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

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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!

    • It wasn’t intentional (our missing mentioning you!) Sounds like a fantastic day. Is this an annual event? Does the community participate? We’d love to hear more…

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