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

A Pre Promise Challenge

I N D I A T R E F O I L I K
W I L L S H O K E N Y A O H
S C O U T I N G N M A W K Y
L O R D A N D L A D Y B P B
A U E M P K I N D I L A N E
F R Y P S I R A L L Y P R R
R C A B A N A O M I S R E A
I H N D B G O L A V E O E C
C A G O O D T U R N O M M E
A L A G I A G N E S R I L G
L E F T U Y B R O N S L E A
I T D B E P R E P A R E D E
Mark off the letters from the clues given. With the remaining 41
letters work out a sentence that describes something that will
be happening to you soon.

CLUES

  1. In 1909 Baden-Powell organised a _ _ _ _ _ at Crystal Palace for the Boy Scout Movement, and a small group of girls joined in too.
  2. 22nd February is the joint birthdays of who?_ _ _ _   _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _.
  3. This day was first known as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _.
  4. Queens land’s state camp site is called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

(answer is Kindilan – replace this with the name of your state camp site and change the letters on the fifth line of the grid.)

  1. In 1912, B-P married _ _ _ _ _ Soames who in 1930 became World Chief Guide.
  2. The first World Centre was established in Switzerland and is called ­_ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _.

  1. Our Promise (enrolment) and World badges are made up of three parts called a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ which remind us of the three parts of our Promise.
  2. We shake our ­_ _ _ _ hand.  Why?
  3. B-P held an experimental camp on _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Island in 1907.
  4. We try to do at least one of these a day. _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _.
  5. We usually end our meetings with this vesper _ _ _ _   which was the signal for lights out in the American Army, tapped on a drum.
  6. B.P. asked his sister _ _ _ _ _  to help him organise the Girl guide Movement in 1910.
  7. What is our Motto? _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  8. The two stars on the World Bade remind us of our _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  9. The World Centre in Mexico is called  Our   _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  10. B-P wrote a book called _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for Boys which was first published in fortnightly parts in 1908.
  11. B-P died at Nyeri in _ _ _ _ _ in 1941.
  12. B.P joined the army when he was 19 and serves in both _ _ _ _ _ and

_ _ _ _ _ _.

  1. B-P took the name Guides from the famous _ _ _ _ _ _  Guides in India.

Judith Schwartz Queensland.

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Checked out Brownslea Island, Poole, England

In 1907 the man now known as Lord Baden-Powell needed an island in which to conduct an experimental camp.Of all the little islands in and around the United Kingdom  Brownslea Island was the one chosen.

A selected group of boys attended this camp.Four Patrols were organised, each with one Patrol Leader and four other members.

Each day of the Program had an over all topic to cover.  The days were divided into manageable time tables, following a set time management flow.  The boys could then know what was to come next and plan accordingly.

At the end of the camp and evaluation was completed and Lord Baden-Powell then made his camp report.  The then King George the fifth had encouraged the camp experiment.  So the report would have been made and given accordingly.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | BP, Brownslea, encouragement, EvaluationsCamps, Event-management, Lord Baden-Powell, patrols, plan, Program, report, time | Leave a comment

Learning to march

Learning to march sounds boring. Done the right way is fun. We had fun. Even when you are asked to go back and do it again. And again.

First you start with remembering what one is your left foot! Once it is pointed out that Guide Salute with their Right and shake with their left things are easier. The left foot is the lead foot. we often mucked up.

To correct that there’s the skip step. The one where you do a half step and repeat it a few steps later. That way the marching is all back in rhythm again.

Then when your finally moving when do you know when to stop. besides the person in front running stopping and you running right into them. That’s where listening to the commands come into it. And doing the commands helps too.

Marching involves swinging the arms. The other arm to the foot that is moving. Or you may end up out of balance and falling into someone else…..the ground hurt’s when there is no one to stop you falling.

The hand does not go further than the knee. If you swing the hand too far the steps get out of rhythm.

It took us a really fun time to get this marching stuff under control. then we got new people and we had to show them how it was done. That was really funny cause we realized how funny we looked when we begun to ‘March’.

We learned to March so that we could be on parade and escort the colors when the Second World War Board of Honor was brought back to the Hazelwood South Hall. Then we did Australia Days, and Anzac Days. Everytime there was something that we wanted to march in there was new things to learn too.

We were working on our Explore: guiding, Our World and Friendship badges, others doing sections of our Create: Feet, hands, Ears badges. Some of us were doing more to their Junior BP and BP badges,

December 8, 2009 Posted by | BP, Churchill, Color, Create, Explore, Guides, Hazelwood, JBP, March, Second | Leave a comment

Australia Day in Melbourne

Australia Day celebrated as a State Event in Melbourne. This event has the Guides carrying a large Australian Flag. For this the day is primarily aimed at the BP’s, Queens Guide’s and OBPs presented the previous year. The years that I took Guides down who had achieved these Peak Achievement we had a ball. At the end of the march there we were in Government gardens joining in the festivities.

Full Uniform is worn. Take drink bottles full of water and sun hats. Make sure you are well fed before the ceremonies begin.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Australia Day, BP, Calendar, Event, Flag, Government House, Melbourne, OBP, QG, Service, Uniform. | Leave a comment

The more we get together

The more we get together is a song that was sung in 2005 at a camp fire. very soon after wards as part of the Achieve : Leadership part 2 this song was one of a few taught over a a month at Guides in preparation for a short campfire.

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For you know that I know,
And I know that you know,
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

Campfire
6th August 2005,
Baw Baw Region sleeping under the Stars.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | BP, camp, Challenge, Create, Explore, Fire, friends, JBP, OBP, QG, training, world | Leave a comment

Guide Law Song

The Guide law song is a catchy song to the tune of Old Mac Donald had a farm.

Written aimed at Phillipine Girl Guides the Laws are very similar to the Australian Guide Laws.

Guide Law Song Sung to the tune of “This Old Man”.
Guide Law one, loyal and fun,
Loyal and fun says Guide Law one,
Helping other people, learning more and more,
Guides be true to the first Guide Law.
Guide Law two, helpful you, *i Helpful you says Guide Law two, Helping other people, learning more and more, Guides be true to the second Guide Law.
Guide Law three, considerate be,
Considerate be says Guide Law three,
Helping …….. «
Guide Law four, friendship sure, Friendship sure says Guide Law four, Helping ……..
Guide Law five, animals alive, Animals alive says Guide Law five, Helping ……..
Guide Law six, 0-be-d-ient , 0-be-d-ient, says Guide Law six, Helping ……..
Guide Law seven, smile or gladden, Smile or gladden says Guide Law seven, Helping ……..
Guide Law eight, never be late, Never be late says Guide Law eight, Helping ……..
Guide Law nine, care of yours and mine, Care of yours and mine says Guide Law nine, Helping ……..
Guide Law ten, good citizen,
Good citizen says Guide Law ten,
Helping other people, learning more and more,
Guides be true to the tenth Guide Law.

This song was orginally published in the old Girl Guide magazine ‘Matildia’ in the mags Training Pages.

Enjoy learning the sang. Onece learned it is hard to get rid of from your head.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | BP, Girl Guides, JBP, Laws, Music, OBP, other People, Promise, QG | Leave a comment

Measuring up to "My Best"

The girl Guide Promise asks you ‘to do your best’….

Okay, so what is your best? Are you doing your best? What’s stopping you? Once this has been sorted out where and what can you do to do better? Do you want to do better? What is your Goal? Figure out some little steps to get to your goal. Give yourself a time limit. What and how will you proceed [what will you do if] you don’t meat this challenge goal?

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Best, BP, Confidence, Create, Explore, goals, Governance, JBP, Leadership, My, Objectives, OBP, personal, potential, QG, self | Leave a comment

And the music flows

Listening to different types of music adds variety to our lives.

Sometimes during the meetings CD’s have been played. The Guides or leaders bring their CD’s, check with the leaders that the CD’s music is appropriate, and the Cd’s are played as back ground music through the meeting.

Over the years there has been played: Guide songs and campfire singing, traditional Australian Aborginal music from different ‘Nations’. Various other traditional music from other countries: New Zealand, Wales, France, Germany, American Indian, and Indian just to name a few.

Even Music from different music trends: The Australian Youth Choir, Abba, ACDC, Whitesnake, Celian Deyon, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Metal (heavy, fairy, light electrical,,) Pop…

Various compilations such as Aussie BBqs, Power Songs, Imprisonment tapes, Childrens Nursery Rhyme Tapes, International freedom CD’s.

The lists just go on.

The Guides and their friends are checked re their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety in regards to electricity, handing of home appliances, appreciation of noise levels, who running the show and who has over all power with regard to saying turn it off.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | BP, Create, Develop, Discov-'re-Potential, Ears, Explore, JBP, Lifeskills, Music | Leave a comment

Make a useful article for a friend

We made place mats for when we invited our Friends and Family to Guides for Dinner.

The place mats were made using scrapbook cutters, scissors, hole punches, lots of glue, drawings and paintings. Using stickers with gold or silver, or even glitter mucked up the laminating of the place mats.

Other useful articles that have been made are:  paper cups.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | BP, craft, Create, Discover, Explore, Food, friendship, JBP, Meals, people, potential, table, Types of | Leave a comment

Australia Day Jan 26th at the Churchill Public Hall.

Starting usually a 7am this local event is now being held at the Churchill Public Hall Entrance. Pre 2009 there were different places but it was mainly  in the Hazelwood and Churchill Shopping Center area. [behind the memorial wall, [cigar] behind the saloon bar [no longer there] in the car park…. (theory of this is great)] Or even at Gaskin Park (2008).

As a Hazelwood and Churchill Event it is open to all aged Guiding personal and members. Event permission forms should be handed to the Guide Leader in Charge of the Guides on the day… signed by parent or carrer.

Previous years we have been asked to face paint as an activity while people eat and catch up with friends.  Other times there have been odd jobs like the handing out of flags, song sheets, readings, hoisting the flag / colour party [with Scouts].

The Guides are also asked to record their experiance. Drawing, telling, phographing or writing about them are different methods used.

One draw back here is that we ususally do not get finalisation of anything until the week before.  When we do it will be posted here.  So keep an eye out and email us wh

en if you think you are coming.

November 14, 2009 Posted by | Australia Day, BP, Color Party, Create, Explore, full uniform, Hoisting the flag, JBP, OBP, QG, Service | Leave a comment