Snow Camp at Joffre Lakes

Well, 8th Crown Pathfinders survived their snow camp training weekend – despite as one of our trainers put it “…the coldest camp she’s ever done!” Figure it got to -15 C on the first night, so it was very chilly in our little tents! But had a good time was had by all, featuring great […]

Guides on the Air

An annual Thinking Day event, Guides On The Air (Golf Oscar Tango Alpha) took place with the North Shore Amateur Radio Club at the North Shore Emergency Management office on February 18th.  A hands (and ears) on activity learning how radio communications work – Morse Code, phonetic alphabet (Alpha Bravo Charlie), walkie talkies, and radio [...]

Pathfinders on the Canada Line

Last week our Pathfinder unit took part in the Canada Line tour which is offered free to school groups. I’d heard great reviews from younger units such as Sparks and Brownies, and how the girls had a great time – so was a little unsure whether the older girls would gain as much from the […]

8th Crown Pathfinders at Mix It Up

Mix It Up 2016

8th Crown Pathfinders had a fun weekend at Mix It Up 2016 this weekend at the Girl Scouts Northern Property, just outside of Sumas. It was a beautiful location on an old homestead, big open grassy field with lots of room- the only drawbacks were a lack of water and port-a-potties! Great activities based on the "Bring [...]

Coast to Coast Adventures

Coast to Coast! East to West! We had a blast, and it passed by so fast! The food was great, and we made a few mates, while traveling new terrain. Museums, forts, and souvenirs and fireworks on Canada day! Lighthouses on PEI, Bay of Fundy, and the Halifax Citadel! Braiding hair and doing dishes, Packing [...]

Backpacking at Pedals, Paddles, and Packs

Pedals Paddles and Packs was first conceived by four Area Camping Advisors (Cindy McInnes, Julie Ramsay, Tammy Tromba and Gwen Walwyn) at a Provincial Camping Committee planning and training weekend.  The goal was to offer taster adventure camping opportunities for Pathfinder aged girls, who might not have had much opportunity to try cycling, canoeing, kayaking [...]

Annual Report 2015

Lions Area Council is pleased to release the Annual Report for 2015. This year, the girls and Guiders of Lions Area have done some incredible things. We’ve highlighted just a few activities our units have taken part in. Download the Full Report CoverCouncilSTEM & ArtsServicePersonal Growth & CommunityActive Rec & InternationalOutdoors & CampingAwardsCover Council STEM & Arts [...]

Fundraising Fashion Show

The 40th North Vancouver Brownies, 1st Cedar Shadow Guides and 8th Crown Pathfinders hosted a fundraising fashion show on Thinking Day, featuring homemade gowns and costumes from around the world.  A sellout event, they raised more than $350 and showcased some spectacular duct tape/newsprint fashion talents!

Girl Guides planting Erin's Grove in Lighthouse Park

Erin’s Grove

It all began in October 2014, when West Vancouver District planned its fall nature workshops. The theme, we decided, should be invasive plant species, because Lighthouse Park, our beautiful old growth forest park in West Vancouver, has a problem with many invaders. We conduct workshops each spring and fall in the Park, asking keen university [...]