Guiding is for girls aged 5 to 17 years. Salt Spring Island offers the following programs:
Sparks for 5-6 year olds; Brownies for 7-8 year olds; Guides for 9-11 year olds; Pathfinders for 12-15 year olds; and Senior Branches for 15-17+. Adults are always welcome as leaders, mentors, alumni and more.
Scouts Canada offers the following programs: Beavers for 5-7 year olds; Cubs for 8-11 year olds; and Scouts for 11-14 year olds.
Contact Per Svendsen: 250-537-1983
Salt Spring Community 4-H is an organization of boys and girls, aged 9 to 19, who are interested in developing leadership talents and abilities through practical training and experience in agriculture, home economics, citizenship, personal development and related fields.
Loretta Rithaler, ‘A’ Leader – 250-537-9368.
CORE INN YOUTH DROP-IN CENTRE
A drug and alcohol free, supportive environment for youth between the ages of 11 and 18. Facilities include enclosed basketball court, pool table, video games, big screen tv, computer access and cafe. Various classes, programs and events throughout the year. Located right in Ganges, across from the library, and run by Salt Spring Community Services.
250-537-9932 or 250-221-0370. Email.
GULF ISLANDS CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL LEARNING (GICEL)
GICEL is an ecological exploration program connecting young people with nature using the unique ecosystems of the spectacular southern Gulf Islands. Children learn through a blend of nature-based artistic, musical and dramatic activities. Website – email.