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


Great recipe for teaching kitchen safety even with the youngest of Guides.  However best done on a camp or all day activity as the dough needs time to cool down before use.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • Food colouring
Mix the flour, water, salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan over medium heat until thick. Allow the mixture to cool and then add the oil and knead well over a floured cutting board or similar. Divide this blob evenly into as many colours as you’d like to make. Add food colouring to each ball until it is just the colour your child is looking for. That’s it! Allow the children to let their imaginations take them away.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | camp, Create, Demonstrate, Explore, friendship, Girls, Hands, Homes, Leadership, make, Numbers, other People, play, Research, Share, time, Try, water | Leave a comment


Ever think what your going to do with that tatty looking foam padding that used to be comfortable under your sleeping bag?

Is there an area that is about 30 cm square?  Good.  Having cut this to shape this will be your light weight camp sit-upon.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | consider, Create, equipment, Hands, Learn, Numbers, Outdoors, Recylcle, Scissors, Show, Sit-upon | Leave a comment

Sneeking in a pillow for camp.

Some people can manage without a pillow at camp, others can not. You can make a pillow by putting your spare clothing inside a pillow case and resting the case on your shoes. This method is hard to sleep on. However you know where your clothes for the next morning are, there’s less ferreting about for them, and then you may be in the front of the shower line in am.  Also if emergency arises grab and run.
You can also get blow-up plastic ones which are light and small, or, you might like to just take a pillow with you. If you take a pillow be sure that it is protected from the weather. Put it into a garbage bag sealed with an elastic band until you use it at night.  I found these uncomfortable as when in deep sleep i moved around my head ‘thonked’ on the ground.  Then someone laughingly told me not to blow them up very much at all.  Since that time, and when I remember to pack this pillow things have gone okay for my poor head and misbegotten ears.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bush survival skills, Create, equipment, Hands, Investigate, Learn, make, Numbers, Outdoors, Practice, Scissors, Try | Leave a comment