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

Preparing a camp fire

Choose a theme and sort out the camp fire program 

  • Learn the song selection [at least be familiar with.]
  • My favorite camp things
  • What about using the Yells, Chants, and camp fire games?

Know the campfire and flame safety rules.

Practice with marshmallows and candle.

Have activities in the dark.

Have alternatives for bad weather.

Make equipment to use at campfire

  • Notice board with emergency assembly area on display
  • Sign in / sign out book.
  • Campfire song book each member.
  • Making an entrance.
  • Marsh mellow sticks.
  • Water buckets.
  •  Camp Blanket.
  • Woodpile – graded.
  • Musical instruments
  • What about the campfire too?

Now just who is the target audience for this campfire.  Just the Guides as part of their program or a camp? Or the Unit or Adults such as the Gipps Guides too?  To be inclusive of friends and family? As a District event that is target to what audience.  The combination of the talents and skills learned by those preparing the campfire suggestions / evaluations made before, and who the target audience is strongly reflects the planning and management of the campfire.

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June 1, 2010 Posted by | August, Find out, Food, Fun, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An A.N.Z.A.C. Experience Wide Game

The objective of this wide game is to teach the Guides something about what preparation the soldiers had on their way to Gallipoli during the First World War. The wide game itself was set out through the Guiding in Australia Magazine.

Since the soldiers traveled by sea their trainings had to carry on throughout the long weeks of the trip. So certain skills were practiced through out this time.

Pre teach the following skills to the Guides in the lead up to the Wide Game time.

  • Understand what the A.N.Z.A.C. acronym stands for.  What did the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps do?
  • Practice Semaphore and Morse Code.
  • Knots using square knots to make things.
  • First Aid and Slings.
  • Knots and lashings to make stretchers.
  • Pre-cook A.N.Z.A.C. biscuits
  • Learn how to make billy tea.

The wide game consists of the following Activities.

  1. Patrols aboard ship and Prepare for sailing.
  2. Staying fit whist on the ship
  3. Arrival at Mena Camp in Egypt.
  4. Further preperations for Turkey
  5. Landing at Galliopli.
  6. Settling in at Galliopli
  7. Surviving the trenches
  8. Decoy cricket
  9. Evacuation to Egypt.
  10. Back in Australia Now.

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Creating a front garden at the Hazelwood South Hall

The Hazelwood South Hall entrance looks uncared for. So what if we all spend a little time sprucing this area up?

A Saturday has been put aside so that the tan bark that has been donated for the Hall use combined with some of the bricks from the back of the Hall used as an edging for two little gardens can be created.

So how about making this a District family event occurring on the 3rd of April 2010.

Venue – Hazelwood South Hall, 762 Tramway Road Churchill Victoria 3842

Start time 9 oclock – finish at lunch time.  Your family will need tools like wheel barrows, gloves, shovels, buckets and garden forks.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | April, bricks, Build, Construct, Garden, Lend-a-hand, Recylcle, Take part in, team member | , , , | 3 Comments

State Holiday Camps and Activities

The Victorian Girl Guides Association is offering  “Holiday Camps and Activities. The first Holiday Camp will be run in the June/July holidays. It is to be held at Iluka and will have an Art theme.
The camp is open to all girls aged 9 to 13 (for both members and non members) and information is also available online. We will also be sending information on the camp directly to District and Unit Leaders as well as to the girls (9 to 13 year olds).” This information has come from the Victorian Guides CEO April 17th information sent out.
This is an opportunity for the Guides to camp and have activities outside of their own Peer unit and this District.  I encourgae parents to utilize this opportunity and have a brake.
I know that when one of our daughters went on a similar State Guide run camp over the holidays she really enjoyed it.  Wanting to go back the next year.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Camps, Guiding Levels, July, June, state, Take part in | | 1 Comment

Girls Rock 2011

I.’ve heard that Girls Rock is back again in 2011.  Girls Rock 2011 is an adult conference that sets you Rocking with excitement.  girls Rock sets us all on a highway of thoughts of just were is Guiding going over the next few years..
The day set for this event is Saturday 29 January 2011.

April 22, 2010 Posted by | january | , | Leave a comment

Were going to be at Churchill Festival 2010

Every two years Churchill has a festival.  Except for really bad weather the Hazelwood and Churchill Guides have attended this festival over the past twenty odd years that I know off.  There have been so many different things that the District Guides have done.  Each Festival is a different challenge. The same was apparent for this 2010 one as well.

This years festival was in some doubt re the continuance but local business have supported the organising committee.  unfortunately the dates changed.  So many organisations were thrown into disarray re their own appearance.    One such group was the Walker Street playground group.  Which the District leader met when the a presentation was put forward by the Walker Street Playground group at a Churchill District Community Development meeting [CDCA].

The District Leader made a suggestion that the Walker Street playground group conduct a survey of the youth of Churchill as to what they actually wanted to see happen to this land.  There were two challenges apparent.  The most pressing was the actual asking of the children. Not really an acceptable thing these days in Australia where a grown older man approaches the child.  So the District Leader suggested that the Guides of Hazelwood and Churchill do this as a service to their community.  Since the Churchill festival is approaching and the District was attending where there would be children we would make a simple survey and the Guides could ask the questions.  relief on the Walker Street playground mens faces was very apparent.

The Guides have been told of the rules and guidelines this service concept has been given. They are looking forward to the service.  How many friends and people out there do they know.

Over the last few months the Youth members have concentrated on the one hundred year Girl Guide celebrations. Working through different syllabus  aspects, combined with several other themes such as World Thinking day, the History of Guiding, the food and the Guides Four World Centers.  The last meeting we all went over which badges from the first term this year they have actually completed through the Guiding programs.  Some have realised that there were challenges outside of the meeting times.  These challenges count too.  But hay they are unable to receive, sew and wear these badges on the Churchill Festival day.

Not to worry the District leader has said wear no uniform.  No sash, shirt etc.  Dress to the occasion.  The Unit scarves will be supplied for the day.  Why?  When people approach others with a clip board the other person automatically feels vonerable and will put up defenses such as shyness, and an unwillingness to answer questions.  To overcome this no uniform is to be worn…just the scarf…. and a smile on their face and in their voice.

Designated boundaries are to be set.  he adult will be very near by within the specified area. This year our shelter will be the Kitchen fly.  Identifiable by the three flags that will be attached.  The area that the Guides may question the children in is from the front of the three flags.  If the adults at the base cannot see the Guides and their adult then they will be contacted via phone and the request will be made to come back to base. NOW.

Each small group of questioners will have a clip board and pen, a thank-you note which will have an invitation to the Guides Disco that they are planning on the 15th May 2010.  The age group the disco  invitations are aimed at are for the five to ten year olds. Primarily the females – who may bring their friends. The older target girls will be invited to another Disco for their age group when the older Guides begin an a Wednesday evening later in the term. Note we are not turning this age group down though!.

The idea for the Disco invitations came about as the Guides were wondering what the word promote Guiding meant.  Asked what made them realise that Guiding was not so scary most  answered that they had come to a Disco. One said she had promoted Guides through having a CD evening.  So disco was what we would have again this time as well as after the disco up by having a CD evening later this term.

There are other activities that both the Region, the District, the Leaders and then also the Youth are organising through out this years program.

While at the Churchill Festival, from the base shelter, simple painting crafts are on offer for painting.  Again an invitation will be included. The invitations are printed with a RSVP of the whynotgirlguides@gmail.com address and Susan’s – the District Leaders and Debbie’s a Unit Leader phone number.

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, CDCA, District team, Friendship, girl, Girl-Power, hand, June, Kitchen Fly, Knowledge Basis, Knowledge management, Leadership-Skills, May, Multicultural Festival, Patrol System, People, Plan and Lead, Self, Service, talents, tent, Youth Members | , | 2 Comments

Agenda and Minutes for District Leaders meeting 13th April 2010

Attending
Appologies

Welcome

District Leader message:

Welcome to new faces to Girl Guides, Leaders, families of Hazelwood and Churchill.

Minutes read and accepted yes /no.


Reports

  • Treasurer :
  • Bills paid: Guide Bill, Insurance, tru energy, Region Leaders costs.
  • Secretary
  • Communication – girls mags Girls e news for 5 to 13 and Together for 13 plus.  Log on with id and pin no
  • 2010 Calendar
  • Outdoor Committee
  • Region Leaders meeting.
  • End of year formal meal
  • Service to the community
  • Churchill festival.
  • Playgroup
  • Unit ages
  • Ev Graham day.
  • Pancake and picklet day.
  • Multicultural day.
    • Hot tap
    • Keys
    • Hazelwood South Hall
    • Computers
    • Face Painting.
    • Overnight
    • Extra books
    • CDCA
    • New Leaders
    • Uniform
    • Re /Training
    • Guide Biscuits:
    • Jota/ Joti
    • Messages from Region Leader, Emag from guide centre, Churchill News, Churchill Festival email, Smoke Signal
    • Still working on ours2share.wordpress.com
    • New Dates  are for overnight stays. 1 per holiday.

General Business

  • Craft items for fundraising have been donated.
  • Badges
  • Promise Ceremony
  • Rac Wac
  • Family BBQ 3rd term?
  • GAT special badges
  • twitter – twitter/com/ourstoshare
  • Gipps Guides
  • Public Relations
  • Smoke Signal
  • Samars wedding and challenges with GC
  • Jane Scarlette
  • Say No to violence to women poster competition.  WAGGGS inititive.
  • Mothers day classic service  :  Sunday May 9th 2010. 4 or 8 km walk or run. Open to anyone. Register for GG Vic team.  Start times   7am or 8.30 am finishes at 12 noon. Alexandra Gardens Melb is start point.  More infor : mothersdayclassic.com.au.
  • 100 downunder 22 May 2010  closing date : 30 April 2010.
  • ANZAC DAY Parade Yinnar
  • St Georges Day State Service 23rd –

ST.GEORGE’S DAY STATE SERVICE

23 April 2010 at 7.30pm -Anglican Church of St.George, East Ivanhoe , St. George’s is located in Warncliffe Rd East Ivanhoe near the corner of Warncliffe Rd and Lower Heidelberg Rd.  Just turn up (no need to book).  If you would like to process with a flag, please bring one and wear full uniform.

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MINUTES from the District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010

Attending  Debbie and Susan

Appologies   Rebecca and Kira.

Welcome

District Leader message:

Welcome to Girl Guides in Hazelwood and Churchill.

Minutes read and accepted.


Reports

  • Treasurer : Total in District Account as of Today = $108.8.
  • another $57 odd  from Ritchies.  Thank you everyone for spending at Ritchies thus the District gets get a donation.
  • Pay truenergy. Although there is still problems with the reading of the meter board on their behalf.  Debbie is constantly rephoning with orginal numbers phoned ion and the bill is constantly being resent a second time.
  • Guide bill from November has been paid by donation.
  • Content Insurance to be paid. Write a letter to include the contents at the Office as well as Hazelwood South Hall.
  • Secretary
  • Communication
  • The blogs have been combined into one. Ours2share.wordpress.com.  Still a massive amount of information to go into this District blog.  WordPress will allow xp to be directly down loaded.  So now others can help with information processing please.  Encourage parents to use this method of information.  Problem with the older links – which will take time to correct.
  • 2010 Calendar
  • Outdoor Committee
  • Region Leaders meeting.
  • End of year formal meal
  • Service to the community
  • Churchill festival.
  • Playgroup
  • Unit ages
    • Still being developed as the year moves on.  The calendar of the Gipps Guides is not being used.
    • Attended. Canoes had a lot of time.  Upgrading life jackets and boats to be assessed.  Leaders needed to be reassessed
    • Ev Graham day discussed.
    • Extra books at barbaras to be picked.
    • Australia Awards why do we not utilize as a Region.
    • Send photos as they are taken.
    • Good time had by all. Report and 2010 one on Ours2share.wordpress.com
    • Reported to Region Leader.
      • Car show, Halloween facepainting, CDCA, Churchill Festival 2010, ANZAC DAY, Australia day,
    • Date changed to April 17th
    • NOT FUNCTIONING.
    • Needing leaders and more members to day different times.  Action: Find leaders first.

Business arising:
see General Business /Reports

General Business

  • Ev Graham day.
  • Pancake and picklet day.
  • Multicultural day.
    • Hot tap
      • Hot and cold tap in toilets need attention.  Hot water comes out of cold tap.  Action: Contact Latrobe City Council again.
      • Keys
        • Key to office needed by Rebecca. Action: Contact Latrobe City Council.
        • Hazelwood South Hall – key needed to computers to be brought out to the Hazelwood South Hall. Copy of front door key to Gerald and Marya. Action- Copy
      • Computers- we have a list for these to be given away.
      • Face Painting: request from a party. Action If possible Susan will attend.
      • Hazelwood South Hall. Bricks still to be removed. Quite a few have been.  Hall left in reasonable condition.  On ours2share.wordpress there are booking/ cleaning and maintenance posts.
      • Overnight Stay – cost $20.00 per participant.  If there is extra money then it is to go into camp account.
      • Extra books Action pick up from Barbara by Debbie.  Look Wide/ Look Wider Still and Aim High to be got through Guide Center.  Action : Finance them with what?
      • CDCA- Susan has attended.  Has corrected the perception that the Hazelwood Honor Board is in disrepair.  Note the Comment made re condition of Honour Board in Churchill News page 4 11 MARCH2010..
      • New Leaders: have contacted Volunteer coordinator in Melbourne.  Region Leader is aware of need for more leaders so that although small the Guide meeting times will flourish.  New leaders expected to train this year and to bring through their life skills.
      • Uniform. Sizes all wrong but District Leader feels there is a need to have a fresh look as a focal point for revamping the District.  Acknowledged the difficulty of financing new uniforms for both Leaders and Guides
      • Re /Training.  First Aid is a must.
      • Guide Biscuits:  Used through guide time.
      • Jota/ Joti : Occurring again in October.  The Radio Club has applied for their own Jota call sigh for the weekend.  This year to occur on the Sunday 17th starting time is early am. Action ; keep in touch. Write information on ours2share.
    • Train two patrols for the day.
    • Will hold again next year first term 1st March 2011.
    • Photos taken.
    • Patrol activities to be encouraged: Multicultural day, library visit, overnight stay, Rac Wac.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | District, Hazelwood Honor Board, Jota/joti, March, team member | | 4 Comments

patrol Activity through the Rac Wac’s.

Sometimes when the Rac Wac has been planned the idea was that:

Each patrol was to follow a different route to an appropriate destination ( accompanied by an adult with first aid kit and a car).  The year that we were to try this out everything was cancelled, delayed or rearranged due to the Fires that were / had been ranging around Churchill for nearly a month.

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