Burnaby Mountain Girl Guides hopes all of our sisters around the globe had a wonderful World Thinking Day.
Last night, our 56th Guides were lucky enough to have their regular unit meeting fall on Thinking Day. How did the girls choose to celebrate the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell? With a fabulous Dairy Queen ice cream cake, of course! Happy birthday!
For some of our units, the party continues as they will be joining the provincial celebrations at BC Guide House this weekend. We hope they have a wonderful time.
Today is World Thinking Day. February 22nd is celebrated as the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell and has become a day for our 10 million members to think about each other and our history and all the amazing things that we do for girls worldwide.
This year, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) decided we should celebrate Thinking Day with a theme of “Connect” — connect with ourselves, connect with our friends, connect with WAGGGS, and connect with the world. Many of our units are working on the World Thinking Day Challenge this week and will be earning a special crest.
Three Brownies and a Guider wearing the uniforms to school
To encourage us to connect with our communities, the WAGGGS challenge and West Coast Area have both challenged us to proudly wear our Guiding uniforms out in the community, to school, or to work.
District Commissioner Bethany in uniform at work
Burnaby Mountain District will be hosting a special World Thinking Day celebration this coming Saturday which will include a massive food bank service project. Units will be engaging in friendly competition, building can art sculptures on a Guiding theme and then donating their collected goods to the local food bank.
Stay tuned to find out how that event goes — we’re pretty excited about it. Some girls, such as the 2nd Sparks above, have been hard at work practicing the can art sculptures.
Happy World Thinking Day from Burnaby Mountain District!
Last month an Area wide celebration was held to recognize girls who achieved the highest awards possible last Guiding year. In Burnaby Mountain district two young women were celebrated for accomplishing the Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award. These dedicated members earned their award through activities in Rangers and as Junior Leaders with younger branches.
The award night is an annual area tradition. It was a lovely celebration. Seen below are the recipients of the Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award with the Bill Reid prints that they received in honour of their accomplishments. Carissa and Ziyana represent Burnaby Mountain district.
The Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award is the highest award a girl member can achieve in Guiding. It recognizes completion of the Ranger program including a cookie campaign challenge and a service project. This award generally takes three years to complete and successful completion of the award also entitles the girl to two additional high school credits.
Way to go Carissa and Ziyana! Your district is very proud of you and we appreciate all that you’ve done for our organization.