Welcome to Guiding With Guider Dusk

Resource Materials you can DOWNLOAD AND EDIT!
How To Teach A Song
Sing-A-Long or Campfire?
Creating Campfire Magic
Planning Your Campfire
Campfire Planning Sheet
The Campfire Leader
Campfire Training Tool
Campfire Opening Songs
Campfire Opening Readings and Poems
Well-Known Songs
Well-Known Guiding Songs
Canadian Folk Songs
More Well-Known Folk Songs
Round Songs
Part Songs
Fun & Silly Songs
More Silly and Action Songs
Action Songs
Campfire Games
Yells & Cheers
Rousing Songs
Quiet Songs
Campfire Stories
Campfire Stories Continued
Stories, Folk Lore and Tales
Spiritual Songs
All About Campfires and Fire Starting
Indoor Campfire Ideas
Graces - Christian and Secular
Guides Own
Sample Guides Own Prepared by Guider Dusk
Singing Games and Dances
December 2014 - The Christmas Story
November 2014 - Feature Campfire - Live a Healthy Life! Food, Nutrition and Exercise.
October 2014 - Feature Campfire - Halloween
June 2014 - Feature Campfire - Pioneers
May 2014 - Feature Campfire - Garden of Life
April 2014 - Feature Campfire - Fairy Tales ... Dreams Really Do Come True!
March 2014 - Feature Campfire - Irish and Everything Green!
February 2014 - Feature - A Thinking Day Celebration - Together We Change the World
January 2014 - Feature Campfire - Sing, Sing A Song!
December 2013 - Feature Campfire - My Favorite Holiday Friends
November 2013 - Feature Campfire - Lest We Forget
October 2013 - Feature Campfire - I'm Thankful
September 2013 - Feature Campfire - Getting to Know You
June 2013 - Feature Campfire - Summer Fun!
May 2013 - Feature Campfire - As We Hike Along
April 2013 - Feature Campfire - Earth Day
March 2013 - Feature Campfire - We Can Make a Difference - Celebrating International Women's Day
February 2013 - Feature Campfire - The Klondike Gold Rush
January 2013 - Three Cheers for 100 Years - Happy Birthday Alberta Girl Guides
December 2012 - Feature Campfire - My Christmas Wish
November 2012 - Feature Campfire - Let There Be Peace On Earth
October 2012 - Feature Campfire - Autumn Is My Favorite Season
September 2012 - Feature Campfire - Make New Friends
SURPRISE! June 2012 Feature Campfire - The Olympics, One World, One Dream
May 2012 - Feature Campfire - Camping Adventures
April 2012 - Feature Campfire - April Showers Bring May Flowers
March 2012 - Feature Campfire - Soar Like An Eagle - Celebrating Native Culture!
February 2012 - Feature Campfire - A Garden of Friendship and Love
January 2012 - Feature Campfire - A Winter Night's Dream!
Contact Me

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Dawn receiving her Silver Merit Award, May 2010

Dawn has been a member of Girl Guides of Canada for 30 years.  As a child she participated in the Brownie, Guide and Ranger programs in Grande Prairie, Alberta (there was no such thing as Pathfinders back then.)  Dawn was truly blessed to have parents who provided her with many camping and music training camp opportunities at the District, Area and Provincial levels over the years.  She developed her love of Guiding Music and Campfire Planning while attending a Music Camp held in Red Deer, Alberta in 1972.  She has been hooked ever since.


During the mid-70’s, Dawn assumed a position with Boy Scouts of Canada as a Cub Leader.  Again, camping and music remained a big part of her life.

She slipped away from Guiding and Scouting until the mid-eighties.  It was at that time her daughter, Kelly decided to join Guides.  It was also at that time Dawn decided it was time to get involved in the Guiding movement again.  She became a Guide Leader for the 133rd Guide Unit in Edmonton and also assumed the position of “Music Advisor” for Northeast Edmonton.

During her time as Music Advisor, Dawn created a monthly newsletter “Musical Notes” to encourage Northeast leaders to incorporate Music, Drama and Dance in their programs.  She ran many training sessions and was always looking for ways to help with Campfire and Program Planning.

Kira, her youngest daughter, also went through the Guiding program.  Music was always a big part of the 133rd Guide Unit in Edmonton.  The unit placed in the top 3 for many years in the Provincial Arts Competition.


When Kira decided not to continue on to Pathfinders, Dawn decided to stay.  She has been actively involved as a trainer in the Edmonton Area and as a Leader at Large in the Northeast District.


As a trainer, Dawn has had the joy of working with many NEW and EXISTING leaders on a regular basis.  She has always been a collector (almost since day one) of ideas for camps and campfire programs, etc., so to help leaders excel, Dawn created this website “Guiding with Guider Dusk” in 2005.


The site provides links, tools, resources and ideas to help leaders, camp directors, teachers, etc. incorporate performing arts in their programs, camps, classrooms and campfires. 




To ensure the art of Campfire Program Planning, singing, dancing and drama remained an important part of the Guiding program, Dawn provides many training opportunities to the leaders and girls in Edmonton Area on a regular basis;  her favourites programs being the yearly Arts Revels, Campfire Magic and Music is Fun Camps.

Dawn has been a member of Music Ministry at many Catholic Churches over the past 30 years. She has experience planning celebrations, directing small and large groups. She plays several wind instruments and guitar.


Dawn spent two years on the Board of Directors for Camp Encounter, a Catholic-Christian year-round camp located 1 hour northwest of Edmonton.  Her Guiding experiences and business background from working at TELUS were a real asset in this position.


Dawn was the Spiritual Director for the Catholic Girls League till December 2013 (girls ages 10-17) at St. John Bosco Church in Edmonton.  Like Guiding, service and community involvement are a big part of the organization.


For Dawn, it's all about developing leadership skills in young women so they can thrive in today's communities. 

Site Resources


Although the resources on this site may tend to have a bit of a "Guiding Flavor," know that the information shared can be used for any CAMP SETTING, BOYS OR GIRLS CLUB, SCHOOL CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES, etc.


This site is for YOU! Dawn’s goal is to help you find links, tools, resources and ideas to help you with planning and developing performing arts programs, campfire themes and many magical campfires for your camps and special events.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to "CONTACT HER" She will research your request and provide you with resources to help you with your planning.

Drop me an e-mail at dnowicki@telusplanet.net.
I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you!