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Sparks CAN Snowshoe!

This re-post is a great reminder of what girls – and Guiders! – can achieve on a moonlit winter’s night.  Three years ago at my first monthly District Guider meeting, one of our (amazing!) 50+ year Guiders advised our group … Continue reading

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What I got from my trip to the Sea of Cortez

This summer, I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Girl Guides of Canada Sea of Cortez trip. The trip description promised an exciting week aboard a ship in the Sea of Cortez with a patrol of Mexican … Continue reading

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Ready for some adventure?

The applications and fact sheets for the Girl Guides of Canada 2015 travel opportunities are now online, and if you are eligible I hope you apply!  I recently returned from the Newfoundland and Labrador Adventure 2014, my daughter has travelled … 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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Guiding Underwater

Sitting around the dining room table at one of our weekly meetings before the end of summer last year, our Pathfinders were discussing all the things we wanted to do the following year. To me as a leader we had … Continue reading

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How engineering could take you to Mars

March is National Engineering Month (NEM), which shines a spotlight on the role of engineering in society and (hopefully!) inspires future engineers to pursue engineering as a career path. As a soon-to-be mechanical engineering graduate at the University of Guelph, … Continue reading

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Sparks CAN Snowshoe!

Three years ago at my first monthly District Guider meeting, one of our (amazing!) 50+ year Guiders advised our group that the district had a huge cache of snowshoes at our disposal. It was my first year as a Guider … Continue reading

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How to Explain the Beauty of Winter Camping

“Why would anyone do that!?” That was the reply when I told a dinner companion that in 10 hours I’d be heading to the mountains of Manning Park, British Columbia, to go winter tent camping in record low temperatures, along with … Continue reading

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We CAN Sing Challenge and Community Service Event

Being in Girl Guides allows us to work together as a team while planning a project that will bring about awareness for those who are less fortunate. Our We CAN Sing project was one of the ways that we as … Continue reading

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Our Guiding Tradition

Guides love crafts! So for their Christmas party, we decided to make a cute elf of felt and cardboard rolls.  I was new to this unit and checked that we had glue guns, but didn’t realize we were really short … Continue reading

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The Value of Friendship

One of my favourite parts of working with the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is the creativity it allows. I’ve worked with groups of students and adults of all different ages and explored a variety of influences on body-image, … 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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Adopt a District: Twinning Challenge

This post was originally published on Guider Shannon’s website Girl Guides For Change. Thank you Shannon for allowing us to share this with our audience! —————————————— I have had the opportunity to be a part of a really cool project … Continue reading

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Challenges 101: My First Run-in [with PR]

In somewhat of an impromptu decision, I’d agreed to sit on the Public Relations committee here in Saskatchewan, with very little (okay, I’ll admit it … with absolutely no) PR experience.  I was looking forward helping to promote the wonderful … Continue reading

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The Challenge? Love Yourself

“Does this dress make me look fat?”  How many times have you uttered this phrase, or one similar? This, along with the knee-jerk reaction you can have to a friend decrying her big behind – which is often commiserated with, … Continue reading

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