Girl Guides

Our new programme for every girl

And on Saturday 21 July we'll be revealing all the new things we've been working on. <p>Our new programme delivers the fun and varied range of …


Guides ditch the Hostess badge as girls to learn self-care, craftivism and mindfulness

Thousands of former Girl Guides will have fond memories of throwing parties and sleepovers to gain their coveted hostess badge.<p>But this is to become a thing of the past as the badge is to be ditched amid the largest overhaul in the charity's history.<p>A lack of interest from girls means it has not …


Girlguiding UK Launches Protesting Badge In Major 21st Century Overhaul

Girls can also gain badges in upcycling, women's rights and mindfulness.<p>Next time there’s a protest in town, don’t be surprised if your daughter asks …

Lifestyle (UK)

Teen rescued overnight from Wells Gray Provincial Park

A late night alert came through to Wells Gray Search and Rescue Wednesday night, notifying staff of a medical emergency in a remote area of the …

British Columbia

I Choose Not To Wear My Natural Curls — And That’s OK

It was the fall of 2009, and I could see my mom's face of sheer disappointment as I walked out the door with my photo form, pink lipgloss, and what …


FARNBOROUGH: Women in Aviation to host networking event for school girls

Women in Aviation International (WAI) UK Chapter is hosting a networking morning on Friday 20 July at the Farnborough air show, targeted at school …

Farnborough Airshow

Fight to save Camp Bryerswood heads to court

A local group fighting to keep Amherstburg’s Camp Bryerswood open gets to make its case in Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Oct. 9.Girl Guides …

Southwestern Ontario

Ice Cream Recipes

Looking for ice cream recipes? Find great tasting desserts from ice cream recipes including chocolate and vanilla ice cream recipes, homemade ice …


"How Guiding Informed My Budding Feminism"

The author in her Girl Guides uniform (Photograph: Courtesy Anne Thériault)<p>A friend of mine was recently telling me about shipping her son off to …

Girl Guides

Engineering firm Amey links with Girlguides to promote STEM careers for women

Engineering giant Amey is partnering with Girlguiding to encourage more young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths …

Women in Science

Armstrong Spallumcheen names its citizen of the year

Barb Schmidt was named the Armstrong Spallumcheen citizen of the year this week.<p>A resident of Armstrong since 1992, Schmidt is involved with the …

Canadian News

The Ultimate Gossip Girl Guide to NYC | Hippie in Heels

In this Gossip Girl Guide to New York City, I’m laying out all the iconic spots to visit on your next trip!<p>When it comes to movies and TV shows, you …

The Arts

Fiction Book Review: The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor. Catapult (PGW, dist.), $23 (176p) ISBN 978-1-936787-91-3

The Reservoir Tapes<p>Jon McGregor. Catapult (PGW, dist.), $23 (176p) ISBN 978-1-936787-91-3<p>More By and About This Author<p>On the heels of his Man Booker …


Schoolgirl purchases sanitary items for families in poverty

A SCHOOLGIRL is 'being the change she wants to see in the world' by helping to provide sanitary products for young women in schools across Bury.<p>When …


4 knots every cottager should know

Knots, those little under appreciated bundles of rope. They prevent our boats from floating away, they ensure we aren’t left behind bobbing in the …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Bawming the Thorn to return on Saturday

APPLETON Thorn Bawming Day returns to the village this Saturday.<p>The annual celebration will see children dance around the thorn tree, next to St …


Pathfinders troupe rescued from Alouette Lake after high winds scrap canoe trip

It was a happy ending for a troupe of Vancouver Pathfinders who became stranded during a canoe trip on Alouette Lake Sunday.<p>Ridge Meadows Search and …

Canadian News

The Girl Guides now have an End Period Poverty badge

<b>The Girl Guides have introduced a new badge to their roster - this time it's an End Period Poverty badge.</b><p>Girl Guides in the UK will be able to earn …

Girl Guides

Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge

<b>Saltash District Brownies and Guides earn the “first-ever” VR technology badge after helping design virtual environments for hospitalized children.</b> …

Girl Guides to learn how to be good with money with new 'saver badge'

Girl Guides will learn learn how to be good with money through a new "saver badge" scheme.<p>Girlguiding UK has launched the badge with the aim of improving financial literacy amongst teenagers.<p>In order to earn the badge the girls, who are aged between 10 and 14, will have to prove that they can …

Income Tax

Girlguides to get a 'period poverty' badge as they encourage girls to discuss menstruation

The Girl Guides are to get a "period poverty" badge as they encourage girls to discuss menstruation.<p>The organisation has joined campaigning efforts to remove taboos around menstruation and help girls who struggle to afford products such as pads and tampons.<p>A new programme of activities designed by …


Girl Guides Across the UK Are Getting a 'Period Poverty' Badge

Girlguiding has decided it’s high time to spark a conversation about periods among its young members, showing them that menstruation isn’t something …


Wollongong commissioner for Girl Guides in NSW

The NSW Commissioner of Girl Guides NSW is preparing for the 60th annual biscuit day this Saturday and centenary celebrations of the movement in the …


The Boy Scouts now allow girls. Will it kill the Girl Scouts?

More than a century ago, Juliette Gordon Low dared to change the name of the Girl Guides to the Girl Scouts. She outraged the Boy Scouts of America, whose chief scout executive, James E. West, accused the GSUSA of “trivializ[ing]” and “sissify[ing]’’ his group.<p>But now it is the Boy Scouts of …

Girl Scouts

Crumbs! Girl Guide fee hike could follow biscuit decision

Parents of some Girl Guides are worried fees for the organisation could be hiked to cover the shortfall from no longer selling biscuits.

New Zealand

Ovens haven't gone cold on iconic Girl Guides biscuits yet

Girl Guiding is about more than biscuits, says the organisation's chief executive. And so, she has no regrets announcing the biscuits may disappear …

New Zealand

Girl Guides can't put all their time into selling biscuits - CEO

GirlGuiding New Zealand says it's yet to decide how to make up the lost revenue after axing its famous biscuits.


Ovens haven't gone cold on iconic Girl Guides biscuits yet

The end of the biscuit?<p>Girl Guiding is about more than biscuits, says the organisation's chief executive. And so, she has no regrets announcing the …


Crumbs! Girl Guides to stop selling biscuits

Girl Guides plans to stop selling biscuits next year, their national board announced on Saturday.<p>A statement released by Girl Guides stated that …

New Zealand

Girl Guide biscuits to go

GirlGuiding New Zealand will stop selling its famous biscuits next year after more than six decades.

New Zealand