“Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
There are so many ways to mark Remembrance Day as a unit. If you’re looking for activities to add to your plans, check out the Guiding Remembers Instant Meeting, inspired by British Columbia Council’s Guiding Remembers Challenge. Activities like Stories of Service, Voices of Veterans and In Flanders Fields will help girls reflect on the idea of remembrance in their own way and acknowledge the efforts of Canadian veterans of the past and present.
Want a different angle? Try the Canadian Women of Valour Instant Meeting, modified from Alberta (ANY) Council’s instant meeting of the same name and updated in partnership with Valour Canada. This package of hands-on activities like Ration Recipes and Wartime Women gives a glimpse into the roles Canadian girls and women played in the First and Second World Wars.
(De plus, ces réunions éclairs sont aussi disponibles en Français!)
Did you know…? Since Remembrance Day activities fall in the Canadian Connections Theme, if you also try the Local Communities Badge-in-a-Box, you’ll have covered two themes and earned your Connect and Question Program Area badge! To learn more about earning badges, see “How the Program Works”.
Share your Remembrance Day plans and activity examples on social media and spread the word to other girls and Guiders using the hashtag #GirlGuidesofCanada