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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.

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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

Advacy for Brunai with Asia Pacific Region Committee encouragement.

Being a member of Girl Guides you are not only given the opportunity of having a voice but shown how to as well as encouraged to use it.  this happens through out all the levels of Girl Guides.  you may be new, or in Australia only five, or be a Patrol Leader, a seconder, or have a job to do.  However everything you want to do needs to be communicated with so that others may know what it is and were you want to end up.

Remember the little Australian Brownie Guide who even small had a strong line of communication and great advocacy people.  She asked a question that people did not know the answer of and people wanted to find out the answer too.

Have a look at what has occurred on an international level with Brunai becoming a full member of Girl Guides.  A further challenge was to then get the Leaders working towards being on the international committees such as the Asia Pacific Region.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Advocacy, Brunai, communication, Governance, Membership, needs, salute, voice | Leave a comment

What is a Patrol Activity

Patrol activities help the Guides further develop within their peer group.  In order to actually ‘do’ an activity their must be several things happening at once.

Firstly their must be registered members of Guides participating.  Friends may attend sometimes.  (Up to three times then they must be a member to do any more visits to Guides programs and / or Patrol Activity visits – inclusive. The activity must be interesting, challenging and fun.  Something to be talked about and shared.

Having something special occurring keeps the friends interested in what you are doing.This way the friends will want to join in on the planning too.

Patrol activities are overseen by adults.

Patrol activities are not always held at Guides. These adventures can be to all sorts of interesting place, events, activities and services. Sometimes Patrol Activities can be something that is a small part of something else happening.  Like doing the food shopping before a come or cook out. Supporting a friend with a sport endevour, Going to the pictures together.  Going shopping anyway even hiking in the bush.

So you can see that to achieve a Patrol activity

  • Management of any activity is a learned art.  
  • Management of people has many different variables.
  •  Time management is a different senaro altogether. 

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Flag-Protocole, Fun, management, Membership, Patrol, people, time | Leave a comment

Agenda District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010

Hazelwood And Churchill Agenda District Leaders meeting 9th March 2010
Attending
Appologies
Welcome
District Leader message::
Welcome to Girl Guides in Hazelwood and Churchill.
Minutes read and accepted ?.
Correspondance in /out

Reports
Business arising:
see General Business /Reports
General Business

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Calendar, Camps, communication, meeting, Membership, money, Qualifications, Service, Units | 1 Comment

Who can come to Girl Guides

Like the drought breaking rain that the area is currently experiencing the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District is setting out wipe away the dust, shake off the cobwebs and get involved in the local community. Objective of this is to increase our membership base.
Recently World Thinking Day occurred.  The first Ice Cream fund way back in the early days of Guiding History had every member participating in one little service.  They stopped eating ice cream for one week.  Save their pennys and thrupences and sent them to England.  Lady Baden-Powell had this money from all over the world to use.  Collectively the money was pooled together and went towards the first Guide Houses front door frame and door.  Everyone owned a part of it.  Every Girl Guide or Girl Scout could go through those doors and be welcomed.
Girl Guides replicates itself.  The system is good.  So back here on ground level everyone is made welcome.  Thus said bulling and ground turf infighting from the outside of those welcoming door will not stop those who want to attending Girl guides from attending, being welcomed and being safe.  As girl Guides our Duty of Care is not only to all Girl Guides but also to our environment. The air we breath and so forth.

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Be Safe, Churchill, come, Front Doors, Girl Guides, Governance, Hazelwood, Ice Crem Fund, Membership, System, voice, World Thinking day | Leave a comment

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

OBP Registration Samar

The following proposed OBP sections and starting dates are the ones that have been sent to Melbourne for registration.

Section 1 : Personal.

Apply for recognition of prior learning of the Aged Care Cert III which is nearing its completion date. If this is not possible include the further higher study within the Health Care field applied for.

Recognition of Prior Learning began 2009 ending December 2009.
Further studies begin Feb 2010 once accepted.

Section 2 : Practical.
No 5) Working with other Olave Baden-Powell members to really get the ‘members’ active and moving is a real challenge for Samar. This will include her Presidency and the development of a communication medium for all to use.
Begining Jan 2010 until May 2011

Section 3: Social.

No 3) Attend the Girls Rock forum and actively participate in it. Then hold a discussion with your peer group on the reasons for this choice, what she learned and how this knowledge can be used.
Begining Feb 2010 and fnishing May 2011.

Section 4 : Physical.

No 4) Water confidence is a new physical activity for a period of three months. To be able to canoe water confidence is important. With the main objective being able to canoe water acticvities are particullary important. So water aerobics and learning the basics of being able to swim is the essence of the physical activities chosen.
Ultimate Goal: to be able to canoe. During this time she be discussing her progress with the other Gipps Guides. Maybe on line through the Guides Face book too. Updates and a report will be submitted at the end of this time.
Beginning Jan 2010 the three months ends in April 2010. How ever this is a long
term project.

Section 5 :Service.
No 2) The disadvantaged group chosen is the Parkistani and Indian community. Especially concentrating on how the women within these groups are intergrating or allowed to intergrate into Australian society, it’s communities, groups, social and education aspects.
Beginning Feb 2010 to August 2010

Section 6: Further Development.

Gaining the Adult version of the Centuary Challenge Badge. Encouraging others to participate. Organising displays and challenges along the way.

Using the information gained to enhance understanding of what Guides is, where Guides has come from and the future pathways/ highways that Guiding will be taken along / down.
Beginning Feb 2010 to May 2011



Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Canoe, events, Forum, Health, Indian, Membership, O B-P., Parkistani, Service, Swim, water | Leave a comment

OBP Registration Samar

The following proposed OBP sections and starting dates are the ones that have been sent to Melbourne for registration.

Section 1 : Personal.

Apply for recognition of prior learning of the Aged Care Cert III which is nearing its completion date. If this is not possible include the further higher study within the Health Care field applied for.

                                    Recognition of Prior Learning began 2009 ending December 2009.
                                     Further studies begin Feb 2010 once accepted.

Section 2 : Practical.
No 5) Working with other Olave Baden-Powell members to really get the ‘members’ active and moving is a real challenge for Samar. This will include her Presidency and the development of a communication medium for all to use.
                                  Begining  Jan 2010 until May 2011

 Section 3: Social.

No 3) Attend the Girls Rock forum and actively participate in it. Then hold a discussion with your peer group on the reasons for this choice, what she learned and how this knowledge can be used.
                                 Begining Feb 2010 and fnishing May 2011.

Section 4 : Physical.

No 4) Water confidence is a new physical activity for a period of three months. To be able to canoe water confidence is important.  With the main objective being able to canoe water acticvities are particullary important. So water aerobics and learning the basics of being able to swim is the essence of the physical activities chosen.
Ultimate Goal: to be able to canoe. During this time she be discussing her progress with the other Gipps Guides. Maybe on line through the Guides Face book too. Updates and a report will be submitted at the end of this time.
                                 Beginning Jan 2010 the three months ends in April 2010 How ever this is a long 
                                          term project.

Section 5 :Service.
No 2) The disadvantaged group chosen is the Parkistani and Indian community. Especially concentrating on how the women within these groups are intergrating or allowed to intergrate into Australian society, it’s communities, groups, social and education aspects.
                               Beginning Feb 2010 to August 2010

Section 6: Further Development.

Gaining the Adult version of the Centuary Challenge Badge.  Encouraging others to participate.  Organising displays and challenges along the way.

Using the information gained to enhance understanding of what Guides is,  where Guides has come from and the future pathways/ highways that Guiding will be taken along / down.
                              Beginning Feb 2010 to May 2011

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Canoe, events, Forum, Health, Indian, Membership, O B-P., Parkistani, Service, Swim, water | Leave a comment

more Jewelery making days

Kira would like more days Jewelery making.  What about asking other Gipps Guides and others who are able to attend if they can make it on a week day?  Say a time / day that the Glendonald Child and Maternal Health Center has not got kids using it?  Make this once a month at first.  Then see if it can be developed from here!

This is what developing ones interests is all about…experiancing and experimentation.  Along the way the net work of people interested in one thing will grow, membership of Gipps Guides and other guiding things will expand. 

When any of this occurs you have the beginning of empowerment happening.  Go for it.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Empowerment, Gipp's, Governance, management, Membership, money, OBP | Leave a comment

Melbourne quearies for membership.

Samar knows of other people who are from Melbourne.  They too want to join into the Olave Program. The basic procedure is to get in touch with touch with the Melbourne office via a Cluster representive and go through there channels.  However yes invite people who are interested in what you are doing up to the meetings, activites, events and services that are happening. 

Word of Mouth is terrific advertising.  Interested people share ideas and better yet you experience and join in with a wider range of activities, services and event.  You then have more opportunities to net work your self, skills, and knowledge.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Advocacy, Gipp's, Gipps Guides, Governace, knowledge, management, Melbourne, Membership, Network, OBP, skills, team | Leave a comment