Tag Archives: environment

Getting Dirty and Why it’s Important

Sure, we’re in the bone-cold middle of January, but who says you can’t daydream about spring and summer? Why not keep the winter blues away by working with your unit to plan a tree planting project for this spring or … 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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Can urban living and a love of nature go hand-in-hand?

Since I was a child, I have had an insatiable curiosity about nature. I grew up hiking and camping outdoors, and my mom, who had once worked at a greenhouse and had a garden, taught me about the beauty of … Continue reading

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Getting Dirty and Why it’s Important

At the beginning of this Guiding year, we sat in our Brownie ring and talked about community service.  We all agreed that community service should be one of our themes for the year.  The girls came up with ways that … Continue reading

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This Earth Day Build a Bat House

Program planning starts with an idea – a spark that with a little time and effort can quickly become a heart-warming campfire.  This is exactly what happened with the bat house project for the 157th Guide unit in the Calgary … Continue reading

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A Constant Quest for Adventure

My new year’s resolution for 2013 was to sleep outside at least one night every month of the year. This goal is born from a passion for outdoor adventure. I feel like I am the best version of myself when … Continue reading

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2nd Chilliwack Guides Pledge to Do More

We are the 2nd Chilliwack Girl Guide Unit in Chilliwack, B.C..  Our third-year Girl Guides planned and led a meeting to help the other girls in the Unit earn the National Service Project: Operation Earth Action crest. The main activity, Making Your Own Green … Continue reading

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A Girl Guide Cookie Complaint

Dear Girl Guides of Canada, Hello, my name is Anya and I am a Girl Guide in Canmore, Alberta. I have recently been selling the fall Girl Guides Cookies, and I really like the new design on the boxes. I … Continue reading

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The World is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry!

“The World is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry!” That’s a mouthful! Or maybe it isn’t. What does it mean? What does it have to do with today? Well, March 22 is World Water Day. Water is the most precious resource … Continue reading

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The GREEN of Red, Orange, Yellow and Gold Leaves

This post is part of an ongoing GREEN series on GirlGuidesCANblog. The series highlights a variety of environmental issues and activities that affect girl and adult Members in Guiding. Today, guest blogger Joyce Shanks shares some great activities around composting! … Continue reading

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Green Camping

Recently I had the pleasure of spending a beautiful fall day at the Quebec Girl Guides’ Camp Wa-Thik-Ane in Morin Heights just north of Montreal. I was able to support my daughter’s Guide Unit and do a little “green camping”* … 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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David Suzuki’s Queen of Green, Lindsay Coulter

Girl Guides has always promoted the enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors, exposing girls to ways we can care for our natural environment and improve our communities. This Earth Day we invited Lindsay Coulter, David Suzuki’s Queen of Green, to … Continue reading

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Exploring Nature Matters

Is there a disconnect between 21st century kids and the great outdoors? So often today childhood hours are sucked up with action-packed video games and television without the actual action and adventure that the outdoors has to offer.  But an … Continue reading

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