Cupcake decorating and upcoming events

On January 23, we’re decorating cupcakes with the fabulous Sarah, and learning about the science of baking! It will be a very fun evening. Check out Sarah’s Instagram for a sneak peek at some of her fun and beautiful creations.

Reminder to bring 6 plain cupcakes to decorate (no nuts please!), $4 for your decorating tip, or decorating tips from home if you’d like to use something you’ve already got!

We also have two events coming up:

  1. Girl’s Can Do It: International Women’s Day event on Saturday March 9
  2. St John’s Ambulance “LifeSaver” First Aid Course on Saturday April 13

Check out the links above for more info. Forms for International Women’s Day are due next Wednesday January 30. Forms for First Aid are not due until springtime, but sign up sooner than later as we may need to add a second session if more than 18 Pathfinders want to take the course!

Bedrolls and sit-upons

At tonight’s snow camp prep meeting we spoke a lot about what to bring and how to pack it. Bring layers, waterproof materials and extra toques and gloves. We will be outside in the snow, which will get things wet. Come prepared.

We also discussed things we do not want to see at Snow Camp. Things like:

• Ankles

• Running shoes

• Undone boots

• Cotton

• Rolling suitcases

• Snacks with nuts (some of our friends are allergic)

• Sleeping bags that are not waterproofed

If you need to borrow gear, let Karla know and we will see what we can do. And if you could use a few more appropriate layers, I have found some great gear at second hand stores like Value Village.

If you do need to strap your sleeping pad or sleeping bag to the outside of your pack, here is a video of the classic Girl Guide trick of waterproofing your sleeping bag with a tarp and rope.

And some tips on how to make a sit upon (which can be as easy as putting some newsprint in a plastic bag).

Lastly, here’s a video of Christa’s favourite thing about snow camp (okay, mine too). Looking forward to it!

Snow Camp Patrol Planning & Canada Cord Fun

This meeting is mandatory for all Pathfinders attending snow camp. Tonight is the FINAL DEADLINE for snow camp forms and payment.

We’ve got an interactive evening of snow camp training and planning lined up! We’ll be breaking into our camp patrols to plan menus; review gear and practice packing our bags; and practice setting up the tents.

For those that aren’t attending snow camp, we’ll have a few fun activities to choose from, including continuing the Canada Cord work we started last week!

Also, reminder that we’re heading to the West Coast Area Girls Can Do It! International Women’s Day event on Saturday March 9!

Want to attend? Bring your SG2 form and $5 back no later than Wednesday January 30. Speak with a leader if you’d like to use your cookie cash towards this fun and interactive event!

First Meeting of 2019

We hope everyone had a fun and festive holiday season and is ready for Pathfinders.  The leaders are all excited, we’ve got some really fun events lined up over the next few months.

We will be doing lots of planning at our meeting on Wednesday, January 9.  Third years will be planning several meetings to complete important work towards the Canada Cord, so bring your old program books, and let a leader know if you cannot attend the meeting on Wednesday.

Also, we’re heading to the West Coast Area Girls Can Do It! International Women’s Day event on Saturday March 9!

The WCA will be hosting a fun fair of cool things to explore, from basic displays to elaborate interactive demos. Beyond brochures and trifold boards, girls will try new skills in hands-on ways. With hundreds of Girl Guide friends, come explore booths from local businesses, professionals, and organizations, who are contributing their time and enthusiasm. Girls will explore the tables/displays at their leisure throughout the afternoon. There will be a variety of activities set up, with interesting people to talk to, demos to try, swag to take home, and more.

Want to attend? Bring your SG2 form and $5 back no later than Wednesday January 30. Speak with a leader if you’d like to use your cookie cash towards this fun and interactive event!