For many of 16 area girls taking part in the Guiding Mosaic 2006, it will be the experience of a lifetime, said Mosaic team leader Lorrine Adams. She and three other leaders will accompany guides from New Caledonia and senior branches in Prince George and Williams Lake on a trip to Guelph, Ontario where they will spend ten days at an international guiding camp with over 3,000 other guides from Canada and the rest of the world.
They leave in July.
“For most of them attending the Guiding Mosaic may be the best time of their lives,” said Adams.
The girls, aged 13 to 16, were selected from applications received earlier this year, she said. “They were chosen for things like maturity and good communication skills.”
From July 5 to 14, the guides will be housed in tents at the Guelph Conservation site pursuing their own interests. They will have selected their own programs, 10 from about 50 offered, Adams said.
Rachel (they don’t use last names),13, has chosen to go rock climbing.
“I’ve only tried climbing inside (in gymnasiums) and this is real rock climbing. So I am looking forward to that,” she said. Her fellow team mate, Krystie, plans to explore new heights. “I am going to walk the tight rope,” she said.
The girls will also be going on day trips to places like Niagara Falls, Toronto (the CN Tower) and Stratford, said Adams.
Girl Guides of Canada is a movement for girls led by women that challenges girls to reach their potential and gives leadership and service skills as responsible citizens of the world. For more information visit www.girlguides.ca.