Girl Scouts vacationing in Canada this summer can earn Canadian Girl Guide Challenge Crests while they are there. Each province has different patches and you can click here to learn more about the different crests offered by each provincial council. Patches can be ordered by mail or you may be able to buy them from the provincial council office.
Some of the highlights include the Geocaching Challenge from the British Columbia council, the Hiker Distance Award Challenge from Nova Scotia, and the Québec, c’est la fête (Quebec, it’s a celebration) crest, which you can earn by attending any of Quebec’s many festivals, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, or the Just for Laughs Festival, for example.
A number of different provinces offer camping crests/patches:
- Alberta Camping Challenge
- British Columbia Camping Challenge – The Sleepover patch is particularly good for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors.
- New Brunswick Camping Challenge
- Nova Scotia Camping Challenge
For your reference, here are the ages for the different groups that make up Girl Guides in Canada. Most of the challenges have modified requirements for each of the different levels to make them accessible to girls of all ages.
- Sparks – 5-6 years
- Brownies – 7-8 years
- Guides – 9-12 years
- Pathfinders – 12-14 years
- Rangers – 15-17 years