Last updated: 1 February 2016
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. The diverse movement represents ten million girls and young women from 146 countries.
Their strengths lie in innovative non-formal education programs, leadership development, advocacy work and community action, empowering girls and young women to develop the skills and confidence needed to make positive changes in their lives, in their communities and countries. They deliver these programs in five WAGGGS’ Regions: Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere. They also hold advocacy and leadership events at four World Centres: Our Chalet in Switzerland, Sangam in India, Pax Lodge in UK and Our Cabaña in Mexico. Through their global programs, girls from all over the world come together to learn new skills, share their international experiences and form lifelong friendships.
News and Development
- July 2014: Ms. Joyce Ong Choon Kim, a member of the Girl Guides Association Malaysia Trainers' Council reports that in Malaysia girl guiding is primarily school based and is used as a platform for public awareness programs including solar cooking.
- 1990-2008: One of the foremost advocate for solar cooking activities within the WAGGS network is Ms.Barby Pulliam residing in the USA. This tireless worker has conducted workshops in over 50 countries, with an estimated thousands of guide/scout leaders and leaders of other non-governmental groups at the same time.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
World Bureau, Olave Centre
12c Lyndhurst Road
London, NW3 5PQ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7794 1181
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7431 3764