There are many international opportunities within Girlguiding and within BGO but unfortunately at the current time with COVID restrictions, international travel within Girlguiding has had to be suspended. However you can still find out about the opportunities that will be available again to all in the future ready for when we can all travel again.
It’s fabulous for leaders to be able to take girls away on International Adventures, to do this you need to fulfil certain training requirements by working on certain qualifications, BGO has its own criteria for travel on International trips, if you want to plan an International trip you need to speak to your local Commissioner, OAA and your International Advisor as they will be the ones to sign off your forms and agree your trips can go ahead.
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.
Are you between 17 and 30? Ever wanted to do some voluntary work? Wondered what it would be like to work on a community project in a developing country? Want to broaden your horizons and help others do the same?
If so, GOLD could be for you. GOLD provides Members with opportunities for personal development through participation in community development projects overseas using the medium of Guiding. Development projects vary and could include anything from teaching English as a foreign language, to setting up and running a business skills training programme. Participants return to their own communities with the experience and skills they have gained whilst abroad.
If you are lucky enough to be able to take part, you will travel in a team of four to six others at the invitation of a Girlguiding association in another country. You’ll work alongside local Guides on projects ranging from guiding development to self-esteem, and life skills to health awareness. Projects are typically two to four weeks in duration. You are expected to fund-raise for all project costs including travel and living expenses, and any equipment you may need to use on the project. You will need to be very committed to undertake all the preparatory work for your project which will include a minimum of three briefing weekends and a debrief weekend upon your return.