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

The Guides agree that their tummy goes funny when..

In an article published years ago through the  Guiding in Australia magazine the following concept was put forward.

“I know when I’m feeling unsafe. My palms go sweaty, my tummy feels funny and my knees go wobbly. I feel as though I want to go to the toilet. I say to myself, “I have a right to feel safe and be safe ALL the time.” Nothing is so awful that I can’t tell anyone about it.”

The Guides all agreed that there are times when this occurred to people.  These time included when there was a danger around while walking in the bush, or down a dark street or alley [cause the lights had been destroyed by people throwing rocks at the lights], when people called out rude word, names, and other abuse to them or their friends, When it was time to sit tests and exams, time to get up in front of a class and talk about something they had done or saw.

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | body, Develop, Discover, Discuss, Explore, Extend, Get-in-touch, girl, Listen, play, Practice, Take part in, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Using the ‘My body belongs to me ‘ article.

Have the Guides sit in a circle so that they are comfortable. Explain to the Guides that a discussion about the safety of their own body will be following. Guides who feel uncomfortable are allowed to leave the circle and complete the other activities around the room.  This is an important step in allowing the Guides to feel safe.

Ask the Guides to write on a name tag their own first name.   Ask each Guide to say their own name. ..then to show their name tag.

My body belongs to (name)

With the following discussion topics each Guide is allowed not to talk about herself but to join in on a general line of thought.  We found that it had to be said in the beginning that the discussion could only be about themselves or in general [as in what was on the news, in the newspaper, and in magazines]as otherwise the discussion would be a ‘gossip’ time.

  • I have a right to feel safe ALL the time. If a bigger person is making me feel unsafe or is touching me in a way I don’t feel comfortable about I can say, “NO. Stop that”, even if the person is someone I know.
  • I don’t always have to do what a bigger person wants me to do! It’s okay to make a fuss.
  • I like feeling SAFE
  • I have the right to feel safe and be safe all the time.
  • My body belongs to me. No one has the right to touch me in ways that make me feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • Secrets that make me feel unsafe don’t have to be kept.
  • Nothing is so awful I can’t tell someone about it.

The discussion may not cover all topics above.  The answers may surprise you. There were some really positive aspects of the Guides thinking come out of this  discussion. We used this topic as a way of relating the Guides Promise and Law to each Guide growing stronger in their own understanding of themselves.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | body, Care for, Discover, Discuss, Ears, Find out, friendship, Get-in-touch, girl, Listen, mime, People, Self, Take part in, Think, Uncategorized, Understand | , , | Leave a 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

EMERGENCY EVACUATION of Hazelwood South Hall

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

The Hazelwood South Community Hall

· Fire

· Gas leak

· Bomb

A register will be maintained to enable accurate checks of those on site.

Emergency Assembly Plan for Hazelwood South Community Hall.

1. An emergency may be identified by anyone present.

2. Event Leader in Charge (LiC) is to be informed immediately.

3. LiC takes immediate steps to verify reported emergency and determines the severity (class of emergency) and responds accordingly.

Upon hearing the EMERGENCY ALTERT SIGNAL,

All present follow Emergency procedures as directed by LiC

At this signal

STOP What you are doing immediately.

LOOK To the Leader in Charge

LISTEN The LiC’s instructions

OBEY Carmly do as the LiC has told you…now.

GO To To the designated assembly area.

1. Event LiC or other designated person immediately picks up the attendance register and gathers participants at the designated Emergency Area.

2. Designated First Aider immediately takes First Aid Kit, checks all rooms and assists group members to the Assembly Area.

3. Any other leader or visiting personnel present immediately assembles with the group at the Assembly Area.

4. Event LiC calls a roll according to the attendance register to check that all members on site at the time are accounted for.

5. If a member of the group is unaccounted for at the roll call, the LiC will co-ordinate a search.

6. ALL OTHER PERSONNEL REMAIN AT ASSEMBLY AREA.

7. If required, the assembled group proceeds in an orderly speedy manner to the Emergency Evacuation Place as directed by Emergency Personnel.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Bomb, Emergency, Evacuation, Fire, First Aider, Gas, Gorilla, Hazelwood Honor Roll, Listen, Look, Obey, OHS, OOO, Procedure, Region leader, register, Stop | 1 Comment

Emergency Response Signal – whistle

Emergency Response 

   

 Signal – whistle 

  

  

   

… — … 

  

   

   

At this signal  

  

   

STOP 

   

  

What you are doing immediately. 

   

LOOK 

   

  

To the Leader in Charge 

LISTEN 

   

  

The LiC’s instructions 

   

  

OBEY 

   

Carmly do as the LiC has told you…now 

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Emergency, Listen, Look, Obey, response, Risk Analysis, signal, Stop | 1 Comment