Connect is a personal development programme for 16-25-year-olds. Travel, volunteer, learn new skills and stay in touch as you work towards valuable qualifications in a fun and supportive girl-led environment.

There are three ways to be involved:


Network is an alumnae group that keeps you in the loop with all of GirlGuiding NZ’s latest news. You’ll be invited to attend events, help with local initiatives and participate in task forces.

You can be part of Network at any age, there is no membership fee and no formal commitment required. You’ll be a member of GirlGuiding NZ and part of the 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.


StayConnected is for those who are keen to help out but can’t commit to regular leadership. Challenge yourself to try new things or use your experience to help motivate others.

You can choose to be involved at a “taster” level or go all the way to earning externally recognised qualifications in leadership, advocacy and community action, outdoors and personal development. You might learn a new language, challenge yourself to run a marathon or decide to raise money for a cause you care about.

There is no membership fee and you remain a member of GirlGuiding NZ. We ask for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per year.


This programme is designed to support leaders aged 16-25 as they work towards the GirlGuiding NZ Leadership Award.

The award is broken into three levels, or Horizons and focuses on Girl Leadership, Community Leadership and Outdoor Leadership.

You’ll need to be a registered GirlGuiding leader to participate in this programme. The award usually takes around four years to complete and is a great way to demonstrate commitment and leadership on your CV.