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

The planting of trees and shrubs on the Hazelwood South Reserve.


Approximately fifteen years ago the now Latrobe City Council nursery person came out to the Hazelwood [South] Reserve and showed us how to use the tools to plant over one hundred tree saplings around the then Hazelwood Reserve.

The saplings were a wide variety of nectar and gum producing natives of the reserve area. The idea was to encourage the native animals while furthering a native corridor.
The second side to planting the sampling trees and shrubs as to lessen the retained water that lay over the Reserve during the wet season. The water sat from the reserves middle to the far North Corners. That is the side of the Reserve nearest the Monash Highway. The trees and shrubs chooses loved getting their feet wet.
The third reason was that when these trees and shrubs grew they would provide a wind shelter for the Churchill Soccer Club
The fourth and main driving factor that got the Guides out of home on a bitterly freezing day was they were working towards a badge. The Wombat Wattle one which involved doing something for the Australian Native vegetation and animals.
With in a few weeks the Churchill Soccer people were parking all over the saplings while games and practice sessions were occurring. People were ‘hooning’ around in the wet ground. During practice times and games the saplings went missing. As the kids grew up they have told of how they were encouraged to pull out and throw around the saplings so that they would not grow.
The scrubs that remain are next to the Hazelood Small Bore Rifle Club, One behind the Hazelwood South Hall and a small patch near the entrance dirt road that leads into the Soccer Club.
Even the six Calistamon trees that lined the front of the Hazelwood Reserve nearest the Tramway Arterial Road went missing.
As time moves on what will be the further effects of Guiding improving the World that we live in and reducing the carbon foot print while abiding to the laes and restrictions imposed upon it. One of these will be the further planting of shrubs native to the area between the Hazelwood South Hall and the corner of the farmers fence.
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February 25, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Churchill Soccer Club, Corridor, Latrobe City Council, Native, Shelter, tree week, vegetation, wind | 5 Comments

Making Cubby houses

Over the years that we have had Guide meetings there have been many cubby’s made.

Some have used tables and chairs, others have had the climbing things outside. The materials for cubby making are in a box stored under the table near the office door. Big sheets of different varieties and colors.

All the building material (sheets, tables and chairs) to be dusted down,refolded up and put away before the Guides go home. Cleaning up is important in play as well. Learning to fold materials is a pre-requesite for storage of tents.

Sometimes this methods just is not right for the occasion and the Guides will concentrate on coping life’s lessons rather than build a cubby. So the wooden children’s cubby is used by all ages.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Create, Cubby, Explore, Homes, life skills, other People, tent, world | 1 Comment

Shelter / Tent Day

Saturday, 27th Feburary 2010.

The opportunity of erecting and striking kitchen flies to be used at the Churchill fair is on this day. Unless The Gipp’s Guides would prefer to use a canvas tent for their shelter It has been suggested using several kitchen flies?

Need to look at Knowledge basis and Occupational Health and Safety issues as well as team work.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Kitchen Fly, knots, Knowledge Basis, OBP, OHS, Outdoors, Service, Shelter, tent | 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

Guide Month

May every year is Guide Month. 2010 we are planing on having an overnight stay. Theme to be sorted out.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Burnett Camp Com, Guide Month, Hazelwood South Hall, Overnight stay, Shelter | 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

Create: Tent

November 3, 2009 Posted by | camp, Construct, Create, Demonstrate, Do, equipment, Gadgets, Lead, Learn, make, plan, Ropes, Share, Shelter, tent, Try | Leave a comment