We focus on the needs and wants of girls and young women
The 8 - point programme
Our aim is to make our members' Guiding Journey as fun as possible while at the same time make sure that every time a girl attends a meeting or activity, she learns something new. this is why we divided our programme into 8 different areas.
Six areas of personal development
Each part of the eight points incorporates six areas of personal development. So for every theme that we base our meetings and activities on, we aim at developing the girls' six areas of personal development.
Our methods of work have been tried and tested for over 100 years, and this is why we have plenty of experience in non-formal education and learning-by-doing. We do this through our basic principles, passed on through the years and which are shared with all our sisters and brothers in Guiding and Scouting around the world. These are:
The Girl Guide / Girl Scout Method
These methods help achieve the above developments. They are the principle by which all guiding and scouting units operate and are all fundementals defined by of our founders.
The promise and Law
These are shared by every member of the Association and are seen as a guideline on how to act towards each other and how to live up to the movement's principles.
In their local units, all members are assigned a patrol in which they work together as a team. This helps make them more comfortable and familiar and teaches the girls how to be part of a team. It also gives an opportunity to the members to be patrol leaders and learn to be responsible for others while always keeping your individuality.
Learning by Doing
Being a Girl Guide is full of activities and challenges where members are hands-on. Girls and young women become skilled at what they do by doing it themselves.
In guiding, members are encouraged to reach their fullest potential at their own pace. Learning to make your own decisions, being responsible and self-learning in different levels; are all part of a person developing personally and at a speed they feel comfortable and ready to work at.
This draws together everything that identifies and represents guiding. Be it our uniform, slogans, songs or rituals; they all make the association what it is and separates it from any other organization in the world.
Active co-operation between youth and adults
A leader is not there to tell people what to do, she is purely a caring eye and a guide to reaching your potential. Apart from being the back bone of the organization, the adults help give examples and built a path to reaching this potential. Being part of the team rather than the leader is very important as this influences girls and young women to look up to their leader and aspire to reach the desired goals.
Nature is the classroom for girls and young women in the Girl Guide Association. Members are encourages to appreciate the outdoors, preserve it and as a rule we always make sure to the leave the world a better place than we found it.
Service in the community
Girl Guides do their best to contribute to positive change in the community. By doing so, young people are more familiar with the world around them and are able and willing to help in any way they can.
The International Experience
A movement which is worldwide provides our members with opportunities and experiences to form part of 10 million girls and young women globally.