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URGENT – GM Guider needed!!!

DSA Guiders, due to illness one of our patrol Guiders will not be able to attend and must step back from her duties organizing as well.  Therefore, please seriously consider whether you are able to step in ensuring that these girls get to experience such a wonderful event.

A couple of things to keep in mind as your consider this great opportunity:

– Funds raised and support that she would have received (i.e. some of the patrol fundraising, National/Area support etc.) will be transferred to the new Guider so she will not be responsible for any more funds that she would have otherwise.

– The new leader will need to be willing to be actively involved in the planning and organization of the patrol.

– It would also be preferred that the new Guider be willing to assume the patrol treasurer role as well, however, that is not an absolute necessity.  Area will supply assistance with those duties if required.

If are willing to take this on, please contact Lisa at nsgm2016@girlguides.ns.ca as well as myself.

Thank you for considering this great opportunity!

Andréa Griffin
Dartmouth Shore Area Commissioner


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First Aid Course


We have had cancellations for the First Aid course on January 30 & 31st. There are 4 spaces left if any Guiders in the Area are interested. Please have anyone interested e-mail me at jmwilliams@ns.sympatico.ca with their name, IMIS number and birthdate as soon as possible.


In the good news department, we already have 5 Guiders registered for the Safe Guide session on Saturday, February 6th.  I am happy but there is definitely room for more. Thank you for your support.


Janice Williams

DSA Training Advisor

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Food Handlers Course


I have just received the following information on 2 Food Handlers courses to be held in Bedford. Please pass it on to your Guiders as we had inquiries from Guiders even after we held one in November.

Please remind Guiders that they can attend any training that any other Area holds. Occasionally there may be a small fee for out of Area Guiders but not always.

Janice Williams

DSA Training Advisor

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16th annual Guide Lock In

Once again the Special Events Team are in planning mode and we are happy to invite you to the 16th annual Guide Lock In! Check your email for the invitation, a Unit registration form that must be returned by Nov 1st (sorry NO exceptions) and the Lock In theme song ( tune-John Brown’s Body). This year we are emphasizing the theme of SAFETY and like every year we will be safely “ locked in”  Cole Harbour Place so we can enjoy an evening of fun and crafts and songs. We hope you will join with fellow Guides and Guides from all over Dartmouth Shore Area in this annual event!

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DSA’s training team only has one Safe Guide session scheduled, so register and mark your calendar!

Sunday, September 22nd, 6:00-9:00 pm
Baden Powell Centre, Main Rd at Avenger Pl, Shearwater
Supplies required: You should bring pen/paper, and a mug/cup

Registration is required before Friday Sept 20th.
To register email Dartmouthshore@gmail.com with the subject line: SEPTEMBER SAFE GUIDE. In the email tell us your name, iMIS (if you know it!), and the unit you work with.

If You are looking for a face to face session and cannot make this one, then consider taking this training at Guiders’ Conference, November 2nd in Truro. If neither fit your schedule, let us know! We’d love to hear from you as to when another training could be.

Last but not least, Spread the word! This is not only open to new Guiders but also experienced Guiders who are looking for a refresher!


DSA Training Adviser

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This blog post has been submitted by Cindy Morash ~ Guider for 2nd Eastern Passage Guides. If you would like to submit a blog post, contact us!

On a dreary Tuesday April night, 2nd Eastern Passage Girl Guides were having a BLAST!

The girls were the first ever Girl Guide Group to go on a tour of the Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot in Bedford. They got a quick briefing about the history of the Depot, what ammunition is, and a few safety rules and then the girls got to go on a tour of the Depot.

They got to see where the ships dock when they arrive to take on ammo, and where the explosion happened in the depot way back in 1945, as well as the effects on the landscape that blast had all those years ago!

The highlight of the tour was when we were all allowed inside one of the ammo bunkers! There was close to 100 missiles just sitting there, ready for use. The bunker was completely safe, and each missile cost close to $700,000.00! Inside the bunker we learned how the missiles get transported to the ships, and why the bunker was so warm. We were even more thrilled when we were told that we could all pose for a picture inside the bunker!

Two very lucky girls had the opportunity to open and close the bunker door. With a loud yell of “Stand clear, the door is being open”, Bailey Young opened the bunker door and at the end of the tour, Brooklyn MacLane closed the bunker door by yelling “Door closing, everyone out!”

On our tour around the depot, the girls were amazed by all the wildlife that live inside the Base. There are foxes, and lots of deer. The deer are so tame that when you’re inside the Depot, the deer are almost like statues standing around, or lying there watching the goings on of life inside the Base!

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Dartmouth Shore Area are Guides all Guides, showing up in unexpected places. Take for instance this past Friday, World Thinking Day. We, in our Area, don’t do things quietly and alone and this day was no exception.

Several districts from our area gathered at various entrances to Mic Mac Mall. Some had signs in hand:

At exactly 6:45 p.m., each district started singing the Guide Marching Song and doing just that: marching to a large court in the mall.

The Fans were ready:

Over 400 Girl Guides from Sparks to the Trefoil Guild were in attendance:

All together we made quite the sing-a-long happen in the middle of the mall:

AND we collected lots of pennies!

And now (thanks to CTV) no one had to ask, “Who are those Girls singing along the mall halls” They know its Dartmouth Shore Area!



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