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Ten Canadian Heroines You May Not Know About

In celebration of Canada Day we are highlighting some awesome Canadian heroines – women you may not have heard of but should get to know. This list was pulled from heroines.ca, Canadian author Merna Forster’s online guide to women in Canadian … Continue reading

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Guiding the Generation Gap

While the generation gap is not a new phenomenon, it is a topic that has seemed to take up a lot of space in media coverage, boardroom conversations and around the dinner table in the past few years.  There was … Continue reading

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I Was a Terrible Junior Guider

The first time I acted as a Junior Leader it was unofficial. I was 13 and my aunt was a Guider for Sparks after school, I used to go over with my cousin and help with crafts. I don’t remember … Continue reading

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The Traveling Guide’s Guide to Traveling. Part I

Sophie Streleoff recently traveled to Adelboden, Switzerland to represent Girl Guides of Canada at the Helen Storrow Seminar at Our Chalet. Sophie has been traveling from a young age throughout Canada, the United States and Cuba. This trip to Our … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Box!

A few weeks ago, every Brownie in our Unit left with a new toy. Some were wearing theirs around their waists, some on their heads. One was pulling hers behind her with a piece of wool like she was walking … 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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What I Would Tell a New Guider

Today’s post was shared with us by Guider Cara. It was originally posted on her own Brownie Meeting Ideas blog and it is very timely for our end of Guiding year calendar. Thank you Guider Cara for letting us share … 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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Breaking the “One Night a Week Myth”

“It only takes one night”. Did someone tell you that when you were first roped into Guiding? Maybe you’ve said it yourself to a potential Guider, and maybe you’ve felt a twinge of guilt when you did. Or maybe you felt like … Continue reading

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Handprints Instead of Footprints

More often than not, we talk about our footprint or “carbon footprint” and the harm we are causing the Earth. This idea of a negative footprint can be rather depressing, and maybe even uncomfortable for some. But what about our … Continue reading

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The Twisted Journey from an Idea to Action

How often have you sat through a conference and walked away with so much information that you didn’t know where to start? Sounds like almost what happened to Guider Belinda after she attended the YWLGF seminar recently. Belinda, however, took … Continue reading

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Are “Connecting Girls” & “Inspiring Futures” Lofty Goals?

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.  Wow!  Connect and inspire girls – help them achieve brighter futures – lofty goals indeed. But how? How do we right the wrongs, inspire dreams and … Continue reading

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Youth Can Make a Difference

Girl Guide Member and University of Saskatchewan student Megan Van Buskirk, recently attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 17 in Durban, South Africa. Today’s blog highlights Megan’s original post, about the importance … Continue reading

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Guiders: Women of the Month or Everyday Women?

Why is it so hard for women in Guiding to accept praise when they go above and beyond? When GGC embarked on a campaign to find our Woman of the Month for Dove Canada, we knew there were thousands of … Continue reading

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Bustin’ a Century Year Old Girl Guide Myth

Recently I was awarded a small, silver-coloured pin. It had some stars in a circle around a large 2 and a 5. And it brought me to tears. It caused me to call both my parents, tweet a picture on … Continue reading

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Trial by Fire: Reflections of a First-time Guider. Part III

A couple of months ago I put a post on my personal blog about becoming a Guider. The GirlGuidesCAN blog picked it up and after a short series of emails back and forth, I was asked to be a guest blogger, blogging … Continue reading

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If Girls See It, They Will Believe It

If they can see it they can be it! When I was about 7 years old I told my mom “I want to be a fireman!” and to this she replied “You can do anything you set your mind to.” … Continue reading

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Sexualization: What Does Your Outfit Say About You?

Girls and teens are faced with the same choice every day – What am I going to wear?  This question often includes personal preferences of style and individuality, but it is also increasingly becoming about how much you want to … Continue reading

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Trial by Fire: Reflections of a First-time Guider. Part II

A couple of months ago I put a post on my personal blog about becoming a Guider. The GirlGuidesCAN blog picked it up and after a short series of emails back and forth, I was asked to be a guest blogger, blogging … Continue reading

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Special Post: Food, Girls and Body Image

This post was originally published on the Canadian Parents blog, September 20, 2011. We thought it touched upon so many issues that Guiders, parents and girls deal with, that we simply had to ask writer Blake Eligh for permission to … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

Amazing Canadian Women! October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the important achievements and contributions women and girls have made to Canada and our world. To mark this momentous month we thought we’d share with you … Continue reading

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Why I Plan on Being a Brownie Leader Extraordinaire

Update: This post was voted a 2011/2012 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the Reader’s Choice category! Bravo blogger Chantal! ———————————————————— When I was little, I wasn’t allowed to join Girl Guides, so instead I pretended I was a Girl … Continue reading

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This is what a female mentor looks like

We’ll admit it – Guiding wouldn’t exist without the amazing Guiders who put so much time and energy into creating great experiences for girls. Take 23-year-old Jessica Reid – she’s not only a full-time student at McGill University, but also a … Continue reading

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