These are many of the Girl Guides and volunteer guiders who meet Thursday nights in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford district recently celebrated World Thinking Day. (Submitted photo)

These are many of the Girl Guides and volunteer guiders who meet Thursday nights in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford district recently celebrated World Thinking Day. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Girl Guides participate in World Thinking Day

Just one of many activities that local district offers to members

Girl Guides in Abbotsford recently celebrated World Thinking Day, an event that is held annually to reflect on their global sisterhood and to think about issues that are important to girls and women around the world.

This theme of this year’s event, held on Feb. 22, was “Impact” – understanding the power that they have to create positive change.

Local Girl Guides raised money for the Stop the Violence campaign.

The Abbotsford Girl Guide district is made up of 266 girls and 51 volunteer adult guiders.

Guiding is open to girls ages five to 17, who meet with girls their own age in a safe, inclusive space to participate in programming, such as topics relevant to today’s girl, hands-on creative activities, community engagement, and goal-setting and financial literacy through selling cookies.

Other activities include camping, hiking, tree planting, scavenger hunts, leadership opportunities and international service trips (ages 12 to 17).

At one of their meetings, local Guides hosted Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross, who spoke about the Beyond You work program, what her life is like as a politician and the environmental project with which she is involved.

They also recently held a sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium.

One of the Abbotsford district’s greatest needs is for women volunteers.

Visit girlguides.ca for more information about any aspect of Girl Guides or to register as a member or volunteer.