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Blanketed in memories….Or, what do you do with 85 Girl Guide T-shirts?

Like many Guiders, I have accumulated an incredible number of crests and patches throughout the years and the culmination of this epic crest collecting has resulted in the completion of two camp blankets. But along with all of those patches … Continue reading

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My camp blanket tells a thousand stories

Not all stories are told in books, not all memories are seen in pictures – some come in the form of a thousand little embroidered pieces of felt. My camp blankets tell more than my Guiding story. They weave together … Continue reading

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Girl Guide camp blanket vs. camp poncho

As units gear up for fall camps, we’re sharing one of our most popular blog items of all time. In today’s post, we’re entering into some pretty turbulent waters, opening up a seriously contentious debate, if you will. No, I’m … Continue reading

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Girls Count… It Makes ‘Cents’

Last spring Girl Guides of Canada together with TD Bank Group piloted a new financial literacy program, Girls Count. Stretching from coast to coast and from Sparks to Rangers, 35  units together with 53  TD employee volunteers presented the pilot … Continue reading

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Girl Guide Camp Blanket vs. Camp Poncho

For today’s Flahsback Friday installment, we’re re-posting one of our most viewed blog posts of all time.  ——————————————————————————————- In today’s post, we’re entering into some pretty turbulent waters, opening up a seriously contentious debate, if you will. No, I’m not … Continue reading

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Doing it all – and then some – at camp

What can you do at camp? Pretty much anything. Our friends at Caddy Lake Camp in Manitoba outline just some of the amazing experiences campers can expect this summer. When can we start packing?! Did you know going to camp … Continue reading

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Hammers + nails = awesome Spark bird houses

It may have been our noisiest meeting night ever, but it was likely the most fun for each of the Sparks. Eight dads and one mom were on hand as helpers for building our bird houses. A couple of dads … Continue reading

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Designing T-shirts

It’s finally – finally! – almost T-shirt weather across Canada. And while we know that nothing beats the Girl Guide uniform T or your favourite camp shirt, there’s something pretty awesome about girls designing their own T-shirts. As we head … Continue reading

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Future Radio Star Reporters

One of the requirements for the reporter badge involved writing an ad, so we had our girls in the 1st Fairview Guides split into groups and write three 30-second radio commercials. We had received a couple of sample ads from the … Continue reading

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Lone Guiding Rocks!

Do you know any girls who give you grief about wearing their uniform, or having to sit beside so-and-so at a meeting? Is this maybe you, a leader, some weeks when you’re tired and stressed and unprepared? The next time … Continue reading

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Bumbling [Brownie] Badges

Badges can be the bane of a Guider’s existence, can’t they? Although they provide satisfaction and joy, they are small and easily lost. They like to hide in every nook and cranny of our Guide bags, and only show up … Continue reading

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Badge Modernization: A Sign of the Times?

This post is a revisit of a topic previously shared on GirlGuidesCANblog as it relates to Media Literacy Week, November 5 -9. This year’s theme is Privacy Matters, and shines a spotlight on the privacy knowledge and skills that youth … Continue reading

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Getting Started: What to do about badges…

This post was originally shared on Guider Cara’s blog Brownie Meeting Ideas. Thank you Cara for letting us share this with our audience! Do you have a craft or idea to share with other girl or adult Members? Pitch us … Continue reading

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What an Amazing Girl Member!

How many Guides ever have completed ALL the interest badges? Well, not only did Christina Selkirk complete all 10 Keys and 71 Brownie interest badges, but she also  completed four program areas, three community service badges, three camping badges, 82 … Continue reading

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Guiding Someone Through “Collecting” Versus “Hoarding”

I’ve been a Brownie leader for nearly 10 years, and for almost every one of those 10 years, I have been “blessed” with many craft supplies. Although I’ve kept many (fewer recently), that doesn’t make me a “hoarder” – a … Continue reading

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Picture This Badge

This is a great post by photographer Désirée and how one person can volunteer their time and expertise with a girl guide Unit in a personal and very meaningful way!  The post was originally published on Your Eye & Company … Continue reading

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Girl Guide Camp Blanket vs. Camp Poncho

In today’s post, we’re entering into some pretty turbulent waters, opening up a seriously contentious debate, if you will. No, I’m not talking about Chocolatey Mint vs. Chocolate and Vanilla Classic cookies. And I’m not talking about ‘Fire’s Burning’ vs. … Continue reading

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I Camp Therefore I Have My Camp Blanket

Update: This post was voted as a 2011/2012 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the Growing Guiding category! Bravo blogger Sarah! ——————————————————————– When I was chosen to be one of the Nova Scotia delegates to the International Camp in Guelph ’93, I was … Continue reading

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Badges of Honour by Kelly Waterhouse

Update: This post was voted as a 2011/2012 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the category ‘Oh My Guides’! Bravo blogger Kelly! ————————— Note: this post originally appeared in the Wellington Advertiser in Kelly’s column “Write Out of Her Mind,” … Continue reading

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