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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.
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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

Salad dressing

2 cloves garlic crushed

1 tsp whole grain mustard

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp vinegar ( was recomeneded to have balasamic vinegar but we used what was on hand.)

1 tsp box honey (some one was allegic to honey so out came the brown sugar)

60 ml unsweetened apple juice.

1 tsbp extra virgin oil

Everything went into a whisk and was combined.  Mix was chilled and used on salads.  Makes only about 100mls per mix.  Therefore is an easy recipe for the Guides to learn and pass on.  A great way of using several steps to complete a multi level learning task.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | action, Action Plan, balenced menu, Calculate, Care for, Carry Out, clean, Collect, cook, Create, Create, Culinary, Demonstrate, Diet, Discuss, Do, Economics, education, Explore, Explore, Food, foods we like, Girls, goals, healthy eating, Help, investigate, job, Leadership-Skills, Learn, Make and Use, Multi-tasking, organise, participate, plan, Practice, Take part in, time management, timeline, tolerance, training | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hazelwood Girl Guide Support Group

Before January 2009 this group was disbanded.  The incoming Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District leader preferred to work with a different method of support.  Having a District team meant that the members were not perceived as only friends and family of the current Girl Guides. The scope of membership being a larger base.  Monitored by size through the Melbourne office of Girl Guides.
 Girl Guide Australia Guide lines any president or treasurer also requires a police check.  No one wanted a police check … nor these positions. Under these conditions no Support Group could operate.

March 6, 2010 Posted by | District team, Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides, Hazelwood Support Group, job Description, Membership, Police Check, treasurer | Leave a comment

different table setting to create for meals

At times we have created ourselves, or sat at professionally done table settings for different events.

These events have been at :

  • buffet meals,
  • formal table settings,
  • Japanese table settings,
  • finger food
  • smorgess board
  • hostessing by the plate and requesting refreshment types.
  • picnics formal or impromtue,
  • around campfires
  • sitting on the ground at camp

There are basic Guide traditions and ettiquete that we have shown all the Guides over time. As the Guides learn one thing another is shown. From making the table settings to suit the occasion, to how to eat, pass food, cut meat, handle knives and forks, use fingers, wash hands, communicate, basic table manners, to hosting, serving and doing the dishes.

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District
Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | buffette, camp, communicate, decoration, Food, Formal, Hands, Hostessing, international, manners, OHS, others, picnic, table | Leave a comment

Things to do for Girl Guides formal meal

  • Will the formal meal occur?
  • Decide Date
  • Decide where and time.
  • What is the theme to be?
  • Who to invite?
  • Plan menu.
  • Decorations – where.
  • table settings.
  • Etiquette
  • Activities and games.
  • Who is doing what job?
  • What are the Jobs?

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, discussions, Food, Formal, Hostessing, menu, plan, table | 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

Is there room for a Vise President in Gipps Guides?

  Rebecca sees the need for a Vise President.  The Vise President position is a maybe.  Depending on your understanding of what one is and the Job descriptions given to the position.

  I suggested that an agenda be opened for the AGM to vote on.  But in the mean time to a) put the thought forward b) have general discussion at meeting, c) vote on including it in the AGM for rattification, d) if it okayed a general meeting then have a trial period with a Vise President. e) What is the Vise Presidents role to be?  ? same as a Patrol Seconder? (In the mean time I’ll hunt out the old Ranger / Ranger Guide/ Guide Handbooks for a basic description.  Does the Region have a description of the possition of vise president?? that they could review?  Does State or National??  To keep the position “Guides Like” where would I look other wise?… now I am curious.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Empowerment, Governance, job, management, Patrol Seconder, Power-On, Ratification | Leave a comment

Assessing eating habits.

Things happen all the time as our bodies get older and / or more sensitive. In order for us to constantly keep up, look after our bodies we have to assess, regulate and change our diet regularly.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Diet, First Aid, Food, Meals, OHS, QM, Shock | Leave a comment

Where do I stand in Colour Party?

Okay who is the main Guard of the flag? That is the Color Bearer?
There one Color Bearer and two Color Guards.
The Color Bearer stands in the middle with the color Guards on her left and her right side.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Color Party, Color-Bearer, Colour-Guard, Flag, Flag-protocol, Job-descriptions | Leave a comment

Stay with the Flag

In day’s of old a Flag was a symbol of a group or tribe. Over the noise of battle soldiers could get easily confused and loose their direction. Different musical instruments were used to rally the soldiers on, call them back, give instructions and signal the winners or losers of the day. The winners obtained the others flag. Symbolising that the other team now ‘owned’ them.

So when the flag is away from it’s protective case /packing until it is folded and replaced back into safety those that are the primary guards of that Flag keep a very good eye on the Flags were-abouts.

Should a Flag be stolen for any reason the side missing their Flag belongs to the other…until they can retrieve it back.

The primary carer for the Flag usually has the most experiance of the Colour Party. This Primary Guard is the one who has the job of handling, carrying /presenting the colours etc. Her color party members also guard the Flag and the Primary Guard.

When there are other members of the Colour Party under training the responsibility of the Flag is still the Primary Guards. Thus the Flags protection belongs to one but is shared and cared for by all.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Coulor-Party, Flag, Flag Care, Flag-protocol, Job-descriptions, Signals | Leave a comment