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A Step Back into a Brownie Time Machine

In planning for learning a bit about the history of Guiding, I wanted to do something different this year. Then I remembered that someone tried to pawn off a bag of old Brownie badges on me years ago. Are you … Continue reading

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Guiding Parliament

We stood by the Centennial Flame in the harsh wind counting the Brownies. The last one ran up the sidewalk. “Woah! Are we going there?” she asked, gesturing with her pink mitten to the Peace Tower. “Yes, we’re going on … Continue reading

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Girls Flex Their Political Muscles

Woo hoo! It’s Election Day in Canada. Okay, perhaps today is not as full of the pomp and ceremony of a certain recent wedding. But there is something just a little bit exciting about having your say in the democratic … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: A Girl’s Opinion About Canada’s Election

This post by blogger Rachel was originally published on GGC’s Patrol blog, a place for teen girls to have their say and connect with other young women in Guiding. I hope you’ve all heard by now that Canada is about … Continue reading

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Mayor grilled by five year olds. Details at 11:00!

As mayor of a Canadian high-tech hotspot, Waterloo’s Brenda Halloran has met with some pretty heavy hitters in her time. But she has perhaps never met a more curious audience than the 15th and 4th Waterloo Sparks and 24th Waterloo … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t There More Women in Politics?

With Christy Clark’s swearing in as the B.C. Premier this week, Canada now has three women at the helm from coast-to-coast-to-coast. (Clark joins Newfoundland and Labrador’s Kathy Dunderdale and Nunavut’s Eva Aariak.) But should we be excited to have a whopping … Continue reading

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EmPOWERing Women in Politics

GGC’s National Service Project is underway and Units across the country are learning about EmPOWERing Girls and taking action to raise awareness about gender equality and female empowerment.  In Ontario, the 1st Mount Albert Guide Unit wanted to learn about female … Continue reading

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