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

Settling in at Gallipoli

  1. Have the Guides find out what a Periscope, a ballista and what other firing devises for shells were used during the First World War. Or have on display diagrams for their construction.
  2. Dig your trench using sheets, blankets, boxes or anything else suitable.
  3. Using a paper tube and mirrors make a periscope.
  4. Work with a Patrol to make a ballista, trebucket or other devise from which to fire shells – water bombs.

This A.N.Z.A.C. wide game activity has many uses.  Although Guides looks for peaceful ways of resolving conflict this is not to say that Guides cannot be a) inventive and b) gain a basic understanding of what ‘man’ has invented in order to force another into submission statis.

Really good when dad’s come to Guide Family days and try and compete with the Guides.  Never quite sure whose won on these days but makes a lot of laughs as the adults try and out do the Guides.  Then of course you have partners and the opposite sex adults trying to out do each other as well.

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April 25, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, Build, Calculate, Challenge, Construct, Create, Demonstrate, Design, Develop, Discover, Estimate, Find out, Illustrate, Invent, Investigate, People, Plan and Lead, Practical, Practice, Prepare, Recylcle, Rope, Science-and-Technology, Self, Try, Uncategorized, Understand, Write | , , , , | 3 Comments

Making ANZAC hats

The Guides  enjoyed making this slouch hat. Things did get a little hair raising but nothing a touch of the Glue gun could not fix.

Materials:

•  scrap felt

•  long gold bead to represent badge

•  needle and thread for stitching it together

•  leather strip for chin strap

•   narrow ribbon for brim.

Instructions:

1. Cut from felt—two crown pieces and one brim.

2. Stitch the two crown pieces together, using either back stitch or overcasting stitch, leaving the flat side open.

3. Turn the crown inside out (stitching inside).

4. Stitch brim to crown using either back stitch or overcasting stitch.

5. Turn up one side of hat to form slouch and sew the bead in the middle to hold in place.

6. Push crown down in middle.

7. Add leather strap underneath to form chin strap and ribbon for hatband.

Altered from ‘Aileen Anvey, a Guide Leader from  Queensland.

We found that on one camp the Guides enjoyed pinning this slouch hat to their camp hats. Another time small cork pieces were used for it to become a swaggy’s hat!  However when they tried to attach pieces of feathers we all learned new expletives.  The Glue was hot.  Eventually someone thought of using a pin to poke and direct the glue over the fluffy feather bits.  These hats really looked quite effective actually.

April 24, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, Australian Icons, Challenge, Create, Create, Design, Design your own, girl, Hands, Illustrate | , , , , | 3 Comments

Next Cards and Tags


November 11, 2009 Posted by | cards, celebrate, consider, Create, Demonstrate, Design, Discuss, Explore, Give, Help, Ledership, make, Share, Tags, Try, Use | Leave a comment

Cards and Tags.









Every so often the Guides want to be creative.  Making cards and gift tags is a simple fun way to let the creative juices and communication begin.  Work the creativity around a theme. Take photos along the way.  Safety of equipment, respect of other people and their endeavours, culture and outlooks is encouraged. It is amazing how the Promise and Laws discussion may fit through this activity.

To make flat for cards or tags you will need:
  •  card to make head and feet
  •  eyes (draw or purchase)
  •  a little wool to make hair
  • pretty doily
  • drawing or painting stuff.
  • Glitter and a ‘Large’ ground sheet.
  • glue

Instructions:
Fold the doily as per the illustration and glue feet under the
doily. Draw or attach features and hair to the head. Glue the
head in place and use to decorate Christmas cards, gift tags
and so on.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | cards, celebrate, consider, Create, Demonstrate, Design, Discuss, Explore, Give, Help, Ledership, make, Share, Tags, Try, Use | Leave a comment

The Arts.

  • Promote,
  • Investigate,
  • Create,
  • Try
  • Become,
  • Design,
  • Learn
  • Investigate
  • Make,
  • Play,
  • Plan,
  • Adult, OBP, QG, BP, JBP, Achieve, Explore

November 10, 2009 Posted by | BP, Create, Design, Explore, Investigate, JBP, OBP, plan, play, Promote, QG | Leave a comment