Girls and young women have the chance to experience the world through Girl Guides! From traveling to new countries and connecting with girls and young women from around the world to participating in leadership events with a global impact, there’s a world of cross-cultural learning experiences at Girl Guides.

International Guiding opportunities are just one-way members can help create a better world, by girls.


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Girl Guides of Canada is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) – the largest voluntary movement dedicated empowering girls and young women around the world. Every member of Girl Guides of Canada is a part of this international movement of 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 153 countries.

Member organizations work with youth on a range of topics including young women’s leadership, girls’ rights, education and environmental issues. Girl Guides of Canada is one of 35 members of the WAGGGS Western Hemisphere Region.

Through WAGGGS, members are connected to a unique network that spans the globe and can challenge themselves to truly make an impact on the world.

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*Please note: all volunteer applications must be endorsed by the International Commissioner. Please submit your application for review via email a minimum of three weeks before the WAGGGS application deadline. Email to: ic@girlguides.ca

International events and travel with Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada is your passport to adventure. Members can travel nationally and internationally – with other members from your local unit, your local Guiding community or through a provincially-organized trip. Speak to your Guider about your interest in traveling.

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World Thinking Day

Held every year on February 22 since 1926, World Thinking Day is a time to celebrate belonging to a powerful and diverse movement that spans Canada and the globe. World Thinking Day is a day where Girl Guides across Canada and around the world join together and speak out on the issues affecting girls and young women

Discover more about how Girl Guides of Canada celebrates World Thinking Day every year.