• How Being A Girl Guide Informed My Budding Feminism

    10 days ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    A friend of mine was recently telling me about shipping her son off to sleepaway camp for the first time this summer. She had all of the usual anxieties - what if he hates it? what if he forgets to pack something crucial? what if he gets eaten by a bear? - compounded by the fact that going to camp wasn't a part of her own childhood. She had come to Canada when she was a teenager, so the routine of sending a kid into the wilderness for two weeks at a time is brand new to her.
    “What about you?” she asked. “Did you go to summer camp?”
    “Welllllll,” I replied, “I went to Girl Guide camp.”
    “Is...
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