Tag Archives: friendship

Managing Friend Drama

Some years are better than others, but for every year I’ve been involved with our Brownies, it happens. There are inseparable friends who stubbornly cling to one another, in spite of our efforts to mix up groups and facilitate new … Continue reading

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My BFF is a Girl Guide too

Have you seen the new Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada ad floating around social media or public transit? The one about finding your BFF in Girl Guides? Seeing that ad activates a wave of memories for me. I may … Continue reading

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How I met my best friend on a Girl Guide trip (despite starting off with a sarcastic comment…)

In 2002 I was one of 10 youth members, aged 15 to 17, chosen to represent Girl Guides of Canada on the nationally-sponsored trip to the Ma-Buyu Youth Forum and Commonwealth Games Camp in Manchester, England. We all met at … Continue reading

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Guide friends, Girl friends, Mom friends

Writing about friendship is tricky. The first time I took a crack at writing this blog post, I started writing about my daughter Karley’s transition through Brownies, with the end paragraph talking about how she made this new awesome best … Continue reading

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Hanging with the Hong Kong Girl Guides

We arrived in Hong Kong after an 18-hour flight with our family, to a much warmer, much busier atmosphere then we are used to living in rural Ontario. Knowing we were missing the beginning of the Girl Guide year at … 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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Girlfriends Through Time: Bridging the Distance between Guiding Generations

This year, our unit was looking at new ways for doing things. As a multi-branch unit, some of our Guiders  have been with the unit (and in Guiding!) for many years, as have  a number of our girls.  After a … Continue reading

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From Girl Guides to Girl Scouts

This summer my family and I moved from Vancouver, British Columbia to Hanover, New Hampshire. I was fortunate enough to go on the Arctic Adventure trip to Churchill, Manitoba with Girl Guides of Canada over the summer, and I was … Continue reading

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Guinness World Record Holders!

In August, members of Girl Guides New Brunswick-PEI gathered at Snider Mountain Ranch for Bridging Friends Forever 2013, a provincial all-ages camp. With a theme like Bridging Friends Forever, it seemed fitting to make an attempt to set the record … Continue reading

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Lifelong Guiding Friendships

My neighbour and best friend Ally got me involved me in Girl Guides.  I was shy and would not do anything without Ally that involved Guides. We advanced up to Pathfinders together then she decided that she did not want … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Your Feelings

May 6 – 10 is Mental Health Week in Canada. This is a great time to consider how you deal with your feelings, or how you can help a child identify what she’s feeling. —————————————————————————————– This post is about your … Continue reading

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Healthy Friendship Recipes

What does it take to make a good friend? “Kindness!” One of our Brownies finds the word “kindness” written on a slip of paper and puts it into  the bowl. “A good friend is definitely kind,” she says. “And helpful!” … Continue reading

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What the World (and Guider Sarah) Needs Now

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness. Here is a special post to mark the day. Happiness, to me, is like a bubble blown from a wand into the wind. It floats near me; then away. It slowly dances … Continue reading

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