Like so many of our Girl Guide and Girl Scout Membership Organisations around the world, WAGGGS and the World Centres have adapted to accommodate the restrictions that COVID-19 has brought upon us. At the end of 2020 this included temporarily closing our five World Centres for the duration of 2021.
As the World Centres are not hosting face to face events, the team decided we had to take action! So we have been busy developing an exciting virtual programme, throughout 2021.
If you have always wanted to visit a World Centre or are a regular visitor who has been itching to travel again now is your chance! Prepare to become a virtual explorer and experience an international connection with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world, from your own home.
The World Centre Virtual Programme will be launching on 1 February 2021.
Registration for the first two months Is now open!
For more information check out the website here
You can register for all events here.
The World Centre Virtual Programme offers a huge range of exciting and engaging sessions for all ages in the following four areas:
Race across Europe completing mini challenges; travel through London while learning about our founders and those who have shaped Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting throughout time; learn what’s needed to take part in an international World Centre adventure and hear first-hand the amazing experiences of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts who have been there before!
Do you love meeting people from around the world and learning more about their cultures? If you do, come and join us as we explore different cultural celebrations and skills from the countries our World Centres are located in. Through the Cultural Discoveries events, you will be able to take a virtual trip through the Swiss Alps, move virtually around the Africa Region, celebrate the Festival of Light with Sangam, and enjoy the Queen of England's Birthday with Pax Lodge. Perhaps you want to try out a new cultural skill from Bollywood dancing to cooking a traditional Indian dish and much more to keep you busy.
World Centre Explorations
If you haven’t been able to visit a World Centre before, and have ever wondered what happens during an event, then World Centre Explorations is for you!? Come and join a virtual tour, an information session, or try some of our activities virtually, and learn about what makes our World Centres so special to our Movement. These sessions are the perfect chance to meet members of the Team and ask the questions you have always wanted to ask!
Do you love being part of a Global sisterhood and have had enough of being isolated by COVID-19? Join us, and hundreds of other Guides and Scouts from across the whole Movement, as we celebrate World Thinking Day, International Women’s Day and International Friendship Day.
You will be able to share what you love about Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, and talk about your culture, with Girls around the world Experience the incredible feeling of being connected to other Girl Guides and Girls Scouts from all over the world who you can immediately call a friend!
For more information check out the following documents. These are also great for spreading the word about the programme.
Please note that anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Sessions will be delivered in English unless otherwise stated. We are working on having sessions available in all four languages. If you are a translator and would like to support a session with your skills, we'd love to hear from you!
Thank you for your continued support during this crazy time and we look forward to seeing you at an online session as part of our brand-new World Centres Virtual Programme!
If you have any questions please send them to worldc...@wagggs.org and one of the team will get back to you right away!
The World Centre Team