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The Girl Scouts Global Action patch was developed in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).  This is an exciting and enriching way for Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors to participate in realizing the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which aim to reduce extreme poverty and impact major world concerns by 2015.  

By participating in the Global Action patch activities, girls can learn, in a fun and educational way, about serious global issues affecting girls, young women, and their communities. Each Girl Scout who completes activities will join in WAGGGS' international movement of 10 million girls who together are advocating for themselves and others, both locally and globally--one of the Take Action outcomes (PDF) detailed in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Earning requirements for this patch can be found at www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/global_action_patch/ <http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/global_action_patch/> .

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, and will serve for a triennium (2009-2011). Typically, there are three to four Global Leadership Opportunities (GLO) each year. When Global Leaderships Opportunities become available, a notice will be sent to members inviting them to complete a second application which will include questions specific to the event.

 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply and cannot turn 35 until after the end of the triennium. There is no deadline for submitting applications. Selected volunteers will be notified by email.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Members of Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Available to travel internationally on short notice
  • Actively volunteering at their local Girl Scout council and endorsed by the council
  • Committed to bringing back, sharing and integrating their new knowledge and skills at the local Girl Scout council and/or nationally

Download the application form (Word) and email it to globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org.

 

Due to the limited number of WAGGGS Global Leadership Opportunities, membership in the pool does not guarantee attendance/participation at an international event.

 

Join the Girl Scouting Global Leadership Opportunities group on Facebook to learn more about Global Girl Scouting initiatives, and receive regular updates and WAGGGS information.

patch_global_action_2010.jpgThe Girl Scouts Global Action patch, developed in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), is an exciting and enriching way for Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors to participate in realizing the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which aim to reduce extreme poverty and impact major world concerns by 2015.

 

The alliance between WAGGGS and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals embraces WAGGGS's mission of empowering girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as engaged and responsible global citizens. Around the world there are 145 WAGGGS member organizations, of which GSUSA is one, serving girls and young women in wide-ranging "Scouting" endeavors.

 

By earning the Global Action patch, girls can learn, in a fun and educational way, about serious global issues affecting girls, young women, and their communities.  Participation activities for Daisies to Ambassadors are online, and the patch will be available at Girl Scouts shops in the next few weeks.

GSUSA is seeking applications from young women interested in representing GSUSA at the 2010 Young Women's World Forum. The Young Women's World Forum, organized by Girl Guiding UK in collaboration with WAGGGS is the first of three events for girls and young women taking place throughout the centenary celebrations.

 

The Young Women's World Forum takes place between October 19 - 24, 2010 in London, England and is open to two young women ages 18-25 (at the time of the event) from each Membership Organization. E-mail globalgirlscouting@girlscouts.org with questions.

 

Please submit the application form to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz at the Mobile Service Center by November 25, 2009.

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Each year on February 22, girls participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.  The theme for World Thinking Day 2010 is girls worldwide say "together we can end extreme poverty and hunger."  World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people.

 

Girls voted and selected Germany, Kuwait, Peru, the Philippines, and South Africa to represent the five regions of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)--Europe, the Arab region, Western Hemisphere, Asia/Pacific and Africa. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but it is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community--one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

 

Download the World Thinking Day Resource to start planning your activities.

Great opportunity from the Mobile Area Jewish Federation - a musical performance by the Israeli Scouts!

Monday, July 6, at the Main Library, Burnheim Hall, 701 Government St.
 

About Tzofim Friendship Caravan

The Friendship Caravan consists of four traveling groups, 5 male and 5 female 17-year-old Tzofim (Israel Scouts) in each, who crisscross North America each summer as emissaries, sharing their lives in Israel through song, dance and story.  Participants are chosen after undergoing an extensive auditioning and interviewing process, ensuring that above all, they are true representatives of Israeli culture and spirit.  In 2008, the Tzofim Friendship Caravan reached 35 states, including 250 camps, community centers, churches, senior homes and schools, performing for an audience totaling nearly 100,000 people.

 

Each teen in the Friendship Caravan, like all 100 Delegation members visiting North America, is a member of the 60,000 member strong Tzofim (Israel Scouts) Movement which, in turn, is part of the International Scouting movement. The Tzofim Movement is the only non-political and non-sectarian youth movement in Israel. Each Delegate must exhibit leadership capabilities, a high level of scouting and extensive knowledge of Israeli and Jewish history.

 

For more information about the Israeli Scouts visit: http://www.israelscouts.org/ and click on: Tzofim Friendship Caravan.

 

For more information about the performance in Mobile, contact Shir Mnuchin at (251) 656-8294.

Check out this great video of girls from all over the world telling what the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts means to them!

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