What is Girlguiding? Girlguiding is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the UK, with around 600,000 members. Part of a worldwide movement, the organisation enables girls and young women to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers. What does Girlguiding do? Whatever the age group, the key aims of Guiding are personal development and achievement. Girls are encouraged through new adventures to develop confidence, self-respect, personal values, and to gain independence! These skills are honed through unit meetings which take place on weekday evenings during term time, in addition to termly weekend day trips and annual camps/sleepovers. Our activities vary, so can be unit-based and involve craft, cooking, public speaking, sports, etc. or outdoors where we do anything from fencing to swimming to abseiling. All our activities emphasise giving the girls and young women we lead fun and adventure!

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"I can see first-hand the impact our work is having on the lives of local young people"
Natasha Wilcock is a year 6 Medicine student at UCL and has been volunteering with Girlguiding St Pancras as a unit leader and assistant commissioner. Read on to her about Natasha's experience of volunteering.