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Older Guides fundraising with a ‘make a craft stall’

The Churchill Girl Guides read about a challenge the 1st Cairns Ranger Guides did some year previously. Their challenge was that the 1st Cairns Ranger Guides (14 to 18’s ) had set up a craft day. Sounded like they had so much fun on this day that the Churchill Guides wanted to copy their endevours.

So as the 1st Cairns Ranger guides did so to did the Churchill Guides. Since there were fewer Churchill Guides able to help their were fewer tables to be set up.
– Cairns set up about 25 different crafts and the materials tables, Churchill set up six tables.
– Samples of the finished craft were needed. Churchill looked around the hall, the office and their homes to see what was cmpleted and still there.
– The Churchill Guides found that they wanted to try something on another table. Off they went leaving no one who knew what to do at their table. Off course they were constantly being called back to assist someone else.
– Since everything was there on hand theCghurchill guides only charged $1.00 not the $3.00 the 1st Cairns ones did.
– The girls did as many crafts as appealed to them. The variety meant there was something for everyone.
– The same crafts the 1st Cairns girls used the Churchill ones offered too. The crafts included:

Egyptian beads,
paper making,
paper marbling,
3D cards,
Australian animal mobiles,
wool people,
trefoils made with the plastic rings from two litre milk containers,
crystal gardens,
book making.
Everyone had a lot of fun mixing together and doing their best at having nimble fingers fully occupied. Yes there was a bit of money made as well.
A few years later some of the then younger Girl Guides were older. Instead of having another craft day they wanted a market to happen.

Written by Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

February 20, 2010 Posted by | beads, cards, Churchill, craft, fundraising, Girl Guides, market, paper, recycle, Trefoil knots, wool | Leave a comment

To Market …to market

  Idea from Rebecca was discusssed. After all present had input the following was decided:

  • To attend the Morwell Markets once a month ….on the Second Saturday of the month.
  • To share a stand with a family member already attending these markets.
  • To spend the time between now and January 2010 making/cleaning and packaging all products sold for and on behalf of the Gipp’s Guides.
  • face painting was brought up. 
    • Decission was to have more practice at designs and the spreading of the paint and marketing commitments before taking this on properly.
  • To make as business cards / tags to be included onto/inside the items sold.
  • To represent the Gipp’s Guides and wear Uniform.
    • Previously decided that moneys raises from any fundraising will pay for new Uniforms and Gipp’s Guide registrations [less the 10% profit that stays within the Gipp’s Guide account as running expenses for the Unit]
  • To take and fly the World Flag and the Gipps Guide Flag one only while there is a Gipps Guide officially on the stand.
  • To use this time as good Public relations for the Gipps Guides and Guiding in General.
    • Taking names of those interested and refering all the enquires to the Region Leader.
  • The Girl Guide Biscuits sold from now on will be sold as Out of Date and for $2.00.  Money for the Girl Guide biscuits is to go back to the District /Unit accounts it came orgininally from.  This is a Service to Guiding.  In this case to the Hazelwood and Churchill District.

November 22, 2009 Posted by | Face Painting, Flag, Governance, market, money, PR, Service, Uniform. | Leave a comment

Todays meeting (22nd Nov,2009)

We made some jewellery today
I handed out the Centenary & Olave Program badges to Rebecca and Kira
I quite liked the jewellery making as i was doing it after a while
and i enjoyed giving the badges to the other GIPPS Guides in my unit.

We spoke about fundraising at markets once a month ( the second Sunday of the month)
Packaging and labelling/ tagging all the products with GIPPS Guides contact numbers.

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Badges, Calendar, Jewellery, market, November, OBP, SAS | Leave a comment

Jewellery making

A combined effort. I’ll hunt out my tools too.
in reference to: The Gipps Guides (view on Google Sidewiki)

November 21, 2009 Posted by | craft, Jewellery, market, money, PR, SAS | Leave a comment