Girl Guides Looking For a New Leader

Image: At the Girl Guides winter camp, Mayor Gene Sobolewski sings Christmas carols and accepts donations for Santa’s elves.

The Bonnyville Girl Guides are looking for a new leader this year and are appealing to the public for help.

“We really need a guide leader this year,” said Leila Brosseau, a fellow girl guide leader.

“Our leader from last year has decided to take a step back. She is willing to come in and help the new leader come in and transition to the new position to make it easier for them.”

Brosseau has been a part of the girl guides for the last six years, and says people shouldn’t worry about it being that time consuming.

“Depends on how much you want to put into it. It definitely doesn’t have to be. I know there’s been where I’ve planned it on my twenty minute drive into town. Other times it takes a couple phone calls beforehand to lines things up, Pinterest-ing to find the craft for that week, but it really depends on how much you want to put into it.”

“To be a main leader you’re in charge of planning the weekly meetings, and that’s really about it. Getting the girls to their program. Being a good role model and mentor for them. Being someone they can open up to and be a positive in their life.”

Girl guides have traditionally met each Thursday at Beaver River Fish and Game Association between 6-8pm.

If nothing comes back on your criminal record check, then you’re eligible to be a girl guide leader.

You also don’t need to have a girl registered to volunteer.

“Actually, all of our main leaders don’t have girls involved. Out of our four main leaders we have left, none of them have a girl personally involved. I have four kids, the oldest one is five. He’s a boy. My oldest daughter is two. My co-guider has two boys and that’s it.”

Contact Leila at [email protected] if you’re interested. Registration for girl guides can be done at www.girlguides.com and at registration night, Thursday, September 6.