Western Manitoulin Guide one of 14 girls from Canada to attend major US guiding event

Cassandra Temple

GORE BAY – A member of the 1st Western Manitoulin SBFPR Guiding Unit in Gore Bay is one of 14 girls chosen Canada-wide to attend a major girl guide event taking place in the United States later this year.

“Yes, I’m definitely looking forward to the (G.I.R.L.) Girl Scout event taking place in Orlando, Florida,” said Cassandra Temple, this past Saturday. She explained that in order to qualify, “I had to fill out a form which asked a bunch of questions, for instance why I wanted to attend the event and what attending it will do for me.”

“I explained that I want to go as I feel living on a small island I don’t get these type of opportunities very often,” Ms. Temple, who is 15, told the Recorder. “As a ranger in the Girl Guides I don’t always get to do the fun things the younger girls in our guiding unit do. I’ve been a Girl Guide for five years and am a leader in training. This is the first year I’ve been a Ranger.”

She  is not only a Ranger in the local unit she is the only Ranger on the Island. She applied to represent Girl Guides at the G.I.R.L. Girl Scout event taking place in Orlando, Florida. With only 14 girls chosen Canada-wide to go on this International trip, Cassandra will not only be representing Canada, but also Manitoulin Island.

Ms. Temple will have to fundraise in order to pay her part of the event costs (the rest is funded by Girl Guides of Canada National and Provincial).

“The trip is $4,000 and I have to come up with $1,000,” Ms. Temple told the Recorder. “We’re starting with the sale of Bee Houses. We started by making 10 bee houses but I did a little survey and have found a total of 50 people who are interested in buying the bee houses. She pointed out the bee houses are going to be advertised for sale on the Manitoulin Buy and Sell Facebook page. “I just received approval to make them and will have them ready for sale by then end of the month.” 

The G.I.R.L. 2020 event is the world’s largest girl-led event for girls and young women and everyone who supports them.

For three days, girls will dominate Orlando. On October 23-25 thousands of girls and their supporters from around the world will come together for the event. 

Hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA, the mega event will provide attendees with unforgettable experiences as they gain inspiration, tools to empower themselves and the know-how to lead change in their communities—connecting with some of the most influential women in the world along the way. The event will include exhibitors, National Council Session Resources and a global roundtable.