Opportunities for girls

Travel the world, go on an adventure, raise your voice and make a difference. Whatever you want to do, Girlguiding Scotland offers a huge range of opportunities. Check out just some of the amazing opportunities open to girls and young women.

First Minister's Reading Challenge

Encourage more girls and young women aged 5-18 to read for fun by taking on the First Minister’s Reading Challenge with your unit!

Scottish Youth Parliament

We want all young people to get engaged with the democratic process and want members to be empowered to speak out. We have two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, also known as MSYPs.

Peer Education

Girlguiding Scotland has a team of around 70 peer educators. Peer educators are aged 14-25 and have been trained to run safe, fun and challenging sessions for their peers on issues like body confidence, mental well-being and bullying.

Speak Out

Speak Out is Girlguiding Scotland’s youth voice, influencing the direction of our advocacy and shaping the future of guiding in Scotland.

Leadership qualification

Without our 12, 500 leaders guiding wouldn’t happen. Become a leader and you will work directly with girl, helping them grow into confident young women.

Young Leader qualification

Are you a member of The Senior Section aged 14-18 and keen to work on your leadership skills? Then get started on your Young Leader qualification and take an active part in running a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide unit.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24.

Queen's Guide award

The Queen’s Guide award is a challenging programme packed full of fun outdoor adventures and community action.

The Chief Guide’s Challenge

This challenge is open to all members of The Senior Section age 14-25 and will help you to get stuck in to the fantastic Look Wider programme.

Baden-Powell Challenge award

This is the highest award a Guide can achieve but before you start you need to have made your promise, gained at least two Guide challenge badges and at least two interest badges.