Alongside our sister organisation, Girlguiding, we’re working towards a world where all girls can make a difference to the world around them.
Girlguiding Scotland helps girls and young women speak out on the issues that they care about and take positive action to improve their lives and the lives of others.
Girlguiding Scotland members helped shape Girlguiding’s campaign to ensure Girls Matter at the 2015 General Election.
Several MSPs, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, committed to tackling sexism and making life fairer for girls by taking the Girls Matter pledge, and a motion about it received cross-party backing in the Scottish Parliament.
A voice in our democracy
Girlguiding Scotland champions youth engagement with the democratic process and has two representatives on the Scottish Youth Parliament, known as MSYPs.
Girlguiding Scotland encouraged all young women to make their voice heard in the independence referendum, and in June 2014 co-hosted a debate with the Scottish Youth Parliament where young women could explore the issues further.
Votes at 16
As the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland we work hard to encourage our members to play an active role in their communities and in our democracy. In 2014, Girlguiding Scotland joined forces with other youth organisations and the Daily Record to back votes for 16 and 17 year olds in future Scottish elections.
Our team of more than 40 Scottish Peer Educators* helps other girls and young women boost their self-esteem and body confidence with the Free Being Me programme, created by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It uses fun activities to encourage girls to challenge the beauty myth and celebrate their individuality.