Girl Guides is an all-access pass to unlimited adventures, countless confidence-building moments and ready-for-anything skills. Guiding is where girls shine as they take the lead and explore new challenges designed just for them – all with the support of girls and women who cheer them on every step of the way. It’s all part of our formula for empowering every girl to be everything she wants to be.
Girl Guides helps her see what she can achieve – and build the skills to take her there.
Try Now, Join Later!
Girl Guides of Canada invites your daughter to take part in Try Now, Join Later, at no cost to you!* Try Now, Join Later is open for girls between five and 17 years old who are not currently members of Girl Guides to try Guiding for the remainder of the Guiding year (April – June).
*You won’t be charged the registration fee for your daughter to participate in a unit. Costs for some activities, excursions (if space allows) and materials may apply. Girls may not have access to all pre-planned unit events as part of Try Now, Join Later.
Build a network of friends that’ll help her navigate her world
Discover her power to change the world as she takes on community service projects
Experiment, explore and discover as she dives into science and engineering activities
Develop confidence and leadership skills that will help her soar
We know that many families will have questions about COVID-19, the impact to girls joining Guiding, and future planned activities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do girls in Girl Guides do?
A. In Guiding, girls from 5 to 17 can try it all! Once a week they meet with other girls their age to join in more fun than they could ever imagine.
In Guiding, girls can:
- Discover the great outdoors and the impact they can have on the environment
- Explore science and technology
- Make their community a better place through small actions that make a big difference
- Learn life skills such as financial literacy and healthy relationships in a fun and engaging way
- Develop an understanding of the issues that impact girls and women around the world
- Apply for Canadian and international travel experiences and post-secondary scholarships
Q. What makes Guiding unique?
A. Guiding is a place where girls and young women can challenge themselves, put their ideas into action, take part in an amazing range of activities, and gain the skills to confidently navigate their world. All in a safe and supportive environment that welcomes every girl. Girls in Guiding love how much fun they have – you’ll love what she gains along the way.
Q. What are the different levels of Guiding?
A. All girls from 5 – 17 are welcome to join Guiding. The age ranges for each branch are as follows:
- Sparks – 5-6 years
- Brownies – 7-8 years
- Guides – 9-12 years
- Pathfinders – 12-14 years
- Rangers – 15-17 years
Q. How do I find out when and where Girl Guide units in my community meet?
A. Just click on our Unit Finder and enter your postal code to find a list of local units.
Q. How can my daughter join Girl Guides?
Q. When can my daughter join Girl Guides?
A. Girls can join at any time! The Guiding year generally follows the school year, with units meeting usually from the fall through the spring. Registration opens in the spring for the following Guiding year but girls can join at any time throughout the year.
Q. How much does Guiding cost?
Q. What is your plan for meetings, given COVID-19?
In true Guiding tradition, we are prepared for whatever 2021 brings. We are very excited to resume in-person unit meetings and are committed to ensuring every girl in Guiding enjoys her membership all year long. We know that during the 2020/21 Guiding year, we may be asked to practice physical distancing from time to time, wherever we may live, so we are focused on a safe, regional approach to delivering the fun, friendship and connection of Guiding all year long! We are working with GGC’s amazing Guider volunteers to prepare for whatever your year brings!