The 2019-2020 Guiding year is about to get started and girls and Guiders across Burnaby Mountain District are SO excited! Have you ever thought of joining as an adult member volunteer? Several Burnaby Mountain units are still looking for enthusiastic women to join their leadership teams.
While it’s never too late to join, there are certainly some advantages to getting started at the beginning of the year. It can be a bit of a learning curve, but Burnaby Mountain is full of Guiders happy to mentor and work with you. Plus, Girl Guides of Canada is launching a great new training stream this year for new volunteers.
If you think you might be interested, get in touch today! See http://www.girlguides.ca to apply, or message us if you have any questions.
Did you know that registration opens for new members tomorrow — Friday, June 2nd? This is for next “Guiding year” (i.e. September to June… we follow the school year). We love growing our Guiding community by having new faces join our groups. New members are encouraged to join in at any age. Some units in the district are likely to fill soon. Register your girl ASAP to secure a spot in your preferred unit.
We’re also actively recruiting adult volunteers for several of our units, so get in touch if you’re interesting in joining our vibrant group of fun-loving, dedicated volunteers. It’s a great way to make friends and be involved in your community.
Our organization is only possible because of the hard work of our dedicated volunteers. Some units in Burnaby Mountain District already have wait lists. In order to support more girls by increasing our unit capacities or opening more units, we need more adults. Benefits of being a leader include membership in the world’s largest organization for girls and women, training, mentorship, and opportunities for international travel and post-secondary scholarships. We are a fun and supportive community of women who welcome new ideas and enthusiasm.
Working with girls is super fun and really rewarding. From the youngest Sparks all the way to the teenagers in Pathfinders and Rangers, our girls are the best! No experience is required — and no daughters are required either. Our adult members must be over 19, female, and pass a screening process including a police criminal records check.
Not a big fan of working closely with kids? Our district is also actively seeking volunteers for other positions “behind the scenes” such as a new treasurer and a cookie advisor.
Interested? Drop us a comment or send us an e-mail for more information. Check the Contact Us tab for how to reach us. Our district will also have representatives stationed in Lougheed Mall this coming weekend. Drop by to chat with us.
The “Guiding Year” is almost upon us now and registrations are going great in Burnaby Mountain District. We had our first day of promotion at Lougheed Town Centre today and will be back on Sunday, meeting the community.
We are especially promoting our Pathfinder unit at this time and have come up with an awesome way for girls of that age to try out a taste of our program to see if they’re a good fit before committing to registration.
Burnaby Mountain District presents…
Pathfinder Kick-Off Event
September 21-22, 2013
Have you ever thought about joining Girl Guides? It’s not too late! Pathfinders enjoy girl-centered programming focussed on the things that girls enjoy. Typical activities include outings, camping, community service, skill building, and arts. If you’re a 12-14 year old girl, try this taste of Pathfinder’s event without committing to joining the group – if you have fun, then you can register after!
Who: 12-14 year old girls
What: A tent-out and trip to the Richmond Night Market
Where: A Girl Guide property in Richmond
When: September 21-22
(plus a recommended $10 to buy dinner at the market)
Although we accept new registrations all year long, September is a great time to get involved. Units are just getting started with the Guiding year and everyone is full of great ideas and enthusiasm.
Don’t know a lot about Guiding? That’s okay. Take a look at our Vision and Mission:
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, the organization of choice for girls and women, makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences Guiding so she can contribute responsibly to her communities.
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world.
How could that be a bad thing? Girl Guides is a great place to make friends, get involved in the community, engage in service projects, learn new skills, and go camping. In addition, there are opportunities for international travel, scholarships, and more.
Let us know if you’ve got any questions. We’d love to welcome any new members (girls or adults) into our organization. While you’re thinking about it, check out our Girl Greatness PSA: