This years Thinking Day Challenge from WAGGGS celebrates 110 years of Leadership with a game where the girls travel though time. To really embrace this challenge would take two meetings as the pack suggests that each patrol (team) decorate a recycled bottle to be their “time machine” before the Thinking Day event.
WAGGGS annual challenge for the International Day of the Girl has been released. This year theme is SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
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.
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”.
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
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.
2017 is Canada’s 150th Birthday and the Canada 150 challenge is designed to help celebrate. The challenge is in the form of an instant meeting with activities around a theme of holding a birthday party for Canada. I’m sure this is one that almost every unit will try and make time for this year.