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

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.

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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

10 Nov 2009 letter from State Commissioner

   

Dear Person  

   

As 2009 draws to a close, we look forward with anticipation to 2010, our Centenary year. We are thrilled that the Prime Minister of Australia, has declared 2010 to be the Year of the Girl Guide. This is superb recognition of the contribution that Girl Guides has made to society in Australia over the past century.   

We were delighted to learn that Australia Post will be producing three stamps and that the Royal Australian Mint will produce a circulating coin to mark this momentous occasion.   

There are many events planned for all of our members to take part in during 2010. A list of these dates can be found on the news page of our website.   

We begin 2010 with the party of the century at the Australian Centenary Event (ACE) in January. Girl Guides Victoria is delighted to be hosting this international camp and welcoming over 2,400 members from around Australia and the world to our state. We look forward to meeting you at the camp.   

On 22 February girls globally will celebrate Thinking Day with the theme “girls worldwide say together we can end extreme hunger and poverty”. We look forward to seeing more Units than ever participating in Clean Up Australia Day in March and National Tree Planting Day in August. Our girls have told us that the environment is an issue of importance and this is a way for girts to make a real contribution in this area.   

There will be a number of large state events held for all members to celebrate our Centenary. 100 Downunder will be a fantastic day where girls can experience the Arts in many different ways. A State Sleepover for all girls will be held in August or September where girls from across the state can come together to party. We are looking forward to the very special event on 10 October 2010 at 10am, where all members are invited to Government House to renew their Promise along with all members around Australia at the same time.   

Enclosed you will find your special edition 2010 Girl Guides Victoria diary with the official Centenary logo embossed on the cover to commemorate this exceptional event and to thank everyone who is involved in Guiding.  

The Assistant State Commissioners and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and fantastic year in 2010.   

    

 

   

Noel I a Kershaw State Commissioner   

    

 

   

VICTORIA   

Girl Guides Victoria   

ABN 59 533 729 847   

PO Box 827 129 York Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 http://www.guidesvic.org.au   

 

   

 

  

 

(03) 8606 3500 f (03) 9699 6277 1- guides@guidesvic.org.au   

December 12, 2009 Posted by | camp, centenary, clean, environment, events, Flag, mar, Poverty, Promise, sleepover, stamps, Theme, Thinking, tree | Leave a comment