Granby District Girl Guides are always busy coming up with creative ways to keep the girls engaged with the program.
So far this year, the Grand Forks Girl Guides started out working on hat swaps, their promise and the law as they prepared for enrolment. Cookie sales were a success, including the one at Sears. On top of their regular work, the girls have been able to do some individual badge work at the hall as well as discussing personal safety in different situations. In October, they decorated pumpkins for the Grand Forks Downtown Business Halloween Fest. One of the funnest activities was a science experiment that included a tongue sensitivity test. They frequently do bridging activities with the Pathfinders.
The Grand Forks Pathfinders have made handmade cutlery holders for camp kits, made a list of community service they want to do this year, baked for the Guide’s enrolment ceremony, supervised the pumpkin decorating and participated in the enrolment bridging with the Grand Forks Guides and Midway Pathfinders.
In the West Boundary, the Rock Creek Guiding Unit and the Boundary Guiding Unit were the Honour Guard for the Kettle Valley Remembrance Day service.
The Boundary Guiding Unit’s Pathfinders are planning a sleepover for the Guides and Pathfinders from Grand Forks on Nov. 17 to 18.
Grand Forks Sparks and Brownies started out the year with a fall camp at Camp Rory, which had mild weather given the time of the year and — as always — was a blast. Christina Lake girls joined them at the camp and they worked on the Tidy Camper Crest. The first few meetings were used to get started with the Sparks books and preparing for camp. After camp, they prepared for enrolment, where they chose a butterfly themed enrolment and made decorations and brought treats. Halloween followed with a “bring a friend” event of the Halloween party.
For Remembrance Day, the girls made paper lanterns with poppies on them, created Christmas cards for soldiers and talked about how the Girl Guides participated in war efforts using the book “How the Girl Guides Won the War” by Janie Hampton for some trivia.
All units participated in the Remembrance Day ceremonies in the Boundary.