Our programmes feature a significant emphasis on outdoor activities and teamwork. There is a focus on girl leadership and responsibility for self and others, enabling ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. Programmes appropriate to different age groups provide regular opportunities for participation and fun in recreation, learning for leisure, and life skills. Activities offer numerous areas of choice, challenge, achievement and new experiences, especially in the outdoors. Members are encouraged to involve themselves in community service and to participate in international opportunities.
GirlGuiding New Zealand is one of 150 member countries of the World Association of GirlGuiding and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). This relationship gives us access to global initiatives like Free Being Me - a programme delivered as a partnership between Dove's Self Esteem Project and WAGGGS. Similarly, SurfSmart is a programme made available by a partnership through internet security giant, Symantec and WAGGGS.
Free Being Me is an innovative, fun and interactive global programme for 7-14 year olds to learn that body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures and supporting others to be body confident.
Surf Smart is a non-formal education curriculum designed to inform young people about how to connect positively online, protect themselves from online threats and respect their rights and reputation on the internet.
We're girl-led. This means our girl members can expect to be involved in making decisions. They will be listened to and heard as well as guided.
This means that we offer every girl the opportunity to decide and take charge of her Guiding journey. We empower her to learn new skills, develop confidence, build relationships, and so much more. We believe in girl-led because providing these opportunities for her now enables her to take action to change her world in the future.
As part of Guiding all girls have the opportunity to experience fun outdoor activities and camps, and work towards badges and certificates that teach them outdoor skills.
GirlGuiding New Zealand encourages girls and leaders to make a personal and positive commitment to change the world around them for the better. It is about standing up for an issue you believe in and to trying to change lives to build a better world.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.
One of the fantastic benefits of being a member of GirlGuiding is the opportunity for international travel for both girls and volunteers.