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Whether it’s the World Centre in London, Mexico, Switzerland, India or the moving centre across Africa, each destination offers a programme of events and activities reflecting the character of the country where it’s located.

A world of possibilities

Since 1932, the five World Centres: Our Chalet, Switzerland; Our Cabana, Mexico; Pax Lodge, UK; Sangam, India; and Kusafiri in the Africa Region, have delivered programmes, events, and activities for over 200,000 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from Member Organisations across the world.

The World Centres are safe spaces provided by WAGGGS, where Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world connect, have adventures and build agency. Their unique environment empowers young women with the knowledge, skills, and qualities to be powerful changemakers, able to lead change and create a better world together.

The World Centres offer an immersive global Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experience that bring to life the value of the Guiding and Scouting Movement. They offer leadership development experiences for girls, young women and leaders across the Movement, which enables Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to lead change in their lives, communities, Member Organisations and in the wider world.

Participants leave their World Centres experience energised, with their eyes wide open to new possibilities and perspectives, motivated and passionate to get more involved in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, and with a greater awareness of how they can make their mark in the world.

What the World Centres Offer

Adventure

Staying at a World Centre is to boldly venture into unexplored realms. The path that lies ahead is filled with challenges, triumphs and an opportunity to be brave and test your own limits. Whether hiking, learning a new dance or simply opening up, we bring out the adventurer in everyone.

Empowerment

The World Centres are for the open-minded, curious and ever-evolving. In the true spirit of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we cultivate fertile ground for personal growth. Through activities, lessons, workshops, talks, and honest dialogue, girls and young women are empowered to achieve their full potential.

Culture

Become a global citizen by immersing yourself in the cultures of both where the World Centres are located and their guests from around the world. We encourage one and all to exchange ideas, experiences and traditions from their own cultures. Whether taking trips beyond the Centre or soaking in the immediate surroundings, it’s a chance to broaden your horizons.

Impact

For almost a century, the World Centres have transformed girls and young women into leaders. We believe that everyone has the ability to make a difference. By engaging in open discussions and taking part in local initiatives, girls and young are equipped with the confidence to become future changemakers.

Moments

Memories formed at the World Centres live on in our hearts forever. We immortalise them through the stories we tell. From first-time achievements and inspiring performances to cross-cultural connections and campfire bonds, add new chapters to your story as a Girl Guide and Girl Scout.

Identity

A famous song, a symbolic mascot or a compelling history – every World Centre is surrounded by its own folklore. This creates a feeling of belonging for everyone who visits. A feeling passed down for generations. We encourage you to visit all five Centres for the complete WAGGGS experience.

Friendship

The World Centres are made special by the people that visit them. They travel from far and wide with the aim to strengthen a Guiding and Scouting connection that transcends borders. Join thousands of visitors from across the globe to build a global network of friends and support system for life.

Wellness

Since their origin, WAGGGS and the World Centres have been associated with activities that promote lifelong healthy habits. Whether hiking, skiing, swimming, yoga, dance or meditation, every World Centre has a range of exciting wellness activities. Regardless of age, everyone can get involved.

Nature

Each of the Centres are surrounded by their own unique ecosystem. The programmes help to build environmental awareness and inspire positive change. Whether building a snow shelter in the Alps or protecting monarch butterflies in Mexico, there are endless opportunities to take action.

Lodging

Whether staying for a day or for a whole month, guests at every World Centre are made to feel safe and welcome at our comfortable lodgings. We regularly share detailed itineraries, maps, safety procedures and testimonials to make sure each and every visitor is prepared for the journey ahead.

Stories & Impact

Our girl guides and girl scouts tell their stories of leading change. We support our members in tackling important challenges faced by society and our planet.

The emphasis is on how they went about their transformation which we hope helps inspire you to understand the conditions that are conducive to making change.

Stories & Impact

Our girl guides and girl scouts tell their stories of leading change. We support our members in tackling important challenges faced by society and our planet.

The emphasis is on how they went about their transformation which we hope helps inspire you to understand the conditions that are conducive to making change.

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Our Chalet

Adelboden, Switzerland

Pax Lodge

London, United Kingdom

Sangam

Pune, India

Our World Centres

Our Chalet

Adelboden, Switzerland

Pax Lodge

London, United Kingdom

Sangam

Pune, India

Kusafiri

across africa

Our Cabaña

mexico

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