Tag Archives: Guider

When the pieces click together

At university, they say the first semester is the hardest. To say I was nervous was a bit of an understatement: on top of delving into my specialization degree in Immunology and Infection at the distinguished (and somewhat menacing) University … Continue reading

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The rewards of volunteering are real

In my role as District Commissioner, I often take advantage of the incredible opportunity to visit units. So when I walked into a unit meeting with the 2nd Dartmouth Guides, several of the girls yelled, “Hi, Giggles!” I smiled as … Continue reading

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Now my family understands why I’m a Guider

It’s almost the May long weekend – which means you might be camping in shorts and T-shirts, wearing flannel and a toque, or a combination of both on the same day. In this blog re-post, Guider Jodi shares how her … Continue reading

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Why math rocks

In elementary school I wanted to be a teacher because it seemed fun to work with kids and help them the way my teachers helped me. When I got to high school I wanted to be a doctor because I … Continue reading

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My Year as a Spark Guider

I have been a Guide Guider for 10 years now, and have also worked with Pathfinders during that time.  I love working with the Guide and Pathfinder age groups, the girls are keen and capable, they have a developing world … Continue reading

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How I spent my summer working at national office

Sarah Biggs started in Guiding as a Spark. Since then she’s transitioned through all the branches to achieve her Canada Cord, received a national scholarship, joined Link and has recently spent the summer working for Girl Guides of Canada as … Continue reading

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Now my family understands why I’m a Guider

There we were…pouring rain, middle of May chill in the air (not quite spring, not quite winter), camping 100 km from anything –  running water, power and even cell phone service. What was I going to do with 14 cold … Continue reading

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Home is where I do Guiding

I have lived in three countries –  the U.K., the United States, and now Canada – and there is one thing I have learned and that is to get my priorities straight. To me Guiding/Scouting is up there with finding … Continue reading

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Why I Volunteer with “The Trefoil”

The other day I had to submit my resume for the chance to be a delegate at a conference. I would be representing a volunteer organization, so I felt it necessary to really highlight the volunteer experience I have, versus … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

How hectic is your life?  If you are an urban dweller you are likely finding life busy, crowded, expensive and often tiring.  If you live in a rural area, your life is also likely busy, expensive and often tiring.  For … Continue reading

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Speaking Up: From Girl Guide to Guider

I knew that I was going to be a “lifer” when I was in Guides at 11 years old. This was confirmed to me when I was working with my Girl Guide Unit on Monday nights while still going through … Continue reading

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20 Years of Guiding

At a recent awards ceremony I attended, every girl and adult receiving an award was asked what their favourite Guiding memory was. “Oh my,” was my immediate thought. Just one? I have been a Girl Guide for 20 years. A … Continue reading

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Why Guiders are Amazing!

The end of the Guiding year has arrived for some, and only a few meetings remain for others before summer vacation. We know how amazing our Guiders and volunteers are, and so we thought we’d collect comments about the Guiders … Continue reading

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Guider Attends Pax Lodge 20 Year Reunion

Where ever we wander…where ever we roam…Pax Lodge will always be our home. This is probably a familiar line to many of you, any Unit that has chosen to learn the Pax Lodge song as part of a Badge, Challenge, … Continue reading

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Getting Back into the Girl Guide Groove

It would seem that I am returning to the folds of Guiding.  Yes, Guiding with a capital G, as in Girl Guides. I was involved in Guiding for many years.  As a girl I started as a Brownie and went … Continue reading

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