Cambs West & Cambs East County International Opportunities Day

Are you interesting in taking part in an international trip or finding more out about international opportunities as a Guide/ Young Leader/ Ranger and will be between the ages of 14 -18 as of 22 July 2025 – 22 July 2026?

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Then why not register for this event on Saturday 15 June from 10 am to 4 pm at Barnwell Scout Hut in Cambridge, to find out more about different international opportunities that you can participate in. To attend the international opportunities day is free but girls will need to bring a packed lunch and an activity to share with other girls.

You will get to meet other Guide/ Young Leader/ Rangers from across both Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West and Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East. You’ll also be able to find out more about the international trips which Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West and Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East will be running jointly in 2025 and potential 2026.

There will also be an opportunity to be put forward for a Girlguiding Anglia Region trip being run in either 2025 or 2026, as Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West and Girlguiding Cambridgeshire East are able to put forward four girls each. If put forward, the girls will need to attend a Girlguiding Anglia Region International Day in October, date is still to be confirmed.

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- The girls will take part in team building activities and learn about different
cultures outside of the UK.
- There will be opportunities to try different food from around the world.
- The last part of the day, we will invite parents to come along and have a
presentation about the different international opportunities and for them to ask

- Girls will need to bring a sufficient packed lunch with drinks.
- Girls will also need to prepare an activity/ game/ icebreaker which they will
share with the other girls during the day.

- Once registered, parents will be sent a participant expression of interest form
and a Girlguiding Information and Consent form, which both will need to be
completed by Friday 7 June 2024. This will allow the County International
Advisers to know a bit about the girls before they attend the international
opportunities day.
- We also ask for a letter of recommendation from the girl’s leaders to be sent in
to the Girlguiding Cambridgeshire West County Office.

- The joint trips will be to a European country and will either be in the Summer
Holidays of 2025 or the October Half term of 2025.
- Depending on the number of girls interested there will be a potential long haul
trip in 2026.
- Costs are currently to be confirmed.

- Girlguiding Anglia Region trips for 2025 will be to The Azores and Morocco.
- In 2026 to Canada and to Mexico, specifically Nuestra Cabana, a World
Centre of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
- Costs are currently to be confirmed.

- Girls will be expected to fundraise and write to individuals/ organisations for
grants for the cost of the trip.
- Guidance on how to fundraise will be provided to girls selected for the trips.

- Please use the contact us function and we can get the information added.