PROGRAM RESOURCES FOR GUIDERS
Area Program Adviser - Michele - email@example.com
GUIDER TRAINING CALENDAR
Please check the Guider Training Calendar regularly so you can stay up to date with your training!
Boating TipsThis is a Tip Sheet for Guiders about opportunities for doing boating such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing and standup paddle boarding in Calgary Area. Girls of all ages are allowed to do some boating. There are options for indoors and outdoors so boating can happen year-round!
Canadian Conservation CorpsCCC will come to your unit meeting or camp and provide free programming focused on nature and conservation. Programs available for all ages. Details here.
Resources for Remembrance DayThe Calgary Area Program Committee has put together this Resource Page full of great ideas for you
Inch by Inch Empowerment
Inch by Inch Empowerment has created workshops tailored to Guiding age levels to help girls believe in themselves, overcome bullying and find their inner confidence.
More details are available on this information page.
Mighty Minds - Mental Health PresentationsConnecTeen is the Calgary Distress Centre's peer support service. They will come to units and provide FREE 45-minute presentations. Highly trained youth volunteers will help facilitate discussions with your girls about stigma and mental health as well as discuss common mental health concerns or issues they may be facing.
The presentations are best suited for Pathfinders and Rangers. They will consider presenting to Guides if the girls are mature. To book a presentation, visit the Parents and Professionals page on the ConnecTeen website.
More details are available on this information page.
Engineering for Kids Handout
Rivers Edge Horsemanship Badge ProgramsWHO: Brownies and up
Rivers Edge Camp is now offerring horsemanship programs specifically designed to match GGC badge requirements. Three different programs are offerred for Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders/Rangers. Girls will learn to safely care for and ride well trained horses. Lessons include horse safety and care, grooming, stable management, caring for tack and saddling (older girls) and riding skills.
Rivers Edge Horsemanship Programs
The camp also offers a wide range of other activities and accomodations so units can spend the whole day or weekend at the camp if desired. See Rivers Edge website for full details.
Ignite Image Consultation PresentationsBe Smart, Be Confident and Be YOURSELF
This empowering series of workshops equips participants with knowledge and skills to develop their sense of identity, self-image and self-management. Girls will participate in interactive demonstrations and activities enabling them to uncover their own unique talents and skills, while also getting to know their personal style and taste for fashion. Professional tips and techniques will also be shared for smart shopping, maintaining your clothes and your natural beauty, and creating the overall desired appearance. Workshops are best suited for Pathfinders and Rangers but can be adapted for Guides as well.
Workshop Information and Pricing
The Memory Project
The Memory Project is an organization that connects active serving Canadian Forces members and veterans with speaking engagements in their community. You can read more about us on our website. All of our programming is free of charge.
To book a speaker please fill out our online form here or contact me directly via phone or email. While Remembrance Day is our busiest time, we operate all year round. Please consider booking for one of these upcoming dates.
February 15 - Flag Day
March 8 - International Women’s Day
April 9 - Vimy Ridge Day
May 8 - Victory in Europe Day
May 29 - International Day of UN Peacekeepers
June 6 - Anniversary of D-Day Landings
September 7 - Merchant Navy Veterans Day of Remembrance
November 11 -Remembrance Day
Click the image above to download a fun new World Thinking Day resource from National!
SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING (GUIDES)
Lisa F. with the 72nd Calgary Guides writes: "We recently had an enjoyable class in our meeting space run by Dwayne Simpson (Fightwize). He has experience in corrections/law enforcement, and training police. I would recommend him to other groups, Guide level and up. He had the girls doing kicks and strikes and learning how to get out of grabs and discussing personal safety in general, it was lots of fun. We paid $250 for 25 girls. (Good for the Guides "Streetwise" badge.)" Contact Dwayne@fitnfearless.ca
STEM RESOURCE - Microsoft Youth Spark Field Trips
CALGARY CORN MAZE & FUN FARM
A fun activity for Units to do from Guide to Ranger age. Flashlight Night activity can be done by older girls with their units, or younger girls with families. Facility is deep south part of City of Calgary
ALBERTA INSTITUTE FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Will come to your unit location and host wildlife education programs on topics such as bats, birds of prey, skunks, owls, wetlands, wildlife rescue and more. All programs can be modified for different ages. Cost applies.
Hostelling International (HI) Participatory Challenge for Guides
- Environment-theme badges, all ages:
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area
Information about Unit Outings and Visitors
- Writing badge, all ages
Local Author Simon Rose
Host a local author at unit meetings!
GPS UNITS & GEOCACHING RESOURCES
Karla Williamson is the Calgary Area geocaching coordinator. There are GPS units, which are kept in Calgary, that the Provincial Office loans to GGC units in southern Alberta. These units can booked on the Provincial website.
Geocaches on GGC Campsites
IMPORTANT: There are geocaches that have already been placed on GGC campsites that only GGC Members have access to. Caches that are set on GGC campsites CANNOT be published on geocaching.com to be found by the general public as they have been placed on PRIVATE property. You as a Guiding Member can go find them, but the general public cannot.
Geocache coordinates:The GGC campsite geocaches have been already programmed into the south set of provincial GPS units. If you would like the coordinates for these geocaches, please contact Karla through the Calgary Program Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Placing Geocaches:If you would like to place a geocache on a GGC campsite please contact Karla through the Calgary Program Committee, email@example.com
The Resource Guide is a list of links that Calgary Area Unit Guiders have used in the past and recommend to their fellow Guiders to aid in the planning of program activities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for additions to the Resource GuideResource Guide
- BC Instant Meetings page link
- Saskatchewan SPARKS Instant Meetings page link
- Saskatchewan BROWNIES Instant Meetings page link
- Saskatchewan GUIDES Instant Meetings page link
- Saskatchewan PATHFINDERS & RANGERS Instant Meetings page link
- Quebec Meeting Resources page link (scroll down for Instant Meetings)
- Nova Scotia Meeting Resources page link