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

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.

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

Give it a Whirl

This is actually a fun whirly glider thing to make.  originally it came from a Guiding Australia magazine as guides through out Australia were being encouraged to fund raise for a bus so that the Kiribati Guides had transport..

April 24, 2010 Posted by | Air, Construct, Create, Demonstrate, Discover, Explore, Find-out-about, Girls, hand, Service, Take part in, Uncategorized, water | , , | Leave a comment

Galvanized water pipes.

With very old fragile galvanized water pipes once they are broken there is the major job of finding out where the water pipes go and trying then to find some way of capping them.

March 11, 2010 Posted by | External toilet, Galvanised, Pipes, water | Leave a comment

OBP Registration Samar

The following proposed OBP sections and starting dates are the ones that have been sent to Melbourne for registration.

Section 1 : Personal.

Apply for recognition of prior learning of the Aged Care Cert III which is nearing its completion date. If this is not possible include the further higher study within the Health Care field applied for.

Recognition of Prior Learning began 2009 ending December 2009.
Further studies begin Feb 2010 once accepted.

Section 2 : Practical.
No 5) Working with other Olave Baden-Powell members to really get the ‘members’ active and moving is a real challenge for Samar. This will include her Presidency and the development of a communication medium for all to use.
Begining Jan 2010 until May 2011

Section 3: Social.

No 3) Attend the Girls Rock forum and actively participate in it. Then hold a discussion with your peer group on the reasons for this choice, what she learned and how this knowledge can be used.
Begining Feb 2010 and fnishing May 2011.

Section 4 : Physical.

No 4) Water confidence is a new physical activity for a period of three months. To be able to canoe water confidence is important. With the main objective being able to canoe water acticvities are particullary important. So water aerobics and learning the basics of being able to swim is the essence of the physical activities chosen.
Ultimate Goal: to be able to canoe. During this time she be discussing her progress with the other Gipps Guides. Maybe on line through the Guides Face book too. Updates and a report will be submitted at the end of this time.
Beginning Jan 2010 the three months ends in April 2010. How ever this is a long
term project.

Section 5 :Service.
No 2) The disadvantaged group chosen is the Parkistani and Indian community. Especially concentrating on how the women within these groups are intergrating or allowed to intergrate into Australian society, it’s communities, groups, social and education aspects.
Beginning Feb 2010 to August 2010

Section 6: Further Development.

Gaining the Adult version of the Centuary Challenge Badge. Encouraging others to participate. Organising displays and challenges along the way.

Using the information gained to enhance understanding of what Guides is, where Guides has come from and the future pathways/ highways that Guiding will be taken along / down.
Beginning Feb 2010 to May 2011



Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Canoe, events, Forum, Health, Indian, Membership, O B-P., Parkistani, Service, Swim, water | Leave a comment

OBP Registration Samar

The following proposed OBP sections and starting dates are the ones that have been sent to Melbourne for registration.

Section 1 : Personal.

Apply for recognition of prior learning of the Aged Care Cert III which is nearing its completion date. If this is not possible include the further higher study within the Health Care field applied for.

                                    Recognition of Prior Learning began 2009 ending December 2009.
                                     Further studies begin Feb 2010 once accepted.

Section 2 : Practical.
No 5) Working with other Olave Baden-Powell members to really get the ‘members’ active and moving is a real challenge for Samar. This will include her Presidency and the development of a communication medium for all to use.
                                  Begining  Jan 2010 until May 2011

 Section 3: Social.

No 3) Attend the Girls Rock forum and actively participate in it. Then hold a discussion with your peer group on the reasons for this choice, what she learned and how this knowledge can be used.
                                 Begining Feb 2010 and fnishing May 2011.

Section 4 : Physical.

No 4) Water confidence is a new physical activity for a period of three months. To be able to canoe water confidence is important.  With the main objective being able to canoe water acticvities are particullary important. So water aerobics and learning the basics of being able to swim is the essence of the physical activities chosen.
Ultimate Goal: to be able to canoe. During this time she be discussing her progress with the other Gipps Guides. Maybe on line through the Guides Face book too. Updates and a report will be submitted at the end of this time.
                                 Beginning Jan 2010 the three months ends in April 2010 How ever this is a long 
                                          term project.

Section 5 :Service.
No 2) The disadvantaged group chosen is the Parkistani and Indian community. Especially concentrating on how the women within these groups are intergrating or allowed to intergrate into Australian society, it’s communities, groups, social and education aspects.
                               Beginning Feb 2010 to August 2010

Section 6: Further Development.

Gaining the Adult version of the Centuary Challenge Badge.  Encouraging others to participate.  Organising displays and challenges along the way.

Using the information gained to enhance understanding of what Guides is,  where Guides has come from and the future pathways/ highways that Guiding will be taken along / down.
                              Beginning Feb 2010 to May 2011

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Canoe, events, Forum, Health, Indian, Membership, O B-P., Parkistani, Service, Swim, water | Leave a comment

Playdough

Great recipe for teaching kitchen safety even with the youngest of Guides.  However best done on a camp or all day activity as the dough needs time to cool down before use.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Food colouring
Mix the flour, water, salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan over medium heat until thick. Allow the mixture to cool and then add the oil and knead well over a floured cutting board or similar. Divide this blob evenly into as many colours as you’d like to make. Add food colouring to each ball until it is just the colour your child is looking for. That’s it! Allow the children to let their imaginations take them away.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | camp, Create, Demonstrate, Explore, friendship, Girls, Hands, Homes, Leadership, make, Numbers, other People, play, Research, Share, time, Try, water | Leave a comment

Teddy Bears Picnic Food (2009)

Teddy Bears Picnic Food (2009)

We were going to all share some fairy bread (cut out teddy bear style), a teddy cake, some teddy biscuits with icing and sprinkles, and teddy shapes. With grapes, apples and strawberries, watermelon and kiwi fruit.

Our drink was going to be really cold water (and ice) and may be one cordial.

And we were also going to have teddy bear sweets … if they could be found.




Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

February 16, 2009 Posted by | bread, Churchill, fairy, Food, Girl Guides, picnic, Teddy Bears, teddy biscuits, water | 2 Comments