Connect offers an exciting and flexible programme with a huge variety of challenges and opportunities for personal development for young women between 16 and 35. Travel, volunteer, learn new skills and stay in touch as you work towards valuable qualifications in a fun and supportive girl-led environment. Please note, Connect is only available to young women residing in New Zealand.

There are three ways to be involved:


Network offers you the chance to stay in touch with GirlGuiding NZ through our alumnae for 16 – 35 year-olds. Yes, you can even stay in this group after you are 25. Through this network you will receive invitations to attend or help at events, participate in task forces or help with local initiatives. Plus, we’ll communicate with you regularly with the latest information and news.

You can be part of Network at any age between 16 and 35, 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 16 – 25 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.