Our Place in the World

Girl Guides Victoria is a member of Girl Guides Australia (GGA) which is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

The Organisational Chart shows these relationships.

Girl Guides Australia

GGA is one of the largest organisations in Australia for girls and young women. It provides leadership and personal skills development to its 30,000 members, including 22,000 youth members.

GGA is a not-for-profit organisation that involves volunteers at all levels of its operations to enable members to gain maximum benefit from the unique knowledge and skills volunteers are able to offer.

For more information visit the Girl Guides Australia website.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

GGA is one of the 26 founder member countries of WAGGGS, founded in 1928. With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. WAGGGS supports girls and young women to develop their full potential as responsible citizens of the world by focusing on leadership development and active citizenship.

This is delivered through innovative global education and community and advocacy programmes. We deliver a well-established, unique values-based approach to non-formal learning that is international and intergenerational. Girls and young women develop life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure.

For more information visit the WAGGGS website.

World Centres

WAGGGS owns and operates Five World Centres located in  Mexico, Switzerland, India, Africa and the United Kingdom. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts visit to participate in events, trainings, conferences and often return many times for a unique international experience.

Friends of World Centres

GGA has its own Friends of the World Centres group, which you can join. See here for more info on membership and fees. You will receive four newsletters per year, filled with the latest news from the World Centres, as well as program and fundraising ideas. Your financial contribution is also helping the World Centres to provide life changing international experiences to everyone who visits.

Friends of Sangam

Sangam is the World Centre in the AP Region, located in Pune, India. Friends of Sangam Australia are a group who care about Sangam and want to see it grow and thrive. It is a way for Sangam enthusiasts to join together to support Sangam and keep in touch with other members of the Sangam family. Complete the membership form and receive newsletters, reports and invitations to events both fundraising events in Australia and events at Sangam.

Visit the Sangam website for more information.

Asia-Pacific Region

WAGGGS is divided into five Regions and Australia is one of the 25 countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

The Friends of Asia Pacific WAGGGS was established in 1999 as a regional membership fundraising scheme to provide financial resources for training programs, events, projects and activities for the development of girls and young women in the Asia Pacific Region.

New members are always welcome and you can join by visiting the website.