Girlguiding Scotland opens a world of adventure for girls and young women

In a recent article in The Scotsman, we shared how Girlguiding Scotland opens a world of adventure for girls and young women.

Finland, India, Ghana and Mexico…what do these locations have in common? They are all destinations for Girlguiding Scotland members who enjoyed an action-packed summer of international adventure.

This summer, hundreds of Girlguiding Scotland members had the chance to travel and volunteer abroad, many for the first time. International travel lets Girlguiding Scotland members try new experiences, develop new skills, grow in confidence and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Here, four of our young members share what their adventure meant to them.

Molly Garrett, a member of Kilmacolm & Bridge of Weir Senior Section, celebrated her 15th birthday deep in the forests of Finland.

“Celebrating my 15th birthday out in the forest was something I’ll remember all my life.

“I was one of 16,000 guiding and scouting members from across the world who took part in Finnjamboree this summer – a once-in-a-lifetime camp set in Southern Finland. It offered us the chance to try so many new experiences – like paddle-boarding, dragon-boating, bushcraft skills, screen-printing, metal working and more. There was even a farm on-site.

“I loved getting to know guides and scouts from so many different countries, learning more about each other’s cultures; we even taught them how to ceilidh dance”

Read the full article on The Scotsman’s website.