April showers bring May flowers…

…and they also signal tonnes of outdoor fun on the horizon!

This week, we’re kicking off camping season with a series of modules all about backpacking gear. Even if you’re not going to camp, this information is valuable and counts towards your Canada Cord! We’ll also work on some service project planning, and on some crafts! We’ll also be making some final decisions on summer camp.

Remember, forms and payment for kayaking lessons and spring camp at Newcastle Island are due tonight! Also, if you’re interested in participating in the Pathfinder Summit in the fall and haven’t RSVP’d yet, please speak with Karla tonight.

Lastly, registration for the 2018/2019 Guiding year is open now! If you’re planning on registering for the 9th Pathfinders next year, register as soon as possible as the unit will definitely fill up once general registration opens!

April 25th updates

This week, we’ve got an awesome special guest coming to lead a crafty evening of stitchery! Everyone will make a fun project to take home.

Remember, forms and payment for kayaking lessons, spring camp at Newcastle Island, and post-dated deposit for your spot on the Pathfinder Summit patrol are due now!

There are also a few more cases of cookies that you could take to raise your own funds towards any of the upcoming events. Check with Karla tomorrow night!

Lastly, registration for the 2018/2019 Guiding year is open now! If you’re planning on registering for the 9th Pathfinders next year, register as soon as possible as the unit will definitely fill up once general registration opens!

Cookie Selling and City Hall visit

This Wednesday, we have a great double-feature lined up. We’re selling cookies at the Broadway-City Hall Canada Line station from 4:00-6:00 pm, and then heading up to City Hall to meet Vancouver City Councillor Heather Deal and visit Council Chambers.

Meet at Broadway-City Hall Station (SE corner of Cambie and Broadway) at 4:00 pm sharp. Pick-up will be from the front doors of City Hall (453 W 12th Ave, south side of the building) at 7:15 pm. Please don’t bring your own cookies to sell tonight – we still have +25 cases of unit cookies to sell!! 🙂

Uniforms are mandatory for this very special evening. Come dressed to be outside for cookie selling.

Also, if you’d like to apply to be in the patrol for Pathfinder Summit 2018, please bring a post-dated deposit cheque of $100 on Wednesday.

Pathfinder Summit 2018

The Pathfinder Summit is an amazing opportunity for Pathfinder units from across BC to come together in Vancouver to explore the Pathfinder program. 2nd and 3rd year Pathfinders participate in activities and workshops designed with the goal of building the skills necessary to take on leadership roles in our units, in Guiding and in our communities.

This year, Pathfinder Summit will be taking place from Oct 19-21 2018 at the brand-new Guide House in North Vancouver! Participants will be staying at the nearby HI-Vancouver Downtown Hostel.

We would like to apply to send a patrol of 4 Guiders + 1 Guider from the 9th Pathfinders.

If you are currently in 1st or 2nd year, will be returning to the 9th Pathfinders in the fall, and would be interested in being part of the patrol, please submit a $100 cheque, post-dated for June 10 2018, no later than April 18 2018. As we can only register 4 Pathfinders and one alternate, we will register girls on a first-come, first-served basis. We will only cash the cheques if our units application to attend the Summit is successful. This opportunity is open to girls who will be in 2nd or 3rd year with the 9th Pathfinders next year.

Please contact Karla if you have any questions.

Spring has sprung!

Spring is here! We’ve got a lot of creative and adventurous activities to round out the Pathfinder program year, so be sure to check the Calendar for updates and more information about upcoming opportunities, including spring camp at Newcastle Island, and kayaking lessons with EcoMarine Paddlesport.

Starting April 4, our regular weekly meetings are being held at First Lutheran Church (5745 Wales St). Enter from the church office doors on 42nd Ave.

Also, Amy will be bringing two cases of cookies per Pathfinder for everyone to take home to sell on April 4! If you would like more, please contact Amy or Karla in advance.