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Learning to march

Learning to march sounds boring. Done the right way is fun. We had fun. Even when you are asked to go back and do it again. And again.

First you start with remembering what one is your left foot! Once it is pointed out that Guide Salute with their Right and shake with their left things are easier. The left foot is the lead foot. we often mucked up.

To correct that there’s the skip step. The one where you do a half step and repeat it a few steps later. That way the marching is all back in rhythm again.

Then when your finally moving when do you know when to stop. besides the person in front running stopping and you running right into them. That’s where listening to the commands come into it. And doing the commands helps too.

Marching involves swinging the arms. The other arm to the foot that is moving. Or you may end up out of balance and falling into someone else…..the ground hurt’s when there is no one to stop you falling.

The hand does not go further than the knee. If you swing the hand too far the steps get out of rhythm.

It took us a really fun time to get this marching stuff under control. then we got new people and we had to show them how it was done. That was really funny cause we realized how funny we looked when we begun to ‘March’.

We learned to March so that we could be on parade and escort the colors when the Second World War Board of Honor was brought back to the Hazelwood South Hall. Then we did Australia Days, and Anzac Days. Everytime there was something that we wanted to march in there was new things to learn too.

We were working on our Explore: guiding, Our World and Friendship badges, others doing sections of our Create: Feet, hands, Ears badges. Some of us were doing more to their Junior BP and BP badges,

December 8, 2009 Posted by | BP, Churchill, Color, Create, Explore, Guides, Hazelwood, JBP, March, Second | Leave a comment

Rice pudding with caramelised Apples

Serves 4


1 ¼ cups medium grain rice.
3 cups milk
1 ½ cups water
1 stick cinnamon
Pinch Nutmeg
¼ cup maple Syrup
2 Johnathon Apples, cored and cut into rings.
60g butter
¾ cup caster sugar
2 ½ tbsp water

Place rice, 1 ½ cups water, cinnamon and nutmeg into a saucepan.
Cook over low heat.
Stir regularly for 25 – 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove the cinnamon stick and stir in maple syrup.

Whilst the rice is cooking heat a deep frying pan over low heat.
Melt butter.
Add Sugar and water and stir til sugar has turned golden brown.
Add the apple rings and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
Turn the rings occasionally until the desired softness of apple is reached.

Serve on top of Rice pudding with a drizzling of the caramel from the pan.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Old Fashioned Games 2007

World Thinking Day was celebrated with old fashioned games at the Hazelwood South Reserve and Hall. (Churchill, Victoria, Australia)

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Games, Hall, Hazelwood, Thinking | Leave a comment

Similar but different causes confusion

Often games are played or similar activities are done through out the world. One game may have developed one way, another branched out some other and the original changed beyond recognition. Usually because games and activities spread as people spread, played in may different countries, across class and culture and with anything that is on hand.

The Churchill Guide Unit has up to 6 different primary schools making up the membership. Being a flexiable Guide Unit, with an age range of five to seventeen at different times a simple game or activity needs very clear rules. So now advacacy and self government help in keeping the rules clear to all. These rules are remade several different times over the years.

At different times various camp rules , games [ kick ball, skipping, sack races, craft activities, clean up duties] all come under scrutiny. Discussion is keped cool as the process of determining the rules is decided.

Do we all have an equal input around the discussion circle, in the patrols, patrol leaders meeting, at a committee meeting.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Brainstorming, committee, discussion, Games, Governace, patrols, Rules | Leave a comment

Accusions of Cheating

Learning to play by the rules of any game is difficult. add to this a splash of variance of the accusion of cheating often comes to the forefront.

The game then becomes a matter of behavior modification and tolerance / forbearance. Dealing with issues and volatile emotions rising their head and messing up a perfectly good game or activity.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | behavior, emotions, game, Leadership, Rules, tolerance | Leave a comment

Kick Ball : Churchill Guide Style

1) No head butting the ball.
2) No fighting over the ball.
3) Kick ball to the goals to gain points.
4) Put the goals on the ends of the field.
5) If tagged 3 times from opposite team member, the ball is to go to the other team.
6) Be a good sports person.
7) No cheating.
8) No swearing at the elders.
9) No rematches when you’re out.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Ball, game, Rules | 1 Comment

Keep it up

Originally this game came from Communicating September 2002 P 8. Over time several changes have been made. 


Keep it Up!** players are in a scattered formation and try to keep a beach ball in the air as long as they can by hit­ting it before it touches the floor. Each time a player hits the ball, she says something relating to the theme selected. Examples include items in a first aid kit, sporting events, healthy snacks, what to take on a hike, safety hazards etc.. 


December 8, 2009 Posted by | Ball, Exercise, Fitness, game, Girls | Leave a comment

using the ‘Silver lining’ proforma

People have different gifts and talents. People look at other people from their understanding of life. Therefore using this chart has helped when trying to sort out what different affect people in various ways. Turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts and paving the way for a more creatively positive attitude and environment is a terrific thing to do. Used often with reflection and evaluations this chart becomes instinctive in it’s use. Able to be recalled often .

December 8, 2009 Posted by | differences, Gifts, talents | Leave a comment

Where are we?

When the Guides are trying to work out where there relatives are that live in Australia this is one of the maps we have used

December 8, 2009 Posted by | family, Northern, Nsw, Qland, States, Tas, Territories, Who am I | Leave a comment

Activities using playdough

Just making the playdough in it self is a very creative activity for the Guides of all ages.

Guides and adults have used it when organising activities.
Junior Leaders sometimes use it as a teaching aid (part of their Leadership three).

Teddy Bears Picnic

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Create, Leadership, teddy, training | Leave a comment