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Learning to march

Learning to march sounds boring. Done the right way is fun. We had fun. Even when you are asked to go back and do it again. And again.

First you start with remembering what one is your left foot! Once it is pointed out that Guide Salute with their Right and shake with their left things are easier. The left foot is the lead foot. we often mucked up.

To correct that there’s the skip step. The one where you do a half step and repeat it a few steps later. That way the marching is all back in rhythm again.

Then when your finally moving when do you know when to stop. besides the person in front running stopping and you running right into them. That’s where listening to the commands come into it. And doing the commands helps too.

Marching involves swinging the arms. The other arm to the foot that is moving. Or you may end up out of balance and falling into someone else…..the ground hurt’s when there is no one to stop you falling.

The hand does not go further than the knee. If you swing the hand too far the steps get out of rhythm.

It took us a really fun time to get this marching stuff under control. then we got new people and we had to show them how it was done. That was really funny cause we realized how funny we looked when we begun to ‘March’.

We learned to March so that we could be on parade and escort the colors when the Second World War Board of Honor was brought back to the Hazelwood South Hall. Then we did Australia Days, and Anzac Days. Everytime there was something that we wanted to march in there was new things to learn too.

We were working on our Explore: guiding, Our World and Friendship badges, others doing sections of our Create: Feet, hands, Ears badges. Some of us were doing more to their Junior BP and BP badges,

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December 8, 2009 Posted by | BP, Churchill, Color, Create, Explore, Guides, Hazelwood, JBP, March, Second | Leave a comment

Is there room for a Vise President in Gipps Guides?

  Rebecca sees the need for a Vise President.  The Vise President position is a maybe.  Depending on your understanding of what one is and the Job descriptions given to the position.

  I suggested that an agenda be opened for the AGM to vote on.  But in the mean time to a) put the thought forward b) have general discussion at meeting, c) vote on including it in the AGM for rattification, d) if it okayed a general meeting then have a trial period with a Vise President. e) What is the Vise Presidents role to be?  ? same as a Patrol Seconder? (In the mean time I’ll hunt out the old Ranger / Ranger Guide/ Guide Handbooks for a basic description.  Does the Region have a description of the possition of vise president?? that they could review?  Does State or National??  To keep the position “Guides Like” where would I look other wise?… now I am curious.

Encouraged to be written by Clear Vision [http://www.clear-vision.com.au]

November 30, 2009 Posted by | Empowerment, Governance, job, management, Patrol Seconder, Power-On, Ratification | Leave a comment