Change the Registration Policy to better accommodate the Units and Youth
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Change the Registration Policy to better accommodate the Units and Youth

    1. Vicky Elvald
    2. Petition by

      Vicky Elvald

      Barrie, Canada

With the first come first serve registration policy, returning Girls can be pushed out of their units by new girls in a 2-3 year program. This separates them from their friends and makes it hard to complete the program. Registration deadlines are unreasonable, and the procedure is flawed. Also, there are no exceptions or accommodations that can be made in specific family situations, and as the leader of a Guiding group there is no way to help these girls.

 

Our Petition Statment it:

We, the undersigned members and friends of Girl Guides of Canada, petition the Girl Guides of Canada to revise their On-line Registration System.

 

We feel the current On-line Registration System for the 2012-13 Guiding year does not allow leaders to have a sufficient voice in the registration process when it comes to determining numbers within their unit.

 

Returning members have not been given adequate time to register and in some cases, returning members have lost the opportunity to return to their home unit as it was deemed full.

 

We request that leaders have more input into their unit roster numbers, especially to help the registration process of returning members so that leaders can properly manage their unit size.”

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Situation Update

      Vicky Elvald
      Petition Organizer

      The Guiding year will be starting soon. I was trying to contact the Girl Guides Office to help resolve the issue with too many new girls in my unit with enough time to be fair to the families who needed to transfer. I had no response for 20 days so I dealt with it myself and have fixed the problem in my unit for now. This is good new for my unit, but the Ladies in the Office are not happy with my actions. The have threatened me saying I am not allowed to take any actions that are not to the current registration policy.

      In order to fix this for next year, we need to gather a lot of signatures. Since I have been dealing with this, I have spoke with several other units that have had the same issue. There will be many Girls in Guiding of all levels, from sparks to Rangers effected by this. We need to take action, so please ask a friend or family member to sign, or post it on your Facebook or Twitter.

      I again thank everyone for your support.

    2. 100 Signatures!!

      Vicky Elvald
      Petition Organizer

      We made it to 100, Thanks to everyone who signed. Remember to pass it on we need to keep the word spreading. I have added this Petition Link to our unit's webpage, it is an easy address to pass along; www.3rdpathfinders.com

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. November is National's meeting where they will discuss registration issues.

      Vicky Elvald
      Petition Organizer

      This problem was presented last year but nothing was done because not enough people spoke up. We need as many signatures as we can get, so they will do something to correct this and it doesn't happen to other Girls in future years.

    5. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Roman Lytwyn WINNIPEGOSIS, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Many friends have dealt with same difficulties and im doing it for them

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    • Alexandra Gagliano MONTREAL, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I didn't even know about this before, but then I heard my mom (who is a leader) talking about this petition with another leader. It sounded REALLY unfair,and I was scared that I wouldn't be with my friends next year, so I checked out this site. And now I signed the petition and shared it on the GGC Facebook page.

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    • Faith Donaghy UXBRIDGE, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      The system is unfair to the girls, their parents and the leaders. It blocks returning girls from coming back if they do not immediately sign up in the spring. It puts parents in a position in having to chose because of finances what activity they can afford as you have unit and district camps, summer camps, baseball and soccer registration all asking for money at that time and the leaders can no longer plan activities, such as planning for a special camp like mosaic, that might take longer than a year with their girls as not all of their returning girls might get in. The system is also flawed in that not everyone has access to or can use a computer and even if they can it does not mean that all of their information will get to where it needs to go. I had a girl last year who filed out all the forms on line and then found out that her daughter was not even registered with us. It took almost the rest of the guiding year to get headquarters to finally register this girl because not only would they lose the files on line but they also had trouble finding the hard copies of the files we ended up sending. I think that we need to remember that even though we need to bring guiding into the future we cannot do so without remembering that guiding was started for the girls which headquarters seems to have forgotten.

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    • Thomasina Ward BARRIE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It's important to me because I have my boyfriends kid in the unit and next year I want to put both kids in the unit not just one

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    • Lois Kirkby HAMILTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It appears that bureaucracy has been added to bureaucracy!. Both of my daughters benefited greatly from the GG organization. I spent 5 years as a District Leader and would hope that returning girls are given an automatic opportunity to return and new girls can be accommadated wherever possible.

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