An important element of the second year of Y Guides is the Lantern Ceremony during Fall Outing at Camp Kanata. This is your opportunity to help welcome the newest Y Guides participants to the program.
Every second-year has the opportunity to build and decorate their very own lantern. It's simple! Just find a broom handle around your house or pick up a replacement broom handle from a local hardware store (make sure it is made of wood). We welcome you to decorate it any way you choose, and can’t wait to see each pair’s creativity! Your second-year kit will provide everything else you need: the eyehook that will be screwed into the end of the pole, the carabineer on which the lantern will hang and a ticket that will allow you to pick your lantern up at Fall Outing.
The cost of the lantern is included in your second-year program fees. Upon picking it up at Camp Kanata, your lantern will be pre-filled with the necessary kerosene. Please bring your decorated broom handle, along with the eyehook and carabineer, to the Fall Outing.
You will also be able to use your lantern on future camp outing events and will serve as a special memento of your time with Y Guides.