This weekend marks Global Youth Service Day, an annual campaign that celebrates the millions of children and youth around the world who improve their communities through service and service-learning.
Service – giving back to our communities and the world at large – has been a core value of Guiding from the beginning. For over one hundred years, GGC Members have been helping out, pitching-in and lending a hand. This year’s National Service Project is all about empowering our youth to learn and take action on issues that they care about.
GGC salutes all our girl Members who make a difference in their community every day. Here are just some of the ways our awesome young women are making a difference:
- Making a difference in Africa: Grade 10 student and Girl Guide Jeslyn Simpson is off to Kenya this summer to working help build classrooms for a school that is under construction nearby and planting trees at a local tree nursery.
- Guide campaign provides basics for girls in Kenya: The 3rd Telegraph Trail Unit in B.C. is participating in the worldwide Panties with Purpose campaign to help supply panties and sanitary pads to 6,000 girls in Kenya.
- First Oxford Mills Pathfinders collecting food donations for Salvation Army: Ontario Pathfinders gather food donations to take to their local Salvation Army before the Easter weekend.
By Nisha, GGC staff