Opportunities for girls

Girlguiding Scotland offers a wealth of opportunities to learn new skills, push your limits and boost your CV.

From undergoing free people management training to organising large-scale events or taking on a role in coordinating local guiding, the possibilities are endless.

Find out about the amazing things that you can do.

Scottish Youth Parliament

Girlguiding Scotland champions youth engagement with the democratic process and has two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, known as MSYPs.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. It’s made up of 150 young people aged 14-25 from across Scotland and is a platform for young people to make their voices heard by key decision makers on issues that matter to them.

Polaris Youth Forum (new name coming soon!)

Polaris is a group of Scottish members of The Senior Section that regularly meet up to have fun, talk about hot guiding topics and make new friends. The group, which is currently undergoing a name change, is open to all Girlguiding Scotland members aged 14-25.

Peer education

Girlguiding Scotland has a team of around 70 peer educators, trained members of The Senior Section who run sessions for their peers on issues such as body confidence and bullying. Find out more about peer education and how to join.

Leadership & Young Leader Qualifications

Are you interested in leading younger members and passing on what you’ve learned through guiding? Then you’ll need to complete an Adult Leader Qualification first or, if you’re aged between 14 and 16 years old, the Young Leader Qualification.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 24. Girlguiding Scotland has joined forces with DofE to offer our young members the opportunity to work towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards through guiding. The DofE programme dovetails closely with many of the other guiding awards and qualifications available to our members, such as the Queen’s Guide Award. Find out more here.


As a member of The Senior Section you can explore a huge variety of challenges including working towards valuable awards like the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (more information above), the Chief Guide’s Challenge and the Queen’s Guide Award – the highest award you can work towards in guiding.

If you decide to aim for the Queen’s Guide Award fill in this registration form to get started. Good luck!

And if you’ve completed your Chief Guide’s Challenge – well done! – then give this confirmation form to your unit leader to fill in so that your badge and certificate can be issued to you.