Tag Archives: leadership

Remembering Beyond Remembrance Day

On April 9, Canadians will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. Guider Michelle writes how inviting a woman from the Canadian Forces helped her Guides explore their own leadership skills and the achievements of those who … Continue reading

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What has Guiding taught me? Where do I begin!?

A few weeks ago, I was at a community breakfast for volunteers when a woman across the table spoke of how her organization had recently partnered with a local youth organization. I immediately mentioned my involvement in Girl Guiding and … Continue reading

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Cookie All Stars – More Than Just a Laptop

How a Brownie became a Pathfinder, and turned her cookie goals into a laptop for school… When I was in my first year of Brownies, the Cookie All Stars program was brand new. I was really excited about the rewards, … Continue reading

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Ready for some adventure?

The applications and fact sheets for the Girl Guides of Canada 2015 travel opportunities are now online, and if you are eligible I hope you apply!  I recently returned from the Newfoundland and Labrador Adventure 2014, my daughter has travelled … Continue reading

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One girl – and the difference Guiding made for her

When GirlGuidesCANBlog received this email from Guider Jeannette Thompson, we just had to share it with you:  My daughter is a Guide, and she has written about her experience in Guiding. This was an assignment that was given to her by … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Camping without Parents

Every year, our Brownie unit takes a spring weekend camping trip. As I enter my seventh year as a Brownie leader, I have been reflecting on what I have learned about planning these camp weekends. There are some obvious things, … Continue reading

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Rock Stars Among Us

I was a quiet, introverted teen looking for my place to shine. Girl Guides was that place – to be recognized and to develop into my own person. My Guider made me feel like a Rock Star. Draw the Curtain: … Continue reading

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Guiding Culture Shock

I recently spent three years in Guelph, Ontario for university followed by seven months in China for an internship, so I was a little apprehensive about heading home to Montreal. I worried that all the friends I hadn’t seen in … Continue reading

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From Frustration to Compassion: A Guider’s Journey

Please don’t ask me to lead Sparks or Brownies again. Don’t get me wrong: there is nothing more adorable than a Spark selling Girl Guide cookies, or more wonderful than the unbridled inquisitiveness of a Brownie.  But give me a … Continue reading

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My ELLE Experience

Unlike many teens my age, I still actually check my emails on a daily basis. A few months ago I received an email from Girl Guides of Canada about something called the ELLE leadership training, and since I have been … Continue reading

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Watching Girl Greatness

Something pretty amazing happened to me the other day, and I am still excited about it. Through my job with the Canadian War Museum, I recently attended a video conference organized by the United States Embassy about women’s empowerment in … Continue reading

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You Too Can Make a Difference

During my years of Membership in Girl Guides of Canada, I have been very fortunate to meet many girls and women who have left a mark on my heart.  I take such pride when I meet a mom or dad … 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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