146th Toronto Guides Program
Welcome to the new home for program resources for our Guide unit. Here you will find the results of the program work we work on together, copies of the Lady Baden-Powell Challenge booklet as well as links to resources that you can explore on your own to find out more.
Our unit is divided into smaller groups called Patrols. These groups work as a team that make things happen; like group projects or carrying the flag. Each Patrol has an elected Patrol Leader (PL) and Second (S) and together they choose their Patrol emblem. Be sure to check your patrol pouch each week, take attendance and complete any weekly patrol challenges at the start of the meeting. These are the Patrols for this year:
Patrol 1 Patrol 2 Patrol 3 Patrol 4 Patrol 5 Patrol 6
PL Rose Leia Angelsea Cassidy Ava S. Eva V. & Isabelle G.
S Amelia Ava D. Sabrina Lauren Isabelle S.
Abby Keira M. Grace Kateri Ava J. Victoria L.
Ruby Vivien Zoe Eline Molly Elizabeth
Maitlyn Ava G. Valentina Keira S. Chantal
The Patrol Leader's Job:
Takes attendance of her patrol
Leads the patrol into horseshoe formation
Leads patrol in regular duties such as campfire, colours (flag raising) and clean-up
Wears her uniform properly
Helps new members to feel comfortable
Encourages ideas from everyone
Leads her patrol in games
Is responsible for her patrol corner and patrol pouch
Speaks on behalf of her patrol at Unit Council
Shares the leadership, especially with her Second
The Patrol Second's Job:
When the Patrol Leader is not present, the Second (short for Second in Command) takes her place. The Second also wears her uniform properly and helps new members to feel comfortable.
Patrols should share leadership and responsibilities, however each patrol is responsible for deciding how to do so. A Patrol Leader may choose to assign specific tasks to her Second, such as taking attendance, for the entire year.
Our new program can be accessed online by clicking on the button below. You will need to create a login ID for the Girls First Platform. For more information about Girls First!
Unit Planning Session Results
Here are all of the things we would like to accomplish this year:
Forts and indoor snowball fights
Dodge Ball / Egg & Spoon Races / Loud Games
Career Day / PJ Day / Act Like an Animal Day
Go to different places
Have meetings outside
Water balloon fight
Draw / Act / Craft
Science experiments / elephant toothpaste / cola & mentos / walk on eggs
Community Service Ideas:
Shoreline Clean Up
Places we want to go to this year:
The movie theatre
Sleepover at the ROM or Science Centre
We would rather...
listen to music rather than sing
be outside (but also inside sometimes)
act something out rather than talk something through
craft something instead of building something (mostly)
make our own design rather than colour in a picture
go different places instead of stay in our meeting space
draw instead of writing
get messy rather than stay clean
play active games instead of quiet games
Lady Baden-Powell Challenge
The Lady Baden-Powell Challenge is the highest award a Guide can earn. To complete the challenge a Guide must complete all of the program areas, learn about Lady B-P and present what she learned to her unit and complete four additional challenges.
The Lady B-P challenge booklet helps our Third Years keep track of their prograss. Click on the link below for a copy of the booklet.
A great way to learn about Lady B-P is to read her autobiography Window on my Heart. Our unit has two copies that you can borrow. Just ask a Guider!
Religion in Life Emblem
Membership in Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada is open to all girls and boys who wish to make the promise, regardless of race, colour or creed. The purpose of the Guide/Scout programs is to assist girls and boys in character development by
encouraging them to be responsible citizens of their country. An important part of the program is to assist in the spiritual growth of each girl or boy in their own religious community. Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada uphold the principle that
specific religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and religious authorities.
Guides who choose to pursue the Religion in Life emblem should bring the appropriate brochure to her spiritual leader and complete the requirements together. If you have a religious affiliation that is not listed here, please speak to a Guider. Once you have completed the requirements see our badge tester to earn your emblem.
These two webites are great resources for music. On Becky's Guiding Resource, you'll find the lyrics to many of the songs we like to sing again and again. On Tune Guide you can hear the songs sung. You can download and print the Sing It Loud! Guide song book to keep the lyrics for some of our favourite songs handy.
These resources are perfect for any Guide aiming to earn her Campfire Leader badge!