean water, health supplies or good education.
International program pieces are introduced as early as pre-junior Guides and continue through all levels of Guiding. Our youngest members may learn an international game, dance or craft, Junior Guides may decide to have an international pen friend and Guides can hold interstate visits with other Girl Guide Units. Senior Guides and Olave Program members are given opportunities to attend Guiding events all over the world.
To read a report from one of our Members who travelled to India as part of the Girl Guides NSW & ACT International program, click here.