Global Girl Scouts

Your Passport to Discovery

Find your place in the world—and discover new ways to make the world a better place—when you experience Girl Scouts on a global scale.

Global Girl Scouts helps boost your awareness of the world through cross-cultural learning opportunities that help you grasp important global issues and give you the power, inspiration, and resources to make a positive impact on the world.

Help us fulfill the vision of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, whose dream was to spread Girl Scouting across the globe and work toward world peace. "Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding," she said, "can be the magic thread which links the youth of the world together."

With Global Girl Scouting you can make a real difference, whether you travel the world or decide to participate in local activities with worldwide impact.

Global Action Award

The Global Action award recognizes your commitment to improving the world by working to help meet any of the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG). These goals—ranging from reducing poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS to providing universal primary education—form a blueprint for a better world.

Whatever goal you choose to work on, the Global Action award is a terrific way to participate in Girl Scout Leadership Journeys. Get started.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is a 146-member organization that includes Girl Scouts of the USA. Its mission is to inspire girls and young women to reach their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. Get details.

Global Leadership Opportunities

Calling all future global leaders!

Submit your application now to be considered to represent Girl Scouts at events held by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

When global leadership opportunities become available (usually several times a year), we’ll contact you for details about your interests and qualifications so we can better gauge your eligibility for specific events.

To be considered, you must be:

  • A member of Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Available to travel internationally on short notice
  • Actively volunteering at, and endorsed by, your local Girl Scout council
  • Committed to bringing back, sharing, and integrating your new knowledge and skills at the local Girl Scout council and/or nationally

Download the application form (PDF) and return via email.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Selected volunteers will be notified by email. Travel stipends may be available. Due to the limited number of opportunities, acceptance in the pool of applicants does not guarantee attendance or participation at an international event.

United Nations

Girl Scouts of the USA enjoys Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This preferred access helps us build on our efforts at the United Nations, share information with UN members, and provide input on issues of special importance to Girl Scouts.


Global Girls Alliance

In 2019, Girl Scouts will launch the Girls’ Access to Education Civic Engagement Toolkit for girls in grades K–12. Developed in partnership with the Global Girls Alliance, this national resource will help girls examine issues involving girls’ education—including access, quality, and achievement—from both national and global perspectives.

The Global Girls Alliance is a program developed by the Obama Foundation to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. Today, more than 98 million young girls worldwide are not in school—yet studies show that when girls are educated, amazing things happen: poverty goes down, economies grow, families get stronger, babies are born healthier, and the world, by all accounts, gets better. To advance these goals, the Global Girls Alliance supports grassroots leaders, like Girl Scouts of the USA, who best understand the unique challenges girls face in their communities and the strategies needed to clear these hurdles. Learn more

International Travel

For over 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered girls the chance to travel abroad. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures, make new friends, build leadership skills, and share ideas with women and girls globally. Find out more.

Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

Juliette Gordon Low believed that when girls travel the world, they have an unparalleled opportunity to foster cultural understanding. That's why the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund was formed in 1927 to support girls as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Guides, and take action globally.

Donations to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund support girls' international travel and participation in training and other global events. These unique opportunities for building international friendships connect Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from nearly 150 nations. 

Give the gift of international travel…and make the world a better place!

Download the contribution form (PDF) or donate online.



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