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.
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 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:
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.
Elections Canada has a great set of resource available to hold a mock election in which your unit elects a mascot.
The Choose a Mascot page includes campaign material for five mascots, ballots and other documents you need to elect your mascot the same way Elections Canada runs a polling station.
The website famous5.ca has lots of resources if your unit is working on the Famous Five challenge.
This video gives the story of the begins of the Persons Case
The same site hosts a 3D radio play set during a pink tea
This challenge was created by the UK crest maker Badge Freaks. The badge package is available for free download and they sell the crests for £1.00 each. A quarter of the sale price of the crests goes to a UK charity that supports research and families affected by Retinitis pigmentosa.
The badge package can be downloaded here. It contains information and activities on blindness, accessibility, colour blindness, and aids such as braille or seeing eye dogs.
Girl Guides of Canada has release an instant meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day on or near March 8th. This year’s theme is Women Writing History. The instant meeting includes activities such as making a timeline of important moments in Women’s history, variations on What time is it Mr. Wolf and Octopus to teach girls about women’s history and activities to get the girls thinking about their own history.