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Outcomes from the overnight stay [Food and Four World Centers]

  1. Governance practiced in situations where the Guides begin to understand their roles, how governance occurs, the implications of Governance
  2. Structuring the Guides in their own Patrols so that they are comfortable to allow Advocacy has occurred.
  3. What is a Patrol Activity is becoming clearer to the Guides.
  4. Leadership under different situations occurred.
  5. Recognition of each guides potential is being gained by the Guide herself, those Guides around her and the friends and family.
  6. Life skills are being recognised as needed, looked for and fulfilled to each Guides individual pace.
  7. Seeking out information skills has begun.
  8. Joining the library as members.
  9. Identity issues are still being worked on.
  10. Badges, and other rewards and recognitions for a job being attempted, roll being taken on , skill learned are appreciated.
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March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Advocacy, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Governance, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, Promise, Survival methods, Traditions, Uncategorized, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Activities of the overnight stay [food and Four World Centers]

The overnight stay has a full program which tentatively includes the following.
  • Free time
  • Wide Game
  • Promise and Law.
  • Promise ceremony
  • Rac Wac.
  • Tent skills.
  • Packing in a rush.
  • fire drill.
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • first aid
  • Shopping.
  • survival,
  • face the fear of
  • fossiking for information about The WAGGGS Four World Centers.
  • Traditions
  • Ceremony
  • Guides Own
  • Cleaning,
  • Service
  • Evaluation

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Life skills gained, Promise, Survival methods, Traditions | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Objectives of Overnight stay [food and Four World Centers]

  • for each Guide involved with the pre-camp and the overnight experiences to get something personally special out of this overnight stay.
  • to provide a range of pre-camp training is part of, and an extension too, the general weekly Guide Program.
  • to encourage and strengthen team work and leadership potential factors within each of the Guide members.
  • to accumulate a mass of skills as part of a ‘whole package’  which will be in action during the overnight stay.
  • to widen to members understanding of the Promise and Law concept within the Australian Girl Guides Elements and Fundamentals.
  • to reintroduce traditions of the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District.
  • to have a safe and happy camp full of positive experiences and memories.
  • to solidity the knowledge that the Guides have gained by allowing opportunities to incorporate this knowledge and skills into action.to face and begin to overcome fears in a protected friendly environment.
  • no to be in debt because of the overnight stay experiences.
  • To offer as many Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides as possible these experiences.
  • to successfully use the evaluations as the basis of the next terms programing and overnight stay plans.
  • to be family inclusive where possible.

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Advocacy, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Governance, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, Promise, Stepping stones, Survival methods, Traditions, what do Guides Do?, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Nov 2009 letter from State Commissioner

   

Dear Person  

   

As 2009 draws to a close, we look forward with anticipation to 2010, our Centenary year. We are thrilled that the Prime Minister of Australia, has declared 2010 to be the Year of the Girl Guide. This is superb recognition of the contribution that Girl Guides has made to society in Australia over the past century.   

We were delighted to learn that Australia Post will be producing three stamps and that the Royal Australian Mint will produce a circulating coin to mark this momentous occasion.   

There are many events planned for all of our members to take part in during 2010. A list of these dates can be found on the news page of our website.   

We begin 2010 with the party of the century at the Australian Centenary Event (ACE) in January. Girl Guides Victoria is delighted to be hosting this international camp and welcoming over 2,400 members from around Australia and the world to our state. We look forward to meeting you at the camp.   

On 22 February girls globally will celebrate Thinking Day with the theme “girls worldwide say together we can end extreme hunger and poverty”. We look forward to seeing more Units than ever participating in Clean Up Australia Day in March and National Tree Planting Day in August. Our girls have told us that the environment is an issue of importance and this is a way for girts to make a real contribution in this area.   

There will be a number of large state events held for all members to celebrate our Centenary. 100 Downunder will be a fantastic day where girls can experience the Arts in many different ways. A State Sleepover for all girls will be held in August or September where girls from across the state can come together to party. We are looking forward to the very special event on 10 October 2010 at 10am, where all members are invited to Government House to renew their Promise along with all members around Australia at the same time.   

Enclosed you will find your special edition 2010 Girl Guides Victoria diary with the official Centenary logo embossed on the cover to commemorate this exceptional event and to thank everyone who is involved in Guiding.  

The Assistant State Commissioners and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and fantastic year in 2010.   

    

 

   

Noel I a Kershaw State Commissioner   

    

 

   

VICTORIA   

Girl Guides Victoria   

ABN 59 533 729 847   

PO Box 827 129 York Street South Melbourne VIC 3205 http://www.guidesvic.org.au   

 

   

 

  

 

(03) 8606 3500 f (03) 9699 6277 1- guides@guidesvic.org.au   

December 12, 2009 Posted by | camp, centenary, clean, environment, events, Flag, mar, Poverty, Promise, sleepover, stamps, Theme, Thinking, tree | Leave a comment

Promise Ceremonies are Different too

The Promise Ceremony may be different for every Guide who makes her Promise.

Making your ‘own’ Promise  is different from the iniatial listening to others make their Promise.  When you choose for it to actually be your turn the time is special.  There after every time you renew, or someone renews or makes their Promise your memory may transport you back to when and where you initially made yours.  Even years later your memory will flash this on your mind.

So the Promise Ceremony is a special time. The creative setting made, the people invited, as well as those who stand up their with you are specially remembered too.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | family, Promise | Leave a comment

The Value of Ceremonies

Ceremonies give a sense of belonging and of achievement. Be the traditional or ceremonies that the Guides have created and carried out themselves.

In order to create a ceremony the Guides first witness and learn about different ceremonies.  The Promise, Flag Protacol involving unfurling of the Flag, Flag Flying, protecting the Flag,  Receiving awards are a few repeatitive ceremonies that are carried out within Guiding.

part of the biggest set of memories are where, when and how special ceremonies are made.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Belonging, Flag, Promise | Leave a comment

The Value of Ceremonies

Ceremonies give a sense of belonging and of achievement. Be the traditional or ceremonies that the Guides have created and carried out themselves.

In order to create a ceremony the Guides first witness and learn about different ceremonies.  The Promise, Flag Protacol involving unfurling of the Flag, Flag Flying, protecting the Flag,  receiving awards are a few repeatitive ceremonies that are carried out within Guiding.

Sometimes different symbols and familiar items are among the things there when the ceremonies begin.  Things like pictures, songs, toys, teddies, seats, buildings, trees.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | Belonging, Flag, Promise | Leave a comment

A little about ceremonies?

Throughout the world Ceremonies and ceremonial form part of every heritiage. Guiding is world wide.  As such the Ceremonies practiced in Australia is similar to these through out the world. As a nation Australia is making her way to being multi-cultural whilst developing an Australian Culture, it’s own Ceremonies and Traditions that are able to be shared and celebrated by all.  

Special occasions and a combined heritage are marked by the Nationally recognised Ceremonies.Australia Day, the Opening of Parliament House and Anzac Day are among ceremonies carried out each year by individual Guide Units or the comming together of many Guiding people.  Right down to the Guides within a Patrol celebrating the Promise Ceremony of a new Guide.. 


All the cereminies are important.  Having a regognised methodology as to how things are run, commands called, and actions expected or taken makes the running of such an easier job.  When a Guide moves on within her Guiding, from one age range to another, more depth to the commpands is given and expected in return.

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Celebrations, parde, Promise, Service, Traditions | 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

Guide Law Song

The Guide law song is a catchy song to the tune of Old Mac Donald had a farm.

Written aimed at Phillipine Girl Guides the Laws are very similar to the Australian Guide Laws.

Guide Law Song Sung to the tune of “This Old Man”.
Guide Law one, loyal and fun,
Loyal and fun says Guide Law one,
Helping other people, learning more and more,
Guides be true to the first Guide Law.
Guide Law two, helpful you, *i Helpful you says Guide Law two, Helping other people, learning more and more, Guides be true to the second Guide Law.
Guide Law three, considerate be,
Considerate be says Guide Law three,
Helping …….. «
Guide Law four, friendship sure, Friendship sure says Guide Law four, Helping ……..
Guide Law five, animals alive, Animals alive says Guide Law five, Helping ……..
Guide Law six, 0-be-d-ient , 0-be-d-ient, says Guide Law six, Helping ……..
Guide Law seven, smile or gladden, Smile or gladden says Guide Law seven, Helping ……..
Guide Law eight, never be late, Never be late says Guide Law eight, Helping ……..
Guide Law nine, care of yours and mine, Care of yours and mine says Guide Law nine, Helping ……..
Guide Law ten, good citizen,
Good citizen says Guide Law ten,
Helping other people, learning more and more,
Guides be true to the tenth Guide Law.

This song was orginally published in the old Girl Guide magazine ‘Matildia’ in the mags Training Pages.

Enjoy learning the sang. Onece learned it is hard to get rid of from your head.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | BP, Girl Guides, JBP, Laws, Music, OBP, other People, Promise, QG | Leave a comment