Spring cleaning, Girl Guide style

Girl Guides Clean up their Community

Girl Guides Clean up their Community

When most people think of springtime and Guiding, they think of classic chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies. And yes, Girl Guide cookies are a Canadian tradition but for Guide Units across the country, spring also means heading outside and lending a hand to clean-up their communities!

For the last few weeks, our Digg news feed has included accolades for Units from Nanaimo to Fort Frances to Moncton and beyond who have rolled up their sleeves and banished litter and garbage from their local areas.

Saskatchewan Guides are in the midst of their province-wide clean-up efforts.  Units will be out in local green spaces in Estevan, Saskatoon, Kindersley, Prince Albert, Regina, Swift Current, Weyburn, North Battleford, Melfort, Humboldt and Moose Jaw.

Manitoba Guides in Winnipeg, Brandon, The Pas, Virden and Dauphin will be out in force on May 28 cleaning their local communities.

But you don’t have to be a Girl Guide to make your neighbourhood a better place.  As we head outdoors to (finally!) bask in the warm weather, it’s the perfect time to gather your kids, friends and neighbours to tackle cleaning up your neighbourhood.  It can be as simple as taking a garbage bag with you and the kids when you head to your local park!

By Nisha, GGC staff


Have a comment about this post? Click the link “Leave a Comment” or “Comments” below. We’d love to hear from you! Likewise, share this with a friend! You’d be helping GGC spread its message!

This entry was posted in Awesome Activities and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Spring cleaning, Girl Guide style

  1. You missed us in Southern Ontario! Every year, Girl Guides in the Niagara area head to Mary Malcolmson Eco-Park on the Saturday after Earth Day (May 28 this year) to help clean up the park, plant flowers, tidy up brush and trails. The park is named after the Canadian founder of Girl Guides of course, Mary Malcolmson, so it’s not only a great chance for the girls to get out and help in the community, it’s a reminder of our history!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s