World Hunger Day Instant meeting

I missed this instant meeting for World Hunger Day while I was taking my break last Spring.  But the activities fit in nicely with some of the goals of NSP: Action on Poverty, so the meeting will still be relevant this fall.

The instant meeting is designed to get girls thinking about the causes of hunger.  It has an opening and closing activity and 7 other suggested activities to pick from to round out your meeting.  I think all the actives look great and I will definitely be using this material at some point during the Guiding year.

I would like to draw attention the fact mentioned at the beginning of the  Instant meeting “According to Food Banks Canada, about 13 per cent of Canadians struggle with food insecurity and do not have access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food.”  It is more then possible that a girl in your unit is living with food insecurity or has done so in the past.

 

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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.

Fighting Blindness Challenge

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.