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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


GLK 2018 international section (for GLK trips in 2019) – Leaders

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

When: In the Summer 2019 for approx. 7-10 days (trip dependent – you would help decide)

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] or complete the Leader application form here GLK Int Application form – Leader 2018 19  by 28th February 2018

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.



GLK 2018 International Selection – Girls (for GLK & LaSER Region Trips in 2019)

  • Are you a Guide, Young Leader or Ranger who will be aged 13-17 in the summer of 2019?
  • Would you be interested in being part of a Girlguiding international experience in the summer of 2019? (this year’s girls will be going inter-railing across Europe, to Ecuador, Malawi or Cambodia!)
  • Do you like to travel with friends, see new places and meet new people?

If you answer yes to these questions then you could consider applying to attend the GLK international selection event to take part in a trip in 2019.

To apply please complete the application form at:- or contact Fie Rason, GLK International Adviser on [email protected] to be sent a copy of the form to return by email. Closing Date : Fri 23rd March 2018

There will then be an international opportunities selection weekend at Cudham on 28th -29th April 2018.

The trips for 2019 have yet to be decided but could be to an international camp in UK or Europe, a tour of European Cities or a trip to Switzerland to visit Our Chalet.

 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

Applications are open for trips in 2019!

Download a form from the links above or email [email protected] )