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Go Global

Relating to the whole world; worldwide.

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.

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Stipend to Fund a Global Action Event

Troops, groups, and service units: Apply for a $250 stipend to fund a Global Action Event. The Global Action Event Stipend is an opportunity to receive financial support to plan and implement an event with your troop, group, or service unit that:

Check out the announcement and guidelines. Design a new, impactful event that includes the award requirements above. Then, apply for the stipend with the Global Action Event Proposal (printable PDF). When you’re done, you’ll submit this final report (printable PDF).

Global Action Days Patch
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Troops, groups, individuals, and service units: Earn the Global Action Days patch when you celebrate three of the Global Action Days during the year by completing at least one activity from the toolkit for each day. See pages 10-11 for details. Request your patches by completing the final report .

Please note: Because World Thinking Day has its own award, it cannot be used to earn the Global Action Days patch.

Global Arms of Advocacy

Teens: Global 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

Cadettes-Ambassadors: 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.

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Join the Global Action Team

Become a Regional Global Liaison on our council's Global Action Team! The Global Action Team will meet regularly to share resources and information to take back to service units in each region. Let your local leaders know about WAGGGS, World Centers, Girl Scout Travel, Global Action Days, Global resources, activities, and opportunities. Be a Global influencer by helping get global into programs, highest awards, Take Action projects, and encampments in your area.

Volunteer position description
Regional Global Liaison application

Share your story!

If your troop has done a global Take Action project, contact Customer Care (619-610-0821) with a description and photos.