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 Post subject: Girl Guides Badges
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:22 pm 

Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:03 pm
Posts: 105
Location: Coquitlam

As I was roaming through the internet last night looking for some allergy info. I came across an opportunity to receive a girl guides badge.
I noticed it was an American site and started looking through my daughters Brownie book to see if it could be offered to her. Nowhere to be seen. So I emailed her leader
She would like to know if this badge is available to her.
She has two brothers with severe allergies to peanuts (anaphylactic) so she is aware of what must be done to avoid a reaction,
the signs, symptoms and emergency measures.

I noticed that this is a American site but was wondering if there is a Canadian version.

She has responded with

I'm not aware of any Canadian equivalent
to this patch, but I will definitely look into it.
It looks like a great program. If there isn't a Canadian
equivalent, there are still two things we could try. First, I could get in touch with the
American Girl Scouts to see if it's possible for them
to send us the patch if she completes the
requirements. Second, she could do a "Special
Interest" badge. Each of the different "Keys" in our
Brownie program has a badge called special interest
for girls who do something that deserves recognition
but doesn't fall into a category that already has a
badge. Not having any allergies myself, it never
really occured to me until now that there is nowhere
in the Brownie program that deals specifically with
allergies. As leaders of course we have to be aware
of how to deal with allergies, especially when
camping, but it isn't something we've ever talked to
the non-allergic girls about. Later this month, we'll
be learning about healthy food choices and now I think
I'm going to see if I can incorporate some of the
information from the patch into our activities.

If any of your girls take Brownies etc. you may want to discuss this with their leader.
I think I will be calling girl guides and ask if this can somehow be introduced in Canada.
I think any opportunity to teach someone is an excellent opportunity!!!

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