In reading this blog post, be prepared to be very excited! Girl Guides of Canada is currently recruiting for our first ever National Youth Council! Let me repeat that: First. Ever. National. Youth. Council.
Applications are now open for girls in Rangers to get involved in this amazing new opportunity. What will the council do? Basically, members of the National Youth Council will provide their insights and opinions to help to determine the future of Guiding in Canada. What could be better than that?
The council’s main goal is to give girls the chance to have a voice in our organization. After all, girls are the most fundamental part of Guiding. GGC wants to learn about the issues that really matter to girls, and the issues that girls face in their daily lives.
We want you to tell us what you want from Guiding. What activities do you want to see more of? What issues do you want to take action on? How do you think we can engage more girls and make Girl Guides more popular? How do we make Girl Guides a more diverse community of girls?
Girl Guides of Canada is focused on fostering girls who are the leaders of tomorrow. But I think that if given the opportunity, girls are also the leaders of today! And this is your chance to put your leadership skills to work and lead Girl Guides of Canada into the future! As Chair of the council, I can’t wait to be amazed by your innovative insights and opinions about how to continue Guiding Greatness!
We are looking for Rangers who are passionate about Guiding and looking to play a leadership role in the organization. Applications close on Sunday, October 30 – so don’t forget to apply or to tell your unit about this amazing opportunity.
Guest post by Madeleine Deschenes. Madeleine is a Guider for a Sparks unit in Kingston, ON, and Chair, National Youth Council. She is in her third year studying Kinesiology at Queen’s University. She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to develop the Youth Council and to have the chance to meet all the amazing Rangers who will apply to be a part of the council!