Opportunities for Leaders

The sky’s the limit

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

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


A Girlguiding Scotland trainer is an inspiring, qualified volunteer who helps other volunteers to learn and apply the skills they need to deliver great guiding. This could be anything from leading and managing people to bringing our programme for girls to life. You can also choose to be a trainer in a specialist subject such as first aid, water activities, peer education or fundraising.

We have a dedicated Girlguiding Scotland training team who will support you whether you’re working towards your qualification, helping other trainers to learn or delivering training sessions.

To find out what it’s all about and download an application form, go to the training section on the Girlguiding website.

If you’d like to book a training session on any topic then please contact the Guiding Development Coordinator for your county, who will work with the Scottish Training team to organise it.

Guiding on your CV

Guiding can show potential employers that there’s more to you than your qualifications. It could help you demonstrate project or event management experience, leadership skills or useful transferable skills such as public speaking. Find out how you can make the most of this experience.

Scottish guiding

If you have the skills and experience to help steer Girlguiding Scotland and ensure we achieve our vision and mission, then becoming one of our trustees could be for you. Trustee vacancies are advertised on our website and social media when they become available.

Guiding offers more opportunities to volunteer and help than weekly unit roles. There are loads of opportunities to get involved in making guiding happen locally. You could have what it takes to become a local commissioner and help run guiding in the area. Or take on an adviser role, providing specialist skills on anything from public relations to walking or the arts, or heading up a whole section like Rainbows or Brownies. If you’d like to find out more, contact your local district, division or county commissioner to explore what opportunities might be available.


Girlguiding awards recognise members and volunteers who have given excellent or longstanding service to guiding. If you’re in guiding and you know someone who’s made a real difference, why not put them forward? Find out more and download nomination forms on The Guiding Manual.

If one of the girls in your unit is going for either the Queen’s Guide Award or the Chief Guide’s Challenge, then you’ll need Girlguiding Scotland’s Queen’s Guide Award registration form and Chief Guide’s Challenge confirmation form.

Girlguiding Scotland has two additional awards:  The Scottish Chief Commissioner’s Award and Certificate of Commendation.  These are for adults and young people who have given outstanding service to Scottish guiding. If you have someone in mind for either of these awards, download the nomination form.