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

Learning Whistle signals

Learn / practise whistle signals. Patrols choose their own special signal. Leader uses scatter signal to send patrols searching for tokens hidden round playing area. If one is found, finder stands still until PL notices, signals patrol to assemble before patrol collects token. Whenever leader signals “rally”, first patrol back earns extra token; last patrol forfeits one. Vary with “PL come here”; deduct a token from patrols of any girls who mistake that signal for “rally”.

Mc Evory, M. Program Compendium : a life line for leaders in Brownie Guide

and guide sections. Girl Guide Association of Victoria 1985

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April 11, 2010 Posted by | camp, come, Create, Develop, Ears, emergency plan, EvaluationsCamps, Extend, Feet, Find out, Follow, Fun, girl, Girl-Power, Lead, Make and Use, Outdoors [and the environment], Patrol System, Practice, Safety, Take part in, Try | , | Leave a comment

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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SWOT General for:Camping or overnight stays

Strengths

  • Years of experience of us
  • Trainings
  • Interests
  • Ability of adults
  • Knowing Guidelines (updates included)
  • Network.
  • Helpers and District Team assistance
  • Complementary learning
  • Leasers know know what’s in the training book
  • Qualifications : Guiding, First aid, food safety, After school coaching program.

Weakness

Lack of girls

Lack of other experienced leaders

  • Time to train other leaders
  • Lack of parental involvement
  • Parents lack of what’s expected of them (assistance, police check, working with Children)
  • Transport.
  • Finances
  • Dietary requirements
  • Opportunities
  • Public relations.
  • Support through ‘Networking’
  • Advertising-Word of mouth, posters, being seen out and about.
  • Increase of skills levels.
  • Recognition levels.

Threats

  • Seasonal illnesses and asthma.
  • Environment danger
  • Boredom and temper tantrums.
  • Other organisations.
  • Non-communication of what they want
  • Objectives and actions for all the District Outdoor activities
  • Increase mental stimulation
  • Encourage practical activities that fulfil the need for achievement and recognition.
  • Badge work, peer acceptance at school and guides,
  1. Achievement of badges
  • Expanding tunnel vision and sharing information.
  • Presentation night.
    • Charts and displays
    • badges
  1. Acceptance of change.
  2. Keeping the programs interesting
  • Back up systems
  • integrated learning and sharing
  1. Increase numbers in guide units.
  • Being seen participating in community activities / service.
  • Girl/ leader/ parent participation.
  • Public Relations being positive.
  • Advertising
    • In Newspaper with region.
    • Posters
    • Word of mouth
    • Radio

5. Training of leaders.

  • Active participation
  • Support network
  • Encourage trainee leaders to bring there personalties into guiding.

6. Encourage outdoor activities

  • follow up and included prelim training during program
  • Open to District these events
  • Included Gipps Guides and parents to participate.
  • Participate in Region and State activities

7. Record of events.

  • Photo evidence.
  • Journals

8. Finances

9. Transport

  • Car Shuffle

10. Adequate clothing for event.

11.Food preparation.

  • Food safety
  • Making sure that everyone to be fed and watered in group.

12. Job descriptions given.

13. Communication links to be function able.

14.       Occupational Health and Safety

Outcomes

  1. Increase mental stimulation
    1. Having calendar of all events from Unit to State.
    2. Girls in meetings programming their own calendar around their interests and known events, service and activities.
  • Encourage practical activities that fulfil the need for achievement and recognition.
    • Walk around Churchill planned and carried out.
      • Assisted by Unit Helper, Gipps Guides, trainee leader and Parents.
    1. Badge work, peer acceptance at school and guides.
  • 1 x bronze endeavour aimed for and achieved.
  • New girls realized that there were people there that they knew therefore – not so frightening being included.
    • Expanding tunnel vision and sharing information.
    • Having the Gipps Guides and parents involved on day builds up the self worth, service times and sharing of knowledge of all participants.
  1. Achievement of badges
  1. Qualifications and life skills knowledge is shared and passed on.
  • Remember that all active participants need food and drink. Especially when directly cooking and not getting fed.
  • Presentation night.
  1. Charts and displays.
    1. i.      Older ones used as training aids.
    2. ii.      Recognition of past peoples efforts in the creation of these charts.
    3. badges
    4. Back up systems
    5. Integrated learning and sharing
  1. Acceptance of change / transformation process .
  2. Keeping the programs interesting
  1. Increase numbers in Guide units.
  • Being seen participating in community activities / service.
  • Girl/ leader/ parent participation.
  • Public Relations being positive.
  • Advertising
  1. In Newspaper with region.
    1. i.      Churchill News will have an article on the Walk around Churchill- 19th Feb 2008.
    2. Posters.
      1. i.      Guides had posters up in schools and hall. They felt good.
      2. Word of mouth
        1. i.      Parent has asked to have updated A4 posters that have our Guides photos included so that the prep parents have something updated to send their girls to.  There is a conscious note by prep parents there is nothing advertised for preps to attend after school.
        2. ii.      2 x (10 yr olds) girls attended before Walk around Churchill activity.  One Girl on the day (7 year old).

5. Training of leaders.

  • Active participation
    • Walk around Churchill (preparation to evaluation, then next years one) organised by current trainee leaders,  unit helpers, Gipps Guides and Guides.
  • Support network
  • Encourage trainee leaders to bring there personalties into guiding.

6. Encourage outdoor activities

  • follow up and included prelim training during program
  • Open to District these events.
    • All levels participated.
    • Included Gipps Guides and parents to participate.
    • Participate in Region and State activities

7. Record of events.

  • Photo evidence.
    • Used Camera.
    • To be added to what the ‘Gipps Guides do’ CD.
    • Stored on Computers in hall and office.
    • Part of the history of activities re youth badges.
    • Journals

8. Finances

  • The expectation of ‘Free’.,
  • Donation from Business.
    • A selection of changeable protides letters for donations to be kept and used.
    • Copy of receipts kept in camp folder.

9. Transport

  • Car Shuffle
    • Licensed driver for car shuffle so that all cars arrived at departing time.
    • Parents who have access to a drivable car that they use regularly for their family actives need to realise that car pooling (by assumption) does not work. They need to get to activity by themselves.  Parents to read and note what’s on the Activity form.

10. Adequate clothing for event.

  • Hats and footwear still a concern.

11. Food preparation.

  • Food safety
    • Purchased just before the event and kept cool until used.
    • Food preparation certificates held by cooks.
    • Making sure that everyone to be fed and watered in group.
      • Note taken that all adults who participate are the first ones to be fed. Suggestion is that food for cooks and active adult participants is kept separately covered and warmed until participant is ready to consume in their rest period.
      • Have adequate fuel for stand by
      • Menu planned by Guides.
      • Overeager food orientated participants/adults are to be fielded away from the table holding/ cooking preparation areas.  Unless given a recognised job with a job description. This may be games coordinator rubbish removalist, Occ Health and Safety person etc.

12. Job descriptions

  • Adult assistances and parents not knowing where there assistance and skills boundaries lie. Job taken by one person then they are moved on by another.

13. Communication links to be function able.

14. Occupational health and safety.

  • Evaluation of Outdoor activities and events
  • Camping or overnight stays
  • Report s

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Action Plan, camp /overnightstays, Emergemcy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

They arrived with a…

 

C.F.A Come on down to Guides.

 

When planning 2009 Tuesday program the girls decided to invite the CFA people to Guides. Little knowing that every one here would be so affected by the near by fires over the last two weeks.

 

Here are some of the pictures of the CFA ladies who came to our Girl Guide meeting today. And we did not scare them off…. so they are coming back too.

 

April 5, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Badges, Awards and more, be Prepared, Be Safe, behaviour, CFA, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, communication, community, Community Groups, elements, Elements of Guiding Program, Emergemcy, Emergency Exit Plan, emergency plan, Emergency Vehicles, Empowerment, Exercise, Feb, Find-out-about, Fire, Fire Education, Fire safety demonstration, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Governance, Hazelwood Churchill Girl Guides, Hazelwood South Hall, Hazelwood. Hall, Injuries, Invite, Life skills gained, Objectives, organisaing, other People, participate, ramifications, response, risk, Rules, Safety, safety program, Self-Confidence, signal, skills, Stop drop and roll practice, Survival methods, team member, team work, Try, types of, Visit., what do Guides Do?, Youth Members, Youth Section | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Class 1 emergencies

Class 1 Emergencies involve the National organisation and cannot be brought under control without outside assistance.
Event LiC to be contacted as soon as possible on the emergency number. Her response will be as per the State Emergency Response Plan. ONLY authorised personnel may speak to the media.
Major fire, natural disaster, accident involving loss of life, kidnapping.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Class 1, Disaster, Emergency, Emergency Response Plan, Media, Region leader, responsibility, risk | Leave a comment

Class of emergencies [ 3, 2 and 1]

Class of an emergency.
1. Class 3 emergencies.

2. Class 2 emergencies.

3. Class 1 emergencies.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Emergemcy | Leave a comment

Class 3 emergencies

Class  3 emergencies are the ones that can be immediately brought under control without outside assistance and without attracting media attention. These will involve incidents at group level that can be quickly diffused.
A short term missing person, short-term health incident without threat to life.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Class 3, Emergency, management, risk, short term | Leave a comment

Class 2 emergencies

Class 2 emergencies involve emergencies with potential ramifications and media interest most likely. Need to be dealt with by State or national level personnel. Event LiC to be contacted as soon as possible on the emergency number. LiC will respiond according to the State Emergency Response Plan. ONLY authorised personnel may speak to the media.
Medial emergency which could result in seriouc illness / injury or loss of life; group or participant becomes loss.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | injury, Media, ramifications, Region leader, risk, types of | Leave a comment

Evaluation: 2009 Jota/ Joti

Evaluation of the 2009 Jota/i at the Hazelwood [South] Hall:
  • One helpful thing was isssuing an invitation to the Baw Baw Region to come to the Hazelwood [South] Hall on the Sunday of October the 17th.  
  • The Local Amateur Radio Club will be invited again to be there.[ formal invitation] 
  • Information to be shared easily with all sharehiolders of the event.  These include ” Parents, Guides, Olave Program members, Region Guides attending, Radio Club Members and Hazelwood and Churchill District Team members.
  • Location map to be published.
  • Transport to be arranged from up to three local drop off and pick up points to Hazelwood [South] Hall.
  •  This time the Badges will not be put down somewhere and misfiled.
  • At the end of 2010 when the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl guides have the annual Formal Dinner [ Decemeber 4th 2010] everyone who has been a Volunteer helping the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District and members will be invited to attend.
  • Emergency exit plan to be displayed.
  • Risk Analysis to be on hand.
  • Report forms from Joti/Jota Guide leaison to be filled out an the day by the Radio Club member in charge.
  • More activities through out the day.  
  • Display activities through out the year in preperation for Jota/ Joti.
  • Entrances / exits to be easily accessable.
  • Thank you BBQ for Radio Club members and Guides appreciated.  Do again Yes.  
  • Vary menu.
  • Check with Latrobe City Council re the off road car parking facilities as major redevelopment of frontage may be occurring at the time of Jota/i.
  • Septic smell to be eliminated?
  • ? overnight indoor stay available for Guides of Hazelwood and Churchill District.
  • Write up in newspapers.  District to do it self  and put into the Latrobe Express – Not Churchill News. 
  • Copy [ our orginial newspaper submission] to go to the Baw Baw Region Girl Guide Public Relations person.  Original Submission to be followed up by hard copy of Latrobe Express’s newspaper article.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | BBQ, Emergency Exit Plan, Formal Dinner, international, Jota, Joti, Latrobe City Council, menu, Newspaper, October, PR, Risk Analysis, Septic | 3 Comments

EMERGENCY EVACUATION of Hazelwood South Hall

EMERGENCY EVACUATION

The Hazelwood South Community Hall

· Fire

· Gas leak

· Bomb

A register will be maintained to enable accurate checks of those on site.

Emergency Assembly Plan for Hazelwood South Community Hall.

1. An emergency may be identified by anyone present.

2. Event Leader in Charge (LiC) is to be informed immediately.

3. LiC takes immediate steps to verify reported emergency and determines the severity (class of emergency) and responds accordingly.

Upon hearing the EMERGENCY ALTERT SIGNAL,

All present follow Emergency procedures as directed by LiC

At this signal

STOP What you are doing immediately.

LOOK To the Leader in Charge

LISTEN The LiC’s instructions

OBEY Carmly do as the LiC has told you…now.

GO To To the designated assembly area.

1. Event LiC or other designated person immediately picks up the attendance register and gathers participants at the designated Emergency Area.

2. Designated First Aider immediately takes First Aid Kit, checks all rooms and assists group members to the Assembly Area.

3. Any other leader or visiting personnel present immediately assembles with the group at the Assembly Area.

4. Event LiC calls a roll according to the attendance register to check that all members on site at the time are accounted for.

5. If a member of the group is unaccounted for at the roll call, the LiC will co-ordinate a search.

6. ALL OTHER PERSONNEL REMAIN AT ASSEMBLY AREA.

7. If required, the assembled group proceeds in an orderly speedy manner to the Emergency Evacuation Place as directed by Emergency Personnel.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | Bomb, Emergency, Evacuation, Fire, First Aider, Gas, Gorilla, Hazelwood Honor Roll, Listen, Look, Obey, OHS, OOO, Procedure, Region leader, register, Stop | 1 Comment