Tag Archives: community service

This Sparks pj party will give you the warm and fuzzies

Pajama party checklist: PJs? Check. S’mores? Check. Campfire? Check. Giving back to your community? Check. To celebrate the end of the Guiding year, the 73rd Toronto Sparks put on their finest and fuzziest to celebrate with a pajama party. But … Continue reading

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Words in Action: It’s more than just collecting book donations

When we started off the 2015-2016 Guiding year, we asked our Guides what they thought Guiding was about and what they wanted to focus on this year. To our surprise, the number one answer (tied with camping) was community service. … Continue reading

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The gift of school supplies

Last week, we shared the story of how a Quebec unit was Taking Action for Refugees. Today, we’re showcasing the 3rd Victoria Guides, who supported newly arrived refugees with a school supply drive as part of their participation in our … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: Reflecting and giving thanks

Looking back on my 11 years of Guiding, some of my earliest memories are going to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies with my unit at the University of British Columbia. As I sat in War Memorial Gym year after year with … Continue reading

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We can be the change

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  With this statement as a foundation, we challenged our Guides to have the courage to speak out and take action on important issues to make the … Continue reading

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Making new best friends in Peru

Imagine meeting a whole group of Pathfinders and Rangers for the first time at an airport. In a few short hours you will be  travelling to Peru as part of Girl Guides of Canada’s Peru Adventure 2014. Up until now, … Continue reading

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National Day of Honour

May 9, 2014, is the National Day of Honour, a day to honour the sacrifices of all who served in Afghanistan. Over the years, members of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada have shown their support and appreciation for our … Continue reading

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We Can Make a Difference

A year and a half ago 1st Red Wing TREX signed up to take a humanitarian trip in 2014 through Me to We, an organization committed to social justice and empowering youth. Each month a different member of our unit … 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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Calgary Floods and Girl Guides

On June 20, 2013 a life changing flood hit High River, Calgary and many other Southern Alberta areas. The next day and for weeks later, the Okotoks Girl Guides were drawn to help. Compassion overwhelmed us and we immediately jumped into … Continue reading

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Polar bears, beluga whales and Girl Guides

Girl Guides of Canada  sponsors a variety of domestic and international travel opportunities for girls and adults. Our travel program offers amazing experiences for members to explore their sense of adventure, develop new friendships and discover something new about themselves. Our trips … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time (It’s Worth It)

Our Sparks Unit is really taking it’s time fulfilling Girl Guides’ National Service Project. But good things do take time. What is the point in rushing things so that there is nothing to remember later? Operation Earth Action is a … Continue reading

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Sparks and Books with No Bounds

    I’m 14 years old (Emma) and my sister (Julia) is 15 years old and we live in Oakville, a community in southern Ontario. Our organization, Books With No Bounds, is run just by us, through the generosity of … Continue reading

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Traveling Abroad

As a student of international development I have always been passionate about exploring new cultures and meeting new people. In many ways it was this curiosity that inspired me to travel internationally, never realizing what existed in my very own … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Season

Sometimes at this time of year, we get all wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season and we forget what Christmas is really about. But, it’s not just Christmas. Many religious groups celebrate this time of year. … Continue reading

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Sparks Support Sick Kids

I recently read an article about a Unit that regularly visited their local hospital once a month and did crafts with some of the kids who were in the hospital.  I absolutely LOVED the idea.  Since I work for two pediatricians … Continue reading

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If it isn’t Fun, it isn’t Guiding!

I joined Guiding after witnessing a silly skit by Guiders at a mother/daughter banquet when my daughter was a Brownie. The skit was remarkable to me because these women were seemingly unconcerned about how they were behaving in public. Shocking, … Continue reading

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Life in a Community Without Guiding

Have you ever wondered just how many posters it takes to plaster a town? Or how many thumbtacks and rolls of packing tape you will need? I didn’t, until I moved to a small community that didn’t have Guiding! Guiding … Continue reading

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Through Brownies’ Eyes

I have a Brownie unit in a rather affluent area. This, obviously, has advantages (for example, we don’t need to worry about an activity that costs a few extra dollars). It does, however, present some interesting challenges – a major … Continue reading

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Guest vlogger: How Do You Volunteer?

Community service is a big part of Girl Guides. What types of volunteering could girls do? A huge variety! Listen to what guest vlogger Indra has to say about volunteering and the impact her experiences have had on her life! … Continue reading

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SOARing to New Heights with Community Service

Each time the BC Council of Girl Guides of Canada holds a SOAR camp, “Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous”, the girls choose their program selection from each of the following areas: active recreation, crafts, environment, fine arts, science, waterfront, day trips … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning, Girl Guide style

When most people think of springtime and Guiding, they think of classic chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies. And yes, Girl Guide cookies are a Canadian tradition but for Guide Units across the country, spring also means heading outside and … Continue reading

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GGC’s 3rd Saskatoon Rangers Say ‘New York or Bust’!

UPDATE August 2011: We’ve heard back from Guider Tammy from the 3rd Saskatoon Rangers. Here’s what she had to say about the Unit’s ‘New York or Bust’ campaign: “We have completed our campaign and are pleased to have collected 2192 … Continue reading

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