Switzerland 2013

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Over 250 members of the Olave Baden-Powell Society met in Switzerland, 23-26 May, 2013. The objective of the event was to demonstrate the impact their donations are making to the lives of girls and young women across the world and thank them for their on going support of our work. 

The varied programme over four days allowed attendees to find out more about Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting in Switzerland through presentations from young women and Anna Guyaz, President of the Swiss Guide and Scout Association. 

OBPS HRH and Scouts

Mary Mc Phail spoke about our global programmes and breakout sessions on Our Chalet and the recent Stop Violence event in Rwanda allowed those attending to get an insight into the difference WAGGGS is making across the world. 

Over 50 new members were presented with their OBPS insignia by HRH Princess Benedikte and several individuals were recognised for their donations of over £25,000 at a special ceremony during the Gala Dinner.


You can read event newsletters here.

Event photolibrary is available on the Flickr.


OB-PS Switzerland 2013


Thursday, May 23rd

  • Arrival and Registration for the event
  • Welcome Reception at the Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus)

We invite you to get together for a warm welcome and the beginning of an exciting event.

  • Dinner in town on own - Discover the beautiful city of Lucerne and enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants.

Friday, May 24th

  • Presentation from The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Hear about activities, campaigns and training that WAGGGS offers Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

  • Young women speakers – we invite you to hear for yourself, how Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting activities enrich girls and young women’s life.
  • Country Meetings/ Free time
  • Olave Baden-Powell Society Presentation Ceremony at the Jesuit Church (Jesuitenkirche)

Be with us for a beautiful ceremony in a historic landmark of LucerneDinner in a Restaurant

Saturday, May 25th

  • Presentations from the Olave Baden-Powell Society
  • Golfing at Sempach / Hildisrieden
  • An afternoon with exciting Guide and Scout activities

We would like to invite you for a lunch with Guides and Scouts at the park! Take part and see what Guiding and Scouting means in Switzerland!

  • Gala Dinner at The Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern – KKL)

An amazing venue for a special dinner to celebrate the achievements of Guiding and Scouting around the world and to say thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 26th

Excursions and Departure


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