Provincial Camping Opportunity: ROAM 2018 – Follow The Gold Rush Trail

July 5-15, 2018

The BC Camping Committee has extended applications to fill ROAM – Follow the Gold Rush Trail this summer.

Murder, mayhem and mystery were all part of BC’s gold rush. Come explore the beautifully scenic gold rush trail, from New Westminster to Barkerville, with your sisters in Guiding. Everyone will gather at Richmond Guide House to begin our exploration of the adventure of the gold rush. We will travel to the original capital of BC and then head north following the trail used by gold seekers, over 100 years ago, through the Caribou region. The possible activities are endless, including visits to museums, cultural and heritage sites, and walking tours. We will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy outdoor adventures, such as white water rafting and horseback riding, in between our geocaching and having fun. Be sure to pack your camera, as this trip will be filled with great Kodak moments.

If you are a registered Pathfinder at the date of the camp, these opportunities could be yours. Join 12 Pathfinders for a 10-night travelling tour, exploring the Gold Rush Trail. Check out the attached information sheet on how to apply for this exciting experience, to develop new friendships and make memories that will last a life time.


All completed application forms are to be returned via email to, or by hardcopy to the Provincial office by February 15th, 2018.

If you need more information about this event, please contact Jeannie Crivea (Co-Responsible Guider)

Girl Guides of Canada – BC Council
Attn: ROAM – Follow the Gold Rush Trail
1476 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6H 1E1

Independent Opportunity: Thinking Day at Provincial Guide House

Working on your Canada Cord? Don’t miss out on this great independent opportunity to learn about the history of Guiding, and about international travel opportunities with Girl Guides! Bring a family members, or a friend! We won’t be attending this as a unit, but we encourage you to check it out and report back at bowling on Sunday!

Provincial Guide House, 1476 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E1

RSVP by February 11. Space is limited! Call 604-714-6636 ext. 121.


WHO: All adult members and their units, girls and their families.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10AM – 12PM

WHAT: A variety of sessions including crafts, games, photo booth, archival displays, and the opportunity to meet international travellers. A light snack will also be provided.


WHO: All girl and Adult members Pathfinder aged and older.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12:30PM – 2:30PM

WHAT: A sit down tea with an international presentation

In light of the theme for 2018, “When we shine: she can be everything she wants to be”, we ask that attendees bring new or gently used books

Food Bank Outing – January 31!

Next week, we’re heading to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to sort food at the warehouse and learn about food security in Metro Vancouver! This event is part of our efforts towards the National Action on Poverty. We’re meeting at the Food Bank (1150 Raymur Ave) at 5:45 pm. Pick-up is 8:00 pm. Note the earlier start and end times! Bring the completed Food Bank Volunteering Form and one or two items from the GVFB’s most wanted list below with you!!

The GVFB is on the lookout for the following high protein, whole grain, lower sodium (salt), lower sugar items:

  • Canned fish, chicken or turkey
  • Canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans
  • Dried Lentils
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Natural Peanut butter
  • Brown rice, barley and whole wheat pasta
  • Powdered skim milk
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Hearty stews with 10g or more protein

Please note, due to health and safety issues we are not able to accept the following items:

  • Homemade items
  • Expired food
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Open packages of food

Meeting Updates – January 24

We’ve got our last karaoke fundraiser planning session tomorrow! Here’s what we need to accomplish tomorrow to be able to host our amazing event for Thinking Day/ CWFF:
1. Date: Finalize Feb 21 or Feb 23 (bring your availability!)
2. Tickets: figure out price, design, how will we sell them
3. Email invite: draft a email to invite other girls
4. Finalize budget: prices for concession stand
5. Roles: Who will be baking different treats for the concession stand? Who is going to volunteer for each booth?
6. Crest: Design it!
7. Other things to discuss: raffle tickets, CWFF booth, equipment, hashtag, flyers
We already have a great event plan, food list, activities plan, supply list, and marketing plan.
Remember, this event planning is mandatory for your Canada Cord!
Please bring your CWFF bowl-a-thon and Snowshoeing forms and payment, if you’d like to attend those events in February!

Meeting and Event Updates

Bad news – we aren’t able to go the West Coast Area International event at the end of this month. It was so popular that it was sold out well in advance!

Good news – we’re going snowshoeing on February 18! Check out the forms and event information for more details. Snowshoeing is $10 if you need snowshoes. If you have your own snowshoes, it’s free!

Snowshoeing forms and payment are due no later than February 7 2018.

For those that signed up for the WCA International event, your $15 can be applied to this event, an upcoming Pathfinder event, or refunded.

Stay tuned for updates and reminders for our next meeting on January 24!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! We’re very excited to see everyone on Wednesday January 10 for our first meeting of 2018. This Wednesday, we’ll be working on a few big projects, including setting goals and intentions for the second half of the Guiding year; finalizing our plans for group service projects; starting plans for Spring camp (which will be Gold camp for third years!); and talking about some water fun adventures.

Remember, the service projects and Gold camp are mandatory if you’re working on your Canada Cord, so be sure to attend this meeting!

Also, please bring back forms and payment for our first two fun activities of 2018 – the West Coast Area International Extravaganza on January 28, and the Thinking Day CWFF Bowling Fundraiser on February 25. Forms and more information are available on the Forms page.