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What is the 18-30 offer?

Girlguiding has almost 30,000 18-30 year old members, the biggest adult grouping by age, and over 98% of these young women are volunteers. For many people, the period between the ages of 18 and 30 is a time of significant change. The 18-30 offer has been designed recently to enable as many young people as possible to find their place within Girlguiding and the wider world. The aim is to expand the opportunities available to young women to develop and socialise as well as to promote a more flexible model of volunteering.

How is it structured?

The offer is broken down into seven opportunity pathways, each focusing on an area of personal development, and two elements (‘Learning and awards’ & ‘Just for me’) which are within the pathways to offer a balance of challenge and fun. The 18-30 offer is not a new section or a programme but a range of opportunities for fun, networking and personal challenge to help support young women.

The toolkit

The toolkit below has been designed by members of the 18-30 group to engage leaders and commissioners who can encourage young women to get involved. It comprehensively explains the offer’s aims, the seven pathways and how it can be put in to action at a local level as well as a section answering a number of frequently asked questions.

The 18-30 Toolkit

Further useful links

For more information, the main Girlguiding website has several pages to explore on the offer and the opportunities available for young women.

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