International opportunities for girls and leaders
Contributed by Rachel McMaster
Girlguiding Birmingham has some exciting international opportunities coming up in 2018 and 2019 for girls and Leaders to participate in…
NEW! International opportunities sleepover for Guides and members of The Senior Section
Discover upcoming international opportunities for members of Girlguiding Birmingham in summer 2019 at our International Opportunities Sleepover. This year the weekend will be held at Goodrest Campsite on Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 April. More details about the event are on our calendar. The deadline for the event is 30 March, so get applications in asap!
NEW! Leader selection for region international opportunities 2019
Are you a leader and would like to have an incredible adventure in 2019? Then you should consider being a leader on a region international trip! There will be an information and selection event on 24 February at Midlands Region HQ in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. More details are available on the Girlguiding Midlands website. The deadline is 12 February, so please get applications in as soon as possible!
Go For GOLD
Improve your skills, experience new cultures and make a long-term impact.
From joining campaigns to end violence against women and girls in Malawi, to encouraging young leaders in Latvia – GOLD empowers young women to work in partnership with other guide associations around the world. It’s great for our GOLD teams, who have fantastic adventures overseas, and it’s great for the guide associations too.
GOLD has been working with member countries of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) for nearly 25 years. So far, we’ve given over 600 members of Girlguiding an adventure of a lifetime.
All members aged between 18 and 30 can apply.
To create a well-rounded team, we’re looking for a range of experience and skills, so don’t worry if it’s your first international experience! Being enthusiastic, organised and able to adapt to new situations are all important qualities when working on GOLD.
GOLD can also be unpredictable – so you’ll need to be able to keep your cool in the face of change.
There is a travel bursary you can apply for, so don’t be put off by travel costs to Go for GOLD as this could be covered for you.
You can find out more information about GOLD of the Girlguiding website.