Call for nominations

Dear Guiders,

We are seeking a new area commissioner for Kootenay Area and your input is needed to help with this selection!   We are beginning the search at this time to allow for a smooth transition for both the incoming commissioner and your area.

The area commissioner’s job description and a nomination form are attached, and will provide you with more information about the position as well as give you an opportunity to nominate suitable candidates. Qualifications for those nominated must be completed.

The area commissioner selection process will then proceed as follows:

  • Self-nominate or nominate someone you consider qualified for the position
  • An application form will be sent to applicants (nominees)
  • Once the completed forms have been received in the office, a selections committee representing the area and the provincial council will be established to select the person considered most suitable for the position. This Committee will be organized and chaired by the provincial commissioner or one of her deputies.

Nominations must be received by the provincial office no later than March 11, 2015.

Yours in Guiding,

Girl Guide Scholarships

National Scholarships

Whether you’re heading to university for the first time, tackling an apprenticeship as a mature student or heading back to college part time, there’s a 2015 national scholarship that’s right for you!

Deadline: 1 April 2015, 11:59pm EST.

For more information:

Provincial Scholarships and Bursaries

BC Council Bursary and Bursary of Honour, Margery Dumfries Scholarship and Eve Pound Scholarships application deadline is 15 March 2015, 4:30pm.

Plan ahead for next year: the deadline for the Aliza, Chaim and Tova Kornfeld Scholarship, the BC Trefoil Guilds’ Education Grant and the Pat Drugge Adult Bursary is 15 February.

Announcing our Kootenay Area Crest Contest!!!

Kootenay Area Crest Contest Entry Final Formarea crest

(That’s our current crest, over there, on the right.)

Think of all the things that could represent our Area. We have wonderful landscape with some pretty amazing mountains, waterways and animals. We do wonderful, fun activities.

Now let you imagination run wild!

The artwork does not have to be perfect, it is the concept we are after and the artwork can be cleaned up later.

Did we mention there are prizes?

Nite Trek


Plans are afoot for this years Nite Trek!

We are looking for  or 4 committee members.  You can work with any age group or in any role but you must LOVE to have fun in the outdoors.

Jennifer O’Donnell is heading the planning team. There will be planning meeting via phone and committee member will have to come early and stay late the weekend of the event. The planning team needs to be in place by 25 February so contact Jennifer right away: