World Centres


A trip to any of the World Centres is an unforgettable international guiding experience

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) run five World Centres in London, Mexico, Switzerland, India and now Africa!

They are:

Our Cabaña in Mexico – Which has five acres of tropical gardens, a swimming pool, a volleyball court and a tennis court located 80km away from Mexico City.

Our Chalet in Switzerland – Located high up in the Swiss mountains, the location of the first World Centre is perfect for skiing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting and other adventurous activities.

Sangam, India – A place of peace and tranquility in the heart of busy Indian city Pune. Sangam offers special volunteering opportunities and hosts seminars and events.

Kusafiri, across Africa – The moving World Centre! Kusafiri has no fixed site but changes the location at every event, creating international experiences for girls and young women in different countries in Africa.

Pax Lodge, London – A convenient base to explore London or get an international experience without leaving the UK. Plus Pax Lodge is next door to WAGGGS World Bureau.

Each centre offers a programme of events and activities reflecting the character of the country where it is located. Visiting is a great opportunity for guests from around the world to learn more about other countries and cultures – from each other and from their surroundings. The centres are warm and friendly places to visit for an adventurous trip with your unit, a unique holiday, an empowering regional seminar or a World Conference. There are chances to volunteer at all of the centres too.