Monday, May 2, 2011

Canadian Guider/ My World

Mural on a brick building, Midland, Ontario, depicting Guiding in the late 1920s

Since 1910 the Girl Guides of Canada have changed with the times to prepare girls to meet such challenges as bandaging wounds during the First World War  to working today on anti-bullying, a major concern of contemporary girls.


Yes, Jacob. Girl Guides are called Girl Scouts in the U.S.

I am linking to My World.

45 comments:

Andy said...

Time as changed the Girl Guides priorities.

*Honest Abe said...

Nice wall art.

Kathy said...

You know I do love art on brick. This is superb, although I'm embarrassed to say I had never heard of the Guiders. Shame on me for being so ignorant!

aka Penelope said...

Glad to hear about the anti-bullying interests of the Girl Guides as it is a major concern, especially in modern times with the online chat rooms. Opportunities to hurt people anonymously abound. The red clover on the wall is reminiscent of the red maple leaf that would be on our future flag.

Rebecca said...

A terrific tribute to the history of the guides.

Halcyon said...

A lovely mural. I was a girl scout growing up and I always enjoyed it. I think it's a great program for girls and young ladies. :)

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Girl Guides in Canada and Girl Scouts in the U.S.?

Interesting. Superb mural!

see you there! said...

Wonderful tribute to the Girl Guides. Someone talented painted that.

Darla

Jarart said...

I love murals and this one is a wonderful tribute! So glad you shared this.

RedPat said...

A great tribute to the Girl Guides!

don said...

Very interesting murals to shoot. Excellent job of capturing their style and color. An effective post.

ewok1993 said...

the kind of mural i really enjoy and wish are plentiful all over cities.

have a lovely May.

kaye said...

what a great mural :)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

what excellent murals

cieldequimper said...

Now that is just superb!

Eve said...

What a fantastic mural! My niece is currently a Girl Scout and I was in Campfire Girls as a kid. They are such wonderful programs!

Sylvia K said...

Superb indeed! Fantastic mural and terrific captures as always! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Riet said...

What a great mural.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Reminds me of the many murals here in the city where I live. I should take a picture of them soon! :)


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Gary said...

Good wall mural!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Martha Z said...

I love public murals, I think they give insight into the history and values of a community.

Pat said...

Hurray for the Girl Guides and the Girl Scouts! I was a Brownie and then Girl Scout from age 7 through12. I loved it so much, especially the 2-week summer Girl Scout camp I went to for three summers...1957, '58 &'59. I still remember some of the songs we sang around the campfire. Thanks for the memories.

Dyche Designs said...

Great murals. They are called Girl Guides in the UK too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love murals and that is a great one. I had no idea about the Girl Guides. What a concept.

Starnitesky said...

Great murals - I was a Brownie and then a Girl Guide and so was my daughter.

Friko said...

Lovely graffiti, great to have plain walls decorated.

Felisol said...

Great murals.
I was a girl guide and so was my daughter.
Best school I've ever attended. I still can tie a sailor's knot behind my back..
For youth nowadays it's the best, most thorough and safe way to learn to live and love the nature and wild life, plus doing good deeds.

If I ever get grandchildren, I'll send them to guide training too!

Jack said...

This is a nice mural. Is this your world because you are still active in Girl Guides? I was in Savannah two weeks ago and passed the home of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts in the USA.

Lúcia said...

The first mural is so sweet! :)

ladyfi said...

What lovely murals! Very pretty. They are called Girl Guides in England too.

Randy said...

That is really beautiful.

snowwhite said...

Mural art on the wall is great. Thank for sharing very interesting history of Girl Scouts. It is sad nowadays bullying is a major concern in Japan too. Have a nice week!

Rose said...

I love the vivid clues in these murals....though I don't think I have ever seen a mural I didn't like. These are somehow a bit better than a lot of murals.

Lesley said...

What a neat mural. It makes Guiding look rather quaint, although I was a Guide and loved it.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting post and beautiful mural. Good choise. :)

zeal4adventure said...

Beautiful piece of art and a great tribute to the girl guides/girl scouts of this world.

Wren said...

Nice tribute to the Guides - love the bright blue uniforms!

Though if our current chilly weather continues, they might want to take up knitting sweaters as a project! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing mural, the girl with blue dress and hat is adorable and I also like the little critter.Beautiful!
Léia

Ebie said...

The artist on this mural portrayed well the role of Girl Guides!

Very nice!

Marites said...

interesting background on the Girl Scouts/Girl Guides. I love murals and those are really cool ones! have a good week!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful wall art. The Girl Guides of Canada are also quite wonderful! I love the picture of the puppy having his paw bandaged.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

stardust said...

This is a fantastic mural art. In Japan, girl scouting was introduced by a British missionary, banned during WWII, and reorganized after the war. Bullying as serious social problem doesn’t seem to be only in Japan. Girls should acquire wisdom to be healthy member of the society through their activities. Thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

Great theme of murals.

Genie said...

The women and the girls did so much for the soldiers in WWI and WWII. My mother was one of the ladies so active in the Red Cross volunteers and her circle at the Episcopal made bandages and knitted socks and caps for the men in WWII. These murals are beautiful. I would love to have a copy of one of them to put on the wall in my “cellblock” at school. It would bi something I could talk to the children about when they are sent to me for being mean and misbehaving. I need to do some research on the internet to see if any are available. This is one of those post that pulls at my heartstrings.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous murals!

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