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COVID-19 (coronavirus) update – March 28th, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): In-person Girl Guide activities are currently suspended.
Please read a message from our Chair of the Board and CEO in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update – March 13, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, Girl Guides of Canada will suspend all in-person Girl Guide activities until Tuesday, April 14, beginning immediately. This course of action is to ensure the health and well-being of girls, adult members, volunteers and the greater community.

What does this mean:

  • There will be no unit meetings, sleepovers, camps, cookie selling, travel, trainings, Trefoil Guild / Link activities, or any other in-person Girl Guide activities during this period.
  • We will continue to monitor advice from Canadian public health agencies to determine whether we need to adjust these timelines and will keep our members and volunteers informed of any decisions.

We understand that many families will have many questions for us and we ask that you be patient while we work through some of the answers. We know Guiding is a much-loved activity for many girls and we look forward to welcoming them back to their units once it is safe to do so.

Get outdoors in new ways with Outdoor Experiences

GGCON is committed to providing girls with an amazing selection of opportunities to get outdoors! Choose from a planned weekend or day experience created for units of all sizes. You supervise the girls and expert staff take care of the rest. Girls can also decide to have a do-it-yourself experience at a preferred vendor facility.

Outdoor Experience Financial Assistance available for eligible girl members for any option that meets the criteria. A transportation subsidy may be available.

Planned programs for units with Outdoor Experiences Preferred Vendors vetted by GGC Ontario Council Outward Bound experiences for individuals Provincial Camping programs   LEAP 2022   Order Outdoor Experiences crests

Outdoor Experience programs for units
Experiences created for units of all sizes. You supervise the girls and expert staff take care of the rest!  Fee:$141.25 (includes HST) per girl member. No cost for Guiders up to max Safe Guide ratio.

  • Planned programs for units - weekends
    Standardized Fee:$141.25 (includes HST) per girl member. No cost for Guiders up to maximum Safe Guide ratio.
  • Planned programs for units - day only
    Subsidized fee is $15 per girl member. No cost for Guiders up to the maximum Safe Guide ratio. Don’t forget to pack a lunch as food is not provided.

DIY with our Preferred Vendors
Choose from a list of vendors vetted by GGCON then plan your own unit weekend. Some of the Safe Guide paperwork is templated for you already. You do the booking, paperwork and registration and choose from options that may include catered food or facilitated program (dependent on facility).

Provincial Camping Programs
Seasonal camping opportunities for girls, adult members and families. Planning and implementation provided by Ontario Council. See the
FAQs for more information.

Questions or comments? Please contact on-outdoorexperiencesfaq@guidesontario.org.

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