April 1 Meeting and Cookie Check In

The last few weeks have been extremely uncertain for all of us. While the Guiders have been working hard to take care of ourselves, our families, and our communities, we’ve also been thinking, planning and experimenting on ways for us to stay connected through the COVID-19 responses.

We’d like to try out a Pathfinder meeting on Zoom from 7 – 8 pm on Wednesday April 1!

You can sign up for a free Zoom account online, or download the app on your smartphone or wifi enabled device. Please download and try out Zoom in advance. When we connect on Wednesday, we’ll spend some time checking our connectivity, checking in on how you’re doing, and talking about some activities and options for Pathfinder program work, including working on your Canada Cords. If you don’ have access to Zoom, please let me know by email. There is an option for a phone-in meeting where you could call in using a regular phone, but we’d need to set this in advance.

Here is the Zoom meeting information:

Topic: Pathfinders Meeting

Time: Apr 1, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/748327994?pwd=U1pwNWduVW0zc29TUitKQTUwbXRYUT09

Meeting ID: 748 327 994

The meeting is password protected. We emailed the password out to everyone on Monday night, so check your emails or check in with your parents if you’re not sure what the password is.

Also – with regards to cookies – many of you have already picked up spring cookies to sell. We won’t be distributing any more cookies for sales, and would like to check in with everyone on how your cookie sales have gone over the past few weeks. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey on google forms to give us a sense of how your spring cookie sales are going.

We’re looking forward to connecting on Wednesday night!

Girls Can Do It!, New Meeting Location, and Camp Skills Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Did you know that the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts reaches 10 million girls and young women in 146 countries across five regions? They’re the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. Check out what WAGGGS is doing for International Women’s Day!

Closer to home, we’re heading to the West Coast Area Girls Can Do It! event at VCC downtown today. Meet Erin at Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain Station at 2 pm, at the upstairs/top/Beatty Street entrance.

Please wear your uniform, and bring a water bottle. There will be no food or drink at the event.

Also reminder that as of this Wednesday, we’re moving to our new (old) meeting location of St Thomas Anglican church (2444 E 41st Ave). Entry to the church is off of St Margaret’s Street, through the back basement door. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there for our last meeting before Spring Break, where we’ll be having a dialogue around climate change.

Lastly, we’ve posted forms and information about the Southridge District Camp Skills Day taking place on Sunday April 26. We’ll be volunteering to help run stations, and 3rd year Pathfinders will run a station of their own! This is a great way to get some of your volunteer hours for your Canada Cord completed. Check out the Calendar posting for forms and more information. Please bring back forms as soon as possible, and no later than April 1.

Tonight’s meeting and event this weekend

Reminder that we have two outings in the next few days!

Tonight, we are going to the West Coast Area Travel Talks at York House School (4176 Alexandra Street) from 6:45 – 9 :15 pm! Check out the event posting for more information.

On Sunday, it’s the West Coast Area’s Girls Can Do It! International Women’s Day Event from 2-5 pm at VCC downtown. Check out the event posting for more information on that event.

Both of these events required pre-registration, so if you’re not sure if you’ve registered, please contact a Guider in advance.

Next week, we’ve got our first official meeting at our new meeting location – St Thomas Church!