Frequently Asked Questions
What is SGG?SGG stands for Sharjah Girl Guides. It is a non-profit volunteer driven organization that offers extra-curricular activities and programs for girls.
Is it a new organization?No it is not; in fact the guiding movement has been present in the UAE since 1973. However, SGG has gone through a lot of developmental changes in the last period that you can actually call it brand new!
What does “Girl Guides” mean?Guiding provides an outlet for girls to have new experiences, discover themselves and develop their skills in a safe, fun and all girls environment.
“Girl guides” is the female counterpart to the male “boy scouts”. Girl guiding operates under the umbrella of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). WAGGGS is considered the largest female volunteer driven organization which spans across 145 countries and has over 10 million guides and 1 million volunteers!
What types of programs do you offer?We offer a wide range of fun activities that caters to all interests. Our programs and activities are structured under the badge system (hyper-link to badge section) that caters for a variety of interests and hobbies. We would also love to hear from you! If you have any suggestions please drop us an email or give us a call.
Who can join?Registration is currently open to all girls of all nationalities aged from 7 to 12 years.
How can I contribute?The guiding movement by nature is all about being part of the community; and we are very thankful for our volunteers and partners who help us achieve our goals. There are many ways you can contribute to SGG. You can either volunteer by doing simple tasks such as simple administrative tasks, girl supervision or being an instructor in one of our workshops or programs that fall in your area of expertise depending on the volunteering opportunities that arise, or support SGG by making monetary donations to help us run our various programs. For organizations interested in giving back to the community, we can meet and explore ways in which the two organizations can collaborate.