Girls Go Global 2019

Girls Go Global 2019This is your opportunity to be a changemaker! What kind of difference can a 12, 13 or 14-year-old make? She can make all the difference.

Where can you visit the five World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) regions, experience the flavours of international cuisine, learn about international needs and wants of youth, create lasting friendships and develop a passion for helping others? You can do this at Girls Go Global 2019. In addition to the typical camp experiences of hikes, crafts, campfires and laughter, participants will work on two advocacy projects that highlight international needs.

Participants will learn alongside a member of the Olave Baden-Powell Society. This international organization supports the mission of WAGGGS to enable girls and young women to develop their full potential as responsible citizens of the world. Together, we will delve into global issues and create plans for impacting change. Participants will be challenged to take their newfound knowledge and experience back to their home communities and be change-makers. Life-long friendships will be made and a deeper understanding of advocacy and world issues will be our focus.

Thank you for your interest in Girls Go Global 2019. Registration is now full. To be placed on the waitlist, please complete and submit the waitlist form. Visit our Event Calendar to browse other events.

Event details

When: June 21-23rd, 2019

Girls are welcome to arrive after 4:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Please do not plan on arriving any later than 6:00 p.m. The event will conclude at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Where: Camp Ma-Kee-Wa, 10602 Hwy. 9, Palgrave, ON

Who can attend?

Guide and Pathfinder girl members born in 2005, 2006 and 2007 from across Ontario and Nunavut. If you are registered as a girl member in a unit for the 2018-2019 Guiding year, you are eligible to attend. This event is for individual girl members. Supervision and programming will be provided by experienced Guiders and facilitators. Participants will not be attending with their own unit or Unit Guider.

How can I apply?

Thank you for your interest in Girls Go Global 2019. Registration is now full. To be placed on the waitlist, please complete and submit the waitlist form. Visit our Event Calendar to browse other events.


The total registration fee is $125 plus HST. Parents/guardians can choose to pay the full amount at once or pay a 50% deposit at the time of registration and 50% four weeks before the event.

The registration fee covers the cost of all our amazing activities, meals, snacks, t-shirt, crest, accommodation and transportation (restrictions apply).

Thanks is extended to Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council for subsidizing this event for members across Ontario and Nunavut.


Girls will get the full camp experience and sleep in canvas or nylon tents at Camp Ma-Kee-Wa. Special requirements including accessible accommodation requests may be noted on the registration form. Participants will be assigned to one of the five WAGGGS regions. Tenting sites will be named to match each region. Girls will be supervised and supported by an onsite Regional Ambassador (adult Guider).


Arrival by car:

  • Girls who live within 400km of Camp Ma-Kee-Wa may be reimbursed for mileage for the girl’s drive to camp and returning from camp. The mileage reimbursement rate is $0.25/km. Staff can assist you with connecting with other attendees in your geographic area if you wish to carpool. If you wish to carpool as a driver or as a rider, this can be noted on your registration form.
  • Mileage will be reimbursed to the driver of the vehicle.
  • If you request a carpool ride on your registration form and there is no one travelling from where you reside, train or bus travel may be arranged. Staff will contact you to arrange the transportation details.
  • Guide-age girls are not eligible to travel by bus or train; they may only travel on their own by air within Canada.

Arrival by air

  • Girls who live more than 400km from Camp Ma-Kee-Wa may attend the event via air travel. . Pathfinder-age girls (born 2006 or earlier) who live more than 400km away may attend the event via bus or train instead of airplane.
  • Participant travel must comply with the airline’s policy for unaccompanied minors.
  • When a girl travels alone, she must be supervised at departure, transfer and arrival points by a GGC adult member, female GGC employee, parent/guardian or other adult authorized by the family.
  • The arrangements must be authorized by the Ontario Safe Guide Adviser.
  • The details of the travel arrangements must be provided to parents/guardians using the Activity Plan (SG.1). Staff will contact you to arrange the flight details.
  • Parent/guardian permission must be provided using the Parent/Guardian Permission (SG.2) form.


  • The following meals are included as part of the event: Friday dinner, all meals on Saturday, Sunday breakfast and Sunday lunch. Snacks will also be provided throughout camp.
  • Meals will be prepared by a Quarter Master and her team of volunteers on site at Camp Ma-Kee-Wa.
  • Meals en route to and from the event are at the girl participant’s expense.
  • Dietary restrictions including allergies should be noted on the registration form. The event planners will try their best to accommodate your needs, but not all accommodations may be possible.
  • Dietary requests that are not noted on the registration form cannot be accommodated.

Guiding Gear

  • Girl Guide uniform or casual Girl Guide clothing is the attire for the weekend. Please pack clothing that will be comfortable and appropriate for the weather. Please refer to the kit list. Pack clothing that will be comfortable and appropriate for the weather.
  • Participants will receive an event t-shirt to wear on Saturday.

Other Information

  • Scent: Some delegates may have allergies or difficulty breathing if they are exposed to perfumes or other scents. Please be mindful in your use of scented products.
  • Photographs: Photos of activities and participants will be taken throughout the weekend. Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the Image Release (IR.1) form prior to camp.
  • Event Registration Terms and Conditions: Please ensure you have reviewed the Event Registration Terms and Conditions before completing your registration for Girls Go Global 2019.


For more information, please contact us at or by phone at 1-877-323-4545, ext. 2485.

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