WAGGGS stands for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. In the United States, we are known as Girl Scouts, but most of the world are Girl Guides. Learn about the history and mission of WAGGGS.
2. WAGGGS online.
The WAGGGS site is available in English, French and Spanish to help cover its international presence. The link above is the English version. Explore the site.
3. WAGGGS on YouTube.
On WAGGGS channel, you can find news, girls’ videos and more. Watch a few videos to see how the organization brands itself and learn its values.
4. Country members.
Not only are there 146 member countries, there are also countries with pending membership. Find out more about one of the member countries on the site, exploring it at the library or by connecting to girls in that country.
Learn about international opportunities and events that you can participate in through WAGGGS. In addition, look into the leadership aspects of WAGGGS.
6. World Thinking Day.
WAGGGS has a special site for World Thinking Day. Explore the site to find out more about the holiday or look at the Enrichment Project badge program for this holiday.
7. Four world centers.
WAGGGS runs four world centers that provide programming and more. Explore one or more of the world centers. These centers are:
- Pax Lodge in London
- Our Cabaña in México
- Our Chalet in Switzerland
- Sangam in India
8. Global Action Theme (GAT).
This program allows girls to change the world together. This program started in 2008. It is based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty by 2015. This was broken into eight different steps.
- MDG 1: Poverty and Hunger
- MDG 2: Primary Education
- MDG 3: Gender Equality
- MDG 4: Child Mortality
- MDG 5: Maternal Health
- MDG 6: HIV and AIDS
- MDG 7: Environment
- MDG 8: Global Partnership
Check out the curriculum and try a few of the activities for this program.
9. WAGGGS badges.
Other than the GAT badge, you can also earn badges for Climate Change, Surf Smart, Games and AIDS badge. Look through the requirements of a WAGGGS badge. Find one you think you might want to work on with your girls.
10. Stop the violence.
Girls are speaking out against violence. Check out the issues, blogs, actions and resources available to encourage girls to be aware of what violence is and how it affects girls worldwide.
11. WAGGGS Advocacy.
WAGGGS not only encourages girls to advocate for change, but provides a toolkit to help girls identify and create their own advocacy projects. Download and review this free resource. Can you use this with girls? How can you empower them to change their world?
- Information about WAGGGS
- Word find with the countries that made up WAGGGS in 1928
- Word find with the countries that made up WAGGGS in 2009
NOTE: Supplements listed above can be found with Girl Scout supplements.
Sites to Explore
See links in the steps above.
To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Explore WAGGGS