March Guide ON Parent eNews stories

March 5th, 2020

Exciting news about GirlJam 2020
to all parents
GirlJam 2020 registration is now open and we've made it even easier for your daughter to attend. Now, individual girls can be registered for both the overnight and day-only options. If your daughter's unit is not planning to attend, then this is a great option for you. GirlJam is a Girl Guide event where thousands of girls from all branches will come together from all over Ontario and Nunavut at Exhibition Place in Toronto on September 25th and 26th.

Nominate a Guider today!
to all parents
Does your daughter have a Guider she feels impowers her to be everything she wants to be? Your daughter can nominate her for Guider of the Month! The Guider of the Month award is a way for girls and youth members to nominate any adult Guiding member who has had a positive impact on their Guiding experience. It is an award that celebrates the contribution that they make to Girl Guides of Canada and specifically your daughter and her unit. Only nominations written by girl/youth members will be considered, but parents may help younger members complete the application if needed. Please note: to keep it fair for everyone, girl/youth members may not nominate members of their family (i.e. mother, guardians, aunts, grandmothers etc.) Nominators will receive a personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the Co-Provincial Commissioners. The girls can present these to their Guider when they see fit.

Stront, empowered women needed!
to all parents
Are you looking for experience on a volunteer board or a way to further hone your strategic, planning, or management skills in a new way? Do you have a friend who might be interested? We are looking for strong, empowered women from diverse communities both inside and outside of Guiding who wish to share their passion, experience and commitment to apply for one of several Ontario Council volunteer positions.

Your daughter may be eligible to apply for one of multiple $1,000 scholarships!
to all third-year Ranger parents
Applications are now open for the Isabel Kerr Scholarship and the Portage Over Poverty Scholarship, designed to encourage further education for our members. Learn more about the programs, including who’s eligible and how to apply. Application deadline is April 1, 2020.

You have a second chance to order World Thinking Day Living Threads Across ONNV merchandise
to all parents
We are happy to announce that the online store has re-opened for a limited time. Orders will be accepted until Sunday March 22nd at 11:55 p.m. Browse the store for World Thinking Day, Living Threads Across ONNV merchandise.

Exciting travel opportunity - Europe 2022
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 8, 9 and 21
The 1st Brantford Rangers are bus tripping in Europe in 2022 and we are looking for a few more Pathfinders and Rangers to join us. The girls will need to be able to get to Brantford for fundraising and monthly trip meetings. We will be visiting Our Chalet, the Guiding World Centers in Switzerland. The girls will have an opportunity to help plan the trip and decide which countries they want to see.

BC Soar 2020
to Pathfinder and Ranger parents in communities 1-5
Don't miss out on this very popular camp! Is your daughter a Pathfinder or Ranger looking to travel with fellow Guiding members? We are the 4th BC Soar and the 6th BC Soar 2020 Independent Trip units and we have one space available for a Pathfinder and one space available for a Ranger. Travel dates are July 24th, 2020 to August 1st, 2020, attending a large GGC camp in Sooke, BC . For more information, please contact Janet Van Erp jvanerp@dominoslondon.ca or call 519-854-6206.

April 4th-5th: All SySTEMs Go Ryerson
to all parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Get inspired and enter the world of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Girls of all ages will experiment, problem-solve and design at this day event. Find out what topics in STEM interest you and see what it’s like to learn on a university campus. Activities will count towards the Experiment and Create program area. Adult volunteers needed!

April 13th and June 8th: Girl Guide Program Days
to Spark, Brownie and Guide parents in communities 13-19, 22, 23, 37, 38 and 41
Register for some fun-filled, girl-focused program days. Participants will enjoy outdoor games, crafts, songs and more. Each day we will do activities and earn a special crest from different provincial and global Girl Guide challenges.

May 23rd: All SySTEMs Go McMaster
to all parents in communities 9, 10, 13-17, 21 and 41
Get inspired and enter the world of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Girls of all ages will experiment, problem-solve and design at this day event. Find out what topics in STEM interest you and see what it’s like to learn on a university campus. Activities will count towards the Experiment and Create program area. Adult volunteers needed!

July 12-Aug 8th: Bryerswood Summer Camp
to all parents in communities 1 and 3
Please join us this summer at Camp Bryerswood. Each week will have a new theme, new volunteers and new campers to befriend! We are offering four one-week programs featuring activities such as canoeing and horseback riding. All campers will enjoy swimming at the local pool.

Aug 9-15th: Ma-Kee-Wa Superheroes Composite Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 6, 14-19, 32, 37, 38 and 41
Everyone has a superpower, what’s yours? Train to defend the world and spread girl greatness! This week-long camp is open to all from 2nd year Sparks to Rangers, born between 2013 and 2004. You can bring a friend. This event is open to girls who are not in Guiding.

Aug 10-14th: Windsor Guide House Summer Day Camp
to Spark, Brownie and parents in community 1
Windsor Guide House is offering a fun and exciting day camp for girls ages 5 – 12. Each day girls will have the opportunity to complete various challenge badge requirements. There will be an optional sleepover Thursday night at no additional charge.

Aug 10-23rd: Kingston Summer Camp 2020
to all parents in communities 24-29, 30 and 40
We are gearing up for another year of summer camp in Kingston. Week one (August 10-14th) is Under the Sea themed. Week two (August 17-21st) is Circus Arts themed. If your child is in a transition year, you can place them with their current branch or the one they will be attending in the fall.

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