This December 8 we’ll be honouring our girl members’ achievements at the GGC Québec annual Girl Recognition event. We’ll be celebrating the accomplishments of members like Meghan who completed her Canada Cord earlier this year. Here’s her story as told by Guider Joan Lax.
Meghan was presented with her Canada Cord certificate and Canada Cord pin with the red ribbon at the top of the Bluff at Camp Wa-Thik-Ane at sunrise on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
As part of her “ceremony” created by the unit, and with thanks to co-Guider for the weekend Lydia Berryman, not only was everyone in full uniform at 4:30 a.m., but the other girls in the unit each told Meghan how she had inspired them personally during their time together in the Pathfinder unit.
In spite of a thick cloud bank, the sun finally did emerge as Meghan proudly accepted her award. As it was the first Canada Cord I have presented to one of my Pathfinders in about 30 years, it was certainly a proud moment for me as well!
That morning will certainly be a “keeper” memory for the girls, especially Meghan. She said the Bluff is her favourite place at Wa-Thik-Ane!
Meghan V. is now a member of the 1st Kirkland Ranger Unit. Joan Lax is a Guider with the 1st Elmview Pathfinders, Riverdale District. We look forward to seeing them both at our Girl Recognition event on December 8! If you are interested in guest blogging, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org