ReACTion is a meeting idea that National has put together partially in response to some of the negative media that has been surrounding us during and since the American Election. The activities are designed to help girls find their voice on local and global issues.
The two stated goals are:
- Girls will explore the fundamental idea that no one person is less important than another and that all individuals are entitled to feel that they belong, have a voice and have a place.
- Girls will develop the confidence and become empowered to share their voice on topics or issues that are important to them.
No matter what the current news stories are, these goals are always needed and I’m sure many units will find the meeting activities useful.
I really like the image they have chosen for this meeting. It repents the parts of our promise we make to ourselves, our beliefs, Canada and to take action for a better world.
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.
The BC Diversity Challenge “has been created to encourage girls and Guiders to explore the concept of diversity and what it means in the community where they live. ”
It is divided into four broad categories of diversity: Social-economic, Disability, Personal and Cultural
In addition to the challenge, the program team in British Columbia has also produced a series of Instant Meetings that cover the challenge material
The Girl EmPower Challenge teaches Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders about healthy, equal, non-violent relationships. It’s age-appropriate activities will help diverse groups of girls be empowered to form healthy, equal relationships in their own lives by understanding the signs of unhealthy relationships, knowing what healthy relationships are and challenging violence and oppression.
This has been a challenge that I was hesitant to tackle. Not because it isn’t an important topic but because it can be a sensitive one.
Adding to the resources available for this challenge is a new instant meeting to mark 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.
You can find the challenge: HERE