Guiding is a world wide organization and Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada is a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), a movement of 150 countries with more than 10 million members. The Canadian Guiding program, from Sparks up through all levels of Guiding, encourages us to learn about our sister members in other countries, to explore other cultures, and to examine issues affecting girls and women throughout the world.

Responsibilities of the International Committee include:

  • Promoting WAGGGS’ activities, programs, publications and events
  • Promoting World Thinking Day and Guide & Scout Week activities
  • Promoting domestic and international opportunities for girls and adult members
  • Fostering and encouraging projects which will create an interest and/or awareness of World Guiding such as twinning and the CWFF

International Ideas and Activities for Units

  • The International Day of the Girl is celebrated worldwide each year on October 11. Put girls in the lead with these ideas!
  • October 16 is World Food Day. Check out The Right to Food resources on the WAGGGS website!
  • There are many ideas in the Food Security and Climate Change Challenge that you could use in your unit.
  • Work on the WAGGGS Global Action Theme challenge with your girls. There are three levels – bronze, silver and gold!
  • The WAGGGS Biodiversity Challenge Badge also has lots of environmentally related ideas. You could incorporate issues such as rainforest deforestation, endangered species and the importance of clean drinking water to bring an international aspect to your meetings.
  • WAGGGS also has a Water Challenge which provides background information, activities and ideas designed to stimulate learning and motivate children.
  • Add your voice to the WAGGGS Stop the Violence campaign.
  • Learn about advocacy using the WAGGGS Advocacy Toolkit
  • International ideas from Guiding in the UK
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