We have a Francophone pair of sisters in our units this year. I was talking to mum and dad at the end of October and realized that while they may speak ok English, they have a hard time reading in English, and the English books they'd gotten for their daughters were just kinda sitting around their house, not being read at all. Let's face it - definitely at Spark age, and mostly at Brownie age, parents need to at least help their child read the books.
So how do we fix this problem?
I remembered reading (I can't remember where, might have been ANY Guide News, our Area Newsletter, The Guidepost or Canadian Guider) somewhere that there was a special printing of the Guide books (all of them, not just Sparks and Brownies) and that you could purchase them.
So I checked with Quebec - follow the link under the picture - you fill out their form, and (for a much higher fee) will send you the books that are in French! I can't wait to see the smiles on their little faces!
As a warning, though, the books are expensive, as is the shipping fee. I'll be contacting our provincial office on Monday to see if they'll subsidize the fee at all. As leaders, however, we have decided that we will make sure the parents don't have to pay more than other parents do for the book.