Lakefield Guides

by jmd

While the Lakefield Guiding groups are still active, I am no longer a leader there as I have moved to the Durham area.  Therefore, this site is no longer being maintained.  I have decided to leave it active as it does have useful information about the group’s past activities.  If you would like to join one of the groups you can still email me and I can try to put you in touch, but you might be better served by going to girlguides.ca to get information about the group.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting Guiding!


Career Night in Lakefield!

by jmd

This week at Guides we had two special visitors.  Our guests were an intern dietitian, Elizabeth, and a veterinarian and veterinarian assistant, Dr. Deb, Jessica and their friends Gus the guinea pig and Rhea the german sheppard!  Both came to our meeting to talk to the girls about what they do, how they chose their careers and the training that they needed to go through to become successful in their chosen professions.  Both groups learned a lot and our career experts had lots to share that many of us had not known or considered before.  It was a great night!

career night 2 career night 1

Next week we will not be having a meeting as the school is closed for March break.  We will be back to our regular place and time on March 19th!


Skating at the Oval!

by jmd

Last week the Guides and Pathfinders enjoyed a chance to hit the ice on speed skates at the Oval in Lakefield!  The ice was a bit soft which made things difficult, but Oval volunteer Dan provided some great help with skate fitting and speed skating instruction!  After an hour or so on the ice all of the girls had a chance to eat some cookies and warm up with some hot chocolate.  It was a great night!

Skating at the Oval


Buckhorn Observatory Visit

by jmd

As referenced in last week’s post we did have a visit from the Buckhorn Observatory on January 22nd and they have mentioned the visit in their newsletter.  Check it out on their site!


Jewellery Making with Pathfinders

by jmd

Last night we had a special guest, Meredith Dando of MOD Jewellery, visiting with the Pathfinders to teach them some jewellery making with wire bending and chainmaille.  Check out the photos below for samples!  The girls learned two different kids of bracelets they can make and are hoping we can have Meredith back to teach them more!

This is our second week in a row with a special guest as John Crossen from the Buckhorn Observatory visited to help the group earn their astronomy badge.  They got to hear some constellation legends and look at the stars through a telescope.

We have lots of plans for the next few weeks including a visit to the Sparks and Brownies to celebrate World Thinking Day 2013 with them and a Peterborough Pathfinder and Ranger group.  Visit worldthinkingday.org to learn more about this year’s WAGGGS challenge with the themes “together we can save children’s lives” and “every mother’s life and health is precious”.  The special group event will be at LDIS on February 19th (World Thinking Day is February 22nd) and our meeting will be from 6:00pm – 7:30pm that week.

On another note, as many of you know, this is the last year with this group for both Ember and Firefly as leaders with the Lakefield Guides and Pathfinders at least for the near future.  We want to make sure all of our members are aware as without another leader willing to take charge of the group it may not be able to run next year.  We have worked hard for several years to grow and develop Guiding in Lakefield and we really hope it can continue to thrive.  In hopes to help any parents who might be interested in seeing what being a leader might be like we are welcoming anyone who is interested to stay for a meeting one night and see what we do.  If you are interested in giving this a try just let us know what night you would like to be there, or just stay one night when it’s convenient for you.  If you have any questions about membership in Girl Guides of Canada or being a leader please don’t hesitate to contact us!






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