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  • Guiding Introduced Date Icon

    1910

    Girl Guiding introduced in Canada

  • Number of Girls Icon

    94,206

    Number of girl guides in 2015

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    Full

Canada

Contact us

International Commissioner
Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street
Toronto
Ontario
M4S 1A3

www.girlguides.ca

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    Email

    ic@girlguides.ca

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    Phone

    +14164875281

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Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada - Sparks Section Girl Painting

Youngest section: Sparks

The promise:

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.

Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada - Brownies - three girls - promise

Second section: Brownies

The promise:

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.

Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada - Guides Section - group shot - girls together - in uniform

Third Section: Guides

The promise:

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.

Girl Guides of CanadaGuides du Canada - Pathfinders Section - girl outdoors

Fourth section: Pathfinders

The promise:

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.

Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada - Ranger Section - three girls group photo_friendship

Fifth Section: Rangers

The promise:

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:

  1. be honest and trustworthy
  2. use my resources wisely
  3. respect myself and others
  4. recognize and use my talents and abilities
  5. protect our common environment
  6. live with courage and strength
  7. share in the sisterhood of Guiding

Development of the movement

The first Canadian Guide units were established in Ontario, Canada in 1910; in 1911 the first Guide camps were held, and by 1912 Guiding had spread across Canada. In 1917 the Canadian Council of Girl Guides was incorporated by an Act of Parliament. In 1961 the organization became known as Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada.

Throughout its history, Girl Guides of Canada has prepared girls to meet the challenges that they face in their lives head on. Whether it was girls learning to bandage wounds during the First World War or girls today working on their anti-bullying badge, Canadian Guiding is continually evolving to reflect the needs and interests of contemporary girls and women.

In the last 100+ years, 7 million Canadian girls and women have been connected to Guiding.

Mission: Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world.

Vision: Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, the organization of choice for girls and women, makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences Guiding so she can contribute responsibly to her communities.

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