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
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 40 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. And our members helped shape Girlguiding’s campaign to ensure #girlsmatter at the 2015 General Election – which was backed by several MSPs including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Join your local Girlguiding Scotland unit or become one of our 11,000 amazing volunteers.