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!