Every Girl Scout is part of a special group of girls that stretches
not just across the United States, but around the world. Girl Scouts of
the USA (GSUSA) is a member of the World Association
of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) which includes 10
million girls in 150 countries. All those girls, in all those
countries, are working to make the world a better place.
Throughout the year, girls have the opportunity to work together and
participate in Girl Scout programming that relates to different global
issues affecting women and girls.
Remember: local to global to local. Global issues do not just
happen somewhere else. Girls can take action by addressing a global
issue that affects their local community, such as hunger,
poverty, natural disasters, or human trafficking, for example. By
addressing the issue on a local level, they are contributing to global progress.
Let’s Get Started!
Troops, groups, and service units: Apply for a $250 stipend to fund
a Global Action Event.
TheGlobal Action Event Stipend is an opportunity to
receive financial support to plan and implement an event with your
troop, group, or service unit that:
Please note: Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it
cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch.
Teens: Apply for Global Arms of Advocacy
Arms of Advocacy (GAA) is a collaborative, girl-led program
developed by Girl Scouts San Diego in which Senior and Ambassador Girl
Scouts educate themselves and their peers on local and global
contemporary issues relevant to women and girls with the support and
guidance of adult facilitators. Learn
more and apply (Applications go live each summer).
Destinations are unique opportunities for
individual girls to connect with other Girl Scouts, explore new
adventures, and see the world! There are domestic Destinations here in
the U.S., as well as international events. All are sponsored by GSUSA
and are conducted by Girl Scout councils and other trusted providers.
Share your story!
If your troop has done a global Take Action project, email firstname.lastname@example.org with
your project description and photos!