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

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For finding out information on women in Science and technology  for the link.  Have a go and inform us what you want to do with the day.

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Patrol Activity: Library Afternoon

March 18th at 4.30 pm to 6pm both Patrols members will meet at the Churchill Hub…where the library is. The  Unit scarves will be brought down too.

This Patrol Activity is to look up things about the four World Centers and the countries they are in.  Different activities, words, cooking and things done in those countries too.

A friend may attend.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Computer, Hub, March, Patrol, World Centers | Leave a comment

Clean Up Australia

The actual Clean Up Australia national cleaning day lands on what ever the 1st Sunday of March each year is.

Traditionally the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides have concentrated their efforts either around the Glendonald Park [the playground and BBQ area] or the Hazelwood South Hall.

Over the years it was found that the youngest Guides got easily bored with the whole thing after about one half hour.  The older Guides got distracted after about one to one and a half hours.  So now there is a flip side to the service activity.

Coinsiding with the day is a Teddy Bears Picnic and Activities in the Park (about one hour worth).  Usually the Teddy Bears picnic starts at just after morning tea time.  And the Activities begin about three quarters of an hour later.  This way the youngest ones can go back to cleaning up the Park or just progressively make their way over to the Activities in the Park.

Needless to say to have these activities going on there needs to be Adult volunteers.  Please feel free to speak to the District Leader and ask for the necessary plans, paperwork and other District Team Members participation schedules.

Catching up on all these activities might be easier when you are invited to ‘meet’ with others with the District Facebook group.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | BBQ, Clean Up Australia, Facebook, Glendonald Park, Hazelwood South Hall, March, Play Ground, Teddy Bears Picnic | 2 Comments

Teddy Bear Picnic [2010] was a washout

The Younger Guides were going to attend a Clean up Australia Day at the Glendonald Park, Churchill.

The Girl Guides were bringing one invited Teddy Bear and another friend could come along too.  With their Teddy Bear of Course.

Instead half an hour before the time to arrive the participants parents received a text stating that the morning had been cancelled.The drought braking rain was still just coming down. Again.Only this time there was a definite wind chill factor creeping into the air.

the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl Guides operates with a general risk analysis re attendance.  Then there is the activity specific Risk analysis.  However I, the District Leader, overruled the desire  the Guides, their teddies and their friends to attend had.

There will be other activities with Teddies this year.

Teddy Bear Picnic is on again in 2011.  Same place at the Glendonald park at the BBQ and play ground area.  The Clean Up Australia Starts at 9am, Teddy Bears welcome too.  The Teddy Bear Picnic starts at 10 am for Morning tea.  There will be activities. And Hopefully sunshine at the time.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Clean Up Australia, friendship, Invite, March, picnic, Rain, Risk Analysis | 1 Comment

Learning to march

Learning to march sounds boring. Done the right way is fun. We had fun. Even when you are asked to go back and do it again. And again.

First you start with remembering what one is your left foot! Once it is pointed out that Guide Salute with their Right and shake with their left things are easier. The left foot is the lead foot. we often mucked up.

To correct that there’s the skip step. The one where you do a half step and repeat it a few steps later. That way the marching is all back in rhythm again.

Then when your finally moving when do you know when to stop. besides the person in front running stopping and you running right into them. That’s where listening to the commands come into it. And doing the commands helps too.

Marching involves swinging the arms. The other arm to the foot that is moving. Or you may end up out of balance and falling into someone else…..the ground hurt’s when there is no one to stop you falling.

The hand does not go further than the knee. If you swing the hand too far the steps get out of rhythm.

It took us a really fun time to get this marching stuff under control. then we got new people and we had to show them how it was done. That was really funny cause we realized how funny we looked when we begun to ‘March’.

We learned to March so that we could be on parade and escort the colors when the Second World War Board of Honor was brought back to the Hazelwood South Hall. Then we did Australia Days, and Anzac Days. Everytime there was something that we wanted to march in there was new things to learn too.

We were working on our Explore: guiding, Our World and Friendship badges, others doing sections of our Create: Feet, hands, Ears badges. Some of us were doing more to their Junior BP and BP badges,

December 8, 2009 Posted by | BP, Churchill, Color, Create, Explore, Guides, Hazelwood, JBP, March, Second | Leave a comment

Shelter day

Two times a year tents and shelter erection should be practiced. So now the end of Feb / begining of March and September /October to be a day set aside for the erection of various tents or shelter.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Feb, March, Oct, Sept, Shelter | Leave a comment

Frog is fixed

Frog is fixed and ready to come back to Office. Is frog going to Churchill Festival? Especially since the Gipp’s Guide Unit colour involves Lime Green… [that of Frog]. What was Ms Frogs name?

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Churchill festival, Frog, March | Leave a comment

Churchill Festival

What to do at the Churchill Festival March 20th 2010.

Kira suggested that we make and sell jewellery. This has been widened to make/sell ‘Creative Inspirations’. [ SAS Share a Smile]. Some of Program to have creative inspiration included. Like next time they meet.

Shelter: Kitchen Fly or tent? Is it necessary to have a playpen and room for the little ones…yes then they use a tent. Into program goes tent erection.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Churchill festival, fundraising, March, SAS, Service, Shelter | Leave a comment

Clean Up Australia

One of the first Girl Guide activities that Jess came to was Clean Up Australia. Some of the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides were in Glendonald Park and Jess was curious as to what was happening. Jess joined in. Here she is today offering to organise the Clean Up Australia day in March 2010.

http://www.cleanuptheworld.org.en

http://www.cleanup.au/au

Action: Jess will contact the following: Clean Up Australia and Latrobe City Council to register interest. The Churchill Lions and Latrobe City Council to find out their roll in Clean Up Australia Day.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Clean up Australia day, Glendonald Park, Latrobe City Council, March, Service | Leave a comment