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Members of British Girlguiding Overseas have the same collection of uniform options available to them as UK members. It is up to each member to choose from the range available. Members wear uniform according to the section they are in or the role they carry out and to suit the activity or occasion.

This uniform is a flexible, mix-and-match collection, suitable for most climates and most cultures. It is available from Girlguiding Trading Services, and British Girlguiding Overseas poloshirts and sweatshirts are available from the shop.

If for any reason, it is not possible for official uniform items to be worn, the Commissioner for British Girlguiding Overseas must be contacted, as prior approval is required for any uniform change or adaptation.


The wearing of international neckerchiefs is the same as in the United Kingdom. They are not worn for Unit meetings or at District, Division or County functions. They may be worn if a British Girlguiding Overseas member goes on an international visit or to an international camp, even if it is organised by the National Association of the country in which she is living.

Union Flag Emblem

Members of Girlguiding who have travelled abroad as members of the Movement e.g. to represent Girlguiding or British Girlguiding Overseas at an international camp or event may wear the Union Flag Emblem on their uniform after their return to the UK or to British Girlguiding Overseas. Travelling abroad in this context means going outside the UK or British Girlguiding Overseas to represent the Movement, and does not include travelling between the UK and a British Girlguiding Overseas area or from one British Girlguiding Overseas area to another.