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Guelph youth find comfort, social engagement in Girl Guides and Scouts

September 26, 2021

School is normally a place for kids to see their friends, but with online learning lacking in social engagement, youth programs like Girl Guides and Scouts Canada, are providing those opportunities for interactions.

“Youth in our group we’re telling us that no one in their classes has their camera on,” said Rachel Collins, who runs a unit of 12 to 14-year-old girls called ‘Pathfinders’ for Girl Guides in Guelph. “So even though we think it’s a classroom, they’re really getting no social interaction in a school setting.”

This fall, 22 participants have signed up for Collin’s Pathfinders group and there is a wait list. 


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