Our mission and values

We want all girls across the Scotland to have the space and opportunities they need to grow in confidence reach for the stars and be a powerful force for good

More than 50,000 girls already meet regularly as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section. Guiding is so much more than an after school activity or a way for girls to spend an evening. Here’s what makes us different:

We give girls their own space

We want all girls to benefit from the fun, adventure and opportunities to grow that come with being a part of Girlguiding Scotland.

Want to know why we’re girl-only? Girlguiding Scotland members tell us they love being in an all-girl group because it gives them space to be themselves, try new things and share what it’s like growing up as a girl in today’s world.

We change as girls’ lives change

Girlguiding Scotland members have a brilliant time together going on trips and holidays or flocking to our sell-out TARTAN GIG concerts and fun events like our G in the Park summer festival.

Each week they choose what they want to do with their friends, from recycling rubbish into fashion to flipping pancakes or exploring world issues. Girls love earning badges which show that they’ve thrown themselves into a new sport, explored an issue or learned a new skill like star-gazing.

We are for all girls

We work hard to make sure any girl who wants to can join Girlguiding Scotland, with grants so that costs and ability don’t prevent anyone from joining us.

And we help girls tackle the issues that matter to them, with our team of more than 70 peer educators running sessions across Scotland on busting the body myth and healthy relationships.

We give girls a voice

And as they get older there are even more opportunities for girls and young women to make a difference, speak out and do things which look great on their CV. We empower girls to become leaders themselves and make their voices heard on issues that matter to them. Our international projects take girls all over the world.

Girlguiding Scotland has two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, championing girls’ engagement with democracy. Our members speak out on important issues from period poverty to ending sexual harassment in schools – find out more about our recent social action and campaigns here.

Get involved

Join your local Girlguiding Scotland unit or become one of our 11,000 amazing volunteers.