Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fire Station Visit

Our thanks to Fire Station 13 for their hospitality!

Thanks to Mark (Driver/Apparatus Operation), Scott (Firefighter), Dave (Captain) and Dave (Firefighter)

We appreciate your patience in answering our many questions.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Where is this book?? Update: Found!

UPDATE: found the book - thanks all!!

Please check your homes for this book:

Last year we had been sending home the 100 years of guiding book each week with one of the girls. Someone may still have it. Can everyone please check to see if it may possibly be with one of you. We would really like it back! If you can find it please let us know and we can come pick it up or bring it to guides if you're still with us.

Thanks everyone for checking!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Successful Sears Cookie Day

Thank you to all the Girl Guides of the 64th London Guides!!

We had a successful Sears Cookie Day because of YOU!

Thank you!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

We Were Featured on the GirlGuidesCANblog!!

We Were Featured on the GirlGuidesCANblog!!

Click here to see the article and the photo from the 64th London Guides selling cookies at Sears in spring 2011.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chocolatey Mint Cookies at Sears on Saturday!

Chocolatey Mint Cookies at Sears on Saturday!

and now we'll be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get your chocolatey mint Girl Guide cookies!! 

Only $4 a box!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Where has our Geocoin been?

Where has our Geocoin been?

Our Unit was able to place a Girl Guides of Canada 100 Years Geocoin (thanks to our Junior Leader / Ranger!) in a cache to help celebrate our centenary.

The geocoin has travelled throughout Southwestern Ontario and through several U.S. states!

We hope our geocoin travels worldwide!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Packing Tips for Camp

Camp packing tips

1. Have the camper pack her own bag.

If you really need to "help", choose the clothing and items to pack, lay them out and have the camper pack them. This gives her the opportunity to know what she has packed. More often than not, the items in the Lost & Found belong to a girl who didn't know her mom packed her some brand new tshirts, etc. that she had never seen before.

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

Summer Camps Open House

Summer Camps Open House! 

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

Girl Guide Summer Camp - Yes!

Thinking about Girl Guide Summer Camp?


Camp Orenda:
Outplay, Outlaugh, Outcraft, Outclimb, Outcamp
available July 17 - 22, 2011 and August 7 - 12, 2011

Attend for six days of exciting camp activities! The theme this summer is meant to encourage girls to do their best and promote new experiences! Crafts, activities, and outings will be different each week, so girls are welcome to attend both weeks! Most days, the girls will participate in age specific program sessions including arts & crafts, sports, games, hikes and outdoor cooking.

July 17 - 22, 2011 - All age groups will come together for meals in a central area. We have two outings planned for this week which are: Fanshawe Conservation Area beach day with canoeing for Guides and Pathfinders and a visit to the Pioneer Village for the Brownies. We will also be going on an outing to a local pool to cool off!


August 7 - 12, 2011 - All age groups will come together for meals in a central area. We have two outings planned for this week which are: day trip to Rock Glen Conservation Area to climb and explore around rocks, find fossils and a beautiful waterfall, and have a picnic lunch. Will also be going on a second outing to a London pool to cool off!

Click here to enrol now!

Plan to include Guide Camp in your summer!

Click here for more information on Camp Orenda.

And then Register today!

Please note this is not a unit camp - this is an opportunity to enjoy Girl Guide camping in addition to our unit's spring weekend camp.
We encourage you to apply!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Community Carnival Night - a Success

Our Community Carnival Night was a Success!

Just look at the fun everyone had!

Thank you so much to everyone that attended!

The Slushy Machine was SO popular!!

The girls worked hard at each of the stations - face painting, bowling, bean bag toss, balloon darts, ring toss, as well as at the 50/50 and raffles.

We were pleased to see the crowds come out - and we hope everyone that won a prize was thrilled!

Thanks to everyone that donated prizes for the raffles!! They were amazing!!

Did everyone get a chance to visit the Guide Camp display?  Watch your email and the blog for opportunities to attend Guide Camp this summer!

Thanks to all that stayed for a few minutes to help clean up too - many hands make short work!

  Huge thanks to everyone!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Your Leaders: Lisa

Your Leaders.


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

Cookie Day at Sears on Apr.2nd!

Cookie Day at Sears on April 2nd!

We'll be at Sears Masonville on Saturday April 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every time you buy a $4 box of Girl Guide cookies, you help fund exciting programs and activities for local Girl Guide Units.
Girl Guide cookie sales help us offer programs that enable girls to be leaders in their community and on the global stage.
It’s pretty amazing just how powerful our tasty little cookies are!
Read more here!

And see - and hear - more here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Film Cannister FLASHLIGHTS!

Film Cannister FLASHLIGHTS!

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...

Here is a link to similar instructions courtesy of the GuideZone. We did not cut our containers like those instructions, but that is the only difference in instructions.

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

$42 - WOW

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

A Shout Out for Guide-Scout Week!

A Shout Out for Guide-Scout Week!

February 20-27 is Guide-Scout Week, a time to celebrate the power of Guiding and Scouting across Canada and around the world. Ever since Girl Guides crashed the original Boy Scout rally a century ago in England demanding to be part of the action, ...
... to read the rest of the above, visit the Girl Guides of Canada website!

Guides, do you recognize that Brownie in the photo??  Leave a comment and let us know if you know who it is!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Who Visits our Blog?

Have you ever wondered who visits our blog?

Blogger provides us with statistics so when I showed them to Sheri today she asked me to show you! 

Here are our visitors for the month from Jan.21 to Feb.19, 2011.

Pretty amazing eh?

Thanks everyone for visiting our blog!
and special thanks to those that leave us comments and/or follow our blog!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Badge Testing Night

Hello everyone!

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!!