On February 15, 1965, the maple leaf flag was first unfurled and raised across our country as our nation’s official flag. Designed by George Stanley, the beautiful red and white design is based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada. This February 15 marks the 50th anniversary of our flag. As we prepare to commemorate Flag Day, we’re opening the vaults of the Girl Guides of Canada archives to celebrate Guiding’s proud traditions with the Canadian flag.
Since its introduction in 1965 the Canadian flag has been proudly raised by Girl Guides both at home and away.
Girl Guides of Canada has a rich history of including the flag and Canadian citizenship in programming, events and celebrations.
Canadian Heritage has put together some great information and simple suggestions for how to celebrate this special occasion. Don’t forget that integrating these types of activities also helps girls complete core programming components!
- Sparks: The World Around Me Keeper
- Brownies: Key to My Community
- Guides: Heritage Interest Badge
- Pathfinders: Citizenship Certificate
- Rangers: Community Connections #13