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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Craft days

What about having a craft day during the month.  Say a Tuesday morning at the office where we can start a craft day for any one interested in having piece and quiet!!! to make stuff.

I found out how we can make beads with polimer clay stuff.

Then if the people  think this is an acceptable idea we can might sell there stuff on the market stall once a month.  This idea was put forth by one of the members.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

November 30, 2009 Posted by | craft, Jewellery, money | Leave a comment

Found info on Fun Run

Looking on the Gipps Guides Site and found this advert.

Great idea… do we go with this?   What if when we do our Fun walk to the Pondage on 20th June 2010 we fundraise with this idea?

No this has been delayed until nearer the end of the 2010 year.

 
Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Fun Run, June, money, physical fitness | Leave a comment

Butterly

We know what we are calling Rebecca …it is Butterfly.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Butterfly | Leave a comment

Choosing governace

Governance is about having the choice to choose, then knowing what to do with this choice.  All levels of Guiding are shown different processes for the same thing.

The 7 to 9’s are called Dolphin Patrol.  We already have the Koala Patrol for the 10 to 13’s.

We played Hop-Scotch. And we did some more of the Columbia badge.

Some more Guide revieved their sashes and some badges.

There were
Special Badges – 100 year celebration, Jota/Joti,  2 round badges called Build a better World, Discover your Potential.

Some Guides got their Explore: Freiendship badges.

We are nearly finished some others too. They are

Explore: Our World, Life Skills,Guiding, Outdoors, Arts

Some have started their Explore: Faith Awareness and their Explore: Health and Fitness and Science and technology badges.

And we have also begun the :
Challenge Badges: Girls, Rope, Food, Fire, Hands, The Arts.

Theres one called the Bridges over to Argetina and we have started that too.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | explore, Faith Awareness, Fire, Fitness, Food, friendship, Friendship, Girls, guiding, Hands, Health, life skills, Our-World, Rope, Science-and-Technology, Types of | Leave a comment

Choosing governace

Governance is about having the choice to choose, then knowing what to do with this choice.  All levels of Guiding are shown different processes for the same thing. 

  The 7 to 10’s are called Dolphin Patrol.  We already have the Koala Patrol for the 11 to 14’s.

There are different badges that the Guides have chosen to do.

We played Hop-Scotch. And we did some more of the Columbia badge. 

Some more Guide revieved their sashes and some badges.

There were
Special Badges – 100 year celebration, Jota/Joti,  2 round badges called Build a better World, Discover your Potential.

Some Guides got their Explore: Freiendship badges.

We are nearly finished some others too. They are

Explore: Our World, Life Skills,Guiding, Outdoors, Arts

Some have started their Explore: Faith Awareness and their Explore: Health and Fitness and Science and technology badges.

And we have also begun the :
Challenge Badges: Girls, Rope, Food, Fire, Hands, The Arts.

Theres one called the Bridges over to Argetina and we have started that too.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | explore, Faith Awareness, Fire, Fitness, Food, friendship, Friendship, Girls, guiding, Hands, Health, life skills, Our-World, Rope, Science-and-Technology, Types of | Leave a comment

Unit Scarves near door.

From now on when we go into Guides we get the bag of scarves and put them near the door. Then we put one on for the night. After the meeting we leave them behind near the door…but not in the bag. That way the ones worn will be washed and made ready for nest week.
Our next job is to get the Unit flag stand ready to erect the flag. The Flag pole goes in the North side of the Building. That is where the roof is highest near the office door. A compass can be used to check this out.
After Guide and before the Color Party people put their scarves away they must put the Flag and its pole and the stand away.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Belonging, Color Party, Flag, Flag-protocol, identity, job Description, OHS, Scarves, Uniform. | Leave a comment

Recieving that first badge.

When Youth members receive their first Sash it is important to them.  Then when they receive the first badges there is a positive wow factor.  Everyone present feels like they too are getting their first badges all over again.

In November  2009 two members received their sashes.  Also the badges that had been achieved to that date.  Besides the Patrol Badge some were special badges, while others were Explore and Challenge badges.

These badges were awarded today:
Patrol Badge: Koala

Special Badges: 100 years of Guiding badge.
     
Explore: Friendship, Guiding, Outdoors, Science and Technology, The Arts, Guiding. There are skill more to come by the end of the year.

Challenge: Food.

These youth members are so close to finishing other badges that they will be surprised early next year when they realise how close they were to receiving them.

For now though the challenge is to have these ones sewn on before we return next year[ January 20th 2010]. Now they are learning how to sew them on. Then they have finished the challenges towards their Create Hands Badge!!  I am sure that they will share and commiserate with learning to  hand sew with other people. Glad the badges are safety pinned in place.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Challenge, Food, Friendship, guiding, Hands, Koala, Outdoors, Patrol, Promise, sash, Science-and-Technology, special | Leave a comment

Groundsheet

Next you will need a ground sheet made of any sort of waterproof material. You can buy ground sheets from a camping store, use heavy weight plastic or builder’s plastic or an old shower curtain. Your ground sheet will need to be about 2 metres x 1 metre, a little longer and wider than your sleeping bag when it is rolled out.
I found that having the builders plastic really makes crinkles and russling sounds at night. Also the builders plastic is ‘slippery’. The ground sheets that appear to be made of the matted plastic wear down slowly but you do not slip down wards so many times. As things should have at least two uses on camp have you considered how the ground sheet itself would be protected from ripping if you had to use it for an emergency shelter?
When you are sleeping, your ground sheet protects your sleeping bag and sleeping mat or air mattress from moisture and protect you from the cold. The warmth of your body draws the dampness up out of the ground and the underneath of the ground sheet will be quite wet in the morning even if the ground appeared dry when you laid the ground sheet down.
During the day your ground sheet will form the waterproof outer layer of your bedroll.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, emergency-shelter, equipment, Groundsheet, protection | Leave a comment

Sleeping bag

Firstly you will need a sleeping bag. There are basically two types of sleeping bags -ones filled with down or feathers and ones filled with synthetic material.
Down-filled ones are generally lighter, less bulky and warmer but they are mere expensive and harder to dry if they get wet.

Bags come in all sorts of shapes and thicknesses. Bags with a hood and drawstring around the neck will keep you warmer than those without. The warmest shape is called a “mummy” bag.
Choose a bag that has an insulated flap along the zip so that you don’t get cold along the zip line and one that can be unzipped from the inside and outside of the bag.

Most sleeping bags come with a cover or stuff bag. Down sleeping bags are simply ‘stuffed’, feet end first into this bag. Synthetic sleeping bags are generally rolled up and slipped into their cover. If you don’t have a cover for your sleeping bag you could make one or make a couple of strong bands of elastic to hold it together.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, cold-factor, compact-packing, consider, equipment, protection, purchasing, sleeping-bag | Leave a comment

Sleeping bags inner bag

My mum used to use these in the sixties when we went camping. You got it . She learned this trick from her mum. And relearned it when she was a Girl Guide just after the second world war. How did you guess. Yes her mum was a Girl Guide Leader too.

Linen inner sheet
A sheet inside your sleeping bag will add to your warmth and keep the inside of your sleeping bag clean. Sew an old flannelette sheet into a rectangular bag shape – leave the sides open near the top. A warmer, lighter sheet bag can be made from pure silk lining material. Buy double your length and stitch the sides.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | camp equipment Challenge, Explore, Outdoors, Rope, tent | Leave a comment