Learn more about our Girl Scouting neighbors to the north for this year’s Thinking Day. Here are activities, games, books and recipes to help your troop learn more about Canada.
Girl Guiding in Canada
Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada was one of the earliest Girl Guiding movements, coming to Ontario, Canada, in 1910. Today, there are more than 83,000 members across the nation. The levels, or branches, of Girl Guides of Canada are:
- Sparks (ages 5-6)
- Brownies (ages 7-8)
- Guides (ages 9-11)
- Pathfinders (ages 12-14)
- Rangers (ages 15-17)
- Adults (ages 18+)
I Promise to do my best,
To be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada
I will take action for a better world
And respect the Guiding Law.
The Guiding Law challenges me to:
- be honest and trustworthy
- use my resources wisely
- respect myself and others
- recognize and use my talents and abilities
- protect our common environment
- live with courage and strength
- share in the sisterhood of Guiding
Learn more about Girl Guiding in Canada by visiting the Girl Guides of Canada blog or website. You can also learn about Girl Guides of Canada by completing their World Thinking Day activities on their website.
Life in Canada
Starting points for learning about life in Canada for World Thinking Day:
- A Day in the Life: Canada from Time for Kids
- A Kid’s Life: Canada
- Canada Day Crafts and Activities
- Saskatchewan travel website
C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet (Discover Canada Province by Province)
Canada: The Culture (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures)
The Kids Book of Canada
Wow Canada!: Exploring This Land from Coast to Coast to Coast (Wow Canada! Collection)
- Complete the Say No to Violence Challenge from Girl Guides of Canada
- Learn about Native American Saint Kateri Tekawitha
- Nanaimo Bars – or “Canadian brownies,” as my second grader likes to call them. One bite and you’ll swear off Samoas forever.
- Canada – Bannock
- Canadian Cheese with Crumpets
- Maple sugar cookies
- Crepes au Sarasin Quebecoise
What other Thinking Day ideas do you have for Canada? Share your ideas and pins below!
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