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International Guiding

International Guiding

Girlguiding is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Guiding is active in 145 countries and has over 10 million members worldwide.

Each year Girlguiding Greater London Kent encourages units and groups representing the County to travel abroad.

International adventures are a great way to make new friends, meet new challenges, and take part in service projects and to learn about other cultures.

Upcoming Opportunities

Girlguiding London and South-East England Region are holding a Travelling Abroad Training Programme session at the upcoming Region Training Day.

When: Region Training Day, 29th February 2020, 9:30am – 4pm including a lunch break

Where: Mascalls Academy, Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge TN12 6LT

Cost: Free of charge

Uniform should be worn

Attendees are welcome to attend for all or part of the day, depending on your chosen sessions.

Please bring:

• A nut free packed lunch

• A named thermal mug – drinks will be provided

• A notebook and pen

The session will include modules 2, 3 and 4, which cover all aspects of organising and running a residential abroad, including:

• planning and budgeting

• communicating with and gaining permission from parents

• booking accommodation and transport

• organising insurance

• health care plans and planning for emergencies

• post-event evaluation

To book your place, please complete the booking form here – Closing date for applications is 11 pm on Thursday 13th February. Your application will be acknowledged; however, all sessions have minimum and maximum numbers of participants to make them viable. If the minimum number is not reached by the closing date, the session will be cancelled. Confirmation and final information will be sent to you as soon as possible after that.

Feedback from previous days has suggested that it would be helpful to know who else is attending from your local area. Mindful of GDPR, we are unable to share personal information without specific permission. If you would like to be part of this information sharing, please indicate in the appropriate box, your permission for your name, division, county and email address to be shared with other willing participants.



International Adventures Leaders Information Evening.

Monday 23rd March 2020 at Heartsease Guide House, Woodland Way, BR4 9LQ from 7.30pm-9pm. Come along to find inspiration and information about how your girls could join county and region adventures, how you and other leaders could volunteer to lead a District/Division/County group, or how you could take your own unit away. For more information, please click on the International Adventures Leaders Information Evening flyer


Girlguiding International Opportunities 2021

  • Are you a Guide, Young Leader or Ranger who will be aged 13-17 in the summer of 2021?
  • Do you like to travel with friends, see new places, meet new people?
  • Have you ever helped with planning your own trip?
  • Would you like to go on Safari, explore the jungle or be part of a service project helping the local people of another country?
  • Could you be a great team member of a Girlguiding international experience in the summer of 2021?

If you answer yes to these questions then come along to find out more at this year’s international opportunities day on Saturday 25th April 2020 at Cudham Guide Camp Site.

You will spend the day getting to know other people, practicing your teamwork, learning new skills and finding out about what being part of an international trip would be like. To find out more information including how to apply click International Opportunities flyer.



Wanted:  Leaders with a sense of adventure and an interest in helping our young people explore the World

What: Be part of the leadership team on a GLK County international trip, which could be to an international camp in the UK, a Jamboree in Europe, backpacking across European cities, or a Jeka/Venture Abroad type trip to Switzerland for a week-10 days.   You would help decide.

Why: As a leader, working as part of a team, you could provide a unique opportunity for our girls to meet other guides from across the UK or the world, share in experiences, try new activities, talk and laugh with new friends and create memories.
For you as an individual it is an opportunity to develop your own leadership and planning skills, take pride in what you achieve and create your own memories you (and the girls) will talk about for years. 

How:  Express your interest by emailing Fie Rason, GLK International Advisor on [email protected] 

The leadership team:  an international trip is led by a team of 3 or 4 leaders  who work together to deliver the international experience for their selected young people.  They may be individuals who join together just for the trip, or come as a pre existing team.
There will be a designated trip leader who should hold or be prepared to gain the international module of the residential qualification (Going away with scheme).  The group also needs to have a leader who has or is prepared to gain early on, their residential modules for Guides and Senior Section programme (age group dependant) and either their indoor or camping modules (trip dependent).   Training and support is available for these so leaders from all sections are most welcome to apply if they are interested in working with the guide/senior section age group on an international trip.



 Interested to know what a trip is like?

GLK Trip to Sangam – August 2016

 GLK Trip to Mexico—August 2015


GLK Trip to Norway—August 2015

Norway 1

  • If you have any queries or would like to find out more about international opportunities in GLK contact [email protected]

Resources for leaders

Guidelines for running an International trip –  Guidelines and FAQ for Leaders feb16