The Girl Guides in our area continue to provide us with cookies, as well as provide a safe and encouraging environment for young girls to excel and grow. Christa Morhart is one of the leaders of the Estevan and area troops and was recently honored with a step up in the Girl Guides of Canada.
Christ Morhart, "So I was recently voted in as the PC Elect, for Girl Guides of Canada, Saskatchewan. I recently spent some time in Toronto at the Girl Guides of Canada office, for an orientation. Where the directors, which are staff members, and the senior leadership team of volunteers across Canada work together collaboratively. And we work through operational items, and governance policies, etc."
With Morhart's new role she went through some more training, "There was an orientation for me a new Senior leader as part of that weekend. The role that I will be taking on May 4th, will officially be installed as the New Provincial Commissioner for Saskatchewan. The Provincial Commissioner role is the top leadership role in Saskatchewan for Girl Guides of Canada. Every province has a provincial commissioner, so what this means is its a leadership role for the term or 3 years." Morhart goes on to say why she is excited about this new role, "It provides me an opportunity to represent Saskatchewan at the National level as we work collaboratively to recognize our overall mission and vision, to empower girls to be everything they can be, and create a better world by girls. We continue to strive to have the girls at the center of the organization. So every decision we make we stop and ask ourselves, what impact on the girl will be? If it's positive we proceed, if it's negative we scrap it and try something else."
The girl guides program continues to grow in our province, "The girl guides currently have around 3300 members here in Saskatchewan, that includes girls and women. We're hoping to continue to grow that number. Out of that 3300, around 120 of those members reside right here in Estevan, Arcola, and Carnduff. And within our district that includes Estevan as the center, we are now including Stoughton and they are opening up a brand new unit. So they will be welcoming new members."
"The new Stoughton leader is Cheryl Lake, and you can contact the district commissioner Christina Farquar, they can contact me directly as well. Or check out the Estevan Guiding Facebook page, and message us through our page."
Great news for local residents, its that time of year again where we open our homes to the one thing that we don't mind adding to our waistlines. Morhart shares, "Our girls are going to be starting going our door to door, selling our spring classic chocolate and vanilla cookies. That is our number one fundraiser, we sell them at $5 a box, and all of the proceeds that we keep here at the district level go towards experiences for the girl at programming, and allow us to offer a dynamic, fun, and engaging experience for the girls at a subsidized cost. For example, we are taking some of the girls skiing this coming weekend, and between cookie money and Sask Lotteries assistance, we were able to provide that experience for only $15 a girl. Including transportation and a sleepover, meals, and the actual skiing experience."
An organization that continues to build into the futures of young women all over our province.