Last weekend the 14th Pathfinders participated in a public tree planting event with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, and City of Burnaby in Central Park.
Two large trucks full of trees, shrubs and ferns native the area were planted by a team of volunteers.
Plant species included: huckleberry, cedar, oregon grape, indian plum, spruce, sword fern, salmon berry, thimble berry, and douglas fir.
The group had a great time affectionately naming their trees and shrubs things like “Nock” and “Huck” before planting them in the park.
Luckily, the morning event, from 9am til noon, had great planting weather — cool and crisp, but the rain held off until the end. Afterwards the volunteers were rewarded with some warming hot chocolate.
Girl Guides of Canada is a great organization to volunteer with. Guiding is about girls and women, and there are great opportunities for adults who get involved.
Here are some things you might not know about being involved as an adult member in Girl Guides:
- There are thousands of dollars available in scholarships for adult members at any stage of their education
- There are opportunities to travel abroad with or without girls (see Saffina’s trip to the UN, for example)
- Some or all costs for outside trainings like First Aid and FoodSafe may be covered
- Other trainings about camping, event planning, communication, and youth programming are offered
- Various supports are available to help new leaders such as mentoring and online and in-person training
- Little kids aren’t your thing? That’s okay! Volunteer with our older branches and work with teenagers
- Link (18-30) and Trefoil (30+) are adult-only groups where women meet with their peers and pursue interests, volunteering, camping, and outings
- Unable to commit to weekly meetings? Maybe you could get involved on a District or Area level where you’d attend a couple meetings a month and do the rest of the job from home.
Right now, our District is most desperate for Pathfinder (ages 12-14) leaders, but other units could use help as well. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.
We’d love to welcome you into the world’s largest organization for girls and women. We’re 10 million strong — that’s quite a community to be a part of!
West Coast Area is hosting an event called A Taste of Guiding for anyone who might be interested, but looking for more info. RSVP is requested so please contact us (via comment or e-mail) for details on how to do that.
A Taste of Guiding
Sept 7th 2013 10:00 AM — 12:30 PM
Richmond Guide House, 4780 Blundell Rd. Richmond (corner of Railway and Blundell)
Come & join us for a fun-filled session to find out what we have to offer. There will be camping, games, art, leadership, and much more. You won’t want to miss it!
There is no cost for this event. Refreshments will be provided.