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

The two really basic knots and a few challenges to face.

There are so many varieties of knots to learn how to tie, their names and what their uses are.  So when showing the younger Guides knots I show then two basic knots that they may be using anyway.  These being the half knot, stopper knot, overhand and the double over hand knot.

Most new Guides actually knot one or two knots.  What is not associated with this basic knowledge is the name, use and safety factors of the knots that they know.  Many times these Guides are scared of being considered ignorant. Left handers especially as they have tying difficulties. It is not realised that actuall rope twists are not meant to be loosened as a left hander will be doing if they tie the rope up in a way that makes left handed sense.  Because the traditional ropes instructions are set out for tying in a right hand fashion many of the instructions are still set out this way.

As a leader showing these basic ropes to learning Guides draw the instructions backwards and challenge your Guides to ties them with their other non dominant hand.  Your challenge may prepare them for tying ropes up when they are awkward positions, have an injury on their dominant hand.  Also the challenge brings everyone onto an open playing field.  One that has the left hander having an advantage in their life.

What most Guides really need reinforced is the care and storage of the ropes during and after any activity.

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April 29, 2010 Posted by | body, Carry Out, Challenge, Demonstrate, Explore, friendship, girl, hand, Illustrate, Learn, Plan and Lead, Practice, Prepare, Rope, Show, Take part in, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

General information on Morse Code

Did you know that the words sounded out to guide the spelling of words changes with different languages that are spoken?

The international Morse code is just a tap of this button away

If you would like to practice and learn the Morse Code using a JAVA script then follow this link.  It’s fun. And there are many different ways to learn Morse Code.

April 26, 2010 Posted by | Associate, Carry Out, Challenge, Computer, Construct, Demonstrate, Discuss, Explore, Extend, Find out, Investigate, mime, plan, Practice, Promote, Take part in, Try, Uncategorized, Use, Write | | 3 Comments

Wordfind for Australian Animals

K A N G A R O O E A G L E W
O O K P O S S U M S E G T A
O B A W O M B A T S L E N L
K A P L A T Y P U S E C B L
A N E A A E U O E K R K M A
B D C M R N M R I N N O A R
U I H G O R U R T E G A G O
R C I F A L O M R L M U P O
R O D R D L E T B I E U I L
A O N O S N A K E A N T E N
Y Y A G P Y T H O N T R A T
  • Galah
  • Turtle
  • Numbat
  • Python
  • Koala
  • Kookaburra
  • Eagle
  • Frog
  • Parrot
  • Emu
  • Kangaroo
  • Bandicoot
  • Possums
  • Lorikeet
  • Platypus
  • Wallaroo
  • Echidna
  • Rat
  • Gecko
  • Ant
  • Magpie
  • Mole
  • Penguin
  • Mouse
  • Snake
  • Wombats

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Animal Tracks, Arrange, Associate, Australia, Book, Care for, Carry Out, Check-out, Collect, Demonstrate, Discover, Discuss, Display, Do, explore, Explore, Explore, find, Find out, Illustrate, Investigate, Learn, Outdoors [and the environment], Pet, plan, Plan and Lead, plan and visit, Practice, Promote, Take part in, Tell, The Australian Identity, Try | , , | 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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patrol Activity through the Rac Wac’s.

Sometimes when the Rac Wac has been planned the idea was that:

Each patrol was to follow a different route to an appropriate destination ( accompanied by an adult with first aid kit and a car).  The year that we were to try this out everything was cancelled, delayed or rearranged due to the Fires that were / had been ranging around Churchill for nearly a month.

April 11, 2010 Posted by | action, Action Plan, Activities, Adult members, Advocacy, Arrange, BBQ, body, Brainstorming, Carry Out, Challenges, decission-making, development, emergency plan, evaluation, Events, Explore, Feet, Fire Education, Fire safety demonstration, First Aider, Food, friendship, Fun Walk, Gipps Guides, girl, goals, Invite, JBP, Lead, Leaders, Learn, March, mindmap, Outdoors [and the environment], Patrol System, Patrol-badge, Peak Achievement Award, physical fitness, Plan and Lead, Police Check, Prepare, Rac Wac, risk, Risk Annalysis, Safety, safety program, social occansion, Take part in, talents, tolerance, Warmth-factor, Water, Youth | Leave a comment

Family BBQ’s are just for fun

A few years ago the Units held Family get together’s.  This meant that the parents could meat and great each other.  Instead of being so and so’s mum or dad they met someone with a name!

These Family BBQ’s were quite successful for a while.  Being run once every two terms proved better than every term.  So in the middle of the first and third terms a night was chosen and things were arranged.

  • Advocacy, Governance and ownership by all levels of Guiding within this District.
  • No special agenda just good food and friendship.  Not a political evening. But a good way of quietly providing an avenue where parents and friends could be included and of assistance.
  • The Guides who could attend had an increase in their self confidence as their parents and families are important enough to be invited and come to a District function.  The mind set of having parents involved offered a protection around the guides attending.
  • The Guides attending quietly showcased their talents and skills learned through the night.
  • Risk annalysises were completed
  • Hostessed by the District Leader and the District team divided the work load.  Of course offers of help were taken up be they from Guides, the parents or family friends.
  • The District Team got together to divided the jobs.
  • Invites were sent out one month in advance.
  • The RSPA was two weeks before the date set.
  • Parents received reminder notices via face book and twitter as the evening approached..
  • Membership tended to increase as the public interest hightened.

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, August, BBQ, Belonging, Carry Out, Challenge, clean, cook, Create, Culinary, Demonstrate, Develop, Discuss, District team, Entertain, Enthusiasm, Explore, Extend, Family BBQ, Food, Friendship, Get-in-touch, Gipps Guides, guest, Hands, Hazelwood South Hall, Hostessing, identity, job Description, March, Objectives, Occupation Health and Safety, ownership, Pancake morning tea, Plan, PR, Practice, Prepare, protection, Protocol, recognition, response, risk, Risk Annalysis, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-presentation, special, Take part in, talents, volunteer, Youth Members | | Leave a comment

What is an apple basic

Sometime people are so familiar with things that they do not know one is the other.  That is a chicken lays an egg, which a shop then sells. That egg white comes from the inside of the egg!  Or in this case an apple may be made into apple juice and apple pulp then used in two different recipes.

So the Guides were shown that if they peel several apples, core them, chop them up into pieces (sizes as evenly as possible) then cook these pieces aver a heat sauce with a little water you actually end up with a mixture from which the stained juice is apple juice and the remaining stuff in the strainer is the apple puree.

Cool and use as soon as possible.

But what do you use it for. So over time they have been shown the following: Apple juice, Apple Puree, Salad dressing, Apple pancakes.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | action, Carry Out, cook, Create, Culinary, Demonstrate, Equipment, Experience, Explore, Food, foods we like, healthy eating, investigate, knowledge, Lead, Learn, Learned-Skill, make, Make and Use, organise, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Take part in, Theme, training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Salad dressing

2 cloves garlic crushed

1 tsp whole grain mustard

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vinegar ( was recomeneded to have balasamic vinegar but we used what was on hand.)

1 tsp box honey (some one was allegic to honey so out came the brown sugar)

60 ml unsweetened apple juice.

1 tsbp extra virgin oil

Everything went into a whisk and was combined.  Mix was chilled and used on salads.  Makes only about 100mls per mix.  Therefore is an easy recipe for the Guides to learn and pass on.  A great way of using several steps to complete a multi level learning task.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | action, Action Plan, balenced menu, Calculate, Care for, Carry Out, clean, Collect, cook, Create, Create, Culinary, Demonstrate, Diet, Discuss, Do, Economics, education, Explore, Explore, Food, foods we like, Girls, goals, healthy eating, Help, investigate, job, Leadership-Skills, Learn, Make and Use, Multi-tasking, organise, participate, plan, Practice, Take part in, time management, timeline, tolerance, training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

RAC WAC S.W.O.T ANNALYSIS

Strengths

  • Years of experience of us
  • Trainings
  • Interests
  • Complementary learning
  • We know what’s in the training book
  • Qualifications: Guiding, First aid, food safety, After school coaching program.

Weakness

  • Lack of girls
  • Lack of other experienced leaders
  • Time to train other leaders
  • Lack of parental involvement
  • Parents lack of what’s expected of them (assistance, police check, working with Children)
  • Transport.

Opportunities

  • Public relations.
  • Support through ‘Networking’
  • Preparation for state event – Ram (Race around Melbourne)
  • Advertising-Word of mouth, posters, being seen out and about.

Threats

  • Seasonal asthma.
  • Boredom and temper tantrums.
  • Other organisations.
  • Non-communication of what is waned.

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Achieve, Activities, Activities, brainstorm, Carry Out, Collect, consider, Create, decission-making, Demonstrate, Design your own, Develop, Explore, Explore, Explore, friends, Fun Walk, investigate, mindmap, Outdoors [and the environment], outside, participate, Patrol System, Risk Annalysis, Safety, Take part in, team work, Understand, Water, Weather Conditions | 1 Comment