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

Reading about the influence of Girl Guide movement

Once upon a time in a far off land lived five little girls. One girl was a Moslem, another was Buddhist, the third was Jewish, the fourth a Christian and the fifth was a Hindu. The girls were friends but they had to meet in secret because their fami­lies distrusted people who had cus­toms different from their own. Their families did not really understand that the girls liked each other and wanted to be friends.

One day news came about an elderly man in a far off country who had started something called Girl Guides, and now a unit was starting in their area. The five girls were very excited because they were able to join Brownie Guides together. They, like guides all over the world today, had different religions and beliefs but were able to meet together in friendship because all Guides existed happily together. -Their families were happy to see the girls together in Guiding because it was a good thing.

As the years passed the girls grew up and were young women when war came to their land. They were very afraid because people with dif­ferent beliefs were fighting with each other. Our five Guides were very troubled until one of them said “We are different but we are the same. We are sister Guides and we always help one another in times of need.”

And so, our five young women and their families promoted peace in their land and grew to understand and accept each others customs.

The five young girls in this story now have children of their own. Their children play together happily today, all because the Girl Guides came to their land a long time ago.

The white corner on our World Flag shows our commitment to world peace.

GiA P 22  October 1994

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Girl-Power, Girls, Governance, Guiding-Traditions, identity, Lord Baden- Powell, responsibilities, World Guide Flag | , , | 3 Comments

Family BBQ’s are just for fun

A few years ago the Units held Family get together’s.  This meant that the parents could meat and great each other.  Instead of being so and so’s mum or dad they met someone with a name!

These Family BBQ’s were quite successful for a while.  Being run once every two terms proved better than every term.  So in the middle of the first and third terms a night was chosen and things were arranged.

  • Advocacy, Governance and ownership by all levels of Guiding within this District.
  • No special agenda just good food and friendship.  Not a political evening. But a good way of quietly providing an avenue where parents and friends could be included and of assistance.
  • The Guides who could attend had an increase in their self confidence as their parents and families are important enough to be invited and come to a District function.  The mind set of having parents involved offered a protection around the guides attending.
  • The Guides attending quietly showcased their talents and skills learned through the night.
  • Risk annalysises were completed
  • Hostessed by the District Leader and the District team divided the work load.  Of course offers of help were taken up be they from Guides, the parents or family friends.
  • The District Team got together to divided the jobs.
  • Invites were sent out one month in advance.
  • The RSPA was two weeks before the date set.
  • Parents received reminder notices via face book and twitter as the evening approached..
  • Membership tended to increase as the public interest hightened.

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, August, BBQ, Belonging, Carry Out, Challenge, clean, cook, Create, Culinary, Demonstrate, Develop, Discuss, District team, Entertain, Enthusiasm, Explore, Extend, Family BBQ, Food, Friendship, Get-in-touch, Gipps Guides, guest, Hands, Hazelwood South Hall, Hostessing, identity, job Description, March, Objectives, Occupation Health and Safety, ownership, Pancake morning tea, Plan, PR, Practice, Prepare, protection, Protocol, recognition, response, risk, Risk Annalysis, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-presentation, special, Take part in, talents, volunteer, Youth Members | | Leave a comment

Ada lovelace

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.

April 5, 2010 Posted by | Badges, Badges, Awards and more, Believe, Brainstorming, Calendar, celebrate, Computer, Computers, decission-making, Develop, education, electricity, Elements of Guiding Program, Empowerment, encouragement, Event, Exchange, Experience, Explore, Find-out-about, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Governance, Health, healthy life style, identity, Leadership, March, Memorial, Nature, Network, organise, other People, people, Pioneers, Poverty, Power-On, Practical, pride, Recylcle, rescue, Research, Respect, response, responsibilities, Science-and-Technology, self, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-presentation, Survival, Survival methods, System, time management, training, volunteer, Weather Conditions, weather patterns, Write | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

table settings reflect the day


When you choose to have table napkins then you need something to hold them together. The use of glasses was really appreciated when we heeded off to the Italian Australian Club one year. The Guides felt that all their efforts were worth everything they had put into the day.

Other times the guides have either used a ready made napkin holder or they made their napkin holders, name cards and servietters.

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Create, Formal, identity, ownership, pride, table setting | Leave a comment

Unit Scarves near door.

From now on when we go into Guides we get the bag of scarves and put them near the door. Then we put one on for the night. After the meeting we leave them behind near the door…but not in the bag. That way the ones worn will be washed and made ready for nest week.
Our next job is to get the Unit flag stand ready to erect the flag. The Flag pole goes in the North side of the Building. That is where the roof is highest near the office door. A compass can be used to check this out.
After Guide and before the Color Party people put their scarves away they must put the Flag and its pole and the stand away.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Belonging, Color Party, Flag, Flag-protocol, identity, job Description, OHS, Scarves, Uniform. | Leave a comment

28th October 2010

From now on when we go into Guides we get the bag of scarves and put them near the door. Then we put one on for the night. After the meeting we leave them behind near the door…but not in the bag.  That way the ones worn will be washed and made ready for nest week. 

Our next job is to get the Unit flag stand ready to erect the flag.  The Flag pole goes in the North side of the Building.  That is where the roof is highest near the office door.  A compass can be used to check this out.

After Guide and before the Color Party people put their scarves away they must put the Flag and its pole and the stand away.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Belonging, Color Party, Flag, Flag-Protocole, identity, job Description, OHS, Scarves | Leave a comment

28th November 2010.

A decision was made by the guides to wear the scarves, which scarves, where to put them so they were all available as they walked in the door and what to do with them after after the meeting.

A second decision was made with regard to the Unit Flag. Yes they would like the Unit Flag there when they are at Guides. Where was ‘there’ to be though.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Belonging, Flag-protocol, identity, Scarves, Self-Goverance, Traditions | Leave a comment

Suggested program things for 2010

Suggestions

• Kira needs to do her promise
• Jess has to reaffirm hers if both are prepared to do so
• Rebecca is working on writing a letter for Bunnings to arrange the BBQ days, needs to be signed by president
• Kira needs to get her police check done through Guides Victoria
• Thinking Day
• Australia Day
• Release of new Uniforms
• Tabs to be picked up by Susan this Friday.
• Flag making needs to be on the agenda
• Sign-in Book needs to be used for meetings.
• Discussion on the agenda for next year, need to focus on relevant OBP sections.
• Girls need to register for the OBP and make timelines for how they are to complete each relevant section.
• Water activites->Water aerobics starting after the first meeting in the year 2010 for everyone to join in continuing for 3 months.
• Outdoor cooking can be done as a group to learn as a combined activity for everyone.
• Youth week
• Arts month.
• AGM
• Open day at paper mill.
• Guide Month activities (May)
• Churchill Fair
• A Country /Rural Guides Idea of a Mega Huge Hike (Labour day weekend 2011) Train to Melbourne, stay overnight in back packers do activities all day, stay overnight in another back packers Activities on Sunday and home by train.
Some one needs to be qualified in Indoor camping, another in firat aid and
other in food handling!
• Moomba with Olave Program!
• Melbourne Show
• Clean up Australia March 7th ?
• New articles to be emailed to Churchill news. What about the smoke signal
• What about a cowboy night using the Hazelwood South Hall.
• 13 feb 2003
• Signitories on GG account need to have a Guide Centre approved police
check.
• $91.48 in Gipps Guide account
Finance and Fundraising /
That for approved items if personal monies spent on events are to be approves at meeting and refunded.
That there be a petty cash book in operation.
That the monies for petty cash come from fundraising.
That 10% of all monies fundraised or donated be with held for funding the unit.
That the above 10% provide further events a budget.
That the 10% also cover the petty cash for normal unit meeting rquirements.

• Jelly wrestling day
• Pool day with BBQ
• Face painiting learning to paint other adults.
• Board game day
• Like your hair doo day.
• Recipes cheap and easy.
• Morning cuppa
• Boost juice sponsorship
• Pink ribbon day
• Bunnings
• Fun day at park.
• Tent day at hall (at least twice per year)
• Make garden at back/side of hall with bricks and tan bark
• Lunch out?
• Brake up dinner
• Presentation
• Deb ball for older ones 2011
• Fun walk.
• Fun run
• OBP conference
• Training calendar
• Pie place for lunch with Region Leader?
• Jump rope for heart.
• Community work shop for wood work and metal work projects (M & W days)

Writing encouraged by Clear Vision 

November 7, 2009 Posted by | events, identity, learning, region, Service, state, Uniform. | Leave a comment