Girlguiding is dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. We empower girls, we give them space to grow and we ensure that each one of them can get involved - no matter what their background or ability. Guiding is so much more than an after school activity or a way for girls to spend an evening. Here are some of the things that make us so special:
We give girls a space just for them We're girls only. That means girls feel free to be themselves. We won't tell them an activity is 'for boys'. Our girls get to score tries at rugby, go bouldering or simply play the games that they enjoy most. We give girls somewhere they can talk openly about what affects their daily lives and get support from other girls like them. Girls speak, then we listen and act All girls in Girlguiding get the chance to choose what they do - from Rainbows picking activities, to members of The Senior Section sitting on our Council. Every year, our Girls' Attitudes Survey gives girls and young women a chance to tell the world about the issues affecting them and what change they want to see. Then we plan campaigns with Advocate, our youth panel, and support girls to make that change happen. Girls don't stand still, so neither do we Throughout our history, Girlguiding has evolved as the needs of girls have changed. We run giant music events just for our members like the BIG GIG and our girl-only festival Wellies and Wristbands. At their regular meetings, girls take part in activities related to things that matter to them such as our Free Being Me body confidence badge. Whoever they are, wherever they're from – all girls are welcome At Girlguiding, we give all girls an equal sense of belonging. Girls with additional needs are always included in guiding. We offer grants to ensure that they, and their carers, can join in on camps and trips. All members are invited to make their Promise to 'be true to themselves and develop their own beliefs'. We welcome girls from every faith – and no faith. We support our volunteers to make guiding a safe space for LGBT members too. And we have a great time attending Pride events all over the UK. We want to welcome more girls so we're reaching out to new communities throughout the UK. An inspirational network of volunteers
Our Leaders and adult volunteers give their time so that girls get their voices heard, do great activities and feel included and special. They are inspirational role models for girls too. In return we provide them with training opportunities so that they have the skills to offer girls the best possible guiding experience.