Girlguiding LaSER would like to support leaders to take groups on international trips by building skills and confidence, and providing opportunities that are exciting for young members, but also accessible for volunteers. We have two opportunities aimed at Guides and Rangers, starting with a UK adventure in 2022 followed by an international adventure in 2023:
Escape to Edinburgh - 22 & 23 Oct 2022 (you will choose one day)
Breakaway to Belgium - Oct 2023 (exact date to be confirmed)
To aid flexibility around travel dates we are running the Escape to Edinburgh one day challenge on both 22 & 23 Oct and you will be able to choose the day that works best for your group. The format of both adventures will be the same. LaSER will plan a challenge activity for all groups to participate in (including a badge!) and your leadership team and young members will plan:
- How long your trip will be
- How you want to get there
- Where you will stay
- What else you’d like to do while you’re there
- Your budget
Heading north into Scotland involves the same kind of planning as going abroad, and this trip will build confidence and skills for leaders and young members. The second trip will take us into Europe which will provide the added international element.
This is a great opportunity for young members to help lead the way and shape their adventure, and will also help support young member retention for those who would like to be part of both trips. You may want to take your own Guide or Ranger unit, or lead a district, division or county group.
There will be a small registration fee of £15 per person.