Many reasons to become a girl guide

Many reasons to become a girl guide Did you know that girl guides are about more than sewing and baking? Our girl guide program takes girls on modern day adventures as well as teaching them some "old-fashioned" skills like cooking over a campfire, knot t

Did you know that girl guides are about more than sewing and baking? Our girl guide program takes girls on modern day adventures as well as teaching them some “old-fashioned” skills like cooking over a campfire, knot tying and how to use a compass.

Our girl guides in Yukon have also gone white water rafting, volunteered at the food bank, cooked over a campfire, camped in a snow quinzee, and have travelled internationally, nationally and also within the territory.

Some units have learned sign language, while others have learned how to take apart a computer and put it back together. Our unit guiders are busy planning many fun activities for the upcoming year.

As well, this year we are having a national camp, Camp 101, to celebrate our 101st year of guiding in Yukon. There will be girl guides from across Canada in attendance.

With all the exciting stuff happening, it is a great time to be a member of girl guides. You can come and be a leader or a girl member. Our programming is great for building up a girl’s self-esteem; it lets them be creative, build friendships and help the community.

With guiding, girls can belong to something bigger – we all belong to a worldwide organization of guiding called WAGGGS! As an adult member you can become a unit leader, a council member or a member at large. We provide training and support and many great opportunities. As an adult member, you can apply for scholarships and international trips. Girl guides are all over the globe and some of our trips take us from Canada to Mexico, United Kingdom and beyond!

Now is the time to come and join us. Just call the office for more information at 867-667-2455. Or if you are in the neighbourhood, pop into the TC Richards Building at 302 Steele St. (the log building on the corner of Third and Steele). The office is open Tuesday to Thursday 12-5 p.m.

You can also go to our national website at for more information and you can register online. Or come to either of our registration events: Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10-1 at the Canada Games Centre, and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1-3 at MacBride Museum in the Yukon girl guide exhibit in the lower gallery.

Come and join us and be a part of something big!

Kerri Scholz

Area Commissioner

Girl Guides of Canada

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