2. How Do I Register My Daughter?
Registration for Girl Guides is now done online: here Girls can return to the same unit in April, move to another unit in May, or join for the first time in June. When you complete online registration, you pay by credit card and receive a receipt by e-mail. If you cannot pay by credit card, please contact your leaders or the District Commissioner to request a paper registration form.
If there are any problems with the online process, please call 1-800-565-8111.
3. Why Does My Daughter Have to Sell Cookies?
Girl Guide cookies are the main source of revenue to cover our programs. We sell chocolatey mint cookies in the Fall and classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies in the Spring. All girls are required to take part in cookie sales, each girl is requested to sell at least 2 cases a season. Through selling cookies, girls develop important skills - such as communication, planning, problem-solving, money management, and courtesy.
4. What Fees do I Need to Pay?
5. Where do I get the Uniform? What do I need?
As of 2015, the registration fee is $105. These funds go to support Guiding at the National, Provincial, and local levels.
The national budget is funded entirely from membership fees and cookie profits.
The current registration fee is allocated as follows:
$60.00 for National:
All members pay this membership fee including the adults.
Program development and delivery; leader training and publications; insurance & risk management; all administration of GGC nationally. Also membership in WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts).
$30.00 for Area:
Support Area events, camp subsidies, and facility rental for meetings; management and upkeep of Area camps and properties.
$15.00 for District & Unit:
Support of girls and leaders in the district, including subsidies to girls and leaders where required, district camps and events, training for leaders, storage for district camp equipment, funding of unit activities and supplies.
Each unit will also request $25 in dues, which go directly toward buying craft supplies, badges, and other items.
When the unit organizes events like sleepovers and camps, you may be asked for an event fee to cover the costs.
We are a uniformed organization. Girls should be in uniform for weekly meetings and any outings. The uniform promotes a sense of belonging, pride and tradition, for both girls and leaders; and is a strong visible identifier to the public.
Required uniform includes the t-shirt and scarf for all girls. Sparks, Brownies, and Guides also need a badge sash (Pathfinders may also choose to order a sash).
All other clothing items are optional.
In addition to the uniform a program book is available for each branch of Guiding. These books contain information on badges girls can earn, history of Guiding in Canada and other program-related information.
Uniforms and related supplies (e.g. program books) must be ordered from the online Girl Guide Store:
http://www.thegirlguidestore.ca/ You will need to set up an account. The shipping cost can be reduced by pooling your order with other families in the unit.