Every year, girls and Leaders travel abroad with Girlguiding, visiting Europe and further afield, to take part in a variety of different memorable experiences which have ranged from competing in a race across Europe, trekking across the Arctic, going to an International jamboree, visiting a World Centre, doing community work and using specific skills like sailing. These exciting opportunities are an excellent chance to visit a part of the world you would normally have chosen, to encounter different cultures and traditions, to take part in new and exciting activities, and to make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.


International Selection Weekend

If you are aged between 14 and 18, and interested in travelling abroad with Guiding, we hold an annual international weekend for county and region trips each year. Applications for our 2022 day (23 April) for trips taking place in 2023, are now open and will close on 16 April.


Application form



If you would like find out more about any aspect of the international weekend, please contact Seonaid McPhail by emailing seonaidmcphail@btinternet.com for more information.







We are always looking for Leaders for our trips. If you are aged 18 or over and would like to visit a new part of the world, to experience a different culture and to take part in a variety of exciting activities, get in touch with the office at office@leicestershireguides.org

A international leaders day will take place on Sunday 24 April at Topstones, please contact Seonaid McPhail for more information











INTOPS (INTernational OPportunitieS) is a fun-filled, action-packed weekend where you can meet new friends, have a great time and learn about international opportunities available in Guiding. If you are aged between 17 to 30 years, interested in International Guiding or going on a GOLD (Guiding Overseas Linked with Development) project and eager to make like-minded friends on a fun weekend, then the annual INTOPS weekend is for you!

The action-packed weekend that will allow you to find out about the opportunities available to you in other countries through Guiding. Come along and you’ll take part in lots of fun and challenging activities. By the end of the weekend you’ll have been tested to the limit to see how you work in different groups and situations, and you’ll have found out about international opportunities that may be suited to your talents and interests.