February Guide ON Parent eNews stories

February 20th, 2020

Your daughter may be eligible to apply for one of multiple $1,000 scholarships!
to all third-year Ranger parents
Applications are now open for the Isabel Kerr Scholarship and the Portage Over Poverty Scholarship, designed to encourage further education for our members. Learn more about the programs, including who’s eligible and how to apply. Application deadline is April 1, 2020.

Share your input on issues impacting girls today
to select parents
Girl Guides is creating new resources for parents on topics like social media, self-perception and peer influence. Parents of Sparks and Brownies, join our parent advisory group and help shape these new resources. Between February and September of this year, we'll periodically send you articles to review and ask for your opinions and insights by email. Interested? Let us know before February 25th. Get involved! Visit our website to learn more about our research on issues impacting girls.

Strong, empowered women needed!
to all parents
Are you looking for experience on a volunteer board or a way to further hone your strategic, planning, or management skills in a new way?  Do you have a friend who might be interested?  We are looking for strong, empowered women from diverse communities both inside and outside of Guiding who wish to share their passion, experience and commitment to apply for one of several Ontario Council volunteer positions.

Summer adventures await!
to all parents
It's time to get ready for summer! Spaces are filling up quickly so register your daughter now for an unforgettable camping experience. There's fun for all branches at Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp and Camp Woolsey. From arts to waterfront adventures and everything in between, your daughter will make memories to last a lifetime. She can learn to surf, sail and canoe, explore the wilderness, practice her photography skills and discover her inner leader, all while having fun and making new friends. Financial assistance is available for eligible girl members.

LOVE your job this summer! Come join our energetic, passionate and fun camp staff team!
to all parents
We are currently hiring for various positions at our 2020 Summer Camps at Camp Woolsey (near Ottawa, Ontario) and Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp (near Huntsville, Ontario). If you or someone you know is a student and would love to spend the summer with us, helping our campers be everything she wants to be, check out the full position descriptions and apply online today!

BC Soar 2020
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 1-5
Don't miss out on this very popular camp! Is your daughter a Pathfinder or Ranger looking to travel with fellow Guiding members? We are the 4th BC Soar and the 6th BC Soar 2020 Independent Trip units and we have one space available for a Pathfinder and one space available for a Ranger. Travel dates are July 24th, 2020 to August 1st, 2020, attending a large GGC camp in Sooke, BC . For more information, please contact Janet Van Erp jvanerp@dominoslondon.ca or call 519-854-6206.

Sept 25-26th: GirlJam 2020
to all parents
Save the date! GirlJam is a GIGANTIC Girl Guide event that will bring thousands of girls from all branches across Ontario and Nunavut together for an event chock-full of amazing activities! GirlJam will take place September 25-26th, 2020 at Exhibition Place Toronto (Better Living Centre and Bandshell Park). On September 25th, units will sleep over inside the Better Living Centre and on Saturday, girls will choose from amazing program activities. Parents can register individual girls for the day-only option to attend on Saturday, September 26th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The overnight event is for unit registration only. Registration opens late February.

March 7th: Bowling Night & WAGGGS Challenge Fundraiser
to all parents in communities 13-17 and 21
Enjoy an evening of 5-pin bowling and earn the WAGGGS World Thinking Day 2020 badge! Registration includes bowling shoe rental, all activities, snacks and a crest or pin. Register with your unit or come with your family. Everyone is welcome.

Apr 13 and June 8th: Girl Guide Program Days
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register for some fun-filled, girl-focused program days. Participants will enjoy outdoor games, crafts, songs and more. Each day we will do activities and earn a special crest from different provincial and global Girl Guide challenges.

July 12-Aug 8th: Bryerswood Summer Camp
to all parents in communities 1 and 3
Please join us this summer at Camp Bryerswood. Each week will have a new theme, new volunteers and new campers to befriend! We are offering four one-week programs featuring activities such as canoeing and horseback riding. All campers will enjoy swimming at the local pool.

Aug 9-15th: Ma-Kee-Wa Composite Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 6, 14-19, 32, 37, 38 and 41
Everyone has a superpower, what’s yours? Train to defend the world and spread girl greatness! This week-long camp is open to all from second-year Sparks to Rangers, born between 2004 and 2013. Girls can bring a friend. This event is open to non-member girls.

Aug 10-14th: Windsor Guide House Summer Day Camp
to Spark, Brownie and parents in community 1
Windsor Guide House is offering a fun and exciting day camp for girls ages 5 – 12. Each day girls will have the opportunity to complete various challenge badge requirements. There will be an optional sleepover Thursday night at no additional charge.

Aug 10-23rd: Kingston Summer Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 24-29, 30 and 40
We are gearing up for another year of summer camp in Kingston. Week one (August 10-14th) is Under the Sea themed. Week two (August 17-21st) is Circus Arts themed. If your child is in a transition year, you can place them with their current branch or the one they will be attending in the fall.

February 6th, 2020

Nominate a Guider today!
to all parents
Does your daughter have a Guider she feels empowers her to be everything she wants to be? Your daughter can nominate her for Guider of the Month! The Guider of the Month award is a way for girls and youth members to nominate any adult Guiding member who has had a positive impact on their Guiding experience. It is an award that celebrates the contribution that they make to Girl Guides of Canada and specifically your daughter and her unit. Only nominations written by girl/youth members will be considered, but parents may help younger members complete the application if needed. Please note, to keep it fair for everyone, girl/youth members may not nominate members of their family (i.e. mother, guardians, aunts, grandmothers etc.). Nominators will receive a personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the Co-Provincial Commissioners. The girls can present these to their Guider when they see fit.

Exciting travel opportunity - Europe 2022
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 8, 9 and 21
The 1st Brantford Rangers are bus tripping in Europe in 2022 and we are looking for a few more Pathfinders and Rangers to join us. The girls will need to be able to get to Brantford for fundraising and monthly trip meetings. We will be visiting Our Chalet, the Guiding World Centers in Switzerland. The girls will have an opportunity to help plan the trip and decide which countries they want to see.

BC Soar 2020
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 1-5
Don't miss out on this very popular camp! Is your daughter a Pathfinder or Ranger looking to travel with fellow Guiding members? We are the 4th BC Soar and the 6th BC Soar 2020 Independent Trip units and we have one space available for a Pathfinder and one space available for a Ranger. Travel dates are July 24th, 2020 to August 1st, 2020, attending a large GGC camp in Sooke, BC. For more information, please contact Janet Van Erp jvanerp@dominoslondon.ca or call 519-854-6206.

Travel Opportunity
to all Ranger parents in communities 17-19, 22, 23, 37 and 38
Are you a Ranger looking to travel with fellow Guiding members? We are the 3rd BC SOAR 2020 Independent Trip Unit and have spots available for two Rangers. This trip will include 8 days of camping in Sooke BC followed by 4 days of site seeing in Victoria. Trip dates July 24th, 2020 to August 4th, 2020. For more information please contact us at 3rdSOAR@gmail.com .

Feb 7th, April 13th and June 8th: Girl Guide Program Days
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register for some fun-filled, girl-focused program days. Participants will enjoy outdoor games, crafts, songs and more. Each day we will do activities and earn a special crest from different provincial and global Girl Guide challenges.

Feb 8th: 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with Toronto Marlies
to all parents in communities 1-34, 37, 38, 40 and 41
All branches are welcome to attend the 9th Annual Girl Guide Day with Toronto Marlies! Girls are welcome to rejoin their families or create a craft in Marlies Alley until game time. Join us after the game for a family skate on the same ice that the Marlies played on. Early Bird registration is open now until January 17th. Purchase your tickets now and receive a chance to win a Marlies prize pack.

March 7th: Make Your Own PJ Pants
to Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Guide units and individual girls are invited to come and develop their skills using a sewing machine. If registering as a unit, one adult supervisor is required for every two girls. The equipment and fabric will be provided.

July 12-Aug 8th: Bryerswood Summer Camp
to all parents in communities 1 and 3
Please join us this summer at Camp Bryerswood. Each week will have a new theme, new volunteers and new campers to befriend! We are offering four one-week programs featuring activities such as canoeing and horseback riding. All campers will enjoy swimming at the local pool.

Aug 9-15th: Ma-Kee-Wa Composite Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 6, 14-19, 32, 37, 38 and 41
More event details coming soon!

Aug 10-14th: Windsor Guide House Summer Day Camp
to Spark, Brownie and parents in community 1
Windsor Guide House is offering a fun and exciting day camp for girls ages 5 – 12. Each day girls will have the opportunity to complete various challenge badge requirements. There will be an optional sleepover Thursday night at no additional charge.

Aug 10-23rd: Kingston Summer Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 24-29, 30 and 40
We are gearing up for another year of summer camp in Kingston. Week one (August 10-14th) is Under the Sea themed. Week two (August 17-21st) is Circus Arts themed. If your child is in a transition year, you can place them with their current branch or the one they will be attending in the fall.

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