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Global Girl Scouting

NEW: Global Gender Equality Series

NEW: Global Gender Equality Series
Tuesday evenings from 4:00–6:00 p.m. EDT
Jun 30 through Aug 4, 2020.

For Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you can make the world a better place? Do you want to raise awareness and learn how to advocate on behalf of gender equality? This series is a wonderful place to start.

Fourteen Girl Scouts from across the country devised a six-part virtual series covering the most pressing issues facing girls today. Topics include: Girls' Access to Education, Girls in Leadership, Girls in STEM, and Gender-Based Violence. You'll learn about what's happening around the world and how we can make a difference here in the United States.

Each year, Girl Scouts of all levels can earn the Girl Scout Global Action award. This award connects the WAGGGS sisterhood by helping girls work together to make a difference on issues that affect girls and women all over the world. It's an official national award, so you can wear it on the front of your vest or sash, just like a badge.

Girls who attend will earn their Girl Scout Global Action Award

This series has a $25 registration fee. Register now!

Wildlife, Conservation and Leadership: A Virtual National Park Adventure July 6-24

Wildlife, Conservation and Leadership: A Virtual National Park Adventure

Six Sessions, from July 6 - July 24, 2020

From wolves to elk to wildlife in your own backyard! Join Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Teton Science Schools (TSS) on the FIRST EVER Girl Scout Virtual Destination experience. Learn about wildlife conservation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and explore how YOU can help wildlife in your communities. This program is perfect for Girl Scouts entering 7-9 grade who love wildlife, wild spaces and want to make a difference.

There are a few spaces left: Register Today!

Virtual Destinations Series

Join us for our Virtual Destinations Series where you can explore the world from the comfort of your own home!

Each event in this monthly series has a different theme and will take place the last Saturday of the month through October. All registrants will receive login information one week prior to the event.

Open to all Girl Scouts, and their  friends and families.

July 25 Exploring Camp Wildwood

Aug. 29 Exploring Camp Wai Lani,

Sept. 26 Exploring Camp Dorothy Thomas

Oct. 24 Road to Rome.

Once you sign up for one event you will be sent login information for all of the series. If you have any questions, please email us at awernicke@gswcf.org

REGISTER NOW

 

An Amazing Passport to Discovery

t’s a big world, and what better way to experience it than on a global scale?

As a Girl Scout, she’ll find her place in the world and make a real difference, whether she travels the globe or decides to participate in local activities with worldwide impact.

Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her better understand important global issues, giving her the power, inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together.”

Here are just a few of the ways girls can participate:

 World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

You probably already know there are Girl Scouts all over the United States. But did you know the Girl Scout sisterhood stretches around the world, too? The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) reaches 10 million girls and young women in 150 member organizations that include Girl Scouts of the USA. And all of those girls in all of those countries are working to make the world a better place—just like your girl! Get details.


 Global Action Award

The Global Action award recognizes girls’ commitment to improving the world as they take action to help meet any of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals—for example, reducing poverty and providing universal primary education—form a working blueprint for a better world.


Whatever development goal a girl chooses to work on, the Global Action award is a terrific way for her to participate in Girl Scout Leadership Journeys. Get started.


Global Leadership Opportunities

Calling all global leaders ages 18 to 35!

Submit an application now to be considered to represent Girl Scouts at events held by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Download the application form (PDF) and return via email.


 United Nations 

Girl Scouts of the USA enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This standing helps us advance our efforts at the United Nations as we provide input on issues of special importance to Girl Scouts and girls around the world.


 Girls Opportunity Alliance 

In 2019, Girl Scouts will launch the national Girls’ Access to Education civic engagement toolkit for girls in grades K–12. Developed in partnership with the Girls Opportunity Alliance, the toolkit will help girls examine issues surrounding girls’ education—including access, quality, and achievement—from both national and global perspectives. 

The Girls Opportunity Alliance is a program developed by the Obama Foundation to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. Today, more than 98 million young girls worldwide are not in school—yet studies show that when girls are educated, amazing things happen: poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, babies are born healthier, and the world, by all accounts, gets better. To advance these goals, the Girls Opportunity Alliance supports grassroots leaders, like Girl Scouts of the USA, who best understand the unique challenges girls face in their communities and the strategies needed to overcome them. Learn more.

  International Travel

For over 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered girls the chance to travel abroad. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures, make new friends, build leadership skills, and share ideas with women and girls globally. Find out more.

 


 Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

Give the gift of international travel…and make the world a better place!

Juliette Gordon Low believed that when girls travel the world, they have an unparalleled opportunity to foster cultural understanding. Formed in 1927, the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund supports girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Scouts/Girl Guides from close to 150 countries, and take action globally. 

Download the contribution form (PDF) or donate online.


 Questions about going global? 
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