ReACTion is a new programming initiative designed to be responsive to national or global events impacting girls.

“Sometimes we face setbacks – and roadblocks that seem insurmountable. It’s not always easy to be confident, courageous and resourceful, and to feel like you’re making a real difference in the world. But you are – and together we will continue to empower women and girls and change the future for all of us.”

– Jill Zelmanovits, CEO of Girl Guides of Canada.

Girls may have strong reactions to world events and may have questions about what is going on around them. They may also want to know how to get involved, take action or speak up in response to these events. ReACTion programming encourages girls to raise their voices, stand together and act for the changes they wish to see. This programming can be done as a full meeting, or girls and Guiders can simply select and run one or more activities. Activities can also be adapted to meet the needs of a unit’s girls. Feel free to use the Confidence Crest for girls who have participated in any of these activities.

If you feel a recent event touches girls and Guiding and would like us to consider developing a ReACTion program in response, please contact

  • Stand Up: In response to recent events in the news, both here at home and in the United States, this program provides tools to help girls find their voices on issues of importance to them.