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.

If you would like to discuss an International Adventure, please contact Becky Patten, our International Adviser at

Adult Leaders

There are lots of opportunities for leaders to travel abroad - if you are interested in leading or being an assistant on a County International Adventure, please contact Becky Patten at to discuss further!

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.

Adult IntOps Day - 3 March 2018 - 10am - 4pm Region Headquarters

This is a selection event for Leaders hoping to lead our Region International trips in 2019. If you’re an adult leader interested in travelling abroad, come and meet the Region’s International Advisers. Learn about the international opportunities that are available through guiding in the Region and how you could get involved. Find out more here.

Bloom - Sri Lanka Project - 17 March 2018 - 10am - 4pm Region Headquarters

We’re looking for adult members that are up for a challenge and keen to participate in this new project. 

Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) worked with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association between 2011 and 2015. In order to further support the organisation, Girlguiding North West England has committed to a four year project, which will focus on helping to further develop the Rangers’ section, for 17-21 year olds, by expanding the programme and recruiting and training leaders. Find out more here.

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!

More information is on this page.

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 9 – travelling abroad. You can achieve the international module during the trip. For help or advice please contact 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 - Applications Open!!

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 - 18 at time of international travel.

Date - Friday 23rd March - Sunday 25 March 2018

At - Ashley Activity Centre Lodge and Campsite

Total cost for the Weekend - £20

Download the Application Form here


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