THE 146th GUIDES

WELCOMES YOU!

NEWS

2020/2021 GUIDING YEAR



Girl Guides of Canada have released their COVID-19 Guidelines for returning to Guiding this September. We have received confirmation that we will be in the Outdoor 1 stage for September and October, which will allow us to meet in person, outdoors, wearing masks.

Outdoor Meetings

Outdoor Meetings will be held at Sunnylea Junior School (35 Glenroy Ave). Meetings will be start at 6:45pm.

*In case of inclement weather we will move the meeting online using Zoom. We will send an email out Tuesday Night if there will be a change in the meeting*

There are no washroom facilities or access to indoors. Please plan accordingly.

Parent Night PowerPoint
The PowerPoint from the Parent Night can be found below with all the useful information!

Forms to Complete

Covid Self-Assessment

For every in person meeting, please complete this self-assessment PRIOR to arriving. Acknowledgement of form completion must be received by the Guider at check-in for every meeting. 

Covid-19 Waiver

A Covid-19 Waiver must be completed for your Guide before our first in person meeting. Please print and complete the form at home and bring it to our first meeting.

H.1 Health Form

Please complete a new H.1 Health forms for your Guide.  Click on the link below to print and complete the form at home and bring it to our first meeting.

Google Classroom and the Girls First Platform

Guides are encouraged to explore our unit's Google Classroom and the Girls First Platform to see what kinds of activities Guides offers.  Any badge work completed over the summer can be submitted in Google Classroom and we have posted the Planet Protector Discovery Badge for anyone who wants to jump back into Guiding now.

 

Additional COVID Information

The buttons below will open additional resources from Girl Guides of Canada. Please raise any questions you may have at out Parent's Meeting on September 16th or by emailing 146torontoguides@hotmail.ca.

WANTED: Blog Writers



Our blog needs some new stories about what has been going on this year. Any guides that are interested in submitting content for the blog should contact Guider Leslie.

Blog writing will help with work towards various Girls First badges.

Welcome to the 146th Guides!



And welcome to our unit website!  This website is designed as a resource for our Guides, their families and the Guiders alike.  Please visit the OUR UNIT page for information about ordering uniforms, our Guiders and our unit policies. 

We will send out a weekly email to Guides and their families with upcoming events and reminders.  Check back here often to keep up to date with our unit news and events.

We post all permission forms, maps, and kit lists for everything we do on the EVENTS page.

We take pictures through out the year and post the pictures on the GALLERY page of all of the girls with signed photo release forms.  Girls and Guiders are encouraged to contribute to our unit BLOG.  There you will find craft ideas, recipes and our collected thoughts on everything and anything to do with Guiding.

Please note that the EVENTS and GALLERY pages are password protected and that a new password is issued to members of our unit at the start of each Guide year. 

We hope that you find the website a useful tool and visit often.  If there is anything you would like to see added to the site, please let us know! 

 

 

EVENTS

October 21, 2020
ONLINE - High Park Nature Centre: Birds in the City

We have a speacial guest this week and will be learning about Birds in the City with the High Park Nature Center. This meeting will be Online - the link will be sent out ahead of time.

Toronto has a huge diversity of birds! Learn about our feathered neighbours and which birds are tried and true city slickers. In this program students will learn to identify common birds of the city by sight and by sound, as well as examine the behavioural and structural adaptations that allow so many birds to thrive in the city and stay even through the winter!

Follow-up Worksheet! For any Guides who would like to put everything they learned during our meeting with High Park Nature Center, we have a worksheet with more birding activities! If you complete this worksheet it will count towards your "Animal Helper" and "Planet Protector" discovery badges. Bring your completed worksheet to any meeting or scan and email.

September 23, 2020
First Guide Meeting!

We are super excited to start another awesome Guiding year!

 

Please read all of the information on the left under "2020/2021 Guiding Year" and ensure you have all of the necessary forms filled out for our first meeting.

 

We will collect dues at tonight's meeting.  Dues help offset the cost of the badges and craft supplies, as well as the parties planned by the girls.  Dues for 2020-21 are $30 and are payable by cash, checque or online bank transfer (please code the last four characters of the account as DUES).

Normally, girls should wear uniform to this meeting and every meeting, HOWEVER when we are meeting outside we would rather that everyone is dressed appropriately for the weather. This year we are asking to dress according to the weather for outdoor meetings (no uniform required) and a uniform or guiding shirt when we are meeting online. It gets cold fast in the fall your guide should be dressed for the weather, with the following on or with them:

  • Long Pants

  • Closed toed shoes or boots

  • Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Sweater/Sweatshirt

  • Rain Jacket

  • Rain Pants/Snow Pants

  • Hat

  • Mitts/Gloves

Traditionally Tenderfoot Guides (a Guide who has not yet been enrolled is called a Tenderfoot), if you choose to wear a tie to our meetings, please do not wear ties until after enrollment.  Please keep your new Guide ties and badge sashes at home until the night of our enrollment ceremony!

 

We look forward to welcoming our returning girls back and meeting our new Guides!

 

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