Tag Archives: WAGGGS

An investment in girls is an investment in our future

This summer I took my nine-year-old daughter, Helen, to Kenya for the African Regional Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). While in the capital of Nairobi, Helen met Brownies and Guides and young leaders … Continue reading

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Going green and going global with Guiding

This past March, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Helen Storrow Seminar (HSS) at Our Chalet in Switzerland. HSS is a WAGGGS leadership development event that focuses on the environment. It’s all about young women leading for a … Continue reading

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Because it’s 2016… Girls’ and women’s rights

I was recently a delegate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in NYC. I’ve been trying to sum up … Continue reading

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Opening the Vaults: World Thinking Day and the World Flag

World Thinking Day reminds us of our connections to global Guiding. Last year, we opened the vaults to look at the many ways that we have celebrated World Thinking Day in the past. This year, we’re showcasing the origins of the … Continue reading

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Dream. Dare. Do.

When I attended the Juliette Low Seminar at the Sangam World Centre in India, I went  with the expectation of learning  about India, leadership in Guiding, and finding out more about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts … 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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Opening the Vaults: World Thinking Day

As we approach World Thinking Day 2015 on February 22, this edition of our Opening the Vaults blog series shines a light on Canadian Guiding’s strong tradition of celebrating our global Guiding connections. Thinking Day (now World Thinking Day) was … 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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Bringing the Sangam Spirit to your Unit: Ideas for a Sangam-themed Meeting

Drinking chai…  Learning to take a rickshaw to the market…  Sharing stories with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from India, the UK, Australia and Brazil… I came home from my time as a Sangam World Centre volunteer last December with … Continue reading

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Making the global Guiding connection

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) took to Hong Kong this past week to attend the 35th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The conference is held every three years and is the primary … 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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What I learned at Sangam

“How was India?”  “What did you do there?”  “Did you like the food?”  It has been almost two months since I arrived home from volunteering at Sangam. I had my answers all figured out: India? It was spectacular. Challenging. Captivating. … Continue reading

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Reflections from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Saffina Jinnah, a Guider from Vancouver, is attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women, being held from March 10 to 21 at the UN headquarters in New York City My Brownie unit is the reason I wanted to … Continue reading

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Where will Guiding take you?

Stuck in the never ending cycle of Canadian winter weather, leaving on a jet plane for a far flung corner of the world seems like a pretty good idea right about now. As we celebrate World Thinking Day on February … Continue reading

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Through Our Eyes: Two Girls, One Memorable Trip

Women Deliver 2013: Rukaiyah’s experience Attending the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Malaysia granted me opportunities that I would have never been able to experience otherwise. Where else would I have been able to play a lead role in delivering … Continue reading

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Sparks & Brownies Leave a Small (eco) Footprint

How small an eco-footprint does a Spark make? How about a Brownie? The 12th Milton Sparks and 19th Oakville Brownies could tell us! They were busy learning from Halton Recycles in preparation for World Thinking Day 2012! This post was … Continue reading

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Canadian Made: We Can Save Our Planet

Looking for a great resource to share with others on how we can save the planet? After all, World Thinking Day is just around the corner, and this year’s theme is based on U.N. Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensuring environmental … Continue reading

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The World Girls Want for the(ir) Future

“Every kid should be safe and have a warm house. That house needs to be heated without hurting the environment. The whole family should have enough food. That’s part of the world we want for the future.” This is what … Continue reading

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This Guider [Has] Gone Global

This post is by Guider Nadia, aka ‘Guider Gone Global‘, who is currently on “the adventure of a lifetime traveling to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ World Centre in Sangam, India“. It was originally posted in … Continue reading

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Girl Guides and Girls Scouts: A Sweet Comparison

Hi, my name is Samantha. I am a 10-year-old United States citizen.  I lived in Young’s Point, Ontario for two and a half years.  Before living in Canada, I was a Girl Scout.  In Canada I was a Girl Guide. … Continue reading

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Guiding Girls to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day recognized by the United Nations for over 30 years. We know that violence still continues to affect us all, including the young and old, rich and … Continue reading

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Young Women’s World Forum 2011: Gallery

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As part of the global celebrations of the centenary of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) held three major events for girls and young women. For the first time ever WAGGGS held … 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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Making Girl’s Health Matter

Here in Canada, it’s easy to say that health is a human right and not a privilege. But as we mark World Health Day 2011 on April 7, it’s time to consider the part we all play in supporting health … Continue reading

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Young Women’s World Forum 2011: Wrap-up from Switzerland

This past week, the 2011 Young Women’s World Forum has galvanized the potential Guiding Members have to be a powerful force for change. Participants have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to the heart of how they can advocate for … Continue reading

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Young Women’s World Forum 2011: A View From India

This week, more than 200 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 85 countries are participating in the Young Women’s World Forum 2011 (YWWF). And of course, Girl Guides of Canada is part of the action, with three GGC delegates stepping out … Continue reading

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Girl Guides take over the United Nations!

  Rachel (red jacket) and WAGGGS delegates from the UK and Costa Rica outside the UN headquarters This week, a Canadian Girl Guide Member has been putting gender equality on the global stage!  Rachel Singleton-Polster is blogging for us from … Continue reading

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Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day!

I am very happy to be able to join you for World Thinking Day 2011!  WTD highlights the common purpose of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world – more than 10 million of us in more than 145 countries.  Just … Continue reading

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A GGC Blog is Born!

It’s a girl!  On Tuesday, February 22nd at 9:02 am, Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) welcomed a beautiful baby blog into the world.  We’ve named her GirlGuidesCANBlog because she showcases what we CAN achieve and she’s CANadian! … Continue reading

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