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

Global Action Theme is known as GAT

Global Action that has been ”Changing the World’ has been happening through out Girl Guide and Girl Scout programs for over 100 years. Action themes may have occurred on a World Wide basis involving the Regions of Guiding working together through our World Association of Girl guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) right down to just an individual question,action or activity sparking off a patrol activity that may lead to an International activity.  Global Action keeps occurring on a multitude of levels within Guiding.

As the members get older sometimes they move away from Guiding as their career develops or interests evolve, or they may stay within the movement, but the essence of having experienced the GAT is there. Typically Leaders bring into Guide program what they themselves enjoyed as a Youth member as well as what their interests and life skills are now.

The essence of service is still service. Over the years many form of service have been built on.  Different badges have been provided. The Guides have worked towards these with different service awareness and methods utilized.

So how is the GAT so successful? Simple really.  WAGGGS influences to have a voice and to listen.  Then to speak out, look at root causes and do projects.  While this occurs the Guides are learning.  And the life skills and interest circles are quietly going around still into the next generations.

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Checked out Brownslea Island, Poole, England

In 1907 the man now known as Lord Baden-Powell needed an island in which to conduct an experimental camp.Of all the little islands in and around the United Kingdom  Brownslea Island was the one chosen.

A selected group of boys attended this camp.Four Patrols were organised, each with one Patrol Leader and four other members.

Each day of the Program had an over all topic to cover.  The days were divided into manageable time tables, following a set time management flow.  The boys could then know what was to come next and plan accordingly.

At the end of the camp and evaluation was completed and Lord Baden-Powell then made his camp report.  The then King George the fifth had encouraged the camp experiment.  So the report would have been made and given accordingly.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | BP, Brownslea, encouragement, EvaluationsCamps, Event-management, Lord Baden-Powell, patrols, plan, Program, report, time | Leave a comment

Similar but different causes confusion

Often games are played or similar activities are done through out the world. One game may have developed one way, another branched out some other and the original changed beyond recognition. Usually because games and activities spread as people spread, played in may different countries, across class and culture and with anything that is on hand.

The Churchill Guide Unit has up to 6 different primary schools making up the membership. Being a flexiable Guide Unit, with an age range of five to seventeen at different times a simple game or activity needs very clear rules. So now advacacy and self government help in keeping the rules clear to all. These rules are remade several different times over the years.

At different times various camp rules , games [ kick ball, skipping, sack races, craft activities, clean up duties] all come under scrutiny. Discussion is keped cool as the process of determining the rules is decided.

Do we all have an equal input around the discussion circle, in the patrols, patrol leaders meeting, at a committee meeting.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Brainstorming, committee, discussion, Games, Governace, patrols, Rules | 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

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