Girl Guides

 
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Sparks

For girls ages 5 to 6
Sparks usually meet once a week for an hour

In Sparks, girls are encouraged to try a bit of everything and begin discovering their individual skills, talents and interests. Girls will make lots of new friends, start earning badges and begin to learn all kinds of new skills in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Sample activities may include:

  • Discovering the community through outings to places such as a fire station, a farmer's market or a neighbourhood landmark

  • Exploring the arts by making multi-dimensional collages or creating a dance

  • Learning about bike safety

  • Having fun preparing simple, healthy snacks

  • Discovering the outdoors on a nature scavenger hunt

  • Having sleepovers or going to a weekend camp


 
 
 
 

Brownies

For girls ages 7 and 8
Brownie Units meet once a week, usually for an hour and a half

The hands-on Brownies program is all about encouraging girls to develop their own identity and positive relationships with others. Brownies gain confidence by learning skills that they can use in their daily lives and develop a commitment to their communities through service projects and special events. Programming covers safety and healthy choices, science and technology, the arts and eco-awareness and camping.

Sample activities may include:

  • Learning about healthy friendships

  • Community service projects

  • Celebrating different cultures

  • Finding out how to use basic tools, like screwdrivers and hammers

  • Planning menus for healthy eating

  • Visiting an artist's studio

  • Planting an edible garden

  • Learning how to build and light a fire

Pathfinders

For girls ages 12 to 14
Pathfinders meet once a week, usually for two hours

The Pathfinder program allows girls to take the lead and become active in the causes they believe in. In Pathfinders, girls will start to develop their independence while also learning the value of teamwork. Girls have the chance to organize their own events and outings and are encouraged to explore new interests in diverse areas such as photography and web design, fashion and interior design, engineering, community safety, technology and more.

Sample activities may include:

  • Learning about healthy relationships and building self-esteem

  • Creating eco-friendly decorating ideas for your personal space

  • Having discussions about body image and the media

  • Setting out on a rafting trip

  • Taking an international trip

  • Organizing a multi-cultural fashion show

  • Leading activities for younger girls in Guiding