Tag Archives: parent

Throwback Thursday: The Benefits of Camping without Parents

If you’re involved in Guiding, you know how amazing the camp experience is. For girls, it may be their first exciting taste of freedom as they head out into the world without mom and dad. Here’s a Throwback Thursday post … Continue reading

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Guides and Scouts – awesome in their own ways!

Starting our the Guiding year, I am always excited and energized, thinking about ways we can implement our program for our Brownies in new and interesting ways. We brainstorm about activities, ask the girls what they want to do during … Continue reading

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Long Time Guider, First Time Parent

Love GirlGuidesCANblog? What post would you like to share with us? We’re always happy to hear from girl and adult Members, volunteers and supporters! ————————————————————— I was a Guide leader for years before my daughter Claire came along.  I have … Continue reading

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When Guiders Make Moms Cry

I’m not a hugger and I can be kind of a Contrary Mary at times. But a little Guiding moment almost brought a tear to this mom’s eyes. At my daughter’s flying up ceremony from Sparks to Brownies, she was … Continue reading

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Why Volunteering is like the Mafia

Volunteering is many things – selfless, altruistic, but like the mafia? Yeah, it kind of is. Because as a Dad commented to me at Sparks the other night, “Volunteering is like the mafia – once you’re in, you can’t get … Continue reading

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Lending a Hand [to Camp]

I realize we’re all busy, and everyone feels they do plenty for Guiding. I hate for you to find out like this, but there is always more work to be done, and you, the responsible, helpful, and giving adult who … Continue reading

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From Frazzled to Dartmouth Shore Area Special Events Team Member

What happens when a Guider looks at you and says “Weekly meetings just aren’t working for me.” Or, when you’re speaking to a potential recruit and she says “Yes, I would love to volunteer with Girl Guides, but not sure … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing

I went to my daughter’s parent/teacher interview the other night, and I was asked if I’d heard about the media storm that day.  Huh?   I soon learned that the media had descended like locusts to a prairie grassland to gobble … Continue reading

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The Long Road Trip with the DVD Nanny

I wasn’t going to be one of those parents. You know, the ones who feel the need to ensure that their little preciouses are constantly entertained or amused, lest there be a moment of boredom. So the car DVD player … Continue reading

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Girl Greatness Starts Here: Thoughts from a New Guider

Today’s we have a wonderful repost by Guest Blogger, and now, new Guider, Karen, who shared her thoughts about Girl Greatness and why she took on a role she never imagined she would: being a Unit leader. Thank you Karen … Continue reading

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Moving your child to a seatbelt… what’s the rush?

This is an excerpt of a post from the Halton Parents‘ blog. It was written by their guest blogger, Julie Fluit, a public health nurse with over 11 years of experience and expertise in the area of child passenger safety (published … Continue reading

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Badges of Honour by Kelly Waterhouse

Update: This post was voted as a 2011/2012 GirlGuidesCANblog Big Deal Seal winner in the category ‘Oh My Guides’! Bravo blogger Kelly! ————————— Note: this post originally appeared in the Wellington Advertiser in Kelly’s column “Write Out of Her Mind,” … Continue reading

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Too Much Art?

Question, dear blog readers – what do you do with all the art your kids bring home from school, Girl Guides and so on? This is the question I’m currently grappling with as the two little artists in my home … Continue reading

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