The 90th Pathfinders meet on Mondays at Valley Creek School and is for girls in Grade 7 to 9. This year started with Calgary Area Nite Trek and despite the cold, lots of snow and a very late start, 12:45 am, the girls had a great 4-hour hike. We worked as a team at the Confined Escape Rooms and challenged our construction skills by building gingerbread houses with the residents at the Revera at Edgemont. It was too cold to cross country ski in Canmore, so we decided to learn yoga instead while we stayed at the Scout Hall. Coding at the Apple Store, nail weaving art, chemistry with the 110th Guides, money sense with the 85th Brownies, environmental projects, Citizenship Challenge, learning first aid and more are what we’ve done during the year. To end our year, we will be attending Calgary Area Rally Day; our 3rd years are attending a Ranger Canoe camp; and all of us are going horseback riding and staying at the Kananaskis hostel. It’s been a wonderful year with an incredible group of girls, and we hope to meet more girls next September.
The 88th Guides started the new Girls First Program this year and we have had a busy year! We had our first tent camp at Camp Jubilee in October and woke up to some snow! The girls planned a Halloween party for the Spark and Brownie groups at the church. We had Mr. Garrow from Purdy’s Chocolate’s come in and do a whole unit on chocolate and then we make our own chocolates! We completed two community service projects this year. We packed backpacks at Stephan’s Backpacks in December, and we made dogs treats and collected items for AARCS. We Attended STEM Day at the U of C where they girls played with robotics, learned about micro-organisms and sound frequencies. Other activities have been skating, Canada’s Sports Hall of fame, Youthlink Calgary, laser tag and baking cookies. We are attending Rally Day in May and we are ending the year tenting with the brownies at our “Don’t worry be Hippie” weekend at Camp Mockingbird! Phew I am tired but look forward to guiding again in September!