International Trips

As part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the largest women's organisation in the world, Girlguiding Greater Manchester West offers incredible opportunities for young women to travel abroad, experience new cultures and make international friends.

In the past, girls from Greater Manchester West have travelled to France, Switzerland, Morocco, Thailand, Laos, Chile, Australia, Kenya and Madagascar, along with many more exciting destinations.

Our international trips and international programme encourage girls and young women to expand their view of the world and give them the opportunity to learn about other cultures and traditions.

Adult Leaders

Adult leaders also have the opportunity to apply to be a leader on a Region trip. Details will be posted on the Girlguiding North West England website as they become available.

Travelling Abroad Training

If you are interested in, or considering, travelling with Brownies, Guides or Senior Section members then this is a training you won’t want to miss!

Please see the flyer on the Region Website for more information.

Taking members abroad

There are a number of international camps which take place every year in the UK and abroad. To take Brownies, Guides or Senior Section members abroad you must have your leadership qualification, the relevant camp or holiday license for your section and module 14 – travelling abroad. You can achieve the international module during the trip. For help or advice please contact the County international adviser: Becky Patten for more details and support.

Guides and The Senior Section

Whether you are interested in seeing the sites, learning about other cultures or making the world a better place, dozens of international opportunities are available to Guides and Senior Section members.

Girlguiding North West England run a number of trips each year for members from all over the North West. Potential participants are usually nominated by each County within the Region. These trips have more of a focus on community action and development. Previous trips have included places such as Morocco, Japan and Madagascar.

County International Selection Weekend

We're part of a truly global movement so Girlguiding can offer its members a huge range of amazing international adventures! This exciting opportunity is aimed at Guides and The Senior Section aged 14 - 20 at time of international travel.

Date - Friday 12th May - Sunday 14 May 2017

At - Seven Springs Outdoor Activity Centre, Corks Lane, Disley, Cheshire. SK12 2AZ

Total cost for the Weekend - £20.00 deposit (which you will get back on arrival)

Click here to download the booking form


International News

Alice's Icelandic Adventure
Alice's Icelandic Adventure
"I love that I was given the opportunity learn new skills and to experience an international adventure to such a (Read more ...)

Broadening our horizons with adventurous international travel
Broadening our horizons with adventurous international travel
After months of organising and fundraising, four Leaders (Becky, Claire, Alex and Paula), one Senior Section member (Laura) (Read more ...) (Show Gallery...)

Going Away Adventures Summer 2013
Going Away Adventures Summer 2013
Leaders and girls from Greater Manchester West are out all over the world enjoying international experiences. Here's a round (Read more ...)

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