|Record #: HDC3605||Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018||Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2018|
|Toll Free Phone||800-565-8111|
|Primary Contact||Susan Smith, Water's Edge Area Commissioner, Girl Guides of Canada; Email: WatersEdgeAC@girlguides.nb.ca|
|Description & Services|
|Description of service(s)||Our History
In 1909, 11,000 boys participated in a Scouting rally organized by Lord Baden-Powell at the Crystal Palace in London, Great Britain. To Baden-Powell's surprise, a large number of girls also showed up. They had been practicing Scouting and demanded entry into the rally. Baden-Powell was impressed and he asked his sister, Agnes, to create a program just for girls. This was the beginning of Guiding.
The Guiding Movement grew rapidly, thanks in part to Agnes, and later, to Baden-Powell's wife, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, who toured the country tirelessly promoting Girl Guides wherever she went.
By 1910, the Movement had reached Canada and the first unit was formed in St. Catharines, Ontario. By 1912, there were units in every province and many of Canada's most forward-thinking women had gathered together to create the Canadian Girl Guides Association, with Lady Mary Pellatt as Canada's first Chief Commissioner. By 1917, the Canadian Girl Guides Association was considered to be of such value to the people of Canada that an Act of Parliament was passed approving its constitution.
Throughout our history, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) has always strived to prepare girls to meet the challenges that they face in their lives head on. Whether it was Agnes Baden-Powell teaching girls to bandage wounds during World War I or girls today working on our anti-bullying challenge, Guiding continually changes with the times to reflect the needs and interests of contemporary girls and women.
Researchers interested in the history of Guiding in Canada can contact the archivist at the national office. The archives holds textual records, publications, magazines, photographs, scrapbooks, uniforms, insignia and other artifacts pertaining to the history of Guiding in Canada. Researchers must make an appointment to use the archival records
|Dates Program is Offered||September thru June every year|
|Areas Served||Grand Bay - Westfield|
|Eligibility||Ages: 5 year(s) - 18 year(s)
For girls aged 5-18 years of age. For fun and friendship!
OPEN TO GIRLS AS MEMBERS AND AFTER AGE 18 THEY CAN BECOME LEADERS.
Sparks - Ages 5 and 6
Brownies - Ages 7 and 8
Guides - Ages 9 to 11
Pathfinders - Ages 12 to 14
Rangers - Ages 15 to 17 +
|Application||check the website for online application|
|Fees||Program - $99 Yearly ; Girl Membership
Girl Greatness Starts Here
Girls in Guiding do almost everything they want to do.
Guiding is bold, fun and energetic and empowers girls to face challenges with confidence.
Guiding is a safe, all-girl environment that allows girls to express themselves, find their voice and meet new friends.
Guiding offers gives girls the tools and resources they need to achieve greatness.
Guiding's contemporary programming offers a wide variety of age-appropriate program activities and challenges that are relevant to the needs and interests of today's girls and young women. Girls learn skills, engage in discovery, learn to connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.
We welcome girls of all ages to join at anytime Girl Membership
|Located In Community||Grand Bay - Westfield|
|Address & Map||Grand Bay - Westfield, NB|
|Service Categories||Guiding Programs|