GSUSA & WAGGGS Resources

Free Being Me 

Free Being Me is a self-esteem program for girls, developed by WAGGGS in collaboration with Dove and GSUSA. The Free Being Me activities will lead your group through a body confidence-boosting journey of discovery. There are two curricula, for ages 7-10 and 11-14, and there are currently free patches for all program participants! Ask your council for more information.
GSUSA's website: 
International website:

World Centres

WAGGGS World Centres give Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world the opportunity to go abroad and learn about different cultures. The World Centres also provide space for international training and workshops for girls.
WAGGGS World Centres main website-
Our Chalet (Switzerland)-
Our CabaƱa (Mexico)-
Pax Lodge (London)-
Sangam (India)-
Fifth World Centre Pilot Project (rotating locations throughout Africa)-

Voices Against Violence

Voices Against Violence is a curriculum written by WAGGGS as part of the Stop the Violence Campaign which aims to end violence against girls and women. Voices Against Violence gives leaders a curriculum to help educate and work with girls and boys to end gender-based violence.
Stop the Violence Website:
WAGGGS Voices Against Violence Website:
UN Women Voices Against Violence Website:
Voices Against Violence Handbook for Leaders:

World Thinking Day

Every year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides spend one day specifically thinking about their sisters around the globe. For the last eight years, each World Thinking Day has been focused on a different Millennium Development Goal (MDG; these goals are established by the UN as a focus for reaching an end to global poverty, hunger, and social injustice).
GSUSA World Thinking Day Website:
**Please note this year's #guidinglight social media event!

GSUSA Global Action Award/Badge

The Global Action Award is an official badge that can be worn on the front of the Girl Scouts uniform. This award focuses on exploring all of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are goals established by the UN to eradicate poverty. Programs are for Girl Scouts of all ages, from Daisy to Ambassador.

WAGGGS Take Action Backpack (Online Action)

The WAGGGS Take Action Backpack is an online "backpack" to take girls on their activism "journey" to help reduce child and maternal mortality rates. Did you know that under-nutrition contributes to more than a third of child deaths and to at least a fifth of maternal deaths? Children and mothers die of preventable causes because of social, economic, and political barriers. This backpack unpacks the issue and brings girls on the path to make change.

Global Leadership Opportunities (GLO) Pool

GSUSA is seeking applications from young women to join a pool of volunteers interested in global leadership opportunities (travel stipends may be available). Members of this pool may be asked to represent GSUSA at the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) leadership events and trainings:

International Scouting Camps

International event listings on UK scouting website:,208
Roverway (large, international scouting camp): h

UN Resources

UN MY World Survey

All of civil society (aka, everyone who isn't a government representative) now has the opportunity to make their voices heard! 2015 is a pivotal year where UN representatives will assess the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and write up new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Make sure that the goals you want are on the bill! After, see what the rest of the world voted for.
MY World partner toolkit: This is a great resources to read before getting started! Includes info on how to do a paper survey collection, where to find the app, where to send blog posts and photos to, etc. (Please note WAGGGS already has a partner ID; it is preferred if you use the WAGGGS partner ID instead of creating a new one!)
Vote online here:
Get the MY world survey results here:
Get WAGGGS-specific survey results here:
Humans of MY World Facebook page:
We the Peoples, 7 Million Voices Report:
**Please be sure to take photos at events to send to the MY World blog. See the toolkit for more info.
Event idea: talk about each of the MDGs and why they are important. Look at different country results for girls in their age categories and think about why the results might be similar or different for girls around the world. After girls vote, have your girls write on a paper "I vote for..." and fill in the blank with what is a top priority for them! Then have them color in and draw their top priority on the page. Encourage the girls take photos of each other to share on social media and tell their friends why this is important to them!


The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) includes collaborative initiatives between the United Nations agencies and civil society organizations. YUNGA developed environmental challenge badge booklets on 10 different environmental topics (including Forests, Water, Biodiversity, and Soils), carries out drawing competitions, and creates other curricula on environmental issues. The programs are for children and youth age 5-20.
Challenge badge website:
Join the mailing list: (Monthly emails with information about internships, drawing competitions, new educational resources, international youth initiatives, etc).

Other UN Resources

Resources for teaching about the UN and UN-related themes:
If you're in the NYC area, contact the UN's Department of Public Information (DPI) for posters to pick up!
Cyber School Bus, a UN Global Teaching and Learning Project:
UNICEF teaching resources:
UNA online resources:

Other Resources

Hunger Banquet

The Hunger Banquet is an excellent program for demonstrating the economic disparities that exist in the world and allow attendees to discuss what are the root causes of hunger and how can they be addressed. Check out the toolkit here:

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