It is not enough to acknowledge that Pointe-Claire District is one big family; you have to celebrate how they continue to make Guiding a great experience.
Claire Morier and Brittany Batten
For Claire Morier and Brittany Batten, it all began when they took on the roles of Commissioner for Pointe-Claire District, where it all comes together! Through mutual respect, self-knowledge and innovative ideas, these ladies share a common interest coupled with an openness to be creative, flexible and listen.
Claire loves baking and trying new recipes. She is a big reader so when she is not baking, she is usually enjoying a cup of tea and a good book. Claire would love the opportunity to take part in an international trip with Guiding, as she has never been on one.
Brittany is a nature lover and spends as much time as she can outdoors. Besides camping, she enjoys golf and biking. You will also find her snowboarding and snowshoeing. She also loves cooking, which she finds therapeutic.
These young ladies are shown here at one of our Provincial Events “A Taste of Guiding” which took place last May. They ran a minute-to-win-it station
Their go-to resource:
As a teacher, Guider and Co-Commissioner, much of Brittany’s inspiration comes from her peers. Within Guiding, she incorporates a lot of the girls’ interests in meeting activities.
As a Guider and Co-Commissioner, Claire is very approachable and is at ease sharing her experiences with everyone she crosses within Guiding. Both of them agree that their main go-to resources are other experienced Guiders. Claire also admitted spending too much time online and, like most of us, Brittany loves Pinterest!
A Eureka moment as District Commissioner:
Leading their first district meeting, Claire realized the magnitude of their responsibilities and felt that providing direction, order and the right motivation was intimidating but also an chance to communicate great Guiding. She was relieved by attending District Commissioner meetings and listening to more experienced DCs. There is so much support available if you know the right places to look.
Best activity with Guiders:
While Brittany has been an avid camper ever since she was a little girl, one of her best activities would include any camp whether with her unit or as a District. Whenever Claire has a chance to socialize outside of the district and unit meetings, she feels it is nice getting to know Guiders outside of a strictly Guiding context.