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

Living a Healthy Active Lifestyle

In the Centenary Challenge Badge there is a light blue section that requires a new physical skill  that some of the Guide participated in was a Night Penny Hike.

The  instructions  given included road sense, tossing the coin, walking together, using a torch..

Since most of the guides participating were not comfortable with walking through parks, near roads, and across traffic during the dark hours this night penny hike was a challenge.  Although not totally enjoying the Dark the Guides are a little more comfortable when walking in a group at night.

Other active games played with friends have been the water game, soccer, making bubbles.

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Create, Elements of Guiding Program, Explore, Lead, Outdoors [and the environment], Prepare, Take part in | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Learning about our WAGGGS family.

The Bright pink colored section of the Centenary Challenge Badge has three sections [Self, Practical and Physical and People]

The Guides decided to start off by finding out about the Links of Unity.  Of which they were also using as part of their Pre-Promise work.

Different games were played to help them learn about these Links of Unity. These games included the Snakes and Ladders Promise and law game, making different Flip Cards with the promise and laws individually stuck onto these cards.  Learning about peace and tolerance through what our World Flag Symbols mean lead to a discussion  of tolerance with a story even creeping into the program.

Finding out the symbolization of what each of the Links actually meant was a bit more of a challenge. Then the Guides were in their Patrol corner working on different games and activities.  on the big notice board near by the Promise and laws were pinned up.  What was worked out was that the promise and Laws link in so many of the symbols that one could get confused.  Actually their was no right or wrong just different interpretations.  These interpretations meant the Guides had to think how these links of Unity actually fitted into their daily lives.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Reading about the influence of Girl Guide movement

Once upon a time in a far off land lived five little girls. One girl was a Moslem, another was Buddhist, the third was Jewish, the fourth a Christian and the fifth was a Hindu. The girls were friends but they had to meet in secret because their fami­lies distrusted people who had cus­toms different from their own. Their families did not really understand that the girls liked each other and wanted to be friends.

One day news came about an elderly man in a far off country who had started something called Girl Guides, and now a unit was starting in their area. The five girls were very excited because they were able to join Brownie Guides together. They, like guides all over the world today, had different religions and beliefs but were able to meet together in friendship because all Guides existed happily together. -Their families were happy to see the girls together in Guiding because it was a good thing.

As the years passed the girls grew up and were young women when war came to their land. They were very afraid because people with dif­ferent beliefs were fighting with each other. Our five Guides were very troubled until one of them said “We are different but we are the same. We are sister Guides and we always help one another in times of need.”

And so, our five young women and their families promoted peace in their land and grew to understand and accept each others customs.

The five young girls in this story now have children of their own. Their children play together happily today, all because the Girl Guides came to their land a long time ago.

The white corner on our World Flag shows our commitment to world peace.

GiA P 22  October 1994

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Girl-Power, Girls, Governance, Guiding-Traditions, identity, Lord Baden- Powell, responsibilities, World Guide Flag | , , | 3 Comments

Olave Baden-Powell Game

The Girls choose a place in the meeting area.   Each Guide is given a word and an action that they will complete on hearing that word.  The Article following is read out with the chosen actions and noises are made.

Note in a flexiable aged meeting time the older guides can buddy with with the Younger Guides.  For a great effect try to alter the partners so that one time they are scattered other times playing the game they are partnered together.

OLAVE : The Clipping of Gernaniums on the Palace Roof top.  Sound: Clip, Clip clip

ROBERT : riding a horse   Sound Clip clop, clip clop.

Lady Baden-Powell : A Guide Salute (pointing verticle)

Lord Baden-Powell : A Scout Salute. (pointing towards the head)

Girl Guide or Girl Scout and WAGGGS : In the air draw the Trefoil Symbol

Movement : Flag flying Sound : gentle wind rustling the flying World Flag into action.

World:  Everyone try and place their left hand together in the center of a circle formation.

OLAVE BADEN-POWELL

A Great Lady — Our Great Inspiration

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) grew up from its infancy under the care, commitment and tireless leadership of Olave, Lady Baden-Powell. Few organisations as large have been so united in their respect and love for their leader — but then few have been lucky enough to have a leader like ‘Lady B.-P.’, as she was affectionately called.

A Sheltered life

Robert Baden-Powell married Olave St Clair Soames in 1912.

Robert had an active and successful army career, and had travelled exten­sively.

Olave, at 23, had led what she later described as a happy, shel­tered but completely useless life. It was the beginning of a career in which Olave would become known as the world’s most travelled woman.

The couple made their home at Pax Hill, Hampshire, England. The house soon became a meeting place for members and supporters of the two Movements founded by Lord Baden-Powell.

At Pax Hill, even while raising a family, Lady Baden-Powell took a keen interest in her husband’s work and accompanied him on many visits. After the birth of their third child in 1917 Olave became officially involved with the Girl Guides. Olaves involvement began in England, but with the Movement spreading at a tremen­dous rate across the world, she was soon to become an international figure, inspiring enthusiasm and affection wherever she went.

Husband and wife team

After forming the International Council in 1919, Lady Baden-Powell’s life became packed with activity, travelling and speaking to members all over the world. Lord Baden-Powell was of course doing exactly the same with the Scout Movement, and this famous hus­band and wife team worked together during the period which Olave later recalled as a very memor­able one … ‘the late ’20s and the early ’30s really saw us reach the peak of work together as husband and wife in the service of our brother and sister Movements.’

World Chief Guide

In 1930, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts unanimously voted Lady Baden-Powell World Chief Guide. Olave continued to devote her seemingly endless energy to promoting the interests of girls all round the world, even though sadly in 1941 Olave lost her husband.

Rare honours for a rare lady

In a gruelling schedule which most would have found physically impossible to sustain, Lady Baden-Powell visited 111 countries in all — many on several occasions — and flew over half a million miles. olave made hundreds of thousands of platform appearances and she broadcast or appeared on tele­vision in every country she visited.

Wherever she went, Lady Baden-Powell was given a reception which testified to the respect and affec­tion in which she was held. Olave was made a Dame Grand Cross by her own country. Olave was given the freedom of cities the world over, and rare honours were bestowed on her by heads of state. These honors include such glittering awards as the Orders of The Sun of Peru, The White Rose of Finland, The Ducal Crown of Oaks of Luxembourg, The Silver Phoenix of Greece, The Sacred Treasure of Japan and The Silver Lion of Kenya. Her last inter­national award came from the United Nations (FAO), which gave her the Ceres medal in recognition of the world-wide services carried out by the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement under her leadership.

The will to cherish an ideal

Travel had to cease when in 1970 she was found to be suffering dia­betes. Although she then had to fol­low a strict regime, Olave never ceased to inspire and strengthen WAGGGS. People came to her now. from all countries, old friends, strangers, of all ages and nationalities. Letters poured in” each day — and each one was answered with an encouraging reply.

Olave, Lady Baden-Powell died in 1977 at 88 years of age, but the memory of her life and personality continues to inspire the millions of hearts and minds which make up the Girl Guide and Girl Scout Movement. The following words, written shortly after her death, best convey the lasting gift she brought us: Her great and lasting achieve­ment was to give to the young people with whom she came into contact the will to cherish an ideal and the courage and determination to seek to fulfil it.

Every girl guide and girl scout
seeking the true meaning of the
threefold Promise needs to look no
further than Olave Baden-Powell.
In every sense she kept her Promise.


Altered slightly from Guiding in Australia, December 1988                  3

April 22, 2010 Posted by | 100 Years of Guiding, Find-out-about, Lord Baden- Powell, Lord Baden-Powell, play, WAGGGS, World Flag | , , | 2 Comments

The color path through the Centenary challenge

The Guides decided that they would tackle the challenges offered in the Centenary Challenge in the following order:

Dark Blue – Knowing our Beginning

Dark Pink – Learning about our WAGGGS family.

Purple – Looking after our World.

Light Blue – Living a healthy active lifestyle.

Light Green – Learning Guiding Skills.

Pale Pink – Appreciating the Australian identity

Dark Green – Sharing skills with others.

Orange – Understanding others.

Yellow – Understanding myself

April 22, 2010 Posted by | 100 Years of Guiding, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program | , | 6 Comments

Knowing About Our Beginnings

This section of the Centenary Challenge  Badge is dark blue and is divided into three section (Self, Physical and Practical and People)

The Guides needed tio increase their knowledge about Lord and Lady BP as well as Brownslea island.   They have been doing this trough going to the Churchill Library and checking out the Internet services. not having a lot of time when the Guides went to the Library  Brownslea Island was checked into, as well as the Four World Centers.

Also through action games of our founders : Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, how they worked as a couple for the movements to grow, inclusive Wide Games , stories and activities about the Founders and Brownslea Island were slipped into the weekly  Program.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

State Holiday Camps and Activities

The Victorian Girl Guides Association is offering  “Holiday Camps and Activities. The first Holiday Camp will be run in the June/July holidays. It is to be held at Iluka and will have an Art theme.
The camp is open to all girls aged 9 to 13 (for both members and non members) and information is also available online. We will also be sending information on the camp directly to District and Unit Leaders as well as to the girls (9 to 13 year olds).” This information has come from the Victorian Guides CEO April 17th information sent out.
This is an opportunity for the Guides to camp and have activities outside of their own Peer unit and this District.  I encourgae parents to utilize this opportunity and have a brake.
I know that when one of our daughters went on a similar State Guide run camp over the holidays she really enjoyed it.  Wanting to go back the next year.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Camps, Guiding Levels, July, June, state, Take part in | | 1 Comment

New Uniform has arrived at the Guide Shop.

Fantastic. The new uniform has arrived.
Feedback on the Uniform has been requested – in turn this will be relayed back to the National Office.
Now we have something to really fund raise for. A unity in presentation. A united front.
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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Online Training Program through Guide Center

What a fantastic opportunity for busy trainee Leaders.  The CEO has reported that the following has now begun. [Saturday 17 April 2010]
  • “Guiding Awareness and the Leadership Development are now available to be undertaken  online. Please contact Brenda for more information about how to undertake these 2 modules online.
And that the Training Department is now working on converting some FD modules into online modules. We will keep everyone updated on the                          progress of development of these new modules.

Online Training ProgramGuiding Awareness and the Leadership Development are now available to be undertakenonline. Please contact Brenda for                    more information about how to undertake these 2 modulesonline.The Training Department is now working on converting some FD modules into                        online modules. ”

Things are happening in Guide Center that make all our lives easier.  That is if we choose this online system to tackle this module of training.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Leaders, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Girls Rock 2011

I.’ve heard that Girls Rock is back again in 2011.  Girls Rock 2011 is an adult conference that sets you Rocking with excitement.  girls Rock sets us all on a highway of thoughts of just were is Guiding going over the next few years..
The day set for this event is Saturday 29 January 2011.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | january | , | Leave a comment