The Girl Guides is a worldwide movement to “enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential and become responsible citizens of the world”. Standing by its motto, ‘Be Prepared’, SGS 1st Company Guides is always reliable when called upon.
SGS Guides empowers girls through fun and challenging programmes. They diligently pursue personal growth and sharpen their skills, especially outdoor survival skills such as tent-pitching, outdoor cooking and gadget-making. SGS Guides take pride in what they do and persevere through the toughest situations.
Together with the school and community, SGS Guides strive to develop our young ladies into women of tomorrow with leadership qualities and a critical mind. It is an honour for the SGS Guides to be awarded the 2019 Gold Puan Noor Aishah Award for the 11th consecutive year. The award is a recognition of the Girl Guides’ relentless effort in pursuing the best and giving back to the school and community.
We are equally proud of the achievement of our student, Maizurah Binte Mohamad Khaizal from 4 Integrity (2021). She received the prestigious Baden-Powell Award 2021, the highest award given out by our Chief Commissioner to a Girl Guide, in recognition of her leadership potential and development in Girl Guides.
In order to fulfil the vision of developing empathy for others and committing to make a positive impact in the community, SGS Guides actively champion campaigns to advocate for causes such as environmental and water conservation, cyber-wellness, anti-smoking, kindness and many more.
We also maintain a close partnership with Ren Ci Nursing Home since 2019, to contribute to the well-being of the community. Our guides spent time doing art and craft with the seniors in 2019. They also engaged them virtually during National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 through quizzes, songs and games.
CCA Training in times of COVID-19
In the midst of the pandemic and home-based learning, our student leaders continued to engage their peers and juniors virtually, under the guidance of the teachers-in-charge. Unfazed by the challenges, the students planned and executed various unique and fun activities, to continue equipping the girls with vital leadership and life skills.
For example, a team of guides conducted an origami workshop through video instructions and gave personal feedback to their peers as they created their artefacts. The student leaders also tapped on online tools such as Canva, Google Slides and Google Docs to collaborate and create posters, encouragement cards, proposals, and presentations to consolidate their learning for various projects. They also took the initiative to check in on the well-being of the guides through platforms such as Padlet and Mentimeter. To build a strong team spirit amongst the girls, they used online games such as ‘skribbl.io’ and ‘Gartic Phone’.
The student leaders indeed led by example and served as positive role models for their juniors in being adaptable and innovative to create meaningful learning experiences for each other.