Another Chapter Finished......One Step Closer to Commissioner!!!!!
Last night was Jade's last meeting as a Pathfinder. She started out when she was, if I remember correctly, 6 or 7 years old. Guiding in Canada starts with Sparks. Then they move onto Brownies, then to Guides and then to Pathfinders. After Pathfinders they move on to Senior Branches and only meet once a month instead of once a week. Jade has been lucky throughout her Guiding experience and she has had awesome leaders. They have made sure the girls were involved in lots of activities and worked very hard with them to earn their badges. Jade's leaders have had a very positive affect on her each year. The leader who has meant the most to Jade was her Pathfinder Leader, Liz. Liz is amazing. She is so supportive of the girls, but strict at the same time......two great qualities in a leader. She has been there for Jade when Jade needed someone to talk to...and Mom just wouldn't do. Jade even invited Liz to attend her grade 8 graduation ceremony last year, and we were honored that she accepted the invitation. Not only is Jade lucky to have had Liz as a Leader, we were very lucky to have her in Jade's life as well. The Canada Cord is the highest award that can be earned by girls in Pathfinders (girls aged 12-14). One of the things they must to do earn the cord is to organize and run their own camp. Jade and her group did this just this past weekend. They each had to organize the camp right down to the shopping for the food for their group. They had lots of fun and Mother Nature cooperated pretty good for the weekend as well. Jade earned her Canada Cord last night. Liz hosted a last meeting at her house and the girls provided a pot luck. Jade made a memory book for Liz and she also presented Liz and the other two leaders, Cory and Angela with a bouquet of flowers. It was an emotional evening for the girls, but a proud evening as well. Jade has made some very good friends through Guiding, and she has learned many valuable lessons and skills.
I am so very proud of Jade for her achievement and hopes she continues on.......she has mentioned a few times that she would like to go on to be the Commissioner!
Chow for now,