It’s time for the 2012/2013 Big Deal Seal!

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal

GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal

Since launching, GirlGuidesCANblog has received amazing contributions from over 100 guest bloggers.
To date, GirlGuidesCANblog has published 346 posts, reaching an astounding 150,200 total all-time views! Our Big Deal Seal recognizes and celebrates this year’s top guest bloggers whose posts have inspired, engaged, enlightened and entertained us!

We’ve ranked all of the 2012/2013 blog posts (posted May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013), according to views on the day that they were posted. Now we’re looking to you, our audience, to help us identify the top 5 posts by voting for your favourites in each of the following categories:

  1. Awesome Activities
  2. Camping/Outdoors & Global Guiding
  3. Girls’ Guides
  4. Cookies
  5. Reader’s Choice

In order to vote, you must be a subscriber to GirlGuidesCANblog. Not subscribed yet? Subscribe now!

Winners of the GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal will be announced on June 10, on GirlGuidesCANblog. They will gain bragging rights (!), and a Big Deal Seal image (jpeg) will be added to their winning GirlGuidesCANblog post.

Voting runs from Monday, May 27 – Monday, June 10, 5PM EST. Vote by emailing your top choice in each category to submissions @ (One vote per category per email subscription.)

How to Vote

Copy and past the voting form below and include the title of your favourite post and guest blogger as they appear on the top 25 list. Email with the word vote in the email subject line. Please ensure you are emailing us your submission form using the email account that is subscribed to GirlGuidesCANblog.

Complete Rules Regulations.


Big Deal Seal 2012/2013 Voting Form

My top choices for the GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal are:

  1. Awesome Activities
  2. Camping/Outdoors & Global Guiding
  3. Girls’ Guides
  4. Cookies
  5. Reader’s Choice

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


Top 25 Posts on GirlGuidesCANBlog May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013
(Sorted by category and author’s last name)

Category 1: Awesome Activities

  1. A Step Back into a Brownie Time Machine. By Bri Arnold
  2. Are you a Swap-a-holic too? By Alana C.
  3. Multi-Branch Means More Fun! By Megan Gilchrist
  4. Key to Brownies: Getting to Know You with a Beaded Bracelet. By Cara Hicks
  5. From Sparks, with Love. By Shannon J.
  6. This Earth Day Build a Bat House. By Shannon Jaeger
  7. Bandanas and Things I have Learned about Them. By Kaarina M.
  8. A Silent Meeting. By Melissa Moor
  9. Guiding Girls to See What Others Cannot. By Melanie Pereira-Tucker
  10. Make Your Own Wordle Shirt. By Paula S.

Category 2: Camping/Outdoors & Global Guiding

  1.  Wearing a [Guiding] Uniform Abroad. By Mariam Hussain
  2. What are Jeans Good For? By Elizabeth K.

Category 3: Girls’ Guides

  1.  What an Amazing Girl Member. By Jeanette Gelmich
  2. The “Outsider“ Girl Guider. By Megan Lamothe
  3. You’re a Teenage Girl Living in a Scary World. Be True to You. By Sarah Lyon
  4. Permanently, a Girl Guide. By Sarah Lyon
  5. Speaking Up: From Girl Guide to Guider. By Megan Mailey
  6. Rock Stars Among Us. By Patricia A. Muir
  7. The Freedom to Lead [and to Fail]. By Leslie Potvin
  8. Guiding & Me. By Jeanette Thompson
  9. Bumbling Brownie Badges. By Liz Voce
  10. Help to Remove the Stigma. By Amber Wiegand

Category 4: Cookies

  1. A Girl Guide Cookie Complaint. By Anya
  2. Yes, she’s a SPARK. No, she isn’t Cute. By Katherine Corbett
  3. Why You Should Buy Girl Guide Cookies and a Recipe. By Laura Keller
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