May 27: Craft and Bridging Night

We’re hosting a crafting and bridging evening with the 1st Rangers!

For tonight’s activities, you’ll need:

  • paper
  • pens
  • scissors
  • toilet paper or paper towel tubes
  • glue

Don’t have some of those items at home? No worries! We’ll get creative with what we’ve got.

3rd years, we’ll also spend some time talking about the gold camp planning.

Zoom meeting info is in the Calendar invites.

May 20: Yoga with Diane Rizzardo from Metrotown Physio

Tonight we’re doing a yoga class with Diane Rizzardo, a physiotherapist and yoga teacher from Metrotown Physio!

Wear comfy clothes and no socks, and make sure you are set up with enough space on the floor that you could stretch out and lay down. Yoga mats are helpful, but not necessary. It’d also be helpful if you are able to enable your camera for tonight’s meeting, so Diane can see who’s in the room and offer support and advice on the poses we’ll work through.

See you at 7 pm!

It’s yoga time!

Here is the Zoom link and meeting ID: 466 720 461. The password is the same as previous weeks!

May 13th: PJ Party and Games Night!

We’ve got a fun evening of games, in our PJs! The Zoom meeting info is in the calendar post.

You’ll need a pen/pencil and some paper to play a number of fun and interactive games online together.

It’s also BC Girl Guides Virtual Spirit of Guiding Week, and today is PJ day! Wear your favourite PJs in the spirit of Guiding!

Lastly, registration for the fall has started already. If you’re planning on returning to the 9th Pathfinders, please plan to register before May 28 as the unit will fill up quickly.

Visit for more information and to register. The unit iMIS number is 37088.

April 8 Meeting – 7-8 pm – ZOOM info below

Tonight is all about exploring identities – YOUR IDENTITY! You’ll reflect on who you are and how who you are can change depending on your age or situation. We’ll do a few group activities over zoom and we’ll also talk about ways we can share encouraging messages to our friends and neighbours in these difficult times. 

What you’ll need tonight:

1. Some scrap paper

2. Markers, crayons, or pencil crayons

Activities we’ll do tonight:

1. Check In 

2. “Sides of me” activity from Girls First Platform

3. “Past, Present, Future Self” activity from Girls First Platform

4. “Kindness Rocks” activity from Girls First Platform

To get inspired to share kindness with your neighbourhood, take a look at this article: 

5. 3rd Years will stay on the call and we’ll walk you through how to use Girls First Platform to design your Girl-Led Meeting.

Here is how you can join the Zoom meeting at 7 pm:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 466 720 461
The password is the same as it was last week!!

If you need to phone in, please check your email for more detailed information!

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 Meeting

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!

Upcoming Meetings and Important Announcement

Happy World Thinking Day!

On February 26 and March 4, we are going on two fun outings!

On February 26, we are volunteering at the new location of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The Food Bank has moved to Burnaby (8345 Winston St), so please make sure you come to the right place! Also, our volunteer shift is earlier than our regular meeting time. Please arrive at the Food Bank by 5:50 pm, as we start at 6:00 pm sharp. We will end by 8:00 pm.

Uniforms and close toed shoes are mandatory for this service event. Please also bring some non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank. Some of their most needed items are canned beans, dry pasta, pasta sauces, canned fish, and canned full meals (such as soup or chilli).

Please also bring the Food Bank Volunteering Form (below) with you on Wednesday.

Also, as a reminder, on March 4, we’re heading out on another exciting outing to the West Coast Area Travel Talks event. We’ll post more information about that fun event in advance of March 4.

Lastly – and very importantly – effective March 11, we will be switching meeting locations to St Thomas Anglican Church as First Lutheran Church is no longer available on Wednesday nights starting in March! St Thomas is just a few blocks away from First Lutheran at 2444 E 41st Ave, at St Margarets Street – enter from the back basement door off of St Margarets Street. Some of you will remember St Thomas, as we used to meet there. Their renovations are complete, and the new meeting space is wonderful, so we’re very excited to be returning! We’ll send out more information about the move via email.

World Thinking Day Meeting

Tonight, we’re learning about what it means to be members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), and exploring themes related to equity, diversity and inclusion as we celebrate Thinking Day.

Part of our commitment to World Thinking Day is to contribute to the Canadian World Friendship Fund, which support Guiding in other parts of the world. We’ve opted to do a twoonie-drive this year, so encourage you to bring a townie or two, which we will contribute to CWFF on behalf of the 9th Pathfinders.