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

Global Action Theme is known as GAT

Global Action that has been ”Changing the World’ has been happening through out Girl Guide and Girl Scout programs for over 100 years. Action themes may have occurred on a World Wide basis involving the Regions of Guiding working together through our World Association of Girl guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) right down to just an individual question,action or activity sparking off a patrol activity that may lead to an International activity.  Global Action keeps occurring on a multitude of levels within Guiding.

As the members get older sometimes they move away from Guiding as their career develops or interests evolve, or they may stay within the movement, but the essence of having experienced the GAT is there. Typically Leaders bring into Guide program what they themselves enjoyed as a Youth member as well as what their interests and life skills are now.

The essence of service is still service. Over the years many form of service have been built on.  Different badges have been provided. The Guides have worked towards these with different service awareness and methods utilized.

So how is the GAT so successful? Simple really.  WAGGGS influences to have a voice and to listen.  Then to speak out, look at root causes and do projects.  While this occurs the Guides are learning.  And the life skills and interest circles are quietly going around still into the next generations.

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Whose responsible for what?

Hi Sue,  If a committee of management is appointed by DSE, they are appointed using  the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 and there is no requirement for them to  have a constitution. However we do offer our committees of management a  template if they wish to create one to help with the management  arrangements of the reserve.  Please note, you will not be responsible for putting together a committee  of management - this is something that DSE does that may involve holding a  public meeting or calling for expressions of interest through local  newspapers.  Im still yet to receive any confirmation from the Girl Guides that they  would like us to commence this process. Until then, the hall is licensed  to the Girl Guides for them to use for girl guide activities. It is not a  public hall and is not available for community use at this point in time.  Thank you for providing me with a copy of Latrobe City Council's reserve  proposal. I ask that you forward your concerns to Council for  consideration.  Regards,     susanc@speedweb.com.au  16/04/2009 04:22 PM  To Tarnia.Leeming@dse.vic.gov.au cc  Subject Hazelwood South Hall

February 28, 2010 Posted by | CoM, Constitution, Girl Guides, Hazelwood Reserve, Hazelwood South Hall, Latrobe City Council, responsibilities, Template | Leave a comment

Older Guides fundraising with a ‘make a craft stall’

The Churchill Girl Guides read about a challenge the 1st Cairns Ranger Guides did some year previously. Their challenge was that the 1st Cairns Ranger Guides (14 to 18’s ) had set up a craft day. Sounded like they had so much fun on this day that the Churchill Guides wanted to copy their endevours.

So as the 1st Cairns Ranger guides did so to did the Churchill Guides. Since there were fewer Churchill Guides able to help their were fewer tables to be set up.
– Cairns set up about 25 different crafts and the materials tables, Churchill set up six tables.
– Samples of the finished craft were needed. Churchill looked around the hall, the office and their homes to see what was cmpleted and still there.
– The Churchill Guides found that they wanted to try something on another table. Off they went leaving no one who knew what to do at their table. Off course they were constantly being called back to assist someone else.
– Since everything was there on hand theCghurchill guides only charged $1.00 not the $3.00 the 1st Cairns ones did.
– The girls did as many crafts as appealed to them. The variety meant there was something for everyone.
– The same crafts the 1st Cairns girls used the Churchill ones offered too. The crafts included:

Egyptian beads,
paper making,
paper marbling,
3D cards,
Australian animal mobiles,
wool people,
trefoils made with the plastic rings from two litre milk containers,
crystal gardens,
book making.
Everyone had a lot of fun mixing together and doing their best at having nimble fingers fully occupied. Yes there was a bit of money made as well.
A few years later some of the then younger Girl Guides were older. Instead of having another craft day they wanted a market to happen.

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

February 20, 2010 Posted by | beads, cards, Churchill, craft, fundraising, Girl Guides, market, paper, recycle, Trefoil knots, wool | Leave a comment

Creating a Teddy Bear through a balloon medium

Teddy Bears are easily created through using a balloon.There are several tricks that are important that are trade secrets.

The main one is to lightly dust your hands with either talcum powder (baby ones are really good fine powders to use) or a corn flower dusting. These powers inhibit the static electricty so easily transfered to the balloons through weather, electric cables or clothing.

The second hint is to not ‘fill’ the balloon so that they are hard to touch. The balloon is rubber. Too much tension on the rubber equals a rupture. Therefore you have a bang about to happen. The balloon holder will be upset. Upset children are bad for business!!! So the child gets a second ballon, then a third. By this time there is a retetive pattern set.

If you are to draw on the balloon use clearly identifyable non toxic pens.

Written with encouragement by Clear Vision

December 14, 2009 Posted by | balloon, behaviour | Leave a comment

different table setting to create for meals

At times we have created ourselves, or sat at professionally done table settings for different events.

These events have been at :

  • buffet meals,
  • formal table settings,
  • Japanese table settings,
  • finger food
  • smorgess board
  • hostessing by the plate and requesting refreshment types.
  • picnics formal or impromtue,
  • around campfires
  • sitting on the ground at camp

There are basic Guide traditions and ettiquete that we have shown all the Guides over time. As the Guides learn one thing another is shown. From making the table settings to suit the occasion, to how to eat, pass food, cut meat, handle knives and forks, use fingers, wash hands, communicate, basic table manners, to hosting, serving and doing the dishes.

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District
Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | buffette, camp, communicate, decoration, Food, Formal, Hands, Hostessing, international, manners, OHS, others, picnic, table | Leave a comment

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

using the ‘Silver lining’ proforma


People have different gifts and talents. People look at other people from their understanding of life. Therefore using this chart has helped when trying to sort out what different affect people in various ways. Turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts and paving the way for a more creatively positive attitude and environment is a terrific thing to do. Used often with reflection and evaluations this chart becomes instinctive in it’s use. Able to be recalled often .

December 8, 2009 Posted by | differences, Gifts, talents | Leave a comment

Playdough reciepes

We have used several different recipes for playdough. Everyone it seems brings with them an updated version. So we’ve started a list of them

What You Need:

1 cup flour, 1/2 cup cooking salt, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, food colouring
Activity:

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.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Create, find, Hands, movement, play, Playdough | Leave a comment

Using Play Dough for teddies friends.

The Guides love using playdough to make teddy’s friends. Even better if they can be convinced that using real dough and cooking then eating it won’t hurt their Teddies friendship . Can be quite an enlightening time for the adults.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Churchill, dough, friendship, Girl Guides, Playdough | Leave a comment

Craft days

What about having a craft day during the month.  Say a Tuesday morning at the office where we can start a craft day for any one interested in having piece and quiet!!! to make stuff.

I found out how we can make beads with polimer clay stuff.

Then if the people  think this is an acceptable idea we can might sell there stuff on the market stall once a month.  This idea was put forth by one of the members.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

November 30, 2009 Posted by | craft, Jewellery, money | Leave a comment