Who can do this role?
Presidents can be any person over 18 years old. They should already be, or be willing to become,
a member of Girlguiding.
Do I need a qualiﬁcation?
You don’t need a speciﬁc qualiﬁcation to undertake this role.
What is the purpose of this role?
To act as an ambassador for the local area team and for Girlguiding, ensuring that all other
ambassadors have current and correct information. To be a non-executive (non-voting) member of the
Not all Districts, Divisions, Counties or Countries/Regions will have a President, and their role may vary
in different areas.
What will I do in the role?
The responsibilities below outline the role of a local President, but you will be working within a wider
team at the same level and responsibilities may vary.
zz Act as an ambassador with the District/Division/County/Country/Region, at internal and
zz Present awards and attend other celebration events.
zz Attend area team meetings to keep up to date with guiding developments.
zz Give advice to the area team if needed.
zz Work with the Vice President, keeping each other up to date with local news and events.
Being part of your local guiding area
zz Be part of a local Girlguiding community, by attending local meetings and maintaining a good
relationship with other volunteers.
zz Develop and maintain clear communications with the local Commissioner.
zz Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally,
and encourage young members to take part.
zz Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
Being part of Girlguiding
zz Be committed to undertaking relevant training.
zz Learn about the structure of Girlguiding and how your responsibilities and position ﬁt within it.
zz Be willing to learn about Girlguiding’s national and local strategic aims and how these are being
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