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Such a variety of things goes into Guiding.

Guiding provides a range such a variety of things to do that what the programs actually have included into them is as varied as the both the members, the families and the outside world have influences upon the choices of activities.

For instance when a group of Guides or Leaders are heading towards a badge or qualification there are always others who, once their interest is sparked will challenge themselves to widen their horizons as well.  Other who for their own reasons go along for the ride, and still others who ‘put up with it’ so that the more interesting (to them) stuff can be done.  This ‘get in there together’ is part of being a team member, supporting others and they in turn support you.

Because of copy write laws the syllabus of each badge, award etc can not publish.  However when there are a collective of people of different ages, skills level or a variety interests being satisfied in order for that person or group of people to achieve an overall objective then different things can pop up as challenges to different people.  In short with one overall objective there are many jobs to be done.  Each job has a variety people working at different levels to finish the ‘job’ and to collectively achieve the objective.  Along the way those who already know what needs to be done in one ‘job’ may either be showing someone else, or themselves doing another job and being shown by someone else.

Learning one skill can be utilised in may different ways.  We’ll pick on ‘food’.  There are a wide variety of tasks involved with ‘food’ where both the theory and practical emphasis changes depending on the outcome.

Alright.  Food and water is in themselves part of survival.  Over a extended period of time when a Guide learns about food she learns the safety measures with food ( cleanliness, personal hygiene, cooking, storage, carrying, presentation, carrying, washing up, putting away and even choosing the food types to suit the occasion, age range, religious and dietary requirements.}

Then there’s the deciding what to have, organising the menu, suiting the occasion to the menu and the activities, raising the money for, purchasing, storage, preparation, presentation, consumption of, removal, recycling.

The ‘Food’ theme may be used towards different size and complexity of activities. Starting with just having a cooking time in the Guide Program, discovering culinary items of interest and foods from other countries, becoming aware of the multicultural input back into this county, developing a culture with guiding itself, being aware of the Four World centers, being aware of the pioneering women in History, Guiding history, Guiding ways of the future, catering for a fundraiser, a dance, a BBQ, a cookout challenge, water activities, a penny hike, …. and so on,  These smaller activities will lead onto more comprehensive objectives. Which may include… an end of year Formal meal, an overnight stay, a camp, going away on State or International camps, helping with Patrol Service activities, being part of a World Wide service activity, [ Clean Up Australia, Kiribus Bus, East Timour, national and international disaster relief teams..] and the lists just go on.

Once the interest is sparked the future may have a direction. Wow.

No, ‘Food’ does not stop here.  There are other things to consider like the jobs connecting with the above linking words.  An obvious one is leadership for the activity. Leadership is learned, practiced and known about by watching and helping others with their leadership rolls.In essence Leadership boils down to encouraging others to willingly help get the job done, while collectively forefiling needs and desires.  On a three tier level these needs and desires are your own, their own, these who attend, those who obviously benefit.  Since everyone in these levels are ‘stake holders’ then an experienced adult Leader is capable of covering all these levels with the help of her team.

Now that how food may slot into the weekly or overall Program chosen by the Guides themselves.  However there are both tangible and intangible small stepping stones are available to the members that mark each Guides progress.

Most often the skills learning when doing one thing are brought back into the guiding Program at a greater depth of knowledge practice along with a wider variety of interests being sort to be done.    While in Guiding there are many ways of widening the interest range of the Guiding members.  in itself just the broodning and deepening of the interests, skills and knowledge basis of the members within Guides is a factor of why there are a variety of things that goes into, and come out from, Guiding.

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March 28, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Advocacy, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Governance, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, Stepping stones, Survival methods, Traditions, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, World Guiding | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wide game: a continuing activity

  • Four World Center activity.
  • Bake and make
  • Brownslea Island
  • Know your knots.
  • Promise and Law game
  • Compass points
  • Brownslea Island…. a find, locate and be informed activity
  • Survival Game
  • Make Camp Gadgets
  • Best tent entrance with chosen patrol colors and name.
  • if we can obtain a sari then figure out how to put it on.

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Bow line, brainstorm, camp, camp /overnightstays, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Checked out the Four World Center Colors

The Four World Centers are part of the links of Unity between all the WAGGGS countries.

each world center has a different color and logo.

Samgam is Purple.              
Our Cabana is Orange.          Pictures
Pax Lodge is Green              
and Our Chalete is deep blue

March 23, 2010 Posted by | Colors, Four World Centers, Green, Orange, Our Canana, Our Chalete, Pax Lodge, Purple, Sangam | Leave a comment

Why do Australian Young Guides salute like older Guides?

I share with you a story I was told about a a small voice that was made louder.  The story goes like this:

The little Australian Brownie Guide who wanted to know why Brownie Guides were not allowed to Salute like the Girl Guides… after all were they not Girl Guides too.  Since this happened about 1959 the effect was amazing.  Australian Brownie Guides and New Zealand Brownie Guides of the time were able to Salute with permission from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  It did take time for the Voice of one Brownie Guide to travel all the way up the chain of command but it did happen.  So even small voices can be heard when they have a good advocate.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Brownie, Governance, Guide, salute | Leave a comment

Advacy for Brunai with Asia Pacific Region Committee encouragement.

Being a member of Girl Guides you are not only given the opportunity of having a voice but shown how to as well as encouraged to use it.  this happens through out all the levels of Girl Guides.  you may be new, or in Australia only five, or be a Patrol Leader, a seconder, or have a job to do.  However everything you want to do needs to be communicated with so that others may know what it is and were you want to end up.

Remember the little Australian Brownie Guide who even small had a strong line of communication and great advocacy people.  She asked a question that people did not know the answer of and people wanted to find out the answer too.

Have a look at what has occurred on an international level with Brunai becoming a full member of Girl Guides.  A further challenge was to then get the Leaders working towards being on the international committees such as the Asia Pacific Region.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Brunai, communication, Governance, Membership, needs, salute, voice | Leave a comment

In three minutes produce

In three minutes produce:

Something old.
Something new.
Something borrowed.
Something blue.
Something bright and with a sheen.
Something  beautiful and fit for a Queen.

Restrictions and limits may be given, but nothing should be from the uniform or persons of the Guides (or leaders).

March 22, 2010 Posted by | game, observations, Outdoors, time management | Leave a comment

Baw Baw Region Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District Report 1st Quarter 2010

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Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide
 District Report 1st Quarter 2010
In order to submit a Region Report to the state team by the required date please submit this report at end of each term .
It should be emailed to jane.cleverly@bigpond.com
Your report may be edited to comply with space restrictions, however, please feel free to include as much detail as you want.
Please report on the following areas for your District over the past three months
1.         Promotional Events Held / Links with the local community
Getting out and about with the Guides. AMulticultural festival Mowell and Churchill library.
Have opened a District Face book page to keep in touch with some parents…those with internet access.  Early indications seem to be working.
Spoke at the Churchill And District Community Association re the Hazelwood Honor Roll and its condidtion (very Good condition) and put minds at ease re the care that the Hazelwood And Churchill Guides are giving this board.  There had been an untrue report of damage to this board. The RSL are satisfied with the Board staying in the Hazelwood South Hall… not going to the Churchill Public hall.
Asked to attend the Churchill Festival APRIL 17TH THIS YEAR. Altered date from March 2010.
Have been asked for the Guides to conduct a survey of the local children … what do they want from the local ‘Walker’ street park by the local walker street park group.
2.         Property Issues
3.         Leader Qualifications
4.         New initiatives / successes in your District
Patrol activities seem to be revitilizing the Unit. 
5.         Issues you would like taken to the notice of Girl Guides Victoria management
Samar Ishaq has moved to Melbourne. Samar is having trouble contacting the / receiving a reply from the people in Melbourne. When I go down next I will make appropriate enquires as to what is happening but would like to receive some help first.  Not known by me yet who she is trying to contact but apparently every time Samar phones the lady at home the husband only answers.  Messages are not getting through and direct contact is not being got.
6.         Issues you would like to discuss at the Region Meeting
What is happening to the Uniforms.  We have not pushed the getting of one as we were believing that there would be the new ones 2010.  So currently our Guides do not have them. What do we do for ANZAC day?
7.         Professional Development you feel you would like
Susan Connor
20th March 2010

March 20, 2010 Posted by | community, development, District report, events, personal, Promotionl, property, Qualifications | Leave a comment

WAGGGS World Regions

The world within WAGGGS is divided into different regions.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Outcomes from the overnight stay [Food and Four World Centers]

  1. Governance practiced in situations where the Guides begin to understand their roles, how governance occurs, the implications of Governance
  2. Structuring the Guides in their own Patrols so that they are comfortable to allow Advocacy has occurred.
  3. What is a Patrol Activity is becoming clearer to the Guides.
  4. Leadership under different situations occurred.
  5. Recognition of each guides potential is being gained by the Guide herself, those Guides around her and the friends and family.
  6. Life skills are being recognised as needed, looked for and fulfilled to each Guides individual pace.
  7. Seeking out information skills has begun.
  8. Joining the library as members.
  9. Identity issues are still being worked on.
  10. Badges, and other rewards and recognitions for a job being attempted, roll being taken on , skill learned are appreciated.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Advocacy, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Governance, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, Promise, Survival methods, Traditions, Uncategorized, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Activities of the overnight stay [food and Four World Centers]

The overnight stay has a full program which tentatively includes the following.
  • Free time
  • Wide Game
  • Promise and Law.
  • Promise ceremony
  • Rac Wac.
  • Tent skills.
  • Packing in a rush.
  • fire drill.
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • first aid
  • Shopping.
  • survival,
  • face the fear of
  • fossiking for information about The WAGGGS Four World Centers.
  • Traditions
  • Ceremony
  • Guides Own
  • Cleaning,
  • Service
  • Evaluation

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Life skills gained, Promise, Survival methods, Traditions | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments