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

In three minutes produce

In three minutes produce:

Something old.
Something new.
Something borrowed.
Something blue.
Something bright and with a sheen.
Something  beautiful and fit for a Queen.

Restrictions and limits may be given, but nothing should be from the uniform or persons of the Guides (or leaders).

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March 22, 2010 Posted by | game, observations, Outdoors, time management | 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

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

Recieving that first badge.

When Youth members receive their first Sash it is important to them.  Then when they receive the first badges there is a positive wow factor.  Everyone present feels like they too are getting their first badges all over again.

In November  2009 two members received their sashes.  Also the badges that had been achieved to that date.  Besides the Patrol Badge some were special badges, while others were Explore and Challenge badges.

These badges were awarded today:
Patrol Badge: Koala

Special Badges: 100 years of Guiding badge.
     
Explore: Friendship, Guiding, Outdoors, Science and Technology, The Arts, Guiding. There are skill more to come by the end of the year.

Challenge: Food.

These youth members are so close to finishing other badges that they will be surprised early next year when they realise how close they were to receiving them.

For now though the challenge is to have these ones sewn on before we return next year[ January 20th 2010]. Now they are learning how to sew them on. Then they have finished the challenges towards their Create Hands Badge!!  I am sure that they will share and commiserate with learning to  hand sew with other people. Glad the badges are safety pinned in place.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Challenge, Food, Friendship, guiding, Hands, Koala, Outdoors, Patrol, Promise, sash, Science-and-Technology, special | Leave a comment

Sleeping bags inner bag

My mum used to use these in the sixties when we went camping. You got it . She learned this trick from her mum. And relearned it when she was a Girl Guide just after the second world war. How did you guess. Yes her mum was a Girl Guide Leader too.

Linen inner sheet
A sheet inside your sleeping bag will add to your warmth and keep the inside of your sleeping bag clean. Sew an old flannelette sheet into a rectangular bag shape – leave the sides open near the top. A warmer, lighter sheet bag can be made from pure silk lining material. Buy double your length and stitch the sides.

November 30, 2009 Posted by | camp equipment Challenge, Explore, Outdoors, Rope, tent | Leave a comment

Promise Nov 10th 2010.

Today made everyone’s day. Nov 10 2010 saw one youth member making her Guide Promise.  Two members received their sashes.  Also the badges that had been achieved.  Some were special badges and others were explore and challenge badges.

These badges were awarded today:
Patrol Badge: Koala

Special Badges:100 years of Guiding badge.
   
Explore: Friendship, Guiding, Outdoors, Science and Technology, The Arts, Guiding. There are skill more to come by the end of the year.

Challenge: Food.

Now they are learning how to sew them on.  Glad they are safety pinned  in place.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Challenge, Food, Friendship, guiding, Koala, Outdoors, Patrol-badge, Promise, sash, Science-and-Technology, Special Badges, Types of | Leave a comment

Shelter / Tent Day

Saturday, 27th Feburary 2010.

The opportunity of erecting and striking kitchen flies to be used at the Churchill fair is on this day. Unless The Gipp’s Guides would prefer to use a canvas tent for their shelter It has been suggested using several kitchen flies?

Need to look at Knowledge basis and Occupational Health and Safety issues as well as team work.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision

November 15, 2009 Posted by | Calendar, Kitchen Fly, knots, Knowledge Basis, OBP, OHS, Outdoors, Service, Shelter, tent | Leave a comment

Sitapon

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

Linen inner sheet

My mum used to use these in the sixties when we went camping.  You got it .  She learned this trick from her mum.  And relearned it when she was a Girl Guide just after the second world war.  How did you guess.  Yes .. Grandma was a Girl Guide Leader too.
Linen inner sheet
A sheet inside your sleeping bag will add to your warmth and keep the inside of your sleeping bag clean. Sew an old flannelette sheet into a rectangular bag shape – leave the sides open near the top. A warmer, lighter sheet bag can be made from pure silk lining material. Buy double your length and stitch the sides.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, Camping, Guiding-Traditions, Learned-Skill, Outdoors, Warmth-factor | Leave a comment

When planning on what to include in making a bedroll you will need a ground sheet made of any sort of waterproof material. You can buy ground sheets from a camping store, use heavy weight plastic or builder’s plastic or an old shower curtain. Your ground sheet will need to be about 2 metres x 1 metre, a little longer and wider than your sleeping bag when it is rolled out.

I found that having the builders plastic really makes crinkles and russling sounds at night.  Also the builders plastic is ‘slippery’.  The ground sheets that appear to be made of the matted plastic wear down slowly but you do not slip down wards so many times.  As things should have at least two uses on camp have you considered how the ground sheet itself would be protected from ripping if you had to use it for an emergency shelter?
When you are sleeping, your ground sheet protects your sleeping bag and sleeping mat or air mattress from moisture and protect you from the cold. The warmth of your body draws the dampness up out of the ground and the underneath of the ground sheet will be quite wet in the morning even if the ground appeared dry when you laid the ground sheet down.

During the day your ground sheet will form the waterproof outer layer of your bedroll.

November 11, 2009 Posted by | bedroll, Care for, consider, Create, Demonstrate, Discuss, emergency-shelter, equipment, Groundsheet, Kit List, Learn, make, Outdoors, Practice, protection | Leave a comment