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.  

Travel and Service Opportunities

Watch this space for details International Opportunities.

Information on WAGGGS and their 5 World Centres  

Moving overseas?

There are Guide Associations all over the world and it is often possible to continue your guiding if you move overseas.

Branch Associations

Branch Associations are Guide Associations in UK Overseas Territories. They include Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Monserrat, St Helena, and Turks and Caicos islands.

British Girlguiding Overseas 

BGO units are formed in parts of the world where it is inappropriate for the girls to join the national organisation for reasons of language, culture, inaccessibility and so on.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

You should contact WAGGGS if you wish to join the Girl Guides in another country, for example the Spanish Girl Guides.


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