New Girl Guide unit formed in Port Blandford
A new unit of the Girl Guides of Canada was formed in Port Blandford in September.
The 1st Clode Sound Unit held is enrollment ceremony on Nov. 25, signing up 13 new girls as members, and four girls that joined from Clarenville units.
The girls started the ceremony with their traditional opening and then sang “Campfire’s Burning.” They gave their Guiding Promises and were presented with their certificates by the area commissioner Susie Hawkins.
This fall girls and leaders have spent some time learning the program; the leaders have been completing online courses. They have also started the new “Girls First Program,” focused on “Everything she wants to be.”
The members have had their cookie sales in the fall and will also have another in the spring. They participated with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 with the “Bells of Peace” activity, which saw young people place Canadian flags at headstones to honour those that served in the First World War.
The unit also participated in the local Remembrance Day Parade and ceremonies.
The girls made ornaments to contribute to the Port Blandford Seniors Citizens Christmas Party.
It has been a busy and rewarding fall for the 1st Clode Sound Unit. The people of Port Blandford are happy to see their youth active in the community.
The Unit would like to thank everyone who helped get the unit started, especially to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 for their continued support.
The unit currently has 17 girls from kindergarten to Grade 7 and is hoping older girls from Port Blandford and surrounding area will be interested in joining as well.
Within the guide unit they offer programs at Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders levels.
If you are interested in joining the Unit, email to clodes[email protected] More information on Guiding is available at https://www.girlguides.ca.
The 1st Clode Sound Unit of the Girl Guides of Canada was formed in Port Blandford earlier this year.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 has supported the new Guides group.
Area commissioner Susie Hawkins presented certificates to members of the 1st Clode Sound Guides Unit.