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

Making a natural dye.

To make your own dyes, add one tablespoon of vinegar to a cup and a half or so of water.

Mix in one or more of the the base dye mixes and bring all to a boil.

Add the ‘ dye mixes’ that make the color you desire.

Steep until you get the desired color.

Allow the mix to slightly cool before pouring over items to be dyed.

Use sepearte containers or pots for different items requiring different colors.

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May 23, 2010 Posted by | Art, Create, Demonstrate, Investigate, Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

The Pioneer camp

By the time the Guides had finished practising the knots that they wanted to learn how to tie a great many had been left to learn at a later date.

The fact that the Guide were also organising a Pioneer camp should have warned the leaders what might have been forming in the Guides minds. You got it they were going to put their knots into practice and make an obsticale course while at camp. So a great deal of time was put aside learning the knots, whipping, splicing and other rope work involved in making gadgets, equipment and used in safety measures.

The Leaders paper work was up to date.The menu and rules had been created by the guides.  A Guides own organised, a campfire prepared, a night hike [complete with spooky animal noises and torches].  Camp duties and camp Patrols were up on the notice board. Along with the fire drills and emergency evacuation procedures.

As the pioneer camp drew nearer the equipment had to be sorted, the tents organised, along with the cooking equipment, Camp and Unit flags made. The World Guide Flag was packed to be taken as well. The program had been sorted out, transport arranged and food was purchased.  The camp site at Burnett Park was checked and where the camp would actually take place was arranged.  All was set.

There were a few surprises going to take place though.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Build, Calculate, Care for, Check-out, clean, consider, Demonstrate, Develop, Discover, Discuss, Evacuation, Find out, First Aid, Food, friendship, girl, Hands, Investigate, knots, Nature, Plan and Lead, Practice, Prepare, Rope, Take part in, tent, Uncategorized, Unit Flags, World Flag | Leave a 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

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.

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

The Create Air badge.

Over the time that the look wide create :air badge has been available the Guides have completed many sections using different things.

Some have colored and made mobiles with various pictures, made posters, used colored pictures of balloons, airplanes, made Bubbles, used bubbles themes and Air in different activities, events and camps.

Making things that fly our of different shapes of paper was interesting too.  When Guides Australia were challenged to assist with a Asia Pacific Region Service Challenge which involved fundraising so that the Guides in Kiribus could afford a bus – different activities came out through magazines.  Kiribus being a atoll in the Pacific there are always air currents. Using air currents was something that the Guides here in Australia could have fun learning about and understanding too.

April 24, 2010 Posted by | Air, Create, Create, Explore, Explore, Fun, Investigate, Take part in, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Insect word Find

Insect word search

Find the insects or words associated with insects.

Some appear twice or more.

D C T P R E Y 1 N G M E M P E R O R
U R N S R E L E E S A O N E M O D G
N 1 A H O U S E F A N T S X B A B U
G C S G U B A S L F T S 1 Q D S A M
Y K E S 0 L A D Y B 1 R D S U 1 T O
L E T N A N T L E C S S G U B L T T
F T 1 A E L F E S 1 E G N D S V O H
R O M M S R L L A C E W 1 N G E R W
E N R O E Y E S Y A B H W Y H R E A
T E E T G N A T S D P 1 S M E F P N
T B T H N B U L L A N T 1 P A 1 P D
U U N T A Z M 1 T E A R X H D S O E
B L A O T F 1 C O C K R O A C H H R
E L S O L D 1 E R B E E T L E T S E
E A T E W J A C A B B A G E M O S R
S N A 1 E A R W 1 G S 1 X S O U A S
A T N A T Z S S T H O R A N T M R 1
W G G L E G S P S M O N A C H S G X
Cicada Grasshopper Emperor gum
Dragonfly Cricket Dung
Housefly Flea Head
Ladybird Termite Thorax
Nymph Gnat Abdomen
Egg Mosquito Feelers
Earwig Preying Mantis Mouth
Wasp Cockroach     „ Eyes
Bee Aphid Jaws
Bull ant Soldier beetle Six
Ant Monach* Legs
Moth Wanderer Bug
Butterfly Cabbage moth Ear
Lice Lacewing Saw
Silverfish Wing
Ed. ‘Monach is actually spelt Monarch
OiA October 1996
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April 11, 2010 Posted by | Achieve, Animal Tracks, Associate, Care for, Collect, Create, Create, Discover, Discuss, Do, Explore, Feet, Find out, Food, Hands, Illustrate, Investigate, JBP, Lead, Learn, Outdoors [and the environment], Plan, Plan and Lead, Promote, Raise, Science-and-Technology, vegetation | , , , | Leave a comment

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

Sneeking in a pillow for camp.

Some people can manage without a pillow at camp, others can not. You can make a pillow by putting your spare clothing inside a pillow case and resting the case on your shoes. This method is hard to sleep on. However you know where your clothes for the next morning are, there’s less ferreting about for them, and then you may be in the front of the shower line in am.  Also if emergency arises grab and run.
You can also get blow-up plastic ones which are light and small, or, you might like to just take a pillow with you. If you take a pillow be sure that it is protected from the weather. Put it into a garbage bag sealed with an elastic band until you use it at night.  I found these uncomfortable as when in deep sleep i moved around my head ‘thonked’ on the ground.  Then someone laughingly told me not to blow them up very much at all.  Since that time, and when I remember to pack this pillow things have gone okay for my poor head and misbegotten ears.




November 11, 2009 Posted by | bush survival skills, Create, equipment, Hands, Investigate, Learn, make, Numbers, Outdoors, Practice, Scissors, Try | Leave a comment

Health and Fitness

  • Take part in,
  •  Try,
  •  Share, 
  • Discover, 
  • Investigate, 
  • Find out about,
  •  Plan Build,
  •  Raise, 
  • Make,
  •  Advertise, 
  • Plan

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Create, Discover, Explore, Investigate, make, plan, Plan, Raise, Share, Takepartin, Try | Leave a comment

Health

  • Take part in,
  •  Try,
  •  Share, 
  • Discover, 
  • Investigate, 
  • Find out about,
  •  Plan Build,
  •  Raise, 
  • Make,
  •  Advertise, 
  • Plan

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Discover, Find-out-about, Investigate, make, OHS, plan, Plan, Raise, Risks, Share, Take part in, Try | Leave a comment