The World Centres
A home away from home
The four World Centres are places for girls and young women from all around the world to meet, to have fun, to learn and to have new experiences. They are open to all members of WAGGGS and also to non-members, providing a ‘home away from home’ – a warm, comfortable, friendly place to stay where guests can feel part of a family of new and old friends.
Pax Lodge is one of four World Centres owned by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The other centres are Our Chalet, Sangam and Our Cabaña. See the bottom of the page for some activities on the four World Centres to play with your unit or troop.
Our Chalet is the oldest WAGGGS World Centre. It opened in 1932 as a place where girls and adults from all over the world could come together and share the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Spirit while having adventures in the Swiss Alps.
The setting for Our Cabaña in Mexico is spectacular, with each building set in its own tropical garden, overlooking the city of Cuernavaca and surrounded by distant snow-capped volcanoes. Activities give a colourful experience of Mexican culture, food, language and arts and crafts, and include discussions of WAGGGS themes and current worldwide issues and helping a local community project.
Sangam offers a rich experience of Indian life within a safe, friendly multi-cultural environment. Activities include trying Indian foods, clothes, music, dance and crafts, learning about Indian traditions and religions, visiting Indian families, local temples and street markets and giving practical service to children and women in local community organisations.
Learn more about the four World Centres by playing: