International

Being a member of Girlguiding Scotland could take you anywhere in the world!

We have an international adventure for everyone, from Brownies on their first overseas trip to an international development project with new friends.

International adventures are a great opportunity to see amazing sights and meet new people. Travelling overseas gives girls and adults in guiding the opportunity to experience other cultures and gain a better understanding of world issues. Where will guiding take you?

GOLD

Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) gives Girlguiding Scotland members aged 17-30 the opportunity to volunteer overseas for three weeks in a country like Cambodia, Sri Lanka or Peru alongside five other guiding companions. Projects range from teaching English as a foreign language to running health awareness programmes.

Interested in joining a GOLD project? The first step is to attend an International Opportunities (INTOPS) weekend  to discover the exciting overseas opportunities are available – and have fun at the same time!

Stay in the loop

Discover upcoming international events and opportunities by following @GirlguidingScot or @ScotlandINTOPS on Twitter and keeping an eye on our online events calendar.

World Centres

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ World Centres give members the opportunity to come together from all around the globe for an unforgettable adventure.

The four main World Centres that Girlguiding Scotland members and their family and friends can visit are:

  • Our Cabaña in the heart of Mexico
  • Our Chalet in the snowy mountains of Switzerland
  • Pax Lodge in the midst of the bustling city of London
  • Sangam in the exotic east, India

Each centre offers a host of activities and events to help visitors learn more about the countries they are in, giving you the the perfect way to submerge yourself in a new culture in a home away from home.