CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Juliette Low Seminar 2024  

 

Hello Member Organisations,  

Today is Juliette Low’s birthday. To celebrate, we are calling for participants to join the Juliette Low Seminar (JLS) 2024, WAGGGS’ leadership development programme for members of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting!  

The theme for JLS 24 is peace. By using the Girl Guide & Girl Scout Leadership Model, the event will empower an international network of girls and young women to be empathetic global citizens who value different perspectives and celebrate diversity. Through a focus on building peace in their local communities, participants will lead together to create an equal, inclusive world where all girls can thrive. 

JLS participants are nominated by Member Organisations and we need you to start your selection process to find the young women within your organisation that are best fit to join our leadership programme.  

JLS 2024 will be a nine-month commitment for participants, from April 2024 to December 2024 

The JLS 2024 Participant Journey  

  • April, May and June: participants will be on Campfire (WAGGGS’ digital home) and be ready for three months of e-learning courses and patrol meetings. (Time commitment: 7 hours a month)  

  • July, August and September: participants will start their 100 Girls Projects 

  • 29 September to 5 October: participants attend an in-person event at Nuestra Cabaña, Kusafiri or Sangam 

  • October, November and December:  participant continue their 100 Girls Project and attend the JLS 2024 Closing Party in December 

 

Where Will JLS 2024 Take Place?  

Events will take place at Nuestra Cabaña in Mexico, Kusafiri in Ghana and Sangam in India. 

 

Who Can Join JLS 2024? 

  • A minimum of 2 participants per MO 

  • Once registrations have closed, we will be able to assess our capacity to accept more participants from your MO. More information about this will be shared in the next communication. 

  • Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting active member aged from 18 to 30 years 

  • Interest in leadership development, international friendship and willingness to learn from a global programme  

  • Time commitment: 

  • Approximately 7 hours a month dedicated to online learning from April to August 2024 

  • Approximately 10 hours a month dedicated to developing and starting their 100 Girls Projects from July to September 

  • Full availability during the week of 29 September to 5 October for the event section of the programme  

  • availability to finish their 100 Girls Project before 31 December 2024 

 

When Can I Register Participants for JLS 2024? 

Registrations open on 1 December 2023 and will close in March. To confirm a participant’s registration, payment must be received.  

 

What Does JLS 2024 Cost? 

Because of the generous funding WAGGGS received from Julie Dawson, the event fee for JLS 2024 is subsidised. The subsidised event fee is £1,000 per person. 

 

Will Event Fee Scholarships Be Available?  

Yes, participants can apply for an event fee scholarship. However, every participant will be expected to pay the minimum participation fee of £50. 

More information about this process, criteria and deadlines will be shared when registrations open on 1 December 2023.  

 

Will Travel Grants Be Available?  

Limited travel grants will be available to apply for. More information on this will be shared when registrations open.  

 

Is There An Online Event Option?  

In 2024, there will not be an online event option. There will be an online leadership event happening in 2025. More information will be shared about this opportunity in early 2024.  

 

Do You Have Any Questions?  

We would love to answer them live! We will hold two drop-in sessions for Member Organisations on the following dates:  

  • Tuesday 28 November 11am - 12pm UTC  join here

  • Saturday 2 December 2:30am - 3:30am UTC join here

This is a space where you can ask your questions about JLS and how your MO can select, support and encourage your young members to participate. These sessions are not mandatory and you only need to come if you have questions. 

 

Campfire Hub 

Every email communication and information for MOs about JLS will be updated on the Campfire page here. Whenever you need to reference anything about JLS, please check out the page on Campfire. 

 

What is Next?  

You will receive the next communication from us about JLS in late November. This will include details about the registration process and grant and scholarship criteria. 

If you have any questions, please email us on jls@wagggs.org

 

Yours in Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, 

The Global Girls Leadership Programme Events Team  

Mari, June, Narindra, Chido, Anna and Christa 

 

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