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

The basic Overhand knot.

To tie a rope in a long rope up into overhand fold the rope together until the rope is about a meter to a meter and a half in length. Now both ends are used to tie the folded rope up in a  over hand knot.

Overhand knots are used  when making a loop that will not slip as it is a difficult to loosen this knot once pulled tight. The Overhand knot is used .in the following:

  • Tying canvases or sheets down and holding an other knot in place ie by tying an overhand knot at the end of a rop, piece of string etc a second knot will have trouble slipping off the end of the rope,
  • Used also as tie holds on a climbing rope.
  • Used in beading and sewing to stop the beads coming off the twine or the sewing thread coming through what you are sewing.
  • Used to tie shoe laces up.
  • Used to tie two pieces of rope together …as in a fishermans knot [ aka a ‘kissing knot’].
  • Rescue work.
  • For joining two ends together

Once the overhand knot is learned, practiced and used the next step is on double overhand knot.

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April 30, 2010 Posted by | Demonstrate, girl, hand, Learn, Plan and Lead, Rope, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Keeping skipping ropes tidy and safely away.

Our Guides often enjoy the use of a skipping rope rope.  The ropes are often used to tie things together, for a skipping activity, play snakes and other jump activities with while also learning to tie knots with and so on.

When the Guides have finished skipping they are meant to tie the rope up in a double overhand.  This care means that the rope is stored in such a way that when they rush to get the ropes out for the next activity the Guides can go straight into that activity  with out having to spend extra time unravelling the ropes. However the best way of making sure that everyone knows how to tie the ropes in a double overhand, and will enforce the tieing of the ropes up after an activity, is when the ropes are ‘found’ to have been uncared for and stored lazily away run the activity again the next week using the same ropes.  All the Guides must then work to unravel, retie the ropes and store away before the activity will commence.  The Guides soon learn to take a collective time out at the end of the game/ activity just to put the ropes back properly.

April 30, 2010 Posted by | Arrange, Care for, Demonstrate, Find out, Girls, hand, Learn, Plan and Lead, Practice, Rope, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

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.

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

Lessons learned long ago are still there.

I have been checking out a link that I have from Facebook.  Heres my memory flash.:

I actually cannot remember what mine was.  1970’s are a bit long ago.  I do remember having to sew the darn thing onto my dark blue uniform sleeve.  Then finding out about a month later that I had sewn everything on in the mirror image.  I think thats when I learned to unpick my own sewing well.    Guess who had to sew everything back on the other way around.

Years later I got really hard to sew the badges down the sleeves, remove others as they had to be replaced when emblems took their place.  No wonder I enjoy informing the current guides that leaving the  badges on their sash (except patrol emblems) is a terrific idea. A personal history pathway that can lead to really great discussions with others who want to, are or have do a similar badge.

Yes I still sew things on in mirror image today.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Care for, Feet, girl, Hands, Help, Learn, Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Further preperations for Turkey

Send a Semaphore message .

Use semaphore flags if available otherwise use arm movements. learn to phrase simple words such as: medic needed or supplies wanted.

or

Using torches or lanterns tap out simple sentences with Morse Code.

April 26, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, Challenge, Demonstrate, Discover, Ears, Exchange, Explore, Find out, Get-in-touch, hand, Learn, Listen, Look, Practice, Read, Record, Science-and-Technology, Take part in, Try, Uncategorized, Write | , | 3 Comments

Quarter Masters Store song

There are rats, rats, rats as big as alley cats

In the store, in the store

There are rats, rats, rats as big as alley cats

At the Quartermaster’s store

CHORUS:

My eyes are dim, I can not see

I have not brought my specs with me

All-i-gators … Eating Nilla Wafers Ant-e-lopes … Using all the rope Apes….eating all the grapes

Beagles … Being chased by eagles

Beans….as big as submarines

Beavers … Wielding rusty cleavers
Bears … Running down the stairs (or: With curlers in their hair)

Beetles … Running on the needles

Bees….with little knobby knees

(or: Buzzing ’round the keys)

Bob-bob-whites … Wearing silken tights

Bread….with great big lumps like lead

Buf-fa-loes … Eating all the dough (or: With hair between their toes) Butter….running in the gutter

Cakes….that give us tummy aches

Cheese . . . that makes you want to sneeze. (or: with kilts and hairy knees)

Coke….enough to make you choke

Deer … Drinking all the coffee

there

Dip-lo-dacus … Causing quite a fracas

Eagles … Chasing little beagles

Eggs…with scaly chicken legs

Fishes….washing al the dishes

Fleas … Crawling on our knees Flies….swarming ’round the pies

Flour . . . that will give you super power.

Foxes….stuffed in little boxes

Goats….eating all the oats

Gold-gold-finch … Sitting on the winch

Gravy….enough to float the navy

Hats . . . being worn by hairless rats.

Hip-hip-pos … Stepping on our toes

Ice … If you’re really nice

Kippers . . . in little furry slippers.

Lard….they sell it by the yard

Leaders….slapping at the skeeters.

Meat . . . smelling like [Name’s/Sergeant’s] feet.

Mer-chan-dise … Sold at twice the price

Mice….running through the rice

Moths….eating through the cloths

Owls….shredding paper towels

Pepsi….that gives you apoplexy

Plat-y-pi … Eating all the pie

Quar-ter-masters … Hanging from the rafters

Rac-rac-coons … Stealing all the spoons

Ravens … Acting rather craven

Roaches….sleeping in little coaches

Snails … Crawling on the nails

Snakes … Big as garden rakes

Soot….they grow it by the foot

SPLs … Making funny smells

Trout … Causing lots of grout

Tuna … Running ’round the room-a

Turkey … Eating all the jerkey

Turtles….wearing rubber girdles

April 25, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, Arrange, Demonstrate, Do, Entertain, Lead, Learn, Plan and Lead, Practice, 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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Word Find : Fun at the Sea

Fun at the sea
S U R F T E D A P S
B A R E T A W B E L
S U N S C R E E N E
W B C D L A H S G W
I A O K C L E S U O
M R V H E A E D I T
M C R E W T S H N F
I L A E S A L T S U
N T E W A O A T L N
D G A N C H O R S E
ANCHORS SANDCASTLE
BEACH SEAWEED
BOAT SEAL
BUCKET SHELLS
CRAB SPADE
CREW SUNSCREEN
FISH SURF
FUN SWIMMING
HAT TIDE
NET TOWELS
PENGUINS WATER
ROD WAVES
SALT WET

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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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