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We off again to the second Region Leaders

District leaders and the President of the Gipps Guides travel to the Region meeting that starts at 7.30 pm Newbourgh Guide Hall NOTE it is a TUESDAY not a normal Monday due to Public Holidays

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November 14, 2009 Posted by | Gipps Guides, President, Region Leaders Meeting | Leave a comment

Baw Baw Region meeting 1st term 2010

District leaders and the President of the Gipps Guides travel to the Region meeting taht starts at 7.30 pm Newbourgh Guide Hall

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November 14, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, OBP, Region Leaders Meeting | Leave a comment

Australia Day Jan 26th at the Churchill Public Hall.

Starting usually a 7am this local event is now being held at the Churchill Public Hall Entrance. Pre 2009 there were different places but it was mainly  in the Hazelwood and Churchill Shopping Center area. [behind the memorial wall, [cigar] behind the saloon bar [no longer there] in the car park…. (theory of this is great)] Or even at Gaskin Park (2008).

As a Hazelwood and Churchill Event it is open to all aged Guiding personal and members. Event permission forms should be handed to the Guide Leader in Charge of the Guides on the day… signed by parent or carrer.

Previous years we have been asked to face paint as an activity while people eat and catch up with friends.  Other times there have been odd jobs like the handing out of flags, song sheets, readings, hoisting the flag / colour party [with Scouts].

The Guides are also asked to record their experiance. Drawing, telling, phographing or writing about them are different methods used.

One draw back here is that we ususally do not get finalisation of anything until the week before.  When we do it will be posted here.  So keep an eye out and email us wh

en if you think you are coming.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Australia Day, BP, Color Party, Create, Explore, full uniform, Hoisting the flag, JBP, OBP, QG, Service | Leave a comment

Australia Day in Melbourne

Australia Day celebrated as a State Event in Melbourne. This event has the Guides carrying a large Australian Flag.  For this the day is primarily aimed at the BP’s, Queens Guide’s and OBPs presented the previous year.  The years that I took Guides down who had achieved these Peak Achievement we had a ball.  At the end of the march there we were in Government gardens joining in the festivities.

Full Uniform is worn.  Take drink bottles full of water and sun hats.  Make sure you are well fed before the ceremonies begin.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Australia Day, Color Party, Create, Explore, Flags, full uniform, Lord Baden- Powell, OBP, QG, recognition | Leave a comment

Australia Day Jan 26th

Australia Day celebrated as a State Event in Melbourne. This event has the Guides carrying a large Australian Flag. For this, the day is primarily aimed at the BP’s, Queens Guide’s and OBPs presented the previous year. When in Melbourne for the Australia Day event make sure that you have eaten well before the ceremonies begin. After which there is a Parade down Elizabeth Street.

As a Hazelwood and Churchill combined event the places have altered when necessary.  They have been behind the Hazelwood and Churchill shopping Center, Churchill Saloon, at Gaskin Park and at the Churchill Public Hall entrance. This event is open to all aged Guiding personal and members. On Australia Day the Gipps Guides or Leaders have been asked to face paint as an activity while people eat and catch up with friends. Other times there have been odd jobs like the handing out of flags, song sheets, readings, hoisting the flag / colour party [with Scouts].

Sometimes we go into Morwell’s Kurnot Hall for the Australia Day Ceremonies and Presentations/ Citizen of the Year Awards.

Full Uniform is worn. Take drink bottles full of water and sun hats.

Churchill Lions make sure there is a full breakfast available.

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November 14, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Clean up Australia day, Color Party, events, Face Painting, Melbourne, Service | 1 Comment

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VO.R2 2009
Victorian Olave Individual reporting form- Reporting period : December 08 – February 09 and March – May 09

Sent your copy to:
danielle.smith@aapt.net.au

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Cluster, Forms, OBP | 2 Comments

Flags of the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District

  1. World Guide Flag, 
  2. Australian Flag, 
  3. Victorian Flag,
  4. Churchill Guide Flag      [Blue and Purple]
  5. Hazelwood Guide Flag  [ Pink,light blue stripes, orange and lime green dots]
  6. Churchill  Guide Flag [ Bright mid purple]
  7. Old Brownie Emblems [ Brown back ground yellow elf][Yellow background with brown elf]

Learning about the flags , care, use and reason for is a repetitive learning process.

    November 14, 2009 Posted by | Create, Girl Guides, Links of Unity, Unit Flags, Victorian Flag, World Guide Flag | Leave a comment

    Stuck in as boat with choc biscuits and our Unit flag.

    It was just too hot to do much. Having to run Guides inside was a horrible thought.  So the Guides found an area of shade under a big tree… in the dingy. As a get to know one another exercise they played in and around the dingy.  Cordial and chocolate biscuits were supplied and they went fast.  [In between the talking that is.]

    Then out came the flags.  The first was the old Unit flag for when the Hazelwood Guides meet. Designed by the Guides.  Various Guides, parents and leaders created the flag. Probably why the colours are a pink background with light blue wide ribbon obtuse angles stripes and bright pink and lime green 4 to 5 cm circles sewn on both sides.

      These current Guides chose to recycle the flag and use it at all meetings were their ages were. it also meant that they did not have to make one too.  The empty  Flag pole from the Morwell Guide District,  which were donated to the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District that week, were recycled too.  Now they hold this flag. Okay with that.

     Since the Guides are receptive to learning about flags, and the decision was theres various flag learning objectives struck  Strategies for learning and using this flag were implemented.  The Guides were also interested in learning about other flags, the protocol, ceremonies, care of flags, and of course what do you do with them?

    November 14, 2009 Posted by | Care and storage, Challenge, Create, Flag ettiquate, Flags | Leave a comment

    what we have done with flags

    Who ever thought that having a silly old flag flying was boring does not know what we do!

    Things we have done  and learned about flags

    • Flags can be incorporated into games.
      • Links of Unity,
      • World Trefoil,
      • World Guide Flag
      • World Guide Song has our Guiding flag unfurling.
    • Chosen the colour of different meeting times flags
      • Churchill Guide Unit Flag (now the flag for the 5 to 8’s [Purple])
      • Hazelwood Guide Unit Flag  (now the flag for the 8 to the 13 Guides)
      • Churchill Guide Unit Flag (now the flag for the 13 to 17 Guides [ mid blue with light purple trim])
    • Raising the Flag,
    • Protection of Flag.
    • Why a flag.
    • Carrying our Flag.
    • Ceremonial flag preparations.
    • Colour Party
    • Giving instructions.
    • Different games and challenges.
    • Different ceremonies attended
    1. Melbourne Guide Parade through Elizabeth Street….for B.P and Queens Guide recipients.
    2. Australian Day Celebrations at Morwell and Churchill
    3. A.N.Z.A.C. Day celebrations at Morwell and Yinnar.
    4. Victory in the Pacific (VP) 50th Birthday Celebrations.
    5. The return of the Hazelwood Roll of Honour to the Hazelwood South Hall.
    6. Camp Flags.
    7. Parade
    8. Presentations.
    9. Chosing which of the Unit flags go to what one of the Guide Units.
    10. had the flags on display at campfires.
    • Send coded messages.
    • History of flags
    • Flag designs
      • Why this goes there.
      • World Girl Guide and Girl Scout Flag.
      • Australia Flag
      • Victorian State Flag
      • Aboriginal Flag
      • Latrobe City Council Flag
    • History of Flags
      • Old World Girl Guide and Girl Scout Flags
      • Old Australian Brownie ‘Flags’ of Chruchill Brownie Guide Unit
    • How does having a Flag become a symbol of who we are and what we as Guides stand for.

    November 14, 2009 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Leadership, Stepping stones, Uncategorized, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment