Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Please check your homes for this book:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
To "teach" your daughter to pack, have her pull out each item on the kit list. Once she has it all out, discuss what was a good choice and what was a bad choice. Then put together outfits for each day and we bag them in zip lock bags. The next camp, give her the list and have her let you know when it is all assembled so you can check it.
Bad choice = tank top; good choice = tshirt.
Bad choice = baseball cap; good choice = bucket/brimmed hat.
Bad choice = sandals; good choice = runners.
anecdote from an Ottawa Guide Unit:
One year, there was this absolutely gorgeous souvenir-type t-shirt no one claimed. Finally one girl said that her sister had one just like that last year. So I suggested she pack it to take it home and they could give it back if it didn't belong to them ... it was theirs.
2. Use zip lock bags.
Pack for each day ie: 1 ziplock = socks/undies/pants/shirt and label the bag with sharpie markers
3. Remember the importance of having the name on everything.
anecdote from a New Brunswick Guide Unit:
It's amazing how many pairs of underwear and socks go to camp alone. I have a visual image of all these panties and socks walking down the lane eager to go to camp. Yet at the end of camp they are too tired to go home and just end up in the garbage because no one claims them. Poor little things.
4. Choose a bag the GIRL can carry.
The bag should NOT be too big for the girl to carry by herself. Girls are expected to carry their own bags and gear from the vehicle drop-off area to the camp site.
anecdote from Ottawa summer camp volunteer:
Too many times we've seen Brownies arrive with a hockey bag with all their clothes and bedroll in it, and the bag is at least a foot longer than the Brownie is tall.
5. Helpful tip - order of packing inside the bag.
One thing you might find handy is to have the bag packed so that the Friday night stuff is on top (jammies, toiletries). Under that should be the bag for dirty clothes. Then what they expect to be able to wear when they get up in the morning (barring weather complications). Basically, the bag should be packed so that they just work their way down it. And bad weather gear would be better to try and fit it along the side of the bag so they don't have to dig out everything to find it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On Sunday, June 12 from 11am-3pm
Camps Adelaide, Doe Lake, Woolsey and Wyoka will fling open their doors for a chance for you to visit the property, speak with key staff and volunteers, try a summer camp program, make a craft and sample a snack! There is no charge so bring your friends, family and neighbours and come out and play GGC style!
Log on to the Ontario Girl Guides event page , under Local Specialty Camps, Summer Camps, or Girl Focused events categories for more information.
Locally, summer camp is also offered at Camp Orenda just south of London.
Please consider a GGC summer camping experience this summer!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Here are Lisa's responses to some of the questions we asked, to help you to get to know the leaders of the 64th Guides.
We told her that if she couldn't think of 3 things, then just give us what you can!
Three things you have done as a member of Girl Guides: sell cookies in the mall, went to Ontario Place for Rally Day, had banana boats at camp.
Three foods you tried because of Girl Guides: Banana Boats, Hot Dogs in Milk cartons, tinfoil dinners
Three places you've been, yes, with Girl Guides: Ontario Place, Casa Loma, Camp Kah Ne Do
Three Girl Guide crests/badges you own: cookie sales, Rally Day, geocaching
Three things about Girl Guide camp: 1 you love, 1 you hate, 1 you dream of! Love banana boats, Hate/Dream of - oops, forgot to ask Lisa this part of the question!
Three friends you've made through Girl Guides: Amanda, Cathy, Kabrena
Three activities that were amazing: she's looking forward to the Bean Bag Toss at our Community Carnival fundraising event!
Three things you own "just for Girl Guides": Uniform, name tag, camp dishes
Three things you'd tell someone if they thought they might want to join Girl Guides: there are lots of fun activities and you make new friends - this applies to both girl members as well as adult members.
Thanks so much Lisa! We love having you as a member of the leadership team!
To read the other "Your Leaders" posts, visit our About Us page! Next: Cathy!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Tonight the girls made flashlights from film cannisters!
Anne found the instructions on the web years ago and put together instructions for all of us to keep.
Here is the supplies we used...
Now that digital cameras are so much more popular than film cameras, it will be hard to find film cannisters in the future!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Congratulations to the girl guides of the 64th London Guides!!!
You raised $42 for the CWFF!!
Canada World Friendship Fund (CWFF)
The Canada World Friendship Fund (CWFF) consists of money raised by all Members of Girl Guides of Canada.
This money is used for many different worthwhile projects that help Canadian girls and Guiders as well as our sisters in Guiding worldwide!
CWFF money is used to support:
• Disaster relief
• Twinning projects
• Mutual aid projects
• World Centers
• International travel
Well done, girls! Thanks so much!!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
As you know, each month we try to have a Badge Testing night and we have a wonderful dedicated Badge Tester who we appreciate very much!
Check the newsletters - or the dates on this blog - to see when the next Badge Testing is!
Hm, what badge to work on??
Oh dear! and you can't find your Guides book??
Well, the badges are on the Girl Guides of Canada website!!
Just click here and you can look through and decide which badge to earn!!