Girlguiding is our national charity. They look after your personal data in their membership system and produce everything from training workshops which our region volunteer trainers deliver, to programme badges for your girls to work towards. Girlguiding is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (also known as WAGGGS).
Countries and regions
There are ten countries and regions within Girlguiding. These all have a staff team (of varying sizes) and are there for the support of their lead volunteers. As independent charities, they follow the Girlguiding principles but have the autonomy to run their own challenges, events and campaigns.
Our region is split into 19 counties. Each county is headed up by a volunteer county commissioner who takes part in governing our region by sitting on our steering group. All county commissioners report into our region chief commissioner.
Divisions and Districts
Some counties are split into divisions which then may split off into districts. Other counties may just have districts or divisions. It often depends on the size of the county! Each will be headed up by either a division or district commissioner. Learn which divisions/districts sit within your county here.
Units are led by unit leaders. Volunteers at this level tend to volunteer weekly to run unit meetings for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. This is often the stage where volunteers start. Learn more about volunteering for Girlguiding here.