Today's Guiding program helps girls learn about global and cultural awareness, career exploration, science and technology, and the arts. Girls in Guiding participate in environmental projects and explore important issues such as bullying, self-esteem and body image. They develop the skills needed to speak out and take action on issues that are important to them. Guiding gives girls the tools and resources they need to achieve greatness.
Girl Guides of Canada's core programming allows girls and young women to develop life and career skills in age-appropriate groups. They participate in a number of standard activities to earn badges.
In addition to core programming, Girl Guides have the opportunity to participate in challenges and activities according to their particular interests. The range of challenges and activities is vast: themes include science, the environment, arts, international issues and self-esteem, and much more. Upon completion of challenges, girls receive crests in recognition of their achievement.