Each year on Feb. 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day. Girl Guides of Canada members use this day as an opportunity to participate in activities and projects with global themes, learn and take action on important issues facing girls around the world, and fundraise to support the Canadian World Friendship Fund.
As we get ready to celebrate Thinking Day in the Yukon, Girl Guides would like to do some thanking to the families, organizations and businesses that help us grow girl greatness. Manitoulin Transport, Air North, Wal-Mart, Whitehorse Parks and Rec, Inkspirationz and Extra Foods help us with our cookie campaigns, our meeting spaces, our camps and our registration.
Our organization would also like to recognize four Guiders – past and present – who were presented with a Diamond Jubilee medal by the Government of Yukon in recognition of their extraordinary community service: Enid Tait, Janet Mann, Natalie Taylor and Kerri Scholz. We are proud to count these talented women among our members.
Girl Guides makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences guiding so she can contribute responsibly to her communities. Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers, from ages 5-17, are committed to taking action for a better world, starting with our communities of Teslin, Old Crow and Whitehorse.
As we mark the 99th year of guiding in the Yukon, our organization looks forward to helping girls and women be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world.
Yukon area commissioner
Girl Guides of Canada