The GirlGuidesCANblog “Big Deal Seal” is Here!

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal

Help us recognize and celebrate our top bloggers!

Since launching in 2011, GirlGuidesCANblog has flourished to become the heart of online Guiding, receiving amazing contributions from over 50 guest bloggers. To-date we’ve had 190 posts, with 62,602 views from visitors all across Canada and the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and Africa!

We’re launching the GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal to recognize and celebrate our top guest bloggers whose posts over the last year have inspired, engaged, enraged, enlightened and entertained us most, helping to make GirlGuidesCANblog a success!

The top 25 blog posts for our inaugural year (May 1, 2011 – April 30, 2012*) were ranked based on the total number of views on the day the piece was posted on this blog. These posts fall into 4 voting categories, with the addition of a Reader’s Choice** category:

  1. Guiding Greatness
  2. Growing Guiding
  3. A Girl’s World
  4. Oh My Guides!
  5. Reader’s Choice

Winners of GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal will be awarded an online seal for their post on our GirlGuidesCANblog and that could also be used on their own blog or website.

Voting:  May 2 – 30, 2012

Read our nominees’ posts and tell us your favourites in each category.  In order to vote, you must be a subscriber to GirlGuidesCANblog prior to and during the voting period. Subscribe to our blog. Vote by emailing your top choice in each category to submissions @ One vote per category per email subscription to GirlGuidesCANblog.

Rules & Regulations

For complete rules and regulations, visit GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal rules & regulations.

Winners Announced: June 1, 2012

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winners will be announced on June 1, 2012 on GirlGuidesCANblog.


Top 25 posts based on most reads (listed in alphabetical order by title)

Category 1: Guiding Greatness

  1. Bustin’ a Century Year Old Girl Guide Myth by Sarah L.
  2. I Camp Therefore I Have My Camp Blanket by Sarah L.
  3. Monday Musings about Guiding (on a Wednesday) by Stephanie Nash
  4. Online Resources: Guiding in the Cloud by Cara Hicks
  5. Resolutions for the Happy, Healthy Guider by Sarah L.
  6. Why Every Brownie Should Have a Camp Blanket by Sarah L.

Category 2: Growing Guiding

  1. A Week in the Life of a Guider  (or Not for the Faint of Heart) by Karen Reyburn. Part IV of Trial by Fire: Reflections of a First-time Guider
  2. Confessions of an Urban Guider by Tammy Sutherland
  3. First Impressions by Karen Reyburn. Part I of Trial By Fire Series: Reflections of First Time Guider
  4. Growing Guiding at Vancouver Pride by Tara Lynn
  5. My First Unit Meeting by Karen Reyburn. Part II of Trial by Fire: Reflections of a First-time Guider
  6. Why I Plan on Being Guider Extraordinaire by Chantal S.

Category 3: A Girl’s World

  1. Food, Girls and Body Image by Blake Eligh
  2. Our First Vlog! (Top Camps) by Indra Prakash
  3. Princess Industrial Complex by Sarah L.
  4. Sexualization. What Does Your Outfit Say About You. By Amy Harman, LMFT.
  5. What Pop Culture is Teaching Our Girls by Lisa Naylor
  6. Why Some Girls (Really) Need Guides by Amy Porteous

Category 4: Oh My Guides!

  1. Badges of Honour By Kelly Waterhouse
  2. Canadian Made: We Can Save Our Planet by Joyce Shanks
  3. Green Camping by Joyce Shanks
  4. Girl Guides and Girls Scouts: A Sweet Comparison by Samantha F.
  5. I am Me Because of Summer Camp by Wendy Silva
  6. The Place for Uniforms in a Modern World by Scouts Canada
  7. There Were No Sexy Nurses at the First Halloween by Sarah Lyon

Category 5: Reader’s Choice

Please choose any post on GirlGuidesCANblog May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012, whether or not it appears on the top 25 list. Please do not include posts written by GGC staff.


Just copy and paste the voting form below into an email, and include the complete title of your favourite post and author as it appears on the top 25 list, for each of the 5 Big Deal Seal categories! Email submissions @ with the word vote in the email subject line. Please ensure you are emailing us your submission form from the email account you subscribe to GirlGuidesCANblog.

——– Voting Form—————-

My top choices for the GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal are:

  1. Guiding Greatness:
  2. Growing Guiding:
  3. A Girl’s World:
  4. Oh My Guides!:
  5. Reader’s Choice:

 Optional: I would love to write/pitch this blog post idea (in 1 -3 sentences):


* While our inaugural year runs February 22, 2011 – February 21, 2012, we did not include the posts from the first two months since they were primarily staff contributions, and our tracking system was not accurate.

** To vote in the Reader’s Choice category, run a search on the blog for any post that sticks out in your mind as the best! You can also skim through our top 25 list, or through the menu categories for other posts based on that theme.

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