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Creating a front garden at the Hazelwood South Hall

The Hazelwood South Hall entrance looks uncared for. So what if we all spend a little time sprucing this area up?

A Saturday has been put aside so that the tan bark that has been donated for the Hall use combined with some of the bricks from the back of the Hall used as an edging for two little gardens can be created.

So how about making this a District family event occurring on the 3rd of April 2010.

Venue – Hazelwood South Hall, 762 Tramway Road Churchill Victoria 3842

Start time 9 oclock – finish at lunch time.  Your family will need tools like wheel barrows, gloves, shovels, buckets and garden forks.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | April, bricks, Build, Construct, Garden, Lend-a-hand, Recylcle, Take part in, team member | , , , | 3 Comments

Delegation and Leadership learned through the making of paper cups

The making of paper cups is an activity that may be done in Patrols following patrol structure or as a meeting group that allows a freer flow of skill sharing – especially in a flexible age group meeting time.  The making of the cup activity is one that as many Guides can participate in as are there. We have made these paper cups at the tables in the patrols corner or scattered around the floor – depending on the numbers of Guides making them.

The adult Leader installs in the Guides that “no job is finished until all have finished the activity”.  Using the  rational in your own leadership provideds a control factor necessary in balancing both the program and the skills that are learned.  Making the cup is only one skill of many -patience, Leadership, self activement, comanionship, mateship being only some skills learned.

Understandably some of the  Guides with more dexterity in there fingers finish quickly.  These Guides are expected to assist  by showing with another piece of paper [ thus making another cup] not by taking over another Guides learning of how to make her own cup.  This showing rather than doing for someone -usually because the doer is impatient for the next step is part of responsible delegation.  As once the second Guide learns how there are now two Guides looking out to assist someone.  The one with the newer skill may need to still be over seen by the nor experienced one.  This is leadership training through making a paper cup.

Guiding provides so many ways of learning and absorbing leadership at all the levels through out the Members. Many activities link into another activity. Put together, the activities are then part of the program structure.  Which in turn is just part of an overall objective.

In this case bubble mix was made then bubbles were created,  next paper cups were made, a water game was played, And the Guides discussed when they were going to go swimming at the pool.  Sounds simple and straight forward.  What was also shown was leadership skills, creating of activities from what was on hand, resourcefulness, resilience, governance, having voice, objectives, participation, interacting with different ages, people recognition, hosting, welcoming, acceptance, self esteem, fun, ownership, laughter, appreciation and being accepted for who and what each of us are, not for what we have.

More importantly that fear of the unknown is one of peoples greatest ‘walls’ that stop them from challenging themselves.  Guiding may provide the start to demolishing these walls.

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Empowerment, Lend-a-hand, People, Self | , , , , , | 1 Comment

SERVICE FLASH THAT BEGAN IN 2009

This Service Flash has  three level [One, two and Three]

A Guide may start the flashes at the age of seven for flash 1, nine for flash 2 and 11 for flash 3.  Each different level has a period of service required over a varing amount of time.  For instance level 2 Service Flash has a  minimum of fifteen hours of ret over three months which works out at approximately 1% hours per week. . This can “include service to your “immediate and extended family, school and Guiding.

What needs to be recorded and signed off for is the date the Service began and concluded. What Service has been  provided Length of time given,.  Of course a Signature  is a must too.

The total hours given may be copied from Look Wide 2009 edition Page 83.  So what needs to be purchased and filled out is an up to date Look wide book.  Available at the Guide Shop.

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Darling overnight stay.

What an event.  The Guides have learned so much about themselves, their tolerances, other people, leadership and most of all what lack of sleep does to one!

I’ve even seen the  Guides working together and sharing their experiances with regard to what badges they have nearly completed.  Working together trying to finish another badge.

While preparing for the overnight stay and during the overnight stay the Guides became aware of the Patrol system.  How the Patrol System functions and what it means to be an active participant and a member of a Patrol. This has been accomplished mainly through out the previous terms activities in the Unit meetings. Some of the Guiding Traditions and skills were also incorporated in the weekly programs.  This overnight stay had a fair amount of just craft activities.  Since it was a State initiative then what the State wanted incorporated was included.  Craft activities were only a means for the Guides to practice their advocacy and governance skills.  Again this was Patrol building participations

The overnight stay itself represented several challenges to management. The first being reminding parents of their financial commitments with regard to paying membership and registration  to Melbourne Guide Center.

Next term I expect to see a list of badges that each girl has completed and is yet to be presented.  Along with the evidence that they have completed them of course.

Evidence… presentations of collections, photos, discussions, talks and so forth.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | Arrange, Art, Badges, Awards and more, body, Camp and overnight stays, campfire, Candles, choc, Colors, consider, cook, Create, Develop, evaluation, Explore, Faith Awareness, Food, foods we like, friends, friendship, girl, goals, goodturn, Governance, Hazelwood South Hall, Home, Homes, Lead, Lend-a-hand, manners, Membership, Multi-tasking, participate, Patrol, Patrol System, Placemats, Promise and Law, Self, table setting, Take part in, Traditions of Guiding | | Leave a comment

Global Action Theme is known as GAT

Global Action that has been ”Changing the World’ has been happening through out Girl Guide and Girl Scout programs for over 100 years. Action themes may have occurred on a World Wide basis involving the Regions of Guiding working together through our World Association of Girl guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) right down to just an individual question,action or activity sparking off a patrol activity that may lead to an International activity.  Global Action keeps occurring on a multitude of levels within Guiding.

As the members get older sometimes they move away from Guiding as their career develops or interests evolve, or they may stay within the movement, but the essence of having experienced the GAT is there. Typically Leaders bring into Guide program what they themselves enjoyed as a Youth member as well as what their interests and life skills are now.

The essence of service is still service. Over the years many form of service have been built on.  Different badges have been provided. The Guides have worked towards these with different service awareness and methods utilized.

So how is the GAT so successful? Simple really.  WAGGGS influences to have a voice and to listen.  Then to speak out, look at root causes and do projects.  While this occurs the Guides are learning.  And the life skills and interest circles are quietly going around still into the next generations.

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Nov 10th 2009.

This afternoon the theme of friendship was laced throughout the program. The things that were included into today’s program were: Flag protocol, making choices (Self Governance), helping someone else (lending a hand (LAH) or service to fellow man), what have we done so far ( Self-governance) what are we going to do (Power-steering, Event-Management),

not being afraid of asking questions, (self confidence) making a combined decision, (peer decision making) doing something from the decision, Preparation for a Guides Own, Doing our own ‘Guide’s own’, Closing the evening with taps.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Consquences, decission-making, Event-management, Flag-protocol, friendship, Guides Own, LAH, Lend-a-hand, Peer-Group-Choices, Power-steering, Self-Confidence, Self-Governance, Service, Theme | Leave a comment