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

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.

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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

The challenge of making a rope ladder out of all rope.

The Guides have made and experienced different rope ladders used either for crossing the water, going over the mud or swimming across something to get to the other side.  When Guides actually know their knots and the knots uses it is amazing what they can come up with to do.

At one stage the Guides used the following page from the ‘Ropes n’  Poles / ngataura me ngapou Guides New Zealand P 6’ in other pre-camp activities such as walking in the local bush, orienteering, Thinking Day , and the Lorraine Glazebrook Shield Challenge.

There were other rope ladder designs the Guides came across as well.  All various ladders were made and tried out.  Some were just ropes tossed over a branch and anchored around a lower tree branch and the trunk of the tree.  The dangling rope had half hitches going up it.  At first the Guides did not mind the swaying that occurred.  Then the higher up they went the more unsettled they each became.  There were a group of Guides holding the rope at the lower ends.

This method of stablizing the rope the Guides decided was not good as what happened if the branch was not safe and fell down on them all.

The next thing the Guides tried was tying the base of the knot to several different trees.  The ropes went out in different directions.  The Guides could still see the base of the dangling rope moving upward as the next guide tried to scale up the rope.

The final decision for this rope was that it would be good in an emergency or as a rope designed to have fun from over water.

The actual rope ladder that the Guides enjoyed most was one that had both wood and ‘thinish’ branches across as the rungs of the ladder.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Demonstrate, Develop, Discover, Feet, girl, hand, Hands, Invent, Plan and Lead, Practice, Rope, Science-and-Technology, Take part in, tree, Uncategorized, Use | , , | 2 Comments

Did you know Big sea animals info

When Guides was looking into the Sea Animals the following information was put forward from somewhere.  The younger  Guides found that the information was hard to figure out number wise.  So we filled a jar with hundreds and thousands and spread these all over the floor.  Interestingly the Guides insisted that the blue ones were Dolphins, red ones for the Hourglass Whale and the yellow ones Minke Whales.  Collecting just their chosen animal [ that color H & T] they tried to save their animal before the their existence was swept aside [ clean up with the brush and shovel].  Eventually one of the older Guides got out the vacuum cleaner and said ‘mans inventions poison the world’.  So doing turned on the vacuum and cleaned the floor.  The problem remained of what to do with the ‘saved’ mammals.

• The humpback whale lives in the Antarctic as well as throughout the world’s seas? Their length ranges from 14 to over 15 metres and they weigh 30,000 to 40,000 kilograms.

• The hourglass dolphin mainly lives in waters with a temperature of less than five degrees centigrade. It has a distinctive black and white pattern.’

• Minke whales can be found in large groups of up to 1,000 in the Antarctic waters. They can also be found worldwide but rarely in tropical waters. These whales are bluish-grey in colour and grow up to eight metres in length and normally weigh between 5,800 and 7,250 kilograms.

• The killer whale occurs worldwide, preferring coastal areas and cooler waters. Their colour is basically black and white and they are distinguished by a tall fin. They feed on warm­blooded prey such as birds and seals.

The Guides who did this activity have grown up now.  Recently one of them sent a connection via face book re dolphin killing.  It has been good to see that what she was introduced to has remained a factor within her current adult life.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Associate, consider, Create, Demonstrate, Develop, Find out, Illustrate, play, Promote, Science-and-Technology, Think, Uncategorized, water | , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

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

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

A Pre Promise Challenge

I N D I A T R E F O I L I K
W I L L S H O K E N Y A O H
S C O U T I N G N M A W K Y
L O R D A N D L A D Y B P B
A U E M P K I N D I L A N E
F R Y P S I R A L L Y P R R
R C A B A N A O M I S R E A
I H N D B G O L A V E O E C
C A G O O D T U R N O M M E
A L A G I A G N E S R I L G
L E F T U Y B R O N S L E A
I T D B E P R E P A R E D E
Mark off the letters from the clues given. With the remaining 41
letters work out a sentence that describes something that will
be happening to you soon.

CLUES

  1. In 1909 Baden-Powell organised a _ _ _ _ _ at Crystal Palace for the Boy Scout Movement, and a small group of girls joined in too.
  2. 22nd February is the joint birthdays of who?_ _ _ _   _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _.
  3. This day was first known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _.
  4. Queens land’s state camp site is called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

(answer is Kindilan – replace this with the name of your state camp site and change the letters on the fifth line of the grid.)

  1. In 1912, B-P married _ _ _ _ _ Soames who in 1930 became World Chief Guide.
  2. The first World Centre was established in Switzerland and is called ­_ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _.

  1. Our Promise (enrolment) and World badges are made up of three parts called a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ which remind us of the three parts of our Promise.
  2. We shake our ­_ _ _ _ hand.  Why?
  3. B-P held an experimental camp on _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Island in 1907.
  4. We try to do at least one of these a day. _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _.
  5. We usually end our meetings with this vesper _ _ _ _   which was the signal for lights out in the American Army, tapped on a drum.
  6. B.P. asked his sister _ _ _ _ _  to help him organise the Girl guide Movement in 1910.
  7. What is our Motto? _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  8. The two stars on the World Bade remind us of our _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  9. The World Centre in Mexico is called  Our   _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  10. B-P wrote a book called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for Boys which was first published in fortnightly parts in 1908.
  11. B-P died at Nyeri in _ _ _ _ _ in 1941.
  12. B.P joined the army when he was 19 and serves in both _ _ _ _ _ and

_ _ _ _ _ _.

  1. B-P took the name Guides from the famous _ _ _ _ _ _  Guides in India.

Judith Schwartz Queensland.

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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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The game of STREETS and ALLEYS is hillarious


All players except two stand in several parallel lines making ranks and files with four

or more players in each. These lines should be far enough apart so players in one can

just clasp hands with their neighbours in the next one either way. The two extra

players act as thief and policeman. The players join hands across ranks, forming

streets. Then the thief runs and the policeman tries to catch him. When the leader

says, ‘Right turn’ the players face right and join hands along the file, forming ‘alleys’

at right angles to the ‘streets’. To make the game lively, the command to change from

street to alley should be given often. The thief and the policeman must keep to the

streets and alleys. They are not permitted to break through the joined hands nor to go

under them. When the policeman catches the thief, two other players take their places

and the former thief and policeman step into the places left vacant.

P11

Mc Evory, M. Program Compendium : a life line for leaders in Brownie Guide and guide sections. Girl Guide Association of Victoria 1985

April 11, 2010 Posted by | body, Develop, development, Ears, energy release activities, Enthusiasm, Feet, friendship, Fun, game, girl, Lead, mateship, Plan and Lead, Take part in, Try | | 1 Comment

Learning Whistle signals

Learn / practise whistle signals. Patrols choose their own special signal. Leader uses scatter signal to send patrols searching for tokens hidden round playing area. If one is found, finder stands still until PL notices, signals patrol to assemble before patrol collects token. Whenever leader signals “rally”, first patrol back earns extra token; last patrol forfeits one. Vary with “PL come here”; deduct a token from patrols of any girls who mistake that signal for “rally”.

Mc Evory, M. Program Compendium : a life line for leaders in Brownie Guide

and guide sections. Girl Guide Association of Victoria 1985

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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.

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