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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

Heads Held High

Disabilities are many where people are concerned. How people react to their disabilities as well as how other people react and inter-react with those who have disabilities will change as knowledge and experience change both in our community, our daily situations and ourselves.

Guiding has many opportunities for both those with or without disabilities.  Learning about and exploring different aspects of disabilities helps all of us in our daily lives.  To this end always has been Service Badges that the members of guiding can work towards.  Enjoy finding out more about what and how these various badges have worked over the decades.  gain a wider knowledge of what other badges have entailed and what different generations of girl guides  have done towards earning these Service orientated badges.  Where possible follow ons have been hyper-linked for your interests.  Having a glimpes of what and where a simple service assistance has taken various Guides may help you better understand the Service components of being a Girl Guide in the Hazelwood and Churchill District Girl Guides.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | 100 Years of Guiding, action, Action Plan, Activites, events and service, Activities, Advocacy, Advocate, Arrange, Australian Guide Program, Austrralia Day 2009, Badges, Badges, Awards and more, Belonging, Best, Book, Brainstorming, Care, Care for, celebrate, Challenge, Challenges, Citizenship, clean, Clean Up Australia, Collect, Computer, Computers, consider, decission-making, Develop, Discover, Discuss, discussions, Ears, Earth Hour, Elements of Guiding Program, Empowerment, encouragement, environmental action, Explore, Face Painting, Feb. 22nd, Find out, First Aid, First Aider, Four World Centers, Fun Run, Fun Walk, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Generations, Glendonald Park, goodturn, Governance, Guardianship, Hazelwood Honor Board, Hazelwood Honor Roll, investigate, Jump rope for heart, Laws, Leadership, Leadership-Skills, Learn, Ledership, Life skills gained, Lifeskills, mindmap, Multicultural, Olave Baden-Powell Award, other People, Our Canana, Our Chalete, Our-World, Outdoors [and the environment], ownership, parade, Patrol System, People, Physical, planning, Play Ground, Poverty, Power-of-One, Practical, Procedure, programing, Programs, Promise and Law, Promise-and-Law, QG, Recycling, Self, Service, Service, Service, short term, Special Badges, Step by step working plan, Stepping stones, Take part in, team work, The Australian Identity, time, timeline, tolerance, Understand, WAGGGS, Water | , , | 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

How Linden became a suburb of Tawa.

Linden and Tawa, North Island, New Zealand needed to have a common name to be called.

Put it to a vote they said. Voting was believed to be fair.
A climb up to the peak was organised for a picnic lunch to occur.
And when was the vote done? From what I hear as those from Tawa went past the voting booth.
So Linden came under Tawa.
Just goes to show what lobbying and dirty politics can do generations later ha!! This system did not stop at just the Tawa and Linden votes. Others towns and in other countries had the same system of ‘fair’ voting established.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | bully, Community Development, planning, tactics, voice, Vote | Leave a comment

Should Churchill have been named Hazelwood?

Many of the families around the Latrobe Valley that I have spoken too to this day feel that the naming of Churchill was an underhanded political move by the then Government of Australia which at the time did not listen to the people that it claimed to represent.


After two generations went to war believing that they were sent to protect their homes and families the returned Hazelwood peoples had not only first hand witnessed carnage and manslaughter but their home and harth had changed dramatically.

The faming and family culture that they had left had changed by the time those on the Hazelwood Honor Board had returned home.

People were maimed, broken or crushed not only from the fighting while in the service, but families suffered educationally, financially, in health and in every other way known and not known at the time The suffering was not contained to them who went but was occurring back at home where none had a voice to change what was happening. Those that may have spoken out were too worn out to do so.The suffering just kept lingering on.when they returned..

It was in this climate that the local, State and Australian Government of the time were seen to back big business and ignore those very people on the Hazelwood Honor Board who went away.

In this climate of distrust and apparent broken promises the vote for a town name was made. Churchill name is said to have won by a slim margin. Their are other towns, some in other countries, in the same error, that have a similar historical ‘vote’ for the name ceremony. People do not like change. Especially when the change involves their heritage, home or identifty. But worst still they do not like to feel cheated with issues unresonved festering away within them. The people of these areas still today carry a bitterness at the feeling of being cheated.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Churchill, Culture, Economics, Hazelwood, Hazelwood Honor Board, History, Pioneers, Politics, voting | Leave a comment

This is the basic 2009 menu to work on.

Menu Chosen
Main Course
Chicken Roasted
Beef Roasted
Salad
Potates Roasted
Veges
Desert
Chocolate Cake
Merrianges
Afters
Scones and Cream
Guide Biscuits
Refreshments
Fizzy drink
Tea
Coffee
Cordial
Milk

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Governance, Novemeber, ownership, Vote | Leave a comment

Together the Girl Guides pool their ideas for the 2009 formal meal..

Now we pool our likes and dislikes
Foods we like Foods we don’t like
Beetroot
Birthday cake
Cheese
Chips
Chocolate
Cup cakes
Ice Cream
Jelly
Lasagna Broccoli
Lasagna Chicken
Mums Cooking Garlic
Mushrooms Homemade bread
Nuts Peas
Popcorn Quiche
Rice Spagetti
Rice Bubbles
Roast Potaoes
Slaswinga
Soft cheese
Steak
Tiny teddies
Veges

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | discussion, foods we like, Governance, menu, mindmap, plan, Vote, voting | Leave a comment

Girl Guides learning to have a voice at 2009 formal meal planning

Through out all Guiding levels members have opinions.  These opinions may directly affect them, future generations, or help with a problem that is seen.  Having a voice leans a hand to many aspects of a Guide members life.  So having a voice for the things like the yearly formal meal is important.  The Guides are eating at this activity.  So the  ‘return’ on having a voice is something anticipated and experienced relatively quickly.

Individual
Choose three things you like and one you do not like. Draw a picture or write their names down
Like Not Like
Jelly
Roast Potaoes Homemade bread
Birthday cake
Lasagna
Popcorn Quiche
Cup cakes
Ice Cream
Veges Spagetti
Slaswinga
Mums Cooking
Lasagna Chicken
Ice cream
Steak
Tiny teddies Peas
Chips
Chocolate
Rice Bubbles Broccoli
Rice
Beetroot
Mushrooms Garlic
Cheese
Soft cheese
Nuts Meat
Chocolate

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 12, 2009 Posted by | Brainstorming, Calendar, Food, Formal, Governance, menu, mindmap, plan, Vote | Leave a comment

Basket ball in the park

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At the end of first term 2009 when the Guides were planning out their program a few wanted ball activities.  Others wanted to have a BBQ, while others wanted just to be outside later than normal.

We ended up going to the Glendonald park ion Churchill.  Here there is a net ball and basket ball court.  Well half the court is net ball, the other half is basket ball.

After all the glass was swept away we were able to go on with trying to get a leader to throw the basket ball  into the hoop.  After a while she actually did it.  Much to her surprise.  But the Guides won the count.  Even Debbies 2 year old grandchild helped.  We put her on our shoulders then helped her throw the ball into the hoop.  We stood under the hoop.  She did better than the leaders.

The leaders might need practice gettintg the ball into the hoop but they can still pass the ball with force behind it!

 


December 10, 2009 Posted by | Ball, Governance, OHS, Outdoors, Practice, Program | Leave a comment

Basket ball in the park

At the end of first term 2009 when the Guides were planning out their program a few wanted ball activities.  Others wanted to have a BBQ, while still others wanted just to be outside later than normal. Friends were invited.

We ended up going to the Glendonald park ion Churchill.  Here there is a net ball and basket ball court.  Well half the court is net ball, the other half is basket ball.

After all the glass was swept away we were able to go on with trying to get a leader to throw the basket ball  into the hoop.  After a while she actually did it.  Much to her surprise.  But the Guides won the count.  Even Debbies 2 year old grandchild helped.  We put her on our shoulders then helped her throw the ball into the hoop.  We stood under the hoop.  She did better than the leaders.

The leaders might need practice gettintg the ball into the hoop but they can still pass the ball with force behind it!

 


December 10, 2009 Posted by | Ball, Governance, OHS, Outdoors, Practice, Program | Leave a comment