Traditions and rituals help bring a sense of continuity, community, intrigue and magic to Y-Guides.
Each dad and child chooses a Y-Guides name which they use in the program.
Each dad and child chooses to purchase a vest to wear at meetings and events. The vest displays the patches that you earn and receive during each year of participation. Your vest becomes a wonderful memento of all the memories you create at Y-Guides. Other program attire is optional.
At each Longhouse, a fun magical ceremony adds to the intrigue and continuity of the program. This ceremony combines tribal chants, awards and special private moments between a dad and a child. This evening ceremony is a highlight for all participants.
Your Y-Guides Name
You may want to choose a name for a memorable event in life, an outstanding character trait or a trait you want to develop. Fathers and children also use hobbies or ideas from your surroundings for Y-Guides names.
For help or ideas, use our Y-Guides Name tool. Continue to click the "Create Name" button until you find a name that suits you.