1st Happy Valley Rangers

We are a group of young women in Girl Guides of Canada. We are in the oldest branch of girl members. We just started last year and currently have 11 girls members. We just got back from a fantastic trip to our country's capital, Ottawa!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dominica - Twinning Challenge

Tonight we did the twinning challenge. We have a new twinning country - Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Rebuplic). We collected a donation for guiding in Dominica, we listened to some Calypso music, ate mango, papaya and banana, heard a Caribbean folk tale, and made some Guiding displays on Dominica.

We also completed most of the planning for the district's Thinking Day event. We are hoping that every girl in our distict will complete this challenge. We plan on hosting a 'festival', where the girls will learn more about Dominica. It should be fun.

Abby and Allison took a Caribbean folk tale and rewrote it into an interactive story which they will read on Thinking Day. We plan on making feathered head dresses and morrocos and having a 'parade'. We also will have a language session where the girls will have the opportunity to learn some Creole. We plan on asking each unit to bring some traditional Caribbean snacks. It should be a fun event, we just have to wait until February.