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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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April 25, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, April, body, Bow line, Build, Care for, Challenge, Clove hitch, Construct, Create, Entertain, Explore, Feet, figure 8 stopper knot, Find out, Food, friendship, Gadgets, game, History games, mime, People, Physical, Plan, plan and visit, Practical, reef Knot, Rope, Round turn and 2 1/2 hitches, Self, sheet bend, Take part in, Try, Uncategorized, Understand, Visit., Wide Game, WW11 Servicemen and women | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The game of STREETS and ALLEYS is hillarious


All players except two stand in several parallel lines making ranks and files with four

or more players in each. These lines should be far enough apart so players in one can

just clasp hands with their neighbours in the next one either way. The two extra

players act as thief and policeman. The players join hands across ranks, forming

streets. Then the thief runs and the policeman tries to catch him. When the leader

says, ‘Right turn’ the players face right and join hands along the file, forming ‘alleys’

at right angles to the ‘streets’. To make the game lively, the command to change from

street to alley should be given often. The thief and the policeman must keep to the

streets and alleys. They are not permitted to break through the joined hands nor to go

under them. When the policeman catches the thief, two other players take their places

and the former thief and policeman step into the places left vacant.

P11

Mc Evory, M. Program Compendium : a life line for leaders in Brownie Guide and guide sections. Girl Guide Association of Victoria 1985

April 11, 2010 Posted by | body, Develop, development, Ears, energy release activities, Enthusiasm, Feet, friendship, Fun, game, girl, Lead, mateship, Plan and Lead, Take part in, Try | | 1 Comment

In three minutes produce

In three minutes produce:

Something old.
Something new.
Something borrowed.
Something blue.
Something bright and with a sheen.
Something  beautiful and fit for a Queen.

Restrictions and limits may be given, but nothing should be from the uniform or persons of the Guides (or leaders).

March 22, 2010 Posted by | game, observations, Outdoors, time management | Leave a comment

The Hazelwood South Reserve is part of our Guiding life.

The reserve next to the Hazelwood [South] Hall is an area that all the varing ages of Girl Guides go out and have either group or team/patrol sports time. These activities have gone on here for over fifty years.

Having the Hazelwood South reserve just there to the north of the Hazelwood [South] hall has been a bonus for outdoor activities for over fifty years. That is until the soccer members / families decide to tear up into the car park area outside the front of the Hazelwood [South] Halls front doors and continue to speed over the Hazelwood South Reserve.

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Hazelwood Reserve, Hazelwood South Hall, History games | Leave a comment

How did this Teddy Bear activity begin

Towards the end of 1999 the moe Old Gipps town would host a Saturday where the young children would take there teddy bear to a Teddy Bears Picnic. Most of the Guides in Churchill did not have transport to attend. Public transport finished through Churchill by 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. So if the Leaders could get the Guides there there was not transport back.

Rather than not be included the Guides were encouraged to think of ways to be included. The older Guides helping in the younger units suggested holding their own Teddy Bear Picnic at the Hazelwood South Hall during the meeting time. Some of these older guides had attended the Teddy Bear overnight stay at the hall a few years before.

Weeks before the chosen meeting time ‘things’ were created to include the others to participate. The activty usually netted some interest from girls outside the Unit. Guides that had moved from this Unit wanted to be included too. The meeting was opened to the sisters of the younger Guides. Over the years they brought friends –usually from the otlder unit!

The day then became a Saturday activity. Open to all Guides, family and friends.
Then the leaders became so externally busy that the weekends for the Teddy Bears Picnic evaporated. By the end of 2008 the Units had planned to have a Teddy Bears Picnic included in with the Rac Wac in first term 2009. The fires that are now named ‘Black Saturday’ threw all planning out of the window.

So by the end of 2009 fouth term the planning for 2010 teddy bears picnic had already begun.. Several changes have occured. people have offered to assist. These same people are interested in getting the Guides active, with more people knowing just what Guides actually is involved with. Now the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District team are now organising the event. A Gipp’s Guide is overseeing the Teddy Bears Picnic. As part of Clean up Australia the Teddy Bears will be assisting in Cleaning up the Glendonald Park. Since Clean Up Australia in Glendonald Park is a family and friend event everyone is invited. Activities and games will be included.as part of the ‘entertainment factors’ for the youngest children. Games in the Park will be aimed at the older ones. The District catering team is resonsible for the BBQ.

Written by Clear Vision

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Challenges, clean, District, Games, History, Past, Program, Rac Wac, Units | Leave a comment

Old Fashioned Games 2007

World Thinking Day was celebrated with old fashioned games at the Hazelwood South Reserve and Hall. (Churchill, Victoria, Australia)

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Games, Hall, Hazelwood, Thinking | Leave a comment

Similar but different causes confusion

Often games are played or similar activities are done through out the world. One game may have developed one way, another branched out some other and the original changed beyond recognition. Usually because games and activities spread as people spread, played in may different countries, across class and culture and with anything that is on hand.

The Churchill Guide Unit has up to 6 different primary schools making up the membership. Being a flexiable Guide Unit, with an age range of five to seventeen at different times a simple game or activity needs very clear rules. So now advacacy and self government help in keeping the rules clear to all. These rules are remade several different times over the years.

At different times various camp rules , games [ kick ball, skipping, sack races, craft activities, clean up duties] all come under scrutiny. Discussion is keped cool as the process of determining the rules is decided.

Do we all have an equal input around the discussion circle, in the patrols, patrol leaders meeting, at a committee meeting.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Brainstorming, committee, discussion, Games, Governace, patrols, Rules | Leave a comment

Accusions of Cheating

Learning to play by the rules of any game is difficult. add to this a splash of variance of the accusion of cheating often comes to the forefront.

The game then becomes a matter of behavior modification and tolerance / forbearance. Dealing with issues and volatile emotions rising their head and messing up a perfectly good game or activity.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | behavior, emotions, game, Leadership, Rules, tolerance | Leave a comment

Kick Ball : Churchill Guide Style

1) No head butting the ball.
2) No fighting over the ball.
3) Kick ball to the goals to gain points.
4) Put the goals on the ends of the field.
5) If tagged 3 times from opposite team member, the ball is to go to the other team.
6) Be a good sports person.
7) No cheating.
8) No swearing at the elders.
9) No rematches when you’re out.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Ball, game, Rules | 1 Comment

Keep it up

Originally this game came from Communicating September 2002 P 8. Over time several changes have been made. 

  

Keep it Up!** players are in a scattered formation and try to keep a beach ball in the air as long as they can by hit­ting it before it touches the floor. Each time a player hits the ball, she says something relating to the theme selected. Examples include items in a first aid kit, sporting events, healthy snacks, what to take on a hike, safety hazards etc.. 

  

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Ball, Exercise, Fitness, game, Girls | Leave a comment