There are five World Centres around the world, owned by WAGGGS (The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts). Find out more about them below and have a go at one of the activities for this zone. Of course, you can try as many of the activities as you like, we're not limiting you to just one!
Pax Lodge, London
Design a Maze
Did you know London is home to a very special Girlguiding maze! Located at Crystal Palace park, where the organisation started, there is a maze to celebrate 100 years of Girlguiding.
Have a go at designing your own maze, using a paper plate with straws, loops of paper or other crafty bits! Use a marble or similar to play and see how fast you can navigate the maze!
Our Chalet, Switzerland
This World Centre is nestled in the Swiss Alps and looks like it should be on a chocolate box! There are lots of wonderful outdoor activities to have a go at – hiking, skiing and rock climbing. In the winter months Our Chalet is turned into a winter wonderland.
Have a go at Yodelling
Switzerland is famous for its yodelling, you might even hear some on the mountains around Our Chalet … have a go yourself.
Our Cabana, Mexico
This World Centre is about 80 kilometres from Mexico City.
La Bamba is a Mexican folk song, originating in Verecruz. It has no direct translation into English. Have a go at learning the dance.
Mexican Foil Art
Cover a paper plate with foil or use a disposable foil cooking tray. Draw a face design in lots of different colours using Sharpies or similar pens. You could try a different image on there – something Mexican or something that you love.
This World Centre is located on the River Mula, in Pune, India.
Bollywood dancing is a traditional form of dancing from India. We've given you a taster in the link below. Why not have a go!?
Draw around your hand and decorate with henna patterns. Traditionally, this is brown – but you could use whichever colours you like.
This World Centre is slightly different – in that is has no fixed location. For each event, the centre relocates! This is to try and maximise the number of members who can use it. It is the newest of the World Centres, having just celebrated its 10th birthday!
Create your own African sunset
Use paints, felt pens or crayons to create a gorgeous sunset. Cut out paper animal silhouettes and stick them on top, make sure you wait until it is dry! You could also just use a black pen.
If you want to find out more about WAGGGS or the World Centres, you might find these links useful.