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.

http://survey.vancouver.ca/s3/VirtualClimateDialogueGS

Deadline for feedback is May 24.

Tonight’s girl-led meeting is all about self care!

For tonight’s meeting you will need some paper, something to write with and a yoga move. If you have a printer, print out the attached bingo sheets. See you soon!

7:00-7:10:  Check in – How you are feeling/experiences with online school/work.

7:10-7:20:  Self-care Bingo

Area: being well

themes: being you, my physical self, and/or my mighty mind. 

7:20-7:50: Drawing collages – They can get a scrap piece of paper and draw a collage or picture of examples of a good way to start of their day.  Near the end we can share our drawings with the group.

Program Area = Be well

Theme = My physical self

Activity = Self care from the start

7:50-8:05: Letter to self/time capsule – We will write letters to our future selves to  say how we are feeling in these strange times and say anything positive that is going on because of this.  They can decorate the letters and set a date for them to open it in the future.

Program = Be well

Theme = My mighty mind

Activity = Mail me some positive

8:05-8:15: Yoga stretches to end the meeting and clear your mind/reflect – We will demonstrate yoga poses and everyone can follow along.

Program = Be well

Theme = My physical self

Activity = Stretching with isometrics

self-care-bingo.pdf

April 22 Meeting Supplies and Meeting Info

On April 22 we’ll be doing some ZOOM BAKING. Please try to get the following ingredients and equipment ready for the April 22 meeting.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp lightly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk (or almond/soy milk)
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil (olive, canola, etc.)
  • A handful of chocolate chips
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla (optional, but it makes it taste better!)

Equipment:

  • Measuring spoons
  • Metal fork/spoon
  • Microwave safe 8oz mug
  • Microwave

Here is the Zoom meeting info:

Join Zoom Meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday night!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/466720461?pwd=Tk82ajBaU0lJclM0V1VRdDlNZnk0UT09

Meeting ID: 466 720 461
Password: (same as last time – contact a Guider if you don’t know the password!)

Or dial by your location:
Meeting ID: 466 720 461
Password: 320110
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbUUv2aiuJ

April 15 Meeting: Gender POWER!

Tonight we’ll be covering the theme of “Gender Power” and learn more about feminism and what it can mean to be a feminist. Here’s what we’re going to do: 

1. Check in – share your kindness rocks / notes message

2. Discussion and Reflection: What is feminism to you? Who are some inspiring women leaders you look up to?

3. Watch this video for context

4. Activity: Friendly Neighbourhood Feminism. Brainstorm what women’s issues you care about. Get into small groups and research on the internet which organizations are working on the issue you care about. How could we get involved? Report back by making a powerpoint slide. 

5. Present what you learned

6. Wrap up video from International Day of the Girl 

7. Bonus video about Dr. Bonnie Henry

Here’s what you’ll need for tonight’s meeting:

Some scrap paper and a pen for taking notes on your ideas.

Here’s an article to get you thinking:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/women-chief-medical-officers-canada-1.5518974    

Kindness Rocks / Notes

Let’s send some kind and encouraging words out into the people in our world. Why not surprise someone in your community with a positive, empowering message… on a rock! or a window sign! or get out your sidewalk chalk and send a message to your neighbourhood!

Hearing positive messages can boost your self-acceptance and confidence, so spreading them around is a great way to lift up the people you care about. The Kindness Rocks Project was started to surprise people with random acts of kindness. 

Homework this week: Inspire and share positive messages with others through decorating your own rock, sign, window sign, sidewalk, post-it note…whatever! Leave it in a visible place and take a photo to share with the group. Email your photos to the leaders by April 14.

Jan 15 meeting is cancelled

With all the snow making it difficult to get around, Pathfinders will be cancelled on Wednesday, January 15.

The forms for the February 8-9 Sleepover at Guide House in North Vancouver will be posted before the weekend. Keep an eye out for those.

Enjoy the snow!

What riding are you in?

For our October 9th meeting, we will be talking once again about the election.

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

  •  What is the name of the riding you live in?
  •  Where does your riding vote?
  •  What candidates are running for which parties in your riding?
  •  Who is the current Member of Parliament for your riding? What party are they with?
  • What question(s) would you be interested in asking your local candidates if you got a chance?

Resources to help:  

Elections Canada – https://www.elections.ca/

House of Commons – https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies/FindMP

And during our last meeting, we selected our Halloween and Enrolment activities through a ranked ballot. This is the type of system that political parties use to select their leader. It is also used in many democracies around the world.

Here’s a simple description of how ranked ballots work: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rabit/pages/96/attachments/original/1524501207/Ranked_Ballots_Explained.pdf?1524501207

Find more resources here:

https://www.rabit.ca/resources

And more about the Pathfinder Program…

Also – download this Condensed Pathfinder Program Book book. You can use this to help guide your Pathfinder journey, and learn more about what’s required to complete your Canada Cord! We’ll be working more with this tool in the coming weeks.

Animal meditations

Have you ever wondered what it is like to to a humpback whale, or a fox or a sloth? Well now is your chance. 

Here is the link to the animal meditations that we explored at the last meeting. Each one takes a different animal and walks through what their reality is like. Put one one, close your eyes, and relax through these snapshots. 

http://www.animalmeditations.com

Outing: Skating at Hillcrest and some important updates

On Wednesday, March 13 we will be heading to Hillcrest Community Centre to skate!
We will meet at the ice rink at Hillcrest Community Centre (4575 Clancy Loranger Way) at 6:00 pm. Pick up will be at 8 pm. 

We’ll be there for two skating events: The Family Fun Hockey from 6 – 6:45 and then the Family Skate from 6:45 – 7:30. We’ll visit the cafe after before your parents pick you up.

For the hockey section, they only allow plastic sticks and pucks, which are provided. Helmets and gloves are required.

Things to bring:

– Skates, helmet and gloves (if you have them)

– Money for admission, rentals and snacks after ($15-20)

– Warm clothes – best to layer in case you get too hot

– Your Pathfinder scarf

Rink fees for the Family Fun Hockey are $6.10, which will also include staying for the Family Skate. Skate rentals are $3.08 each.

Learn more at: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hillcrest-rink.aspx 

Also, spring cookies are being delivered this Saturday March 16. Cookies sales start Monday March 18. Karla will be sending out an email with pickup options for Spring Break. Stay tuned!

Lastly, save the date – registration for girls returning to the same unit next Guiding year starts Monday April 15.