Challenges provide an opportunity for girls and units to focus on a particular area of interest in more depth then what is covered within the core program. Challenges explore a range of topics that are not only current, but also relevant and applicable to the lives of girls and young women. Challenges may be completed in one or several unit meetings, and typically result in the earning of an associated crest.
Mighty Minds Challenge
Mighty Minds is Girl Guides of Canada's comprehensive new mental health programming for girls in every branch. Mighty Minds is designed to help girls develop positive mental health skills they can use to cope with the challenges they may face in their daily lives, while addressing the stigma that exists around mental health and mental illness in our society.
Be You Challenge
Be You is a fun and engaging way to approach body image and self-esteem through media awareness, self-acceptance and balanced lifestyle. Developed in partnership with NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Centre), this was inspired by and replaces the GGC/NEDIC Love Yourself Challenge.
Cross Canada Challenge
The Cross Canada Challenge is a fun and exciting way for girls to discover Canada, learn about our great country and develop a real appreciation of what Canada is all about.
Developed by Media Smarts, the Cybercitizen Challenge assists girls at all branch levels to become more informed and responsible citizens of cyberspace.
Famous Five Challenge
In completing this Challenge, girls will learn about the 'Persons' Case, the women who helped to bring changes to the Canadian legislature to allow women to have a vote and explore women's rights.
Girl EmPower Challenge
The Girl EmPower Challenge teaches Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders about healthy, equal, non-violent relationships.
This unique Challenge is geared towards girls in all branch levels and focuses on equipping girls with money management know-how to achieve their goals. This program will be available to all units in the Fall of 2016.
The Girls United Challenge supports girls in developing skills to build strong connections with each other, how to be a support for each other and how to build strong, rewarding friendships with other girls to promote healthy relationships and prevent bullying.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
In partnership with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, this Challenge provides members with everything they need to plan and execute their own shoreline cleanup, and allow girls to make a difference in the world while learning about the importance of environmental stewardship and conservation.
Say No to Violence Challenge
This new Challenge provides girls with the opportunity to gain a better understanding about gender-based violence, healthy and unhealthy relationships and encourage girls to take a stand against violence, particularly violence against women and girls.
Zoë's Trek Around the World
Zoë's Trek is an opportunity for girls to travel the world learning about different cultures, people, places and Guiding in each destination they visit.
For WAGGGS created Challenges, activities and resources, please visit the Resources page on the WAGGS website.