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

This is the basic 2009 menu to work on.

Menu Chosen
Main Course
Chicken Roasted
Beef Roasted
Potates Roasted
Chocolate Cake
Scones and Cream
Guide Biscuits
Fizzy drink

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Governance, Novemeber, ownership, Vote | Leave a comment

Together the Girl Guides pool their ideas for the 2009 formal meal..

Now we pool our likes and dislikes
Foods we like Foods we don’t like
Birthday cake
Cup cakes
Ice Cream
Lasagna Broccoli
Lasagna Chicken
Mums Cooking Garlic
Mushrooms Homemade bread
Nuts Peas
Popcorn Quiche
Rice Spagetti
Rice Bubbles
Roast Potaoes
Soft cheese
Tiny teddies

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | discussion, foods we like, Governance, menu, mindmap, plan, Vote, voting | Leave a comment

Girl Guides learning to have a voice at 2009 formal meal planning

Through out all Guiding levels members have opinions.  These opinions may directly affect them, future generations, or help with a problem that is seen.  Having a voice leans a hand to many aspects of a Guide members life.  So having a voice for the things like the yearly formal meal is important.  The Guides are eating at this activity.  So the  ‘return’ on having a voice is something anticipated and experienced relatively quickly.

Choose three things you like and one you do not like. Draw a picture or write their names down
Like Not Like
Roast Potaoes Homemade bread
Birthday cake
Popcorn Quiche
Cup cakes
Ice Cream
Veges Spagetti
Mums Cooking
Lasagna Chicken
Ice cream
Tiny teddies Peas
Rice Bubbles Broccoli
Mushrooms Garlic
Soft cheese
Nuts Meat

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Brainstorming, Calendar, Food, Formal, Governance, menu, mindmap, plan, Vote | Leave a comment


WOW.  Another State Sleepover.  The last time I went on one of these there were nearly 2000 youth members in and around the Melbourne Museum.  It was fantastic.  Not very many people actually slept the whole night through.  There was so much to see and do.  Yeah I was face painting until five in the morning.  Took an hour off to sleep.  Until some ungrateful person pulled her dilly bag out from under my head.  The pudding bowl made a great pillow.  Suppose I can understand why she wanted to have it back for breakfast to be eaten from it!  I just realized this was 6 years ago.

Guides Victoria have sent out a letter to our District Team members.  In it there is mention of a State Sleep Over during August or September 2010.

The Baw Baw Region Guides are also having their 10th Sleep Over at Lardner Park.  I hope they are not going to clash. Either way the Guides will be asked if which they would prefer to go on if that is the case.

There are things that they will need to have with them.

A sleeping bag would help. A sleeping mat too.  Not big and bulky as there will be walking to do.  The Guide brings ‘it’ then they carry it in.

Warm clothing, coat, beanie, sunscreen.  Nightwear…an extra pair of socks, and a spare long fitting T-shirt for under the pyjamas is necessary.

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10 Nov 2009 letter from State Commissioner


Dear Person  


As 2009 draws to a close, we look forward with anticipation to 2010, our Centenary year. We are thrilled that the Prime Minister of Australia, has declared 2010 to be the Year of the Girl Guide. This is superb recognition of the contribution that Girl Guides has made to society in Australia over the past century.   

We were delighted to learn that Australia Post will be producing three stamps and that the Royal Australian Mint will produce a circulating coin to mark this momentous occasion.   

There are many events planned for all of our members to take part in during 2010. A list of these dates can be found on the news page of our website.   

We begin 2010 with the party of the century at the Australian Centenary Event (ACE) in January. Girl Guides Victoria is delighted to be hosting this international camp and welcoming over 2,400 members from around Australia and the world to our state. We look forward to meeting you at the camp.   

On 22 February girls globally will celebrate Thinking Day with the theme “girls worldwide say together we can end extreme hunger and poverty”. We look forward to seeing more Units than ever participating in Clean Up Australia Day in March and National Tree Planting Day in August. Our girls have told us that the environment is an issue of importance and this is a way for girts to make a real contribution in this area.   

There will be a number of large state events held for all members to celebrate our Centenary. 100 Downunder will be a fantastic day where girls can experience the Arts in many different ways. A State Sleepover for all girls will be held in August or September where girls from across the state can come together to party. We are looking forward to the very special event on 10 October 2010 at 10am, where all members are invited to Government House to renew their Promise along with all members around Australia at the same time.   

Enclosed you will find your special edition 2010 Girl Guides Victoria diary with the official Centenary logo embossed on the cover to commemorate this exceptional event and to thank everyone who is involved in Guiding.  

The Assistant State Commissioners and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and fantastic year in 2010.   




Noel I a Kershaw State Commissioner   





Girl Guides Victoria   

ABN 59 533 729 847   

PO Box 827 129 York Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 http://www.guidesvic.org.au   






(03) 8606 3500 f (03) 9699 6277 1- guides@guidesvic.org.au   

December 12, 2009 Posted by | camp, centenary, clean, environment, events, Flag, mar, Poverty, Promise, sleepover, stamps, Theme, Thinking, tree | Leave a comment

Teddy bear frittata

The Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides used this recipes ingredients as a base, but changed the directions for putting on the “teddy bear faces”.

Actually the recipe was filling for the smaller stomachs.

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Create, Explore, meal, recipe | 1 Comment

Tea cup biscuits

Since teddies need a ‘cuppa of tea’ for refreshment and they do not want to get wet these little cups were made for all. The Guides actually had their drink bottles too.

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December 11, 2009 Posted by | Churchill, Girl Guides, Hands, Leadership, refreshment | 1 Comment

Teddy in car biscuits

The ingredients where simple, the Guides had fun. The older Guides enjoyed themselves emensilly as they ‘showed’ the younger ones how to create and orgastrae the teddies into their cars. Somehow I think there were less actual cars than planned.

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December 11, 2009 Posted by | choc, Hands, Leadership, teddy biscuits | 1 Comment

Vanilla french toast

 A good treat to begin the morning.  The Guides learn to have a certain quickness when turning the toast over the cooking heat.  Also learned is hhow to turn something plain into something of a friendly surprise.
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes  
3 eggs
1/s cup milk
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
40g Butter

4 x 2cm-thick slices day old bread


Fresh strawberries, to serve
1/3 cup maple-flavoured syrup, to serve
Whipped cream, to serve
1) Using a fork, whisk eggs, milk, sugar and essence in a large shallow dish.
2) Melt half butter in a large frying pan.
3)Dip 2 slices of bread into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides. Let excess egg drain. Cook over moderate heat for 2 minutes each side or until golden brown.

4) Transfer to a warm plate, cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter, bread and egg mixture. 
5) Serve at once with strawberries, syrup and cream

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Choc Peppermint Creams

this is a good recipe for taking to a unit meeting pre-made and cold. Allows for the youngest members to concentrate on cooky cutting, decorating and cooking. Then setting the eating area and hostessing.

You can freeze unfilled biscuits. Although the recipe makes approximately 16 we have found that it’s a good idea to double the recipe as this allows for the eating of the mixture that the little Guides always get away with.

Preparation: 30 minutes + cooling time
Cooking: 12 minutes

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
125g butter, chopped
1/4 cup milk

Peppermint Cream to serve

This recipe will makes 1 cup of peppermint cream.
Preparation: 10 minutes
50g butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup icing sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence, to taste

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and creamy. Add essence, a little at a time, to taste. Beat until well combined.

The Biscuit mix.

1) Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper or use a spray on tray.

2) Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa powder. Add the butter.

3) Mix until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

4) Add almost all milk; mix together until dough comes together in small clumps (pinch a little in your fingers then, if dry, add remaining milk).

5) Turn dough onto a clean work surface; press into a ball.

6) Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll out 1 portion, between sheets of baking paper, to 5mm thick.

7)Using a 6cm round biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds.

8)Re-roll dough then cut out more rounds (they should total about 16).

9)Place rounds on prepared trays.

10)Repeat with remaining dough.

11)Using a 2cm heart-shaped biscuit cutter, cut centre from each round.

12) Place rounds on tray. Chill for 15 minutes.

13) Bake biscuits for 12 minutes.

14)Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

15) Make Peppermint Cream as recipe directs. When the biscuits are cool sandwich biscuits with cream.

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