Parish of St James,  Mahone Bay -

Church Girls' League

Church Girls League (CGL) is a youth group for girls and young women aged 5 to 18. We meet at St. James Parish Hall on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from September to May. The well-rounded program focuses on community service (like visits to the local nursing home), life skills (like first aid and sewing), and wellness (like nutrition and active living). CGL empowers young women to be responsible, independent and knowledgeable in a variety of areas.

CGL is open to everyone regardless of denomination or level of involvement in the parish. We welcome all girls to participate in weekly activities as well as in our badge program. Badges can be earned in hospitality, volunteering, cooking, safety, swimming, knot tying, pet care, environment, public speaking, and many more. We will open and close each Tuesday evening with a prayer and inspire the girls to set personal goals for themselves. In between, they will learn lessons that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives...all while having a great time!

Our calendar of themes for 2018:

January 16           Friendship-Girls will make bracelets to celebrate their                                  friendships.

January 23           Movie Night with popcorn!

January 30           Nursing Home-Crafts and singing with residents of Mahone                              Nursing Home.

February 6           Valentines Party-Treats and fun!

February 13         Shrove Tuesday-Pancakes at the Parish Hall.

February 20         Felting-Learn the art of felting (needle felting for older                                  group and wet felting for younger) *badge activity

February 27         Game Night-Play some games!

March 6               Money Matters-Saving money made fun! Younger group will                            make a piggy bank and older girls learn what it means to                                budget.

March 13             NO CGL

March 20             Safety night-The girls will learn first aid (towards a badge!)

March 27             Easter party-Colour eggs and have an egg hunt (parents                                 please bring a snack!)

April 3                Theatre Night-Oh the DRAMA!

April 10               Emergency Services-The girls will visit the local EHS base in                            Mahone Bay.

April 17               Knot Tying-Learn some simple knots (badge activity)

April 24               Earth Day-Come to Westhaver’s Beach for a clean-up and                              bonfire (badge activity)

May 1                  Bowling at Lunenburg Bowling Alley (cost tba)

May 8                  Preparations!-Girls will prepare for the closing on May 15

May 15                CLOSING-Potluck closing banquet…we’ll bring the cake!

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