Time Capsules

I’ve been looking for a way to make time capsules with my Guides.  I had trouble wrapping my mind around this one.  If we made one and opened it years later it wouldn’t really be very interesting for the girls who were then part of the unit.  So I wanted to make it personal.  Something the girls could take home and keep until it made sense to open them.  I came across this file for a similar project for Cub Scouts.

So I made up a written time capsule for my Guides.  Each girl was given an envelope to decorate.  We asked each girl to pick a date in the future she thought would be meaningful to open their envelope on.

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Earth Day Instant Meeting

The next Make a Difference Day on the schedule in Earth Day.   National has released an instant meeting for those looking to mark it with their unit.

You can find the instant meetings here.  There are separate meetings for each branch.  Each meeting has an opening and closing activity and activities under two themes: “Healthy Earth, Healthy Us” and “Share and Protect”.

#TeamGirl 2017

The International Day of the Girl isn’t a Make a Difference Day this year, but if you still want to mark it with your unit you can complete the WAGGGS #teamgirl challenge for 2017.  This year’s focus is on the right to education of Girls around the world.

Before doing this challenge you may want to review the new Advocacy Guidelines.

The is a “letter from Hogwarts” making the rounds that might really help younger Guides understand what is lost when girls aren’t able to attend school.  It seemed quite timely to me as it came across my social media feed just after I was reading the #teamgirl challenge.  Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Waitlist

Québec, c’est la fête Challenge

Quebec is a province recognized internationally for some of it’s festivals. Québec, c’est la fête challenge encourages girls to attend these festivals  or reproduce aspects of Quebec’s festivals such as Sugar Shack, Ceinture Fléchée or People Sledding.

There are four different versions of this crest available with different colour borders so it can be repeated by different branches of Guiding  Crests can be ordered from the Quebec Provincial Office.

Accessible Buildings

Discover Your Community #4 asks girls to evaluate the accessibility of a public building or your meeting place.  I tried to find a good check list on line but I found the ones available were far too detailed and used a lot of language I’m sure most Guide age girls would struggle with.  So I made my own list.  If you’d like a copy you can get it from my Drop Box.  I created this for girls in my unit to do it on their own but it would also be fun to split up in patrols and have each patrol look at a different building.

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Heritage Challenge

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are beautiful and exciting provinces. By completing this challenge you will learn about your province, your community and your family and provincial heritage. You will also be able to share your personal Heritage with others.

The New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Heritage Challenge is divided into four sections:

  • Community
  • Family
  • Province
  • Social

The challenge is pretty specific to the two Provinces sponsoring it, but many of the activities would be worth while no matter where you live.