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

Sharing Skills With Others

Since the beginning of 2010 this dark green section of the Centenary challenge badge has been an on going experience for the Guides. As the Guides develop their communication skills they realize the importance of allowing others a voice, a say what they are all doing.

The giving of clear instructions is an important part of communication with any process.  If clear instructions are not given the confusion rains and frustration occurs. Then anger at others comes out. The game or activity needs to stop.  People take time out to cool down and discussion happens as to what went wrong.  Sometimes this happens straight away, other times after another activity has occurred.  Then comparisons of the two games / activities happens.  Our discussions and evaluations usually are based around the Guide Laws and Promise. What went well and how to improve come from these discussions as well.

The Guides absorb the communication skills of those around them.  therefore when skills are being learned the making the learning of that skill an enjoyable, fun and useful activity is worthwhile for all stakeholders in the learning activity and any follow ups later on that reinforce the knowledge and self confidence gained..

So far this year the games and activities that have been played are:

chalk drawing,    skipping,   bubble making,     the fifty cent game,     Snap [with the Guide Law Cards made last year],     kick ball,     soccer,     Captains coming, painting,     making cards,     cooking different things,     making knots with snake lollies,      a Magic theme disco,     erecting and striking a tent,     the Penny Hike,     scrap booking a recipe book,     making a ‘mug wamp’,     gathering five things on a walk,     the Promise and Law Snakes and Ladders game,     a Historic World Guide Bingo game,     making invitations ,     crossing the road,     Kitchen safety games,     word find games about Guiding and Australia, and animals, in a group,     human checkers,     dressing up international costumes,     working on making a power point presentation,     horseshoe,     Making or reaffirming our Promise,     working out where the emergency gathering area is at the Hazelwood South Hall,    Playing historical games about the Founders,.

April 23, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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