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					                                                            Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

        Table of Contents                        2
        How to Use This Guide                    3

    Event Plans
        Spark Celebration Sleepover              4
        Brownie Celebration Sleepover            7
        Guide Celebration Sleepover              10
        Pathfinder Celebration Sleepover         13
        Ranger Celebration Sleepover             14

        How to Guide: Semaphore                        16
        How to Guide: The Waltz                        17
        How to Guide: Knots and Lashings               18
        How to Guide: Setting a Proper Table           20
        Guide History Dominoes                         21
        Guide History Dominoes Start Wheel             22
        Guiding Paper Dolls                            23
        The Next Dimension—The Crystal Palace Debate   26
        The Seed is Sown—A Cooperative Spelling Game   27
        History of Guiding Personality Cards           28
        The World of a Debutante                       29
        The First Girl Guide Cookies                   32
        Casa Loma                                      33
        Template: Suitcase                             34
        Template: Special Ticket                       35
        Template: Roll Off Challenge Card              36

        100th Anniversary Cake Design Template         38
        Songs of the Past                              39

                                                                   Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

    This book was made as a guide to help units celebrate the 100th
    Anniversary of Guiding in Canada. We have planned a sleepover
    event for each of the 5 levels of Guiding, to accommodate their
    varying abilities and interests. Please feel free to adapt the Instant
    Sleepovers Plans to your individual unit needs, taking activities that
    interest your unit from different levels.

    Each Instant Sleepover Plan contains one snack and one breakfast
    (except the Ranger Sleepover). Some suggestions are below but
    please take in to consideration your space, volunteer base and any
    allergies that may be present. For example, cooking pancakes for
    18 Sparks, without any parent helpers to assist with cooking, may
    not be possible so a breakfast of muffins, yogurt and fruit may be

    Breakfast Suggestions:
        - 100 Pancakes (pancakes shaped in 1’s and 0’s) with
           sausages and milk
        - Muffins, Yogurt, Fruit and Juice
        - Oatmeal, Fruit and Juice

    Please keep in mind that this is indeed a guide, meant to inspire
    Leaders and does not need to be conducted exactly as laid out to
    be successful. Some activities are suggested to be done in a round
    robin. If you don’t have the space or volunteer base to run a round
    robin, simply plan the activities back to back. Don’t have time or
    the resources for a sleepover? Feel free to break the Instant Sleep-
    over Plans down into a series of unit meetings or plan an all day
    event. Another idea? The sleepovers can be made into Bridging
    Events, taking different elements from different levels of the Instant
    Sleepover Plans to make a unique event or combine different ele-
    ments and make a camp theme for your next outdoor excursion.

                                                                                                                   Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

To Do in advance:
• Complete Safe Guide
   forms for sleepover            This Celebration plan is intended to give Spark leaders a plan on how to incorporate the 100th Anniver-
• Determine Location for          sary celebration and ties into the History of Guiding in Canada and introduce girls to some of the char-
   event and contact other        acters from Guiding Past, such as Lord and Lady Baden Powell.
   units for a possible bridg-
   ing opportunity
• Gather supplies (see sup-
                                  6:15 pm         Arrive
   plies list below)
• Order Anniversary Cake
                                  6:30 pm         Opening: Share the fantastic news with your Sparks! Your group has been invited to go
• Make and Distribute Kit list    on an imaginary trip to the beautiful Casa Loma in Toronto (see Resource section for pictures of Casa
• Determine who will dress        Loma to print and show girls), home of the first Canadian Chief Commissioner, Lady Mary Pellet. We
   as Lord and Lady Baden         are going to Casa Loma to have a very special breakfast with Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the foun-
   Powell (Trefoil or Rangers)    ders of Girl Guides for the whole world, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Guiding in Canada! Girls
• Decide on food and make         from all over the world will be coming to this special event to celebrate with us! We have to hurry and
   grocery list                   get ready for our flight!!
• Print required resources
                                  6:45 pm        Activity: Pack for your trip!
                                  Supplies Needed: Pre-cut out Suitcases (see Resource section for template), safety scissors, glue
                                  sticks, magazines
                                  Instructions: Give each girl a suitcase and get them to cut out pictures, from the magazines, of what
                                  they would take with them for the trip. Be sure to give them a time limit.
Supplies Needed:
• Pre Cut Suitcases               7:15 pm        Activity: Fly to Toronto
• Scissors, glue                  Supplies Needed: Suitcases from above, Pre-made tickets (see Resource section for template)
• Magazines for cutting           Instructions: Give each girl their special airplane ticket and with their suitcases in hand, get in line to
• Pre-made tickets                form an airplane. As a group, ‘fly’ around your meeting space to transport yourselves to a different
• Tissue Paper                    place.
• Pipe cleaners
• Pillow/book                     7:30 pm        Activity: Preparing for the Special Visit
• Painters tape                   Below is a series of activities that the girls can work through to prepare for the special visit. Activities
                                  can be arranged back to back or as a round robin, each activity should take about 20 minutes
• Small items such as teddy
                                           Flowers for the Baden Powell’s
• Adult high heels
                                  It’s a good idea to have each girl make two flowers, so she can give one to Lord and Lady Baden Pow-
• Table setting supplies          ell and keep one for her own place setting.
  (plate, juice glass, tea cup,   Supplied Needed: 6 sheets of colored tissue paper per flower (14” x 20” for large flower or half that for
  fork, knife, spoon, place-      a small flower), 3 pipe cleaners per flower
  mats, vase)                              Instructions:
• Table and tablecloth                             1. Place the sheets of tissue paper one on top of the other.
• Approx. 1 foot long dowels                       2. Fold the layers together like a fan, starting at the narrow end.
  for each girl, Ribbon in                         3. Tie the “fan” together with a pipe cleaner at the center.
  various widths in the follow-                    4. Carefully pull the layers apart to form the flower.
  ing colours (Pink, Orange,                       5. Tie the bottom of the flower together with the 2nd pipe cleaner.
  Blue, Green and Red) cut in                      6. Attach the last pipe cleaner to make a stem for your flower.
  10” long strips, masking
  tape, markers                           Proper, Proper, Proper Obstacle Course
• Copy of Paper dolls per         Supplies Needed: Pillow/Book, painters tape, items such as teddy bears, adult high heels
   girl                           Instructions: Set up an obstacle course for the girls in which they must use their best manners and
                                  learn how to properly greet Lord and Lady Baden Powell.

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         Proper, Proper, Proper Obstacle Course, continued.
Obstacles to go through include:
Walking in a straight line, laid out with painters tape, in adult size high heels with a pillow/book on your head, to the leader on the other side
of the room then... Full curtsey (right leg behind the left leg and dip, keeping back straight) then… Shaking hand in the Girl Guide way…
then heading back to the other side of the room, picking up toys such as teddy bears with your back straight and your head high up in the

         Setting The Table
Supplies Needed: plates, juice glass, tea cup, fork, knife, spoon, place mats, vase per girl plus one extra for pre-set example table setting;
table, table cloth
Instructions: Set up the table and put on the table cloth. Have all the supplies required to set a table close by. Set up an example place
setting, that girls can look at to set their table. Break the girls into two groups of equal numbers. Have the girls race one at a time to the
table and create a table setting based on the example. Once completed with the leaders assistance, girls race back to the rest of their
group and the next girl goes. The first group to have completed everyone’s place setting, wins! Leave the table set for breakfast!

8:30 pm         Snack and Campfire

9:00 pm         Get ready for Bed

9:30 pm         Lights out

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7:30 am         Wake up and get ready for special breakfast with Lord and Lady Baden Powell

8:00 am          Lord and Lady Baden Powell Arrive
Have the girls practice what they learnt during “Proper, Proper, Proper” and curtsey and shake their hands at the door and then show them
to their seats. Remind the girls to use their best manners because they are in the company of very important people. Have each girl give
Lord and Lady Baden Powell one of the special flowers they made the day before (which they can collect and place in their vase at their
place setting)

8:15 am         Breakfast
As breakfast is being prepared have the girls go around the table and tell Lord and Lady Baden Powell their favorite thing about being a

9:00 am        Activity: Sparks in Other Countries
Supplies Needed: None
Instructions: Each girl is given the branch name of a Spark-aged girl from another country: Daisy’s in USA, Rainbows in England, Sparks
in Canada, Girasol in Mexico, Pippin in New Zealand, Gumnut in Australia, Alita (Little Wing) in Bolivia, Chrysalides in Cyprus, Star in
Greece, Ladybird in Ireland, Teddy in South Africa, Twinkler Scouts in Philippines. The girls make a large circle and the leader calls out two
names. These two run across the circle and trade places. If the circle is very large the circles could travel across the world by plane, train
or boat making appropriate actions. The girls could also stop in the centre to greet each other using the Girl Guide handshake.

9:30 am         Craft: Rainbow Sticks
Supplies Needed: Approx. 1 foot long dowels for each girl, Ribbon in various widths in the following colours (Pink, Orange, Blue, Green
and Red) for each level of Guiding cut in 10” long strips, masking tape, markers
Instructions: Give each girl a dowel. Have the girls pick out on piece of ribbon for each of the levels of Guiding. Have the girls lay the
dowel on the table and lay the ribbon extending out the top, overlapping just a bit (about 1/2”) so that the dowel and ribbons make one
long line. Using masking tape, tape the ribbon onto the dowel tightly. When the girls hold up the stick, the ribbon should flop over the mask-
ing tape. Allow the girls to decorate the dowel with the markers.

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10:00 am       Campfire: Dance with sticks and sing songs
Sing active songs so that the girls can ‘perform’ for their special guests.

10:30 am         Activity: Paper Dolls
Paper dolls will occupy the girls while the leaders begin to cleanup and prepare for snack
Supplies Required: Scissors; Copy of Paper Dolls per girl (See Resource Section), crayons
Instructions: Give each girl a set of paper dolls and let them cut them out. Girls can colour dolls and make skits with them.

11:00 am      Departing Snack: Invite parents to join in for a special singing of Happy Birthday for Girl Guides of Canada and a slice of
Anniversary Cake (see Appendix for cake design template)

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To Do in advance:
• Complete Safe Guide forms
   for sleepover                   This Celebration plan is intended to give Brownie leaders a plan on how to give Brownies a chance to
• Determine Location for           explore the program from the early days of Guiding.
   event and contact other
   units for a possible bridging
• Gather supplies (see sup-
   plies list below)
• Order Anniversary Cake           7:00 pm          Girls arrive at the sleepover location in uniform to review rules, safety plans, etc.
• Rent Movie
                                   7:30 pm          Opening:
• Decide on breakfast and
   snack and make grocery list
                                   Get into character: Prepare ahead of time to have one Guider in 1910 period dress attire – it can be
• Make and distribute kit list
                                   Guiding attire borrowed from archives or simply a homemade costume that reflects the 1910 period of
• Print required resources         dress (floor length dress with very little accessories in cloth that is not manmade).
• Determine who will dress
   up as 1910 Guider               The Story: A leader is transported in time from a small town outside of London, England. She was one
                                   of the first girls who marched on parade at the Crystal Palace. After Lord Baden Powell saw how fan-
                                   tastic her unit was, she was sent to Canada on a special mission, to help set up Girl Guides in Canada.
Supplies Needed:                   Start an opening that the girls have seen before…but interrupt it with the following:
• 1910 Uniform for Guider
• Small Ziploc baggie
                                       •        Suddenly flashing lights and the sound of time warpy music is blared (the theme to Doctor
• 20 small items from the
                                                Who is best for this sound). The music and lights stop and in the entrance of the doorway
  past and present for each
                                                is a woman dressed in a 1910 costume looking alert and prepared. She announces that
  group of 4 in your unit
                                                she’s from England 1910 and a Brownie leader. She is bright eyed and full of spunk and
  (ideas include: toy teacup,
                                                says to the gathered girls ‘Are you ready to kickoff our 1910 Brownie Event?’ Of course all
  brownie badge old and
                                                the Brownies yell ‘Yes!’
  new, whistle, compass, an
  old coin, etc.)
                                   Start authentic Opening from the start of Brownies: “We're the Brownies, here's our aim: lend a hand
• List of the 20 small items       and play the game." written by Lord Baden-Powell
  for each group
• Copy of Guide Dominos            8:00 pm             Activity: Mini Scavenger Hunt - While travelling through time our guest Guider lost a
  and Start Wheel per group        few items on her way. Can you help her locate them?
• Light Cardboard                  Supplies Required: Small Ziploc Baggie for each group; 20 small different items from both past and
• Scissors and Glue                present for each group (can be pictures of the items not the items themselves, group lists can also be
• 1 –30cm long pipe cleaner,       different) (ideas include: toy teacup, Brownie badge old and new, whistle, compass, an old coin, old and
  1– 15cm long pipe cleaner,       new plastic doll, battery, wooden clothes peg, thimble, etc.); List of the items for each group
  1 2cm wooden bead, 1 3cm                 Instructions:
  wooden bead, pony beads:                       1. Before the meeting, a Guider will need to place the objects on the designated path.
  2 pink, 4 orange, 4 light                      2. Arrange girls into groups.
  blue, 4 green, 2 red, 2 dark                   3. Explain the area that the hunt will be restricted to and the object of the game.
  blue, 2 purple, scrap felt                     3. Indicate the time limit. A whistle will be blown when there are ten minutes left and two
  and safety pins                                whistles when the hunt is over.
• Hula hoop x2, stick/ruler, 3                   4. Instruct the girls that if they discover the same article twice, they are to leave it for another
  large cans, 3 small cans, 1                    girl to find.
  tennis ball per 5-6 girls                      5. Explain that each Brownie must be able to tell about each item at the end of the hunt.
                                                 6. Once you are back at your meeting place, discuss with the girls what they found, e.g. was
                                                 it something you would find today or in the past, what would you use this item for, etc.

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9:00 pm         Snack
It’s been discovered that our time warped guest is from London England and she has a craving for one of her favorite dishes, pound
cake (IDEA: make the pound cake in the shape of the year 100 prior to the sleepover) and juice.

9:30 pm        Campfire
Learn some of the traditional campfire songs our special guest would have sung with the first Brownie group in Canada.

9:45 pm          Story time (best at height of campfire)
Tell a story of what the Crystal Palace meeting was like as if you were there.

10:00pm        Movie:
Troop Beverly Hills (1989) staring Shelley Long as a Girl Scout Troop leader who gets into all sorts of mischief.

11:30 pm       Lights out!

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7:00 am Wakeup, put away beds, clean up sleeping area

Our guest has been lent some modern clothes for her to wear today. Ask her how she feels about the new Brownie uniform?

8:00 am        Breakfast

9:00 am         Craft: Celebration Sally
Supplies Needed: Pipe Cleaners: one 30cm and one 15cm long; one 2cm wooden bead for head and
one 3cm wooden bead for body; the following pony beads: 2 pink (1 each arm), 4 orange (2 each arm), 4 light blue (2 each arm) 4
green (2 each leg), 2 red (1 each leg), 2 dark blue (one each leg), 2 purple (1 each leg); a piece of felt; one safety pin
       1. Cut out the piece of felt into an oval shape to act as a hat for Sally and cut a hole in the center of the hat.
       2. Fold the 30 cm pipe cleaner in half.
       3. Slide the 2 cm wooden bead onto the pipe cleaner to act as the head then slide the piece of felt onto the pipe cleaner so it is
       above the head
       4. Position the middle of the 15 cm pipe cleaner underneath the head and wrap once around the folded 30cm pipe cleaner.
       5. Push on to each arm, 1 pink bead, 2 orange beads, 2 blue beads.
       6. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner at the end of the arms to act as hands and to prevent the beads from falling off.
       7. Slide the 3cm wooden bead up the pipe cleaner to act as the body.
       8. Slide on to each leg 2 green beads, 1 red bead, 1 yellow bead and 1blue bead.
       9. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner at the end of the legs to acts as feet.
       10. Place a safety pin in the folded portion above the head and hand on camp hat.

9:30 am        Activity: Traditional Games
Set up a number of traditional games that would have been played by Brownies before the advent of T.V. and video games.
Hoops and Sticks
Supplies Needed: hula hoop, a stick or ruler
Instructions: Have girls roll the hoop across the room and back using only the stick

Kick the Can
Supplies Needed: Hula Hoop, three large cans (such as coffee or large canned tomatoes), three little cans
Instructions: Place a hula hoop, in the center of the meeting space (this is the jail). Nearby place 1-3 big cans with a small can inside
each. One girl is selected as IT. She closes her eyes and counts to 20 as the rest of the girls hide. The girl who is IT catches girls by
calling out their names when she sees them, they have to go to the jail. If someone is able to sneak up to the cans without being
caught, she kicks the cans and all the prisoners are freed. The girl who kicked the cans can be IT next.

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Traditional Games, continued

Backward Bounce
Supplies Needed: 1 tennis ball per team of 5 or 6 girls
Instructions: Arrange girls in teams of five or six in rows with one in front of the other, standing with feet wide apart and stiff
knees. There must be a distance of about three feet between each girl. Give the girl first in line a tennis ball. No. 1 bounces the
ball through her legs to be caught by No. 2. No. 2 then bounces it through her legs to be caught by No. 3, and so on, until it
reaches No. 6, who runs up with it to stand three feet in from on No. 1. She then bounces the ball through her legs to No. 1, and
so on, the first team to reach it’s original position wins.
Important: Knees must be kept stiff all the time, and the ball bounced from about the height of the waist. Unless it is bounced
like this it will not come up at a sharp enough angle to be caught by the girl behind.

10:15 am        Activity: Guiding History Dominoes
Supplies Required: Light Cardboard, scissors, glue, set of Guiding History Dominoes for each group (See Resource Section),
One Start Wheel for each group (See Resource Section)
       1. Glue the playing pieces sheet on to a piece of light cardboard.
       2. Cut out the individual dominoes. (you may wish to do #1 and #2 before meeting or you could have the girls do this
       and add time to the game.)
       3. Remind girls about the History of Guiding from last night so the girls will understand the playing pieces.
       4. Explain the game to the girls, e.g., you start with the circle and the first girl places her domino against any of the
       5. Deal out all the dominoes to the girls.
       6. Draw numbers to determine who goes first. The person going first plays any domino card to start the game.
       7. Take turns playing the game pieces in a clockwise direction.
       8. Play only one Domino each time it is your turn.
       9. Try to play all of the dominoes by attaching them to an appropriate picture or description.
       10. If you cannot play, you miss your turn and the next player tries to make a match.
       11. The game is won by the first player to use all of her domino cards.

10:45 am        Cleanup

11:00 am        Guides Own
Take time to reflect on what it would be like for young girls in 1910. If you could say something to the first Girl Guides what
would you say to them? What does it mean to you to be a Girl Guide today?

11:15 am         Departing Snack: Piece of Anniversary Cake (see the Appendix A for cake design template)
Invite parents to join you unit and sing Happy Birthday to Guiding and enjoy a piece of Anniversary Cake

                                                                                                                    Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

To Do in advance:
• Complete Safe Guide forms
   for sleepover                   This Celebration plan is intended to give Guide leaders a plan on how to celebrate 100 great years of
• Determine Location for           Guiding in Manitoba and Canada.
   event and contact other
   units for a possible bridging
• Gather supplies (see sup-
   plies list below)
• Order Anniversary Cake           7:00 pm         Girls arrive at sleepover location and review rules, safety plans
• Rent Movie
                                   7:30 pm         Opening: The Next Dimension: The Crystal Palace Debate (SEE Resource Section)
• Decide on breakfast and
   snack and make grocery list
                                   8:00 pm         Activity: Fashion Through the Decades
• Make and distribute kit list
                                   Supplies Required: garbage bags, tape, newspaper, scissors
• Print required resources         Instructions: Break group into smaller groups and give each group a set of supplies. Challenge them
                                   to make a uniform for a unit of the past or the future. Give them prompts of all the things that girls have
                                   to be able to do in their uniforms i.e. sell cookies, camp, play games, etc. Give them enough time to
                                   make their creations and then have a fashion show, in which all groups present their unique designs.

                                   9:00 pm        Activity: Games of the Past
Supplies Needed:                   Set up a number of traditional games that would have been played by Guides before the ad vent of
• Garbage bags, tape,              T.V. and video games.
   newspaper, scissors,
                                                     Dragon Tail Dodge Ball
• Nerf ball, chairs, stereo
                                   Supplies Required: Nerf Ball
• Hat, pre-made charades           Instructions: Girls make a circle. 3 people are it and go in the middle, they line up with 1 person as
   cards                           the head, 1 as the body and 1 as the tail. They hold on to each others shoulders or hips. Girls in the
• One Challenge Card per           circle try to tag the “tail” player with a ball (nerf). The dragon then has to move around to try to protect
   group, one dice per group,      the tail. Time this for 2 minutes then if the Dragon is not caught declare them a winner and change to
   semaphore flags and             a new dragon. If they are hit change pick new girls to be the dragon.
   instruction cards, Table
   and table setting supplies,                     Hot and Cold
   table setting instruction       Supplies Required: n/a
   card, String and knot tying     Instructions: One person is it and leaves the room. The rest must choose an object in the room and
   guide, Hop Scotch mark-         when “it” returns they help them find the object by singing a song and increasing the volume as she
   ings                            nears the object and decreasing when she moves further away.
• Tray, Cloth, items from the
   past, note pad and pencil                         Musical Chairs
   per patrol                      Supplies Required: one chair for every girl in your group less one, stereo for playing music
                                   Instructions: To start, place one fewer chair than there are girls in a circle (for example, if there are
                                   four girls, use three chairs). To avoid mishaps, try not to use chairs that collapse (such as folding
                                   chairs). When you turn on the music, tell the girls to walk around the chairs. Turn the music’s volume
                                   up and down, but don’t give the girls any warning before you do. When the music can’t be heard, eve-
                                   ryone scrambles for a seat. Since there are fewer chairs than there are girls, one person will be left
                                   standing and will have to leave the game. Take away another chair and continue the game until only
                                   one participant remains – she is the winner.

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10:00 pm        Snack
Try a sampling of the Original Girl Guide Cookies (see Resource Section) and discuss the history of the cookies. If you have use of a
kitchen in your meeting space, consider making them with the girls.

10:30 pm       Campfire
Learn some of the traditional campfire songs. (See Appendix for list of songs to try)

11:00pm        Movie:
Troop Beverly Hills (1989) staring Shelley Long as a Girl Scout Troop leader who gets into all sorts of mischief.

12:30 pm        Lights out!

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7:00 am Wakeup, put away beds, clean up sleeping area

8:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am        Activity: Charades
Supplies Required: Hat, pre-made charades cards (suggested words include: Crystal palace, Guides, Lady Baden Powell, Lord Ba-
den Powell, Stalking, Tracking, Camping, Thinking Day, Flag, Knots, Cooking, Campfire, Signalling, First Aid, England, Birthday, Girl
Guide Cookies)
Instructions: Break group down into two groups. Have groups take turns

9:30 am           Activity: Roll Off
Supplies Required: One Challenge Card per group (See Resource Section), one dice per group, semaphore flags and instruction
cards (See Resource Section), Table and table setting supplies (table cloth, napkin, napkin ring, plate, bowl, spoon, knife, fork, glass,
etc.), table setting instruction card (See Resource Section), String and knot tying guide (See Resource Section), Hop Scotch markings
(can be made on tarp or old shower curtain or with painters tape on floor)
Instructions: Prepare a ’challenge’ card with six challenges on it. The girl’s line up in relay format and run up to the cards, roll a dice
and then go back to their group each girl must complete the activity. When they have completed it the next person goes and rolls the
dice for the team. Set a time frame than continue until time is up or each girl has rolled once or twice. Each patrol will be doing a dif-
ferent challenge.

10:30 am        Activity: Kim’s Game
Supplies Required: Tray, Cloth, items from the past (suggestions include: Peeler, thimble, old phone, cell phone, bath suit (old fash-
ioned), body powder, semaphore flag, CD, record, manicure set, old badge, etc.), note pad and pencil per patrol
Instructions: Kim’s games were used in the past to develop your senses and for fun! Place a number of items from the past and pre-
sent on a tray and cover with a cloth. Have the girls view the tray for 2 minutes then give them time to go back to their patrols to list the
items they saw. Review the items and tell them what they were used for if the girls are unsure.

11:00 am        Cleanup

11:30 am        Guides Own
Take time to reflect on what it would be like for young girls in 1910. If you could say something to the first Girl Guides what would you
say to them? What does it mean to you to be a Girl Guide today?

12:00 pm         Departing Snack: Piece of Anniversary Cake (see the Appendix A for cake design template)
Invite parents to join the unit and sing Happy Birthday to Guiding and enjoy a piece of Anniversary Cake

                                                                                                                  Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

To Do in advance:
• Complete Safe Guide forms
   for sleepover                   This Celebration plan is intended to give Pathfinder leaders a pre-planned guide to help girls explore
• Determine Location for           the history of Guiding and the program differences between girls in 1910 and our modern program.
   event and contact other
   units for a possible bridging
• Gather supplies (see sup-
   plies list below)               7:00 pm         Girls arrive at sleepover location and review rules, safety plans
• Order Anniversary Cake
• Rent Movie                       7:30 pm          Opening: The Seed is Sown—Cooperative Spelling Game (See Resource Section)
                                   Supplies Required:
• Prep Letter Cards for “Seed
                                   2 sets of cards in 2 colours of poster board approximately 25 cm by 28 cm. Each card has a letter on
   is Sown”
                                   each side: M and D, O and E, F and G, A and N, T and I, S and R
• Decide on breakfast and
                                   Instructions: You need 2 teams of 6, plus an observer. Narrator reads the story. When she comes to
   snack and make grocery list
                                   a capitalized word the team members, using their cards, move into position to spell the words. The first
• Make and distribute kit list     team to spell the word correctly scores a point.
• Print required resources
• Prepare sample of camp           8:00 pm          Activity: “History of Guiding Tea Party”
   hat crafts                      Supplies required: Personality Cards (See Resource Section), Dress up clothes (aim to make sure
                                   that there is enough for the appropriate characters), Tea party snacks and supplies
Supplies Needed:
• Seed is Sown letter cards        Instructions:
• Dress up clothes                        1.     Gather all the girls and have them pick a personality card out of a hat. Print multiple
• Tea supplies (tea pot, tea                     copies if required so that all girls have a card, but make sure there is only one Lord and
   cups, etc.), table, chairs                    Lady Baden Powell and Agnes Baden Powell, as well as Chief Commissioner
   and table cloth                        2.     Instruct them to dress as the character. Set a time limit for how long they can take to
• Semaphore Flags, Sema-                         dress or they will dress all night! While they are dressing the Leader should set out the
   phore Cue Cards, Cards                        snacks for the tea party.
   of words to spell, note-               3.     After the set time period, gather all the girls and instruct them that they must now act in
   pads, markers                                 character. Help the reporters out with some questions that she can ask the other tea
• Hot glue gun, table                            party attendees.
• Green Felt, White String,
                                   9:00 pm         Snack:
   Match stick, Safety Pin,
   match sticks, white string,     Tea Party Food: Herbal Tea (or warmed ice tea), scones and jam, finger sandwiches with crust cut off,
   Yellow Bottle Cap or Fun        etc. Encourage the girls to remain in character throughout the tea party!
   Foam, Sharpie, Flat back
                                   After tea, the girls should change out of their dress clothes.
   pin, golf tea, sparkly pom-
   pom, Red felt scraps,
   yellow felt scraps, 1”–2”       9:30 pm        Campfire:
                                   Try your hand at some of the traditional campfire songs, such as Land of the Silver Birch and Kum-
                                   baya. Do some research and learn some new songs!
• Knots and Lashings
   sheets, 2’ rope per girl
                                   10:00 pm        Movie:

                                   11:30 pm        Lights Out!

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Next Day

7:00 am         Wakeup, put away beds, clean up sleeping areas

8:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am          Activity: 1910 Program Essentials Round Robin
Break girls into three groups and have them move through the stations below. Give the girls 25 minutes at each station with 5 minutes in
between to go to the bathroom and to accommodate stragglers.

                 Station ONE: Semaphore Relay (See Resource Section)
Make sure this station gets done INDOORS as semaphore is still used for emergency signalling!!
Supplies Needed: Semaphore Flags, Semaphore Cue Cards, Cards of Words to spell out such as Girl Guides, Pathfinders, trefoil, Prom-
ise, etc.; notepads, marker
         1.      Discuss with the girls the use of semaphore. What was is used for? Who used it? What replaced it?
         2.      Give each girl a set of semaphore flags and practice the alphabet with them.
         3.      Divide the girls into two teams and have them stand together at one end of the meeting space. Have one girl from each
                 team go to the other end of the meeting space with a set of semaphore flags. Place the pile of cards with Guiding related
                 words upside down between the two teams. Have each girl remove a card. They now have to spell out the word for their
                 team mates on the other side of the meeting space who need to figure out what she is spelling. As soon as the first girl
                 successfully spells out the word to her team, she races to tag off with the next girl who runs to the other side of the meeting
                 space and picks a word and begins. The first team to have all their players successfully spell out a
                 word, wins.

        Station TWO: Traditional Camping Essentials Camp Hat Crafts
Supplies Needed: Table, Hot Glue Gun,
        •       Bedroll: green felt, white string, match stick, safety pin
        •       Toilet Paper: white felt, match stick, white string, safety pin
        •       Compass: yellow bottle cap or fun foam, sharpie, flat back pin
        •       Flashlight: golf tea, sparkly pompom, flat back pin
        •       Campfire: red felt scraps, yellow felt scraps, 1”–2” Sticks, flat back pin
Instructions: Lay out all required craft supplies and one sample of each craft. Don’t give the girls step by step instructions but let them
figure out how to make the crafts themselves, working at their own pace. If they don’t finish all the crafts in the time period THAT IS OKAY!

       Station THREE: Knots and Lashings
Supplies Needed: Knots and Lashings Cards (See Resource Section), 2’ rope (preferably cotton) per girl
Instructions: Practice tying knots. Remember its better to be GREAT at a couple knots then just okay at a lot of knots.

10:30 am        Cleanup

11:00 am        Guides Own:
Take time to reflect on what it would have been like for young girls in 1910. If they could say something to the first Girl Guides what would
they say? Discuss what it means to them to be part of Girl Guides of Canada today?

11: 30         Departing Snack:
Piece of Anniversary Cake (see the Appendix A for cake design template)

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To Do in advance:
• Complete Safe Guide
   forms for sleepover           This Celebration plan is intended to give Rangers and their leaders a pre-planned guide to an fun eve-
• Determine Location for         ning, designed to help girls realize how life would have been in 1910. This evening could be planned
   event and contact other       and presented to another level of Guiding such as Guides or Pathfinders. The Sleepover portion is
   units for a possible bridg-   optional for Rangers, as their busy lives don’t always accommodate for overnights.
   ing opportunity
• Gather supplies
• Order Anniversary Cake
• Research Debutantes
                                 7:00 pm         Girls arrive at sleepover location and review rules, safety plans
• Rent Movie
• Make and Distribute Kit
                                 7:30 pm         Opening: Discussion about what they think life would have been like for a 16 year old
   list (if required)
                                 girl in 1910. What would be different? How would they be treated? In their opinion would it have been
                                 better or worse? What good things can they think of? What bad things can they think of?

                                 8:00 pm         “The Last Debutant”
Supplies Needed:                 The Debutant Ball was the social event of the year! Girls between the ages of 16 –18 who were born to
• Paper cut into the             an socially respected family were introduces to “Polite Society”, meaning that they were officially intro-
   shape of feet, tape and       duced to appropriate suitors for the first time. Remember, you couldn’t marry just anyone… you had to
   waltz pattern                 marry someone of equal social status. To marry someone higher or lower then you could cause quite a
• Typewriter, card making        scandal! (See Resource Section)
   supplies, envelopes,
   calligraphy pen and ink       Set up a round robin, or series of stations, in which you rotate with a friend to experience what life
• Green Painters tape,           would have been like for a debutant preparing for the ball.
   hard cover books
• Corset                                         1. Waltz—cut out foot prints and tape them to the floor (See Resource Section)
• Table Setting supplies                         2. Type writing—find and bring in an old typewriter. Have girls type out a thank you
   (plates, glasses, appro-                               card with NO mistakes!
   priate knives, forks and                      3. Calligraphy— Have girls hand write an envelope for their thank you card.
   spoons, napkins, table-                       4. Walking in a straight line with books on your head—tape a straight line on the floor
   cloth)                                                 and have girls walk it. Every lap they do add a book to their head. Having a full
• Snacks                                                  length mirror at the ends will help the girls see and correct their own posture.
                                                 5. Tying a corset—find and bring in an old corset and practice tying it on your friends,
                                                          over their clothes!
                                                 6. Setting a proper table setting—bring in all the requirements for a proper table setting
                                                          for a 5 course dinner! Practice setting the table and deciding the placement of
                                                          the glasses and cutlery. (See Resource Section)

                                 9:30 pm        Discussion about Debutantes.
                                 What did you learn? Would you like to go back and be a debutante?

                                 9:30           Snack: Prepare snacks for the movie such as popcorn, pretzels, M&M’s
                                 Piece of Anniversary Cake (See Appendix A for cake design template)

                                 10:00 pm        Movie
                                 Watch an old movie and discuss afterwards how the women are treated, how their lives are different
                                 for both the good and the bad. Some movie suggestions: “My Fair Lady” starring Audrey Hepburn,
                                 “Roman Holiday” starring Audrey Hepburn, “Little Women” starring Wynona Rider, “Mona Lisa Smile”
                                 starring Julia Roberts.
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How To Guide: Semaphore

Semaphore is a visual signalling system invented by a Frenchman, Claude Chappe, in 1793. Different letters are represented by hold-
ing flags outstretched in different positions around a circle. Chappe practiced a number of techniques with his brother before deciding
on his system. During the French Revolution, semaphore was used to convey the message of an Austrian conquest of a French city to
Paris within an hour and a half and became a popular mode of communication throughout Europe shortly after. Poles with flags were
set up across the continent, making semaphore the first communications network in Europe. However, the invention of the electric tele-
graph began the demise of semaphore, replacing it beginning in 1846.

The semaphore system we use today uses flags, usually square and divided diagonally into a red and a yellow section
with the red in the uppermost triangle. It is still utilized by naval ships, railways and is acceptable for emergency
communication in daylight, or using lighted wands instead of flags at night.

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Men’s Steps for Waltz
1. Step forward with the left foot
2. Right foot step sideways to the right
3. Bring your left foot next to your right foot
4. Step back with the right foot
5. Step back sideways with the left foot
6. Bring your right foot next to your left foot

Ladies Waltz Steps
1. Step back with the right foot
2. Left foot step sideways to the left
3. Bring your right foot next to your left foot
4. Step forward with the left foot
5. Step forward sideways with the right foot
6. Bring your left foot next to your right foot

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        The Basics
        Understand these key elements and the rest is easy!
        • A rope has a working end (it does most of the work as you tie) and a standing end
          (which stands about but which is usually the part you pull to tighten the knot)
        • The blight—its not a loop just the working end bent back against the standing end
        • An overhand loop—the working end crosses over the standing end
        • An underhand loop—the working end passes under the standing end
        • An overhand knot—the working end is passed through a loop and can be tightened


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    A lashing is an arrangement of rope used to secure two or more items together in a somewhat rigid manner.
    Lashings are most commonly applied to wood poles, and are useful in the construction of camp gadgets
    There are several types of lashings, including tripod, square and shear, just to name a few.

         Lord Baden Powell on Knots

         “Every Scout [and Guide] ought to be able to tie a knot. To tie a knot seems to be a simple thing and yet there are
         right and wrong ways of doing it, and Scouts ought to know the right way. Very often it may happen that lives depend
         on a knot being properly tied”

Think you’ve got it???
Try your hand at the Friendship Knot

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                                                        Brief Proper Dining Etiquette
Table Setting
- Eating utensils are used from the outside in. Dessert forks/spoons are placed at the top of the plate.
- Everything to your right you drink. Everything to your left you eat.
- When you don't know what utensil to use, watch what your host does and follow suit.
- When you have finished, leave your plate where it is in the place setting. Do not push your plate away from you. Lay your fork and knife
diagonally across your plate and side-by-side. The knife and fork should be placed as if they are pointing to the numbers 10 and 4 on a
clock face.

Napkin Etiquette
- Place the napkin in your lap immediately after the last person has been seated at your table.
- Do not shake it open.
- If the napkin is large put the fold toward your waist.
- If you must leave the table during the meal be sure to put the napkin on your chair or to the left of your plate.
- When you are finished eating, place the napkin to the right of the plate.

Passing the Food
- Always pass to the right.
- It is ok to pass to your immediate left if you are the closest to the item requested.
- Always pass the salt and pepper together.
- Ask the person nearest to what you want "to please pass the item after they have used it themselves."

- Begin eating only after everyone has been served.
- Bread and rolls should be broken into small pieces. Butter only one or two bites at a time. Butter should be taken from the butter dish and
placed on the bread plate, not directly on the bread.
- Bring food to your mouth, not your mouth to the food.
- Chew with your mouth closed. Do not talk with your mouth full.
- Always scoop food away from you.
- Do not leave a spoon in the cup, use the saucer or plate instead.
- Taste before seasoning.
- Cut food one piece at a time. Take small bites so you can carry on a conversation with out the delay of chewing large amounts of food.
- Do not use a toothpick, or apply makeup at the table.
- If food spills off your plate, you may pick it up with a piece of your silverware and place it on the edge of your plate.
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     You have accidentally discovered a doorway leading to another dimension. In this dimension, Guiding does not exist.
     Women do not work. Girls do not go to school. Women must stay at home and look after the house. Women definitely
     did not wear blue jeans! Here, women have no rights, no say and do not matter. The men here go out once a week to a
     group meeting. You have found you're brother's handbook hidden under his bed. You find out they have a secret sign
     and handshake and at these meetings they plan all kinds of exciting activities . You also see they are planning on hav-
     ing a huge party tonight at a local meeting hall.

     Quickly, you contact the women's underground movement on the internet. You and a handful of other women dress up
     as men and sneak into this meeting. You soon realize you are over your head, as over a thousand men are there, as
     well as their international leader BP himself. Camera crews are all over the place. You feel like everyone in the world is
     watching as you boldly march forth to present your demands to Lord BP. Your message "We can do it too!"

     How to set up
     Have the girls close their eyes as you read them the above scenario. Ask them to stage a demonstration at the rally,
     reminding them TV Crews will be there. The Leaders act as the Men and voice their opinions "What are you doing?!
     You can't do this! Don't be ridiculous! Etc."

     The object is to make the girls debate their reasons for being here. When the debate becomes heated, end the sce-
     nario. Ask the participants to explain how they felt when they were pushed around and told they didn't belong. Allow
     them to voice their frustration.

     Bring them together again and read the following:
     "The year is 1909, the place is Crystal Palace in London England. Lord Baden-Powell is holding a Rally for all the mem-
     bers of the Scouting Movement. He is certainly impressed by the thousands of boys parading past him. He is even
     more surprised when a group of girls file by. When asked who they were, the girls courageously answered "We are the
     GIRL Scouts"."

     How did you feel when you were told you weren't allowed to join?

     Why do you think the girls almost 100 years ago felt any differently?

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     The place is Great Britain, the DATE is the 4th of September, 1909.

     The rain is streaming down on the eleven thousand boys who have come FROM all over the country and are now pass-
     ing through the GATES of Crystal Palace to join in the first Boy Scout Rally.

     They know they will FIND their hero, Chief General Sir Robert Baden-Powell. They STAGE a march past the saluting
     base and the Chief Scout, is pleased and proud that so many have answered his call to meet him here in London. His
     GRIN, however, soon turns to astonishment, for right at the end of the march past comes a little party of girls. They are,
     for the MOST part dressed the SAME as the boys. Only their long serge skirts distinguish them. They ARE wearing
     Scout hats and neckerchiefs, khaki shirts and leather belts. Hung on each were haversacks, billycans, knives and eve-
     rything else that might possibly be needed in a sudden emergency.

     B.P. knew that girls had taken up Scouting, but he had not encouraged the TREND. He thought, quite rightly, that most
     Edwardian parents would be horrified to FIND their daughters engaged in the activities he had suggested in his book,
     Scouting for Boys, published a year AGO. The scouting Movement, he felt, would become ridiculous in the eyes of the
     public if girls were encouraged to ROAM the countryside, climbing over GATES, and playing GAMES with poles and
     wide brimmed hats. He would be accused of "turning FINE girls into tomboys". AND obviously no tomboys could FIND
     a suitable husband.

     The girls would NOT be discouraged by the jeers of their brothers and the raised eyebrows of their uncles and aunts.
     Not even B.P.'s own coolness would have them TRADE this "jolly GAME" for more ladylike pursuits.

     Something would have to be done. This TREND could not continue. Within the year, there appeared: Pamphlet and
     pamphlet B. Pamphlet B was SIGNED jointly by Agnes Baden-Powell and her brother.
     The opening paragraph went: “Girls! Imagine that a battle has taken place in and around your town or village. Are you
     going to sit down and wring your hands and cry or are you going to be plucky and go out and do something?”

     The girls were urged to practice stalking, tracking, signalling, first aid, FIRE lighting and cooking, and to learn foreign
     languages. While many did not wish to TRADE their FORM of scouting for Girl Guides, most were registered by 1910
     when the Girl Guide Association was formed.

     Guides ever since, have been able to FIND a FRIEND, ROAM the woods, investigate GOATS and TOADS, DINE out-
     doors, FORM a RING around a FIRE and SING.

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Lord Baden Powell—Founder of Scouts                      Lady Olave Baden Powell
Military Man, fears Guiding turns ladies into tomboys;   Very proper, LOVES Girl Guides, very kind to all, mar-
brother of Agnes Baden Powell and husband of Olave       ried to Lord Baden Powell. The head of all Guiding all
Baden Powell                                             over the world.
Agnes Baden Powell                                       Canadian Chief Commissioner
Lord Baden Powell’s sister. The Founder of Girl          Is the head of all Girl Guides in Canada. Currently
Guides.                                                  named Chris Burton from Alberta

Guider ____________                                      Guider ______________
Wears Dark Blue, is a passionate volunteer of Girl       Wears Blue, is a passionate volunteer of Girl Guides
Guides of Canada.                                        of Canada.

Ranger (15-18 years old)                                 Ranger
Wears Red and can take on the world! Has camped          Wears Red and can take on the world! Has camped
all over the province and traveled to two world cen-     all over the province and traveled to two world cen-
ters!                                                    ters!
Pathfinder (12-15 years old)                             Pathfinder (12-15 years old)
Wears Green and is smart and independent. Has            Wears Green and is smart and independent. Has
spent hours volunteering and is excited to go to a two   spent hours volunteering and is excited to go to a two
week long camp!                                          week long camp!
Guide (9-12 years old)                                   Guide (9-12 years old)
Wears blue and recites the Girl Guide laws in her        Wears blue and recites the Girl Guide laws in her
sleep! She recently competed in a skills competition     sleep! She recently competed in a skills competition
against scouts and won!                                  against scouts and won!
Brownie (6-9 years old)                                  Brownie (6-9 years old)
Wears orange and does a good turn EVERY day! She         Wears orange and does a good turn EVERY day! She
won an award for the most Girl Guide Cookies sold        won an award for the most Girl Guide Cookies sold
and only ate one box herself!                            and only ate one box herself!
Spark (4-6 years old)                                    Spark (4-6 years old)
Wears pink her favourite colour and Promises to          Wears pink her favourite colour and Promises to
Share and be a Friend!                                   Share and be a Friend!

Boy Scout                                                Boy Scout
Wears beige and a beret. Wants to spend A LOT of         Wears beige and a beret. Wants to spend A LOT of
time with Lord Baden Powell, but the girls are in the    time with Lord Baden Powell, but the girls are in the
way!                                                     way!
News Reporter                                            News Reporter
Is interviewing everyone, asking what its like to me     Is interviewing everyone, asking what its like to me
here at this great tea party with such amazing people.   here at this great tea party with such amazing people.
Carries a microphone.                                    Carries a microphone.
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Who was a debutante?
A debutante—from the French word debutante meaning "female beginner"- is a young lady from an Upper Class or Aristocratic fam-
ily who has reached the age of maturity and as a new adult is introduced to society in a formal presentation, known as a debut. Tra-
ditionally, this meant that the young lady was eligible to marry and the event served as a way to display her to eligible bachelors and
their families of the appropriate social standing in hopes of finding a suitable husband.

The debutante ball varied by region, but was typically referred to as a debutante ball if it was for a group of debutantes. A lone debu-
tante might have her own "coming-out party", or she might have a party with a sister or other close relative.

History of the Debutante
The debutante tradition, as we know it, has its roots, as many of our customs do, in England. The idea that a girl should be pre-
sented to society stems from the time when a daughter of marriageable age needed to find a husband of suitable and similar social
standing. The daughters of the landed aristocracy, the Lords and Ladies of England, married within a very small circle and often
included a very large dowry (the money, goods, or estate that a woman brought to her husband in marriage).

The court of the Kings and Queens of England is known as the court of St. James. It was the center of all
power. Because of the weather and the requirements of the hunt, the court was in London from April until the
end of July. During this time, the aristocracy came in from their country homes and opened their city houses
and the social season commenced. The debutante ball marked the start of the ‘social season’ - a very busy
time in the lives of the Upper class—full of parties, teas and sporting events.

The Season started with the presentation to the Court during which the young lady bowed to the Queen. Fami-
lies of the Upper Class held parties, each competing to have the ‘social event of the season’. It was hoped that
at the end of the season, a girl would have found a husband. After the Industrial Revolution, as the middle class
began to make large sums of money, the aristocrats were anxious to make alliances with wealthy entrepre-
neurs. The middle class daughters could be presented if they could find a sponsor from among the aristocracy.                Traditional Dress from early 1900’s

The last debutantes were presented at Court in 1958 after Queen Elizabeth II abolished the ceremony. Attempts were made to keep
the tradition going by organizing a series of parties for young girls who might otherwise have been presented at Court in their first
season (to which suitable young men were also invited). However, the withdrawal of royal patronage made these occasions increas-
ingly insignificant, and scarcely distinguishable from any other part of the social season.

                                            Today, the debutante ball still exists in some circles but revolves less around a young lady
                                            finding a husband and emphasizes the exhibition of philanthropy, good manners and high edu-
                                            cation. The Hotel de Crillon, one of the worlds oldest luxury hotels located in Paris, France, re-
                                            introduced the Debutante Ball in 1991. Each year a ball is held in honour of 24 young women
                                            aged 16-19 whose families are members of the worldwide elite. The "new debs" all wear gowns
                                            from the French Haute Couture houses or leading international fashion houses. American
                                            presidential niece, Lauren Bush, caused a sensation when she was presented on the arm of
                                            Prince Louis de Bourbon at the 2000 ball. Her appearance led to a modeling contract with
        Hotel de Crillon in Paris, France
                                            Tommy Hilfiger.

Debutantes around the World
United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, the presentation of debutantes to the Sovereign at court marked the start of the British social season. Appli-
cations for young girls to be presented at court were required to be made by ladies who themselves had been presented to the Sov-
ereign, which may have been their mother or someone else known by the family, who themselves where eligible to vouch for the
lady being presented. Those who wanted to be presented at court where required to apply for permission to do so. If the application
was accepted, they would be sent a royal summons from the Lord Chamberlain to attend the Presentation on a certain day which
always started at 10pm. On the day of the court presentation, the debutante and her mother, or other eligible lady, would be an-
nounced, the debutante would curtsy to the Sovereign and then leave without turning her back.

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The court dress would have traditionally been a white evening dress, the colour white represented a young girls virginity and purity
but shades of ivory and pink were acceptable. The white dress would have consisted of short sleeves and white gloves and a train
which would have been held in the debutantes arm until ready to be presented, and a veil consisting of white ostrich feathers. Debu-
tantes would also wear pearls but many would also wear jewelry that belonged to the family. After the debutantes had been pre-
sented to the Reigning Monarch, they would then attend the social season as a means of being launched into society as a young
lady. The Social Season would have consisted of Royal Ascot, afternoon tea parties, Polo Matches and balls, all of which the young
girls being presented would have been expected to attend and act in a manner most befitting of a lady.

In Australia, some debutante balls (or colloquially "deb balls") are held in year 11 or 12 of the Australian government-funded school
system through the school, although some are held outside the school system by organizations such as the local chapter of Lions
Club. Girls do not have to 'make their deb' and today many girls elect not to or see deb balls as irrelevant. Equally, the ongoing tradi-
tion indicates that the debutante ball as rite of passage is alive and well in Australia.

It is customary for the female to ask a male to the debutante ball, with males not being able to "do the deb" unless they are asked.
Debutante ball students who are partaking in the official proceedings must learn how to ballroom dance. Debutante balls are almost
always held in a reception centre or ballroom. Usually they are held late in the year and consist of dinner, dancing and speeches by
the school captains. Schools often restrict invitations to the debutante ball to students within the grade level at one school, but single
-sex schools tend to allow a partner with no association to the school to attend. The debutante ball traditionally is a rite of passage
for some Australian school students, both male and female, and represents their coming of age. They are often, but not always, simi-
lar to American proms. The girl wears a white wedding dress-like ball gown, called a Debutante Dress, while the boy wears a tuxedo.
When a girl attends a non-Government school, the girl is invited to take part and her family pay for the ball. They are presented to
the Governor of the State or other dignitaries such as parish priests or local Councilors.

United States
A cotillion or debutante ball in the United States is a formal presentation of young ladies,
debutantes, to "polite society". Debutantes are usually recommended by a distinguished com-
mittee or sponsored by an established member of élite society. Wearing white gowns and
satin or kid gloves, the debutantes stand in a receiving line, and then are introduced individu-
ally to the audience. The debutante is announced and then is walked around the stage,
guided by her father who then presents her. Her younger male escort then joins her and es-
corts her away. Each debutante brings at least one escort, sometimes two. Many debutante
balls select escorts and then pair them with the debs to promote good social pairings. Cotil-
lions may be elaborate formal affairs and involve not only "debs" but junior debutantes, es-           North Carolina Debutante Ball in 2008

corts and ushers, flower girls and pages as well. Every debutante must perform a curtsy also known as the St. James Bow or a full
court bow. This gesture is made as the young woman is formally presented. Debutante balls exist in nearly every major city in the
United States but are more common and a larger affair in the South. Many cities such as Dallas and Atlanta have multiple balls in a
season. Dallas, for example, is home of the traditional Idlewild organization, as well as more modern organizations such as The Dal-
las Symphony Orchestra Presentation Ball and La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, both of which benefit charities. In New Orleans,
Louisiana, a debutante is usually presented during the Carnival season. As an alternative to a ball, and more commonly in the North,
a young woman might have her own "coming-out party," given by her parents. Unlike a collective ball, which would be only held at a
certain time of the year, such a party could be at any time of the year, but might well be scheduled around the debutante's birthday.
In theory, the only women who could be invited would be those who had already made their débuts, thus affording a sort of rank-
order to the debutante season.

Cotillions and debutante balls are very popular in the Philippines and in Filipino communities overseas. This celebrates a girl's eight-
eenth birthday in becoming a woman. The début begins with a priest giving a blessing before the ball. Eighteen of the debutante's
closest girlfriends and family present her a cake with eighteen candles to be blown out. Then eighteen roses are presented by eight-
een male friends and family while dancing to a "slow song." The dance of eighteen roses follows a traditional format. First to dance is
the debutante's father, (if the father is absent, a senior family member may stand as a father figure), next are the family members,
ranging from brothers to cousins in the same age range, then the debutante's closest male friends, afterwards her escort, then the
last dance will be the male whom her heart treasures the most. The selection of the eighteen dances will be under the debutante's

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   Traditionally, the debutante leaves the ball at midnight or until most of her immediate family has left. Another tradition is for all young
   males at the event to drink to each letter of the debutante's name. Modern variations have since been introduced, such as the giving
   of eighteen symbolic gifts or the replacement of roses with tulips, among other things. The debutante, her escort and her court (nine
   couples, for a total of 18 people all together, including the debutante couple) learn and perform the cotillion de honor. This dance
   either consists of a waltz or the traditional Filipino aristocratic dance "rigodon." In modern times, the waltz is accompanied by Latin
   dances and sometimes hip hop routines.

   Most females who are debutantes are from rich upper class families. It is said that the number of débuts females and males have
   been involved in, as a cotillion member, serves as a mark of their popularity.

   Latin America
   In some Hispanic communities of Latin America, a similar event occurs on a girl's fifteenth birthday, and is called a Quinceañera
   ceremony. In Mexico, Panama and Paraguay, the debutantes are those young girls, typically fifteen or sixteen years old and belong-
   ing to middle-high and high class, that participate in a Festival de Debutantes or simply Debut, designed to officially present them to
   social life. The participation in this event does not preclude, and is usually preceded by, a separate party, called Quince Años, to
   celebrate the young girl's fifteenth's birthday. In Brazil, such events are called Baile de Debutante (debutante ball) or Fiesta de
   Quinze Anos (15 year party).

   In Argentina, Perú, Uruguay and other Latin American countries, unless an activity is specified, the word "debutar" refers by common
   usage to having sex for the first time. Therefore, it is not advisable to ask a woman if she had already made her début, because it
   would be understood as a sexual and not a social introduction.

   The Social Season
   The Social Season has historically referred to the annual period when it is customary for members of the social elite of society to
   hold debutante balls, dinner parties and large charity events. It was also the appropriate time to be a resident in the city rather than
   in the country, in order to attend such events. In London society, ‘the Season’ traditionally began after Easter and ended with the
   "Glorious Twelfth", the start of the shooting season for red grouse—as hunting was a sport for the elite men. The social season was
   a time for young ladies to parade their social education—from manners to dancing to correspondence. A new dress was required for
   every social event, as being seen in the same dress twice was a social faux pas!

   What does the ‘social season’ involve?
   The social season was an endless parade of events which offered the newly debuted young ladies a chance to mingle with prospec-
   tive husbands. Elite families held balls, prospective mother-in-laws invited young women to formal afternoon teas and dinner parties
   were held in honour of blooming relationships between families. Common events included the Edinburgh Arts Festival, the Royal
   Windsor Horse Show, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Queens ‘Trooping the Colour’, the Chelsea Flower Show and most famously—
   Royal Ascot.

                       Royal Ascot
                       Ascot is a famous horse racing ground located in Berkshire, England. It is located only 6 miles from Windsor
                       Castle and is owned by the Crown Estate (part of the Queen’s £6 billion portfolio), resulting in close ties with the
                       British Royal family. The centre piece of Ascot’s year, Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most famous race meet-
                       ings and dates back to 1711. The Queen attends the meeting, arriving each day in a horse-
                       drawn carriage. It is a major event in the British social calendar, and press coverage of the
                       attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds coverage of the actual racing. The Royal
                       Enclosure has a strict dress code—male attendees must wear full morning dress including a
                       top hat, whilst ladies must not show bare midriffs or shoulders and must wear hats. Outside
                       the Royal Enclosure the dress code is less severe, but many people choose to wear formal
                       dress anyway. To be admitted to the Royal Enclosure for the first time one must either be a
Royal Ascot in 1907
                       guest of a member or be sponsored for membership by a member who has attended at least
                       four times. This continues to maintain a socially exclusive character to the Enclosure. Over
                       300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Hat in the Royal Enclosure
                       Europe’s best-attended race meeting. This leads to a split among racing fans, some of whom
                       are glad to see racing in the spotlight, and getting more attention, while others do not like the meeting despite the
                       quality of racing.

                                                                                                                Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

                          Written by Anna Humphrey               An article from Canadian Guider Spring 2005

In 1927, when the Newlands Own Girl Guide Company #4, in Regina, Saskatchewan, wanted to raise money for a camping trip, Guide
leader Christina Riespman had a bright idea. She decided to bake up a storm to make it happen.

Born in the Netherlands, Chris had brought her favorite family recipes to Canada with her in 1912, and often baked Dutch cookies for
special occasions. However, little did she know how her new cookie venture would take hold or how much baking she would be doing
that summer! She could hardly keep up with the demand, as she packaged cookies by the dozens for girls to sell for .10 cents a bag.
Before long, the Newlands own Girl Guides had raised enough money to cover all their travel expenses and camp fees.

Always a Guide at heart, Chris was deeply committed to helping others. During the turbulent ears of World War II, she opened her
home in Regina to visiting Dutch airmen, and to the many Dutch war brides who arrived after the war. She was also a great lover of the
outdoors. Indeed, one reason she and her daughter became involved in Guiding was because Chris wanted her little girl to learn to
“see and recognize beauty everywhere”. Camping remained an important part of their lives.

As word of its success spread, Chris’ simple fundraising project baked up an even bigger storm, which would ultimately lead to an enor-
mously successful Guiding tradition. By 1936, her idea had spread, and the Regina Girl Guide Office asked National for permission to
allow cookie sales throughout the city. Over the next years, sales spread nationwide, and a succession of commercial bakers were
hired and many flavor variations were tried, from plain to maple to peanut butter. In 1953, Girl Guides of Canada introduced the first
chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies, which sold for .35 cents a box. Forty years later, in 1993, we launched our newest variation,
the chocolatey mint cookie.

Today, Girl Guides of Canada sells approximately seven million boxes of cookies annually, making cookie sales our most important
source of funding. The money raised is used to fund program activities, maintain Girl Guide properties and subsidize travel to Guiding
events locally, nationally and internationally.

From its beginnings in a Guider’s kitchen, the Girl Guide cookie has grown into a full-scale operation. And, thanks to the revenue gen-
erated each year, girls across Canada get the chance to camp, travel and learn to “see and recognize beauty everywhere”. Just as
Chris Riespman wanted her own daughter to when she baked those first Girl Guide cookies in 1927.

Chris died in 1963 and, in addition to the important role she played in the development of Girl Guide cookies; she left behind her legacy
of love for the outdoors and service to others. She had been a Guider for decades at the time of her death and, since then, her daugh-
ter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughters have all embraced the Guiding Movement

                                      Christina Riespman’s 1927 Girl Guide Cookies
                        1 cup butter                           Pinch of salt
                        1 cup sugar                            1 teaspoon baking soda
                        3 eggs                                 2 teaspoons baking powder
                        2 tablespoons cream                    ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
                                                               3 or more cups of flour to make soft dough
                        •Cream butter and sugar.
                        •Beat in eggs and cream.
                        •Combine salt, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom and flour.
                        •Sift dry into wet ingredients and mix into a dough.
                        •Roll and cut, using a small floured glass or cookie cutter.
                        •Sprinkle with sugar then bake at moderate heat, until done.

                                                                                                                    Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

      Canada's Majestic Castle, Casa Loma encourages visitors to take a step back in time to a period of European elegance and
      splendour. The former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pellatt, and wife Lady Mary Pellatt, the first Chief Commissioner of
      Girl Guides of Canada, Casa Loma is now a museum and major tourist attraction in Toronto, Ontario.

      Canada's foremost castle is complete with 98 rooms including 18 fireplaces, period decorated suites, secret passages, towers,
      stables that connect to the main house through an 800 foot long tunnel, an oven large enough to fit an ox, three bowling alleys
      which were never finished due to the Great Depression and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens. The house itself took almost three
      full years to build and was complete in 1914, cost $3.5 million to build and required over 300 workers. At the time of its building,
      it was the largest private residence in all of Canada.

      Lady Pellatt frequently invited the Girl Guides to her home. Their first visit was in 1913 when 250 girls and their leaders toured
      the conservatories, the stables, climbed the circular staircase to the top turret and then were served tea in the Palm Room. In
      March 1914, Lady Pellatt watched the Guides annual fête from her bedroom window as she was too ill to leave her room. Ral-
      lies became an annual event at the house. Guides also skated on the house's curling rink in winter.

      On the second floor of Casa Loma is a Girl Guide exhibit, containing uniform and pictures from the history of Guiding. On Janu-
      ary 16, 2010 Casa Loma hosted the Official Kickoff and is expecting over 3,000 members to take part.

From top left: the Pellet's drawing room; guest suite designed for
Royal; Casa Loma from one of its many fountains; Lady Pellet's
suite, where she held many Girl Guide meetings.

     Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

     Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

                                   Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

     Send One Word In
                        Set the Table

      Skip Rope for
                          Tie a Knot
       Two Minutes

       Hop Scotch        Tell One Fact
        to the end      About Guiding

     Send One Word In
                        Set the Table

      Skip Rope for
                          Tie a Knot
       Two Minutes

       Hop Scotch        Tell One Fact
        to the end      About Guiding

                                                    Celebrating 100 Years of Guiding

          Rise Up O Flame
          Tall Trees
          O How Lovely is the Evening
          Rosen Fra Fyn (Hans Christian Anderson)
          Make New Friends

             For Health and Strength
             God Has Created a New Day

     Traditional Campfire Songs
           Land of the Silver birch
           Peace of the River
           Canoe Song
           Skye Boat Song
           Sing Hosanna
           Kum Ba Yah
           Time with You (Manitoba song)
           Guide Marching song
           All Night, All Day (spiritual)
           The Cuckoo
           The Chinese Fan
           Auntie Monica
           Dutch Shoe
           Rock my Soul (spiritual)
           Rise N Shine (spiritual