Tag Archives: National Service Project

When Girl Greatness spreads to the office

“It is better to do good than be good.” – Lord Baden-Powell Every day we challenge girls to go out and make a difference, to go over-and-above to make their communities a better place to live. And every time, they … Continue reading

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Words in Action: It’s more than just collecting book donations

When we started off the 2015-2016 Guiding year, we asked our Guides what they thought Guiding was about and what they wanted to focus on this year. To our surprise, the number one answer (tied with camping) was community service. … Continue reading

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The gift of school supplies

Last week, we shared the story of how a Quebec unit was Taking Action for Refugees. Today, we’re showcasing the 3rd Victoria Guides, who supported newly arrived refugees with a school supply drive as part of their participation in our … Continue reading

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The ABCs of making a difference

Today is Family Literacy Day! Find out how one Ranger is getting the word out about the importance of literacy. If you’re like me, you’re probably constantly looking for a way to make a difference. After learning statistics on poverty … Continue reading

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We can be the change

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  With this statement as a foundation, we challenged our Guides to have the courage to speak out and take action on important issues to make the … Continue reading

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Putting Words in Action into…Action!

Did you know there are Literary Agents to help Unit Guiders bring Words in Action to their unit? Of course, a Guider’s first step should be to review the Words in Action website for service and activity information. If you run into … Continue reading

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Reading – a pastime, a passion, and a way to take action

Reading is one of my favourite things to do. I would probably say that I’m a bit of a fanatic about always having a hard-covered book to read. I have tried e-books (I commend everyone who can master that technology) … Continue reading

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Hammers + nails = awesome Spark bird houses

It may have been our noisiest meeting night ever, but it was likely the most fun for each of the Sparks. Eight dads and one mom were on hand as helpers for building our bird houses. A couple of dads … Continue reading

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Beauty on a budget

For the past two years, the leaders of the 3rd Bowmanville Guide Unit have been teaching girls all about natural beauty on a budget. It’s important to us because our own children have gone away to college and one has … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time (It’s Worth It)

Our Sparks Unit is really taking it’s time fulfilling Girl Guides’ National Service Project. But good things do take time. What is the point in rushing things so that there is nothing to remember later? Operation Earth Action is a … Continue reading

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Operation Earth Action

In September, many parents had been very enthusiastic, while others had no idea what was coming towards them. Needless to say, I also had no clue what I had just signed up for, but now realize how lucky I had … Continue reading

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December Book Club Choice: Flight Behavior

Welcome to She Said/She Said, where GGC Members from across Canada are our book reviewers who share their opinions about this month’s book choice: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (published by Harper Collins Canada). This book is suitable for young … Continue reading

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Is Baking a Feminist Act?

As a marketer, I’m always talking about the great programs, activities and challenges that Girl Guides undertake in the hopes of counteracting the stereotype that Guiding is just about cookies, camping and crafts. But I’m also a baker, a serious … Continue reading

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SOARing to New Heights with Community Service

Each time the BC Council of Girl Guides of Canada holds a SOAR camp, “Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous”, the girls choose their program selection from each of the following areas: active recreation, crafts, environment, fine arts, science, waterfront, day trips … Continue reading

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Because I am a Girl Guide…

…I learn about my power as a girl …I act to improve my community and change the world …I share my knowledge and encourage others Girl Guides of Canada believes that by raising awareness and advocating for gender equality, girls … Continue reading

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Putting Canadian Girls on the Map

To make positive changes in the world, girls and young women need to have a voice. And through Girl Guides of Canada’s National Service Project: EmPOWERing Girls, they’re shouting out loud and clear about what matters to them. Since launching … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power: Child Marriage

GGC’s National Service Project 2011: EmPOWERing Girls is all about recognizing the power that girls have to impact their communities and to change the world around them. When Nujood Ali was 10 years-old she bravely walked into a courthouse in Yemen … Continue reading

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EmPOWERing Women in Politics

GGC’s National Service Project is underway and Units across the country are learning about EmPOWERing Girls and taking action to raise awareness about gender equality and female empowerment.  In Ontario, the 1st Mount Albert Guide Unit wanted to learn about female … Continue reading

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