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Teddy Bear Picnic 2009 program

In the lead up to the 2009 Teddy Bear picnic the Unit had included the following:

  • Making bear out of balloons
  • Inviting ther CFA to the Hazelwood South Hall
  • had made origami animals.
  • Coloured in pictures of bears.
  • Taking ID photo’s of the Teddy Bears attending.
  • making a fundraising “best Teddy Bear ” vote.
  • Planned the menu.
  • Practiced BBQing.
  • Made no bake biscuits to take along.
  • Read, then made up their own Bear Stories.
  • Learned Teddy Bear songs to sing while on the Rac Wac.
  • Included the event as part of the Rac Wac 2009.
  • Sewn Teddy Bear Puppets.
  • made cloths peg Teddys for the fridge.
  • Created invitations for the day – these went home pegged to the clothes peg Teddy.
  • Tried to organise the transport.
  • had worked on first aid (just in case)
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December 14, 2009 Posted by | brainstorm, Governance, Hands, mindmap, Scissors | Leave a comment

Creating a Teddy Bear through a balloon medium

Teddy Bears are easily created through using a balloon.There are several tricks that are important that are trade secrets.

The main one is to lightly dust your hands with either talcum powder (baby ones are really good fine powders to use) or a corn flower dusting. These powers inhibit the static electricty so easily transfered to the balloons through weather, electric cables or clothing.

The second hint is to not ‘fill’ the balloon so that they are hard to touch. The balloon is rubber. Too much tension on the rubber equals a rupture. Therefore you have a bang about to happen. The balloon holder will be upset. Upset children are bad for business!!! So the child gets a second ballon, then a third. By this time there is a retetive pattern set.

If you are to draw on the balloon use clearly identifyable non toxic pens.

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December 14, 2009 Posted by | balloon, behaviour | Leave a comment

How did this Teddy Bear activity begin

Towards the end of 1999 the moe Old Gipps town would host a Saturday where the young children would take there teddy bear to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Most of the Guides in Churchill did not have transport to attend. Public transport finished through Churchill by 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. So if the Leaders could get the Guides there there was not transport back.

Rather than not be included the Guides were encouraged to think of ways to be included. The older Guides helping in the younger units suggested holding their own Teddy Bear Picnic at the Hazelwood South Hall during the meeting time. Some of these older guides had attended the Teddy Bear overnight stay at the hall a few years before.

Weeks before the chosen meeting time ‘things’ were created to include the others to participate. The activty usually netted some interest from girls outside the Unit. Guides that had moved from this Unit wanted to be included too. The meeting was opened to the sisters of the younger Guides. Over the years they brought friends –usually from the otlder unit!

The day then became a Saturday activity. Open to all Guides, family and friends.
Then the leaders became so externally busy that the weekends for the Teddy Bears Picnic evaporated. By the end of 2008 the Units had planned to have a Teddy Bears Picnic included in with the Rac Wac in first term 2009. The fires that are now named ‘Black Saturday’ threw all planning out of the window.

So by the end of 2009 fouth term the planning for 2010 teddy bears picnic had already begun.. Several changes have occured. people have offered to assist. These same people are interested in getting the Guides active, with more people knowing just what Guides actually is involved with. Now the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District team are now organising the event. A Gipp’s Guide is overseeing the Teddy Bears Picnic. As part of Clean up Australia the Teddy Bears will be assisting in Cleaning up the Glendonald Park. Since Clean Up Australia in Glendonald Park is a family and friend event everyone is invited. Activities and games will be included.as part of the ‘entertainment factors’ for the youngest children. Games in the Park will be aimed at the older ones. The District catering team is resonsible for the BBQ.

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December 14, 2009 Posted by | Challenges, clean, District, Games, History, Past, Program, Rac Wac, Units | Leave a comment