Sept 23 Meeting

We were planning on meeting outside on September 23, but due to the very bad rain and wind in the forecast, we’ve decided to meet online tomorrow, instead! We’ll be brainstorming a whole bunch of amazing program and event ideas for the year!

Bring your creative energy and ideas for events that can be done in person an online, and – bonus – check out the Girls First platform in advance for some inspiration from GGC!

Here is the Zoom meeting information:

Karla Kloepper is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Pathfinders
Time: Sep 23, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 843 2248 0599
Passcode: (it’s the same as last time – ask Karla if you need an update!)

Dial by your location
Meeting ID: 843 2248 0599
Passcode: 9445517
Find your local number:

Sign in to Girls First

Please create a Girls First Account, log in, and try using the platform. If you already have a Girls First account skip to step 2.

Instructions for Starting a Girls First Account

1. Create a Girls First Account by going to and select “Register.” Follow the instructions to create an account. You will need:

• An email address (one per girl member)

• A password of your choice

• Your iMIS #

2. Go to “My Unit” and make sure your unit is listed as “9 th Vancouver Pathfinder Unit”

3. Time to Practice!

• Go to “Explore”

• Click through the different Program Areas, Themes, and Activities.

• Practice filtering by Branch Level so you find activities for Pathfinder age

• If you see an Activity that looks fun to you click the “Add to Favorites” button (the heart)

Welcome to the 2020/2021 Pathfinder Year!

We’re excited for a new Pathfinder year! Guiding will be different than we’ve known in the past due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 on our communities, and we’re looking forward to connecting with all of you in an online and outdoor blended Guiding model to start of the year.

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday September 16 at 6:45 pm on Zoom. The link to join the meeting is below.

At this meeting, we’ll review what’s new for this year, discuss the return to in-person Guiding and the important changes and actions to help keep us safe, learn about the Pathfinder program, and get to know one another!

Parents, please plan to participate for the first ~20 minutes of the online meeting on the 16th to learn about the important initiatives and updated health and safety requirements for in-person Guiding this year. Check out this information on the GGC website to learn more about how GGC is welcoming girls back this year.

We’ve also sent out a “welcome to Pathfinders” email to all families with lots of important information about the year, unit nuts and bolts, etc., so check your email and get in touch with Karla if you didn’t receive it.

Here’s the information to join in the Zoom meeting, and save the weekly meeting series to your calendar!

Topic: Pathfinders
Time: Sep 16, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Dec 16, 2020, 14 occurrence(s)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 843 2248 0599
Passcode: cookies

Dial by your location
Meeting ID: 843 2248 0599
Passcode: 9445517
Find your local number:

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Anti-Racism and multicultural resources and assignment

Great meeting this week everyone! Here are a few of the links that we shared.

The library has been increasing the number of titles related to anti-Black racism, so there are many titles you can read (or listen to) right now. All you need is a library card and the free overdrive app:

If you don’t have a library card, here’s how to get one:

Here’s the link to the Hollaback Anti-Harassment training

Here’s Girl Guides of Canada’s statement on anti-Black racism

And if you curious how much the City of Vancouver spends on different programs and services, like libraries and police, here’s the link to the 2020 budget book (look on page 6 for the breakdown):

Last but not least, here are the instructions and questions that we would like you to complete before next week:

Upcoming summer meetings

Hi everyone,

We’ll be doing two meetings over the summer to help 3rd years finish up their Canada Cords but all girls are welcome. 7-8:30pm on July 22 and 29. We’ll meet over zoom using the same link as usual.

July 22: Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism, and Advocacy

What is multiculturalism? What does anti-racism mean? How do these two ideas show up in your life? We’ll talk about this and brainstorm some ideas for turning our concerns into advocacy.

Please read this article from Teen Vogue before we meet:

And this short story about Vancouverites Shirley and Mary Chan

July 29: Being Canadian and World Stage

We’ll talk about what being Canadian means for each of us and how Canada shows up on the World Stage. We’ll learn about some of the important cultural festivals in our city and talk about the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Here is the Zoom meeting information for both of those meetings:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 9356 3332
Passcode: [hint: it’s the same passcode as before!]

Dial by your location
Meeting ID: 895 9356 3332
Passcode: 4123690
Find your local number:

May 27: Craft and Bridging Night

We’re hosting a crafting and bridging evening with the 1st Rangers!

For tonight’s activities, you’ll need:

  • paper
  • pens
  • scissors
  • toilet paper or paper towel tubes
  • glue

Don’t have some of those items at home? No worries! We’ll get creative with what we’ve got.

3rd years, we’ll also spend some time talking about the gold camp planning.

Zoom meeting info is in the Calendar invites.

May 20: Yoga with Diane Rizzardo from Metrotown Physio

Tonight we’re doing a yoga class with Diane Rizzardo, a physiotherapist and yoga teacher from Metrotown Physio!

Wear comfy clothes and no socks, and make sure you are set up with enough space on the floor that you could stretch out and lay down. Yoga mats are helpful, but not necessary. It’d also be helpful if you are able to enable your camera for tonight’s meeting, so Diane can see who’s in the room and offer support and advice on the poses we’ll work through.

See you at 7 pm!

It’s yoga time!

Here is the Zoom link and meeting ID: 466 720 461. The password is the same as previous weeks!

Host your own Climate Emergency Dialogue and earn 2 hours community service

The City of Vancouver wants to hear what youth think of the 19 proposed climate actions that the city is considering to tackle the climate emergency, while making our city more resilient and livable for generations to come.

Host your own Climate Emergency virtual dialogue using this online survey. All you need to do is meet your friends on your favourite video conferencing tool, share your screen and walk through the survey together.

High school students in Metro Vancouver who host a dialogue and submit the feedback can be formally recognized for 2-hours of community service.

Staff will use the feedback received to help shape the Climate Emergency Action Plan heading to Council in November 2020.

Deadline for feedback is May 24.

May 13th: PJ Party and Games Night!

We’ve got a fun evening of games, in our PJs! The Zoom meeting info is in the calendar post.

You’ll need a pen/pencil and some paper to play a number of fun and interactive games online together.

It’s also BC Girl Guides Virtual Spirit of Guiding Week, and today is PJ day! Wear your favourite PJs in the spirit of Guiding!

Lastly, registration for the fall has started already. If you’re planning on returning to the 9th Pathfinders, please plan to register before May 28 as the unit will fill up quickly.

Visit for more information and to register. The unit iMIS number is 37088.