Our mission and values

We want all girls across 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 45,000 girls already meet regularly as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers (as well as those who are part of the new 18-30 offer). Girlguiding 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 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 action-packed events like our G in the Park summer festival.

Every 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’re 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 healthy relationships and busting body myths.

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 will boost their CV. We empower girls to become leaders themselves and make their voices heard on the issues that affect them. Plus, 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.

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What do: ‘Girlguiding’, Girlguiding Scotland’, ‘we’ or ‘us’ refer to?

“Girlguiding Scotland”, “Us”, “We” or “Our” refers to the registered charity The Guide Association Scotland (Scottish Charity no SC005548)
Our registered / Head office address:
Girlguiding Scotland 16 Coates Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7AH
In this notice we refer to “Girlguiding,” this is in connection to membership (GO) data. Girlguiding refers to the registered charity, The Guide Association (no. 306016 in England, Wales and Scotland. Girlguiding’s registered charity number is 306016 (England and Wales) and SC038436 (Scotland).

Get in touch with us

If you have any concerns about the Girlguiding Scotland privacy notice or about how we deal with data, or how we’ve used your data, please get in touch. Write to or email the data protection officer at:
The data protection officer Girlguiding Scotland 16 Coates Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7AH
If your enquiry is about Girlguiding’s membership system (GO) and how they deal with data, or use your data please contact Girlguiding’s data protection team:
The data protection team Girlguiding 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 0PT
You can also make a complaint to the information commissioner’s office

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