Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It Takes a Community

This past Saturday, my Guide unit attended a Healthy Active Living Day for Guides.  This event was organized by an amazing woman and fellow Guider, Norine.  Norine is the Community Guide Guider for Community 12, which basically encompasses all of Hamilton.  She is the person we can go to when we have questions or concerns about our units, activities we are running and more.

Norine took it upon herself to put together this amazing event which showed Guide aged girls that they aren't alone in our big city.  There are other girls, the same ages, doing the same sorts of things from Tai Chi to Zumba to Laughter Yoga and Curling.  Not only was it a day demonstrating healthy and active lifestyle options; but, it was a day promoting Sisterhood.  One of the Guide Laws is "To Share in the Sisterhood of Guiding" and this event provided and outlet to do just that.

Girls were divided into groups and rotated round-robin style through the activities, breaking for a deliciously prepared lunch of sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and a cookie for dessert.  Then we continued on our day.
Norine, even had a training for the leaders planned while the girls participated in Curling.  The training was about Guide ceremonies and traditions and how to bring them back into our meetings!  I loved learning from my sister Guiders and hearing how they incorporate these aspects.  I now have an arsenal of ideas for this and upcoming years!

Here are some photos I took of the day.

Oh, and did I mention that through all these fabulous activites, the girls earned two badges!  They will be getting their Team Sport and Fitness Fun badges!  Way to go girls and a huge thanks to Norine for such a fabulous Guide event!

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