Last month the Yukon area of Girl Guides of Canada presented Evelyn Neave with her 55-year membership pin at Copper Ridge Place. She was surrounded by girls in the Brownie unit that meets there and by many other residents and guiding friends.
Evelyn is Yukon’s first member to be recognized for 55 years of service to the organization.
Myself and Bevery Simpson-Headon, Alberta’s council commissioner, presented Evelyn with her 55-year pin, flowers, a certificate and a specially-made pin depicting the trefoils used by Girl Guides of Canada over its 100 year history.
Evelyn has been a Yukon Girl Guide member since the ‘60s. She has seen many changes in Girl Guides and has remained keenly interested in its activities. She has served as brown owl, guider, camp quartermaster, district commissioner, deputy provincial commissioner, badge secretary and guide shop manager. In March of 1982, Evelyn was honoured with a life membership.
During her involvement Evelyn has witnessed the administration of Yukon guiding come full circle. In 1967 Yukon merged with the Northwest Territories, then separated and become part of Alberta Council and then, in 1974 become a Yukon Provincial Council. In 2007, Yukon again joined Alberta. Recently Yukon and Northwest Territories have merged again to form an area under Alberta Council.
If you are interested in joining guiding in the Yukon or N.W.T., please contact the office at 867-667-2455 or call 1-800-565-8111 or go online at www.girlguides.ca.
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