As an organisation we are dedicated to promoting equality and diversity so helping young people gain a better understanding of other cultures and worldwide issues is really important to us. 

Girlguiding Essex North East are part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which is the largest women’s organisation in the world. Guiding shares the same principles in all of the 145 countries where there are members despite wide differences in culture. Its extensive links to other organisations, such as the United Nations, lets us work directly to influence world youth policy and women’s rights. 

Girlguiding Essex North East provides exciting opportunities for girls and young women to travel abroad, the chance to make international friends from here in the UK.


Do you love travel? Are you fascinated by other cultures? Would you like to play a small part in making the world a better place?

Global education

Introduce the girls in your unit to topical global issues ranging from girls and education to refugees using the resources supplied here.

World Centres

Girls and young women can learn about other countries and cultures at first hand by staying at World Centres in the UK, Mexico, Switzerland and India.

Find out about our idyllic holiday centres

For further details on these and all the international opportunities available to our members please visit the International section of the Girlguiding website.  


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