Speaking out – or advocacy – has been an integral part of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting since the beginning. The Movement began in 1910 after a group of girls spoke out about what they wanted at the 1909 Crystal Palace Boy Scout rally. They demanded a Movement for girls, and they achieved it! This was the first advocacy activity in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, which laid the foundation for decades of advocacy actions by girls and young women all over the world.

We’ve joined forces with the Dove Self Esteem Project to advocate for a world without appearance related anxiety, and to train groups of young women as advocates, to do the very same themselves.

Find out more, meet the advocates.