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

Darling overnight stay.

What an event.  The Guides have learned so much about themselves, their tolerances, other people, leadership and most of all what lack of sleep does to one!

I’ve even seen the  Guides working together and sharing their experiances with regard to what badges they have nearly completed.  Working together trying to finish another badge.

While preparing for the overnight stay and during the overnight stay the Guides became aware of the Patrol system.  How the Patrol System functions and what it means to be an active participant and a member of a Patrol. This has been accomplished mainly through out the previous terms activities in the Unit meetings. Some of the Guiding Traditions and skills were also incorporated in the weekly programs.  This overnight stay had a fair amount of just craft activities.  Since it was a State initiative then what the State wanted incorporated was included.  Craft activities were only a means for the Guides to practice their advocacy and governance skills.  Again this was Patrol building participations

The overnight stay itself represented several challenges to management. The first being reminding parents of their financial commitments with regard to paying membership and registration  to Melbourne Guide Center.

Next term I expect to see a list of badges that each girl has completed and is yet to be presented.  Along with the evidence that they have completed them of course.

Evidence… presentations of collections, photos, discussions, talks and so forth.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | Arrange, Art, Badges, Awards and more, body, Camp and overnight stays, campfire, Candles, choc, Colors, consider, cook, Create, Develop, evaluation, Explore, Faith Awareness, Food, foods we like, friends, friendship, girl, goals, goodturn, Governance, Hazelwood South Hall, Home, Homes, Lead, Lend-a-hand, manners, Membership, Multi-tasking, participate, Patrol, Patrol System, Placemats, Promise and Law, Self, table setting, Take part in, Traditions of Guiding | | Leave a comment



  • Years of experience of us
  • Trainings
  • Interests
  • Complementary learning
  • We know what’s in the training book
  • Qualifications: Guiding, First aid, food safety, After school coaching program.


  • 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.


  • Public relations.
  • Support through ‘Networking’
  • Preparation for state event – Ram (Race around Melbourne)
  • Advertising-Word of mouth, posters, being seen out and about.


  • Seasonal asthma.
  • Boredom and temper tantrums.
  • Other organisations.
  • Non-communication of what is waned.

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Achieve, Activities, Activities, brainstorm, Carry Out, Collect, consider, Create, decission-making, Demonstrate, Design your own, Develop, Explore, Explore, Explore, friends, Fun Walk, investigate, mindmap, Outdoors [and the environment], outside, participate, Patrol System, Risk Annalysis, Safety, Take part in, team work, Understand, Water, Weather Conditions | 1 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.

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

We cook meals too

Cooking a meal for the family following a recipe.

This was a meal that was a stew. Very nice it was.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Create, Discov-'re-Potential, Discover, Explore, Food, friends, Hands, other People, Practical, time | Leave a comment

and we shook hands with..

The left handshake is a Link of Unity amongst the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the world over. Representing a let down of shields and a trust in the other person.

November 16, 2009 Posted by | friends, friendship, Girl Guides, Girl-Scouts, Left-hand-shake | Leave a comment

Australia Day 2009


Australia Day 09

On the 26th of January 2009 some of the Churchill / Hazelwood Girl Guides made their way over to the Churchill Community Hall, to start the Australia Day ceremony.

This is one event that the Guides and Scouts share. The little kids get to give out flags and the Australian National Anthem (song) sheets.

We started the ceremony with the color party coming forward. The color party then had to raise the flag (Although they only had to do was pull a string to release the flag). Last year Jessica and I were in the color party. I had to raise the flag then too.

After the flag got put up we sang the Australian National Anthem.

This year I got out of colour party and instead I took some magnificent photos trying to keep in the shade. It was hot.


February 13, 2009 Posted by | Austrralia Day 2009, Churchill, friends, Girls, Hazelwood, photo mania | 2 Comments

Fun in Guides

You have to be joking! Fun in Guides. OR: What do you do there?

Guiding has been around for years. You’ve heard all about it. So why not get involved with it. Actually give it a go.

That’s what this blog is all about. Those girls (and sometimes the adults too) have actually done these things. Some have gone on and made their Guide Promise while others chose not too.

Give these things a go yourself. Then blog us back how you went. Did you show your friends, get them involved or were you to afraid they would laugh behind your back.

Know a better way…blog ahead or contact us the old fashioned way on whynotgirlguides@gmail.com.

From the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District, Churchill, Australia. 3842

February 2, 2009 Posted by | friends, Fun, Girls | 1 Comment