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

Preparing a camp fire

Choose a theme and sort out the camp fire program 

  • Learn the song selection [at least be familiar with.]
  • My favorite camp things
  • What about using the Yells, Chants, and camp fire games?

Know the campfire and flame safety rules.

Practice with marshmallows and candle.

Have activities in the dark.

Have alternatives for bad weather.

Make equipment to use at campfire

  • Notice board with emergency assembly area on display
  • Sign in / sign out book.
  • Campfire song book each member.
  • Making an entrance.
  • Marsh mellow sticks.
  • Water buckets.
  •  Camp Blanket.
  • Woodpile – graded.
  • Musical instruments
  • What about the campfire too?

Now just who is the target audience for this campfire.  Just the Guides as part of their program or a camp? Or the Unit or Adults such as the Gipps Guides too?  To be inclusive of friends and family? As a District event that is target to what audience.  The combination of the talents and skills learned by those preparing the campfire suggestions / evaluations made before, and who the target audience is strongly reflects the planning and management of the campfire.

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EVERYONE’S DIFFERENT

One Guide is sitting on a chair reading a newspaper. She has socks on her hands and other clothing on back to front.

Pat:   Hello Mary.

Mary:   Hello Pat.

Pat:  Do you always wear your clothes back to front?

Mary:  Yes Pat.

Pat:   Why do you do that Mary?

Mary: It’s my peculiarity. Everyone has some peculiarity Pat.

Pat:   I don’t.

Mary: Don’t you stir your coffee with your right hand Pat?

Pat:   Yes,Mary.

Mary: Well that is your peculiarity. Most people use a teaspoon.

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HAIRCUT MACHINE

A Guide wearing a large wig enters a hairdresser and asks for a haircut.

The hairdresses asks her to pop her head into the haircut machine.(A large box)

The Guide puts her head in the haircut machine and there is much yelling and shouting, accompanied by sounds of machinery.

The GTuide switches her wig for a bathibg cap.

She removes her head from the machine and runs wildly offstage.

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I GOTTA COLD

Patrol come tiptoeing out cautiously. Whatever is said is whispered loudly and passed down to the patrol second who replies and sends the whisper back up the line.

PATROL LEADER:    That’s where I saw the ghost.

SECOND:                      Where?

PATROL LEADER:      Near that tree.

SECOND:                      How big was it?

PATROL LEADER:      About three metres tall.

SECOND:                      How long ago?

PATROL LEADER:      Last year.

SECOND:                      Then why are we wispering?

PATROL LEADER:     Because I gotta cold. All run off chasing the patrol leader.

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MUSICAL FUN IN PATROLS


(Roughly one hour preparation)

Give each patrol a box containing a cassette player, sheets with the words of a song, (Tails, Yellow Bird, Jamaica Farewell, Three Pirates) a tape with music of the song, card­board tubes, string, textas, crepe paper, dressing up gear, and sheet of instructions which might say:

• Go to patrol home. Each girl read words of song while you play tape a couple of times. Try to learn words and music.

• Choose two people, using material available, to make simple instruments, decorate and practice playing along with the music.

• Two people work out simple dance steps and rhythm on actions which fit the music.

Two people practice singing song, and help make costumes for dancers, and masks for themselves and musicians.

Put the item together and practice with the music.

When you’re all ready we’ll have a concert, each patrol in turn per­forming its item.

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Made Puns

Create using a play on words.Make three signs, Sign l.  ONE MAID / Sign 2,  MAID ONE SIGNS /  Sign 3, MADE MADE ONE

ACT 1.

A Guide scans the horizon for someone.                                                                                                                                   Hold up sign one.

ACT 2.

A young man kneels before the Guide imploring the Guide to marry him.  After a short interval she nods her head.    Hold up sign 2.

ACT 3.

The couple is standing before a minister.The man puts the ring on the Guide’s finger.                                                           Hold up sign 3.

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The Belt skit.

cast ; two

Both characters are standing on stage, one standing quietly, the other rushing around in a panic, swatting the air, yelling:   “Its all around me, its all around me!”

“What’s all around you? “My belt, of course!”

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The land before time

The Land of Time

A mix of games and trails to enjoy yourselves with TIME challenges. Our Guides did.

White Rabbit has rushed ahead to keep a very important date in the  Land of Time. When he came through here he was very worried because he had dropped his beautiful gold watch and couldn’t find it. To travel through the Land of Time every one must wear a watch to help them find their way. The White Rabbit asked if anyone finds his watch, could they please deliver it to his home and leave it on the front door step.

Instructions:

• Give each Guide a paper watch to wear showing the same time.

• Name each patrol—blue train, red train, green train, orange train etc.

• Find your train station (stations have corresponding colours).

• At each station the leader gives each patrol an envelope which reads: From your Station Master, Mr Backwards. Inside is a message which reads backwards:


/ have seen something gold shining near: toadstools, a fire place, cupboard, cork box.

After the Guides have deciphered the message and have found a piece of the White Rabbit’s watch the leader says: “The watch piece is very precious and it needs to be carefully carried to the White Rabbit’s home so it can be mended. It must always be carried in someone’s hand and never be put down again until it is delivered.”

Each patrol now forms a train and is given words to say whenever they are travelling around:

blue says: digital clock, digital clock,

red says: grandfather clock, grandfather clock.

green says: cuckoo clock, cuckoo clock,

orange says: tic toe, tic toe.

When the train whistle blows it is time to move on to the next activity. Before leaving the station, the ’round robin’ begins:

1. On a large clock face at the station the Leader turns the hands to different times. The Guides discuss the time. When the hands are the same as their own watches, the train leaves the station and moves to the first activity.

2. Game as a unit: ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf.

3. Hickory Dickory Dock: Cardboard mice with a hole for a tail to be attached. The mice have run through the kitchen and the farmer’s wife has cut off their tails. The Guides must learn to attach a string tail on the mice using two half hitches.

4. Judging the time: Using a clock with a second hand, first count out one minute by seconds. Then standing away from the clock, judge one minute and sit down. Try sitting with eyes closed, then after one minute open them and stand up.

5. Across the ‘ice flow’: Learn to tie a reef knot. Join all the pieces of rope together then throw the rope across the ‘ice flow’ before it melts. Walk across the rope, but do not fall in. Try to complete the task before the next train whistle. If you finish early untie rope and throw back across for the next Patrol.

6. The crocodile from Peter Pan is lurking about. There are a variety of activities to try but keep a watch out for the crocodile. You know he is coming when you hear a bell. Quickly huddle together for safety and he will leave you alone. Go back to what you were doing and continue counting from where you left off. skip rope … count

• hop on one leg … count

• bounce a ball… count

• squat up and down … count

•  pat a ball in the air with your hand … count.

7. Read the time relay: (as a unit) Each Patrol has a large clock with hands that move. In front of eachPatrol is a pile of small clock pictures showing different times. In a relay, a picture is picked up and the Guide sets the large clock to the time on that picture after discussing what the time is with her patrol. She then runs with the clock to the Leader at the end of the hall to show and tell her the time. She then returns for the next Guide in line to take her turn. Set a digital alarm clock to go off near the end of the meeting allowing enough time to find the White Rabbit’s hole and return the watch pieces. The White Rabbit has left as a reward for finding his watch a packet of Tic Toe biscuits.


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I remember when we would melt…

I remember when we used to go camping and we would melt mars bars and cream over the fire and then dip granny smith apples in it….. yummy!!!!!!!! I stil crave that some days. lol

This message is from Brooke.  Yes those Mars Bars and cream dipping days were good.  I’ll see if this time I can get photos of the mix… before it is all eaten. May be we can practice this one before hand!

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Lend a Hand

Brownie Camporee
Image by StarrGazr via Flickr

Lending a hand was the Motto for Brownie Guides. This being so we got the Brownies to trace around their own hand and then think of at least five things [ one per finger] that they could do to help some one over the  next week.

Gumnut Brownies learned to Care and Share, Brownie Guides were lending a Hand, Girl Guides Motto was to Be Prepared.  Ranger guides had the same Motto but their Guide Promise was extended in order that they take their Promise out into the Wider Community.  As you can see the Lend a Hand motto was preparing the Brownie Guides to join in with bigger and better service concepts and thus participate more in service planning that lead into positive  actions.

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