Supporting more girls and young women

Guiding offers amazing, life-changing opportunities that help girls and young women build confidence, reach their potential and make a positive difference to their community and the world.

That’s why we want to change the lives of even more girls by giving them the chance to join us.

Improving access to guiding is central to our strategy

Our adult members are crucial to growing and developing our membership. Being part of guiding as an adult is about more than volunteering. Adult members, like our young members, are part of a world-wide movement that guarantees fun and friendship as well as offering access to life-changing opportunities from international travel to CV-transforming, training and skills development. By helping new and existing adult members access these benefits, we’ll also increase our impact on the lives of girls and young women across Scotland.

Growing our membership relies on getting lots of things right in the same place, at the same time. It will take time and lots of team-work! Having a shared vision of what we want our membership to look like and a step by step plan to deliver that vision will maximise our chances of success. There are different routes to growing and developing our membership.

Where to start

It is important to take this work step by step. Build up and strengthen guiding in your area, before moving on to projects aimed at retaining existing members and reaching out to new ones.

Our Getting Ready for Growth Resource Bank can help you find the best starting point for your area, and has tools to help you track your membership and create a growth plan.

More resources

If you already know what your priorities are, check out our other resource banks for inspirational ideas and tools to turn ideas into actions.

Contact the membership development team

Can’t find what you’re looking for or would you like to find out more about training or informal support available to support membership growth and development?

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We all give our personal data out daily – our names, contact details, or other bits of information – and most of us want to be feel sure that our data is being handled properly.
As someone who is in contact with Girlguiding Scotland, you may have given us information about yourself, like your name, or email address, or other details. Our privacy notice explains what Girlguiding Scotland does with this information – it tells you how we gather, use, disclose and manage your personal data.
We take your privacy very seriously. We aim always to be clear to you about the way Girlguiding Scotland manages data, so we make sure our privacy notice is up to date. You should read this page from time to time to check that you are happy with any changes we make.
Our privacy notice is as comprehensive as possible, but it doesn’t cover every aspect of our collection and use of personal data. Please contact us if you need more information, or have any questions about this notice. Our contact details are in the ‘get in touch’ section below.

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

Changes to this privacy notice

Keep up to date with changes to this privacy notice by checking the website section from time to time.
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