Girl Guides learn to SOAR at outdoor camp

Eight girls from the Grand Forks and Christina Lake Guide/Pathfinder units recently attended a week-long, provincial outdoor Girl Guides of Canada camp in Agassiz B.C. called SOAR.

Eight members of the Grand Forks and Christina Lake Girl Guides and Pathfinders went to Agassiz

Eight girls from the Grand Forks and Christina Lake Guide/Pathfinder units recently attended a week-long, provincial outdoor Girl Guides of Canada camp in Agassiz B.C. called SOAR.

The event takes place every three years.

Girls travelled down by bus and were there from July 22 to 30.

While there, they had opportunities daily on their out trips to participate in fencing, canoeing, geocaching, hands-on science workshops, archery and fine arts, such as musical theatre and photography.

Their time also included service work for the community of Agassiz, which included making hats for the homeless, applesauce for the Agassiz Food Bank, knitting lap covers for seniors’ centre, painting cabins at a Girl Guide camp close by and horticultural pruning with staff from the City of Agassiz.

During the week, $310.87 was raised for the CWFF (Canadian World Friendship Fund) by all 1,970-some girls, who attended the camp from all over B.C., other provinces and other countries, including Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, UK, and the U.S.

We would like to mention special thank you to the Elks Club and the Gem Theatre for their support and generous donations for our fundraising to attend SOAR.

Their help made the expenses of this camp a reality for the girls to experience SOAR and enrich their knowledge.

– Submitted by Erin Stavenjord