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Making ANZAC hats

The Guides  enjoyed making this slouch hat. Things did get a little hair raising but nothing a touch of the Glue gun could not fix.

Materials:

•  scrap felt

•  long gold bead to represent badge

•  needle and thread for stitching it together

•  leather strip for chin strap

•   narrow ribbon for brim.

Instructions:

1. Cut from felt—two crown pieces and one brim.

2. Stitch the two crown pieces together, using either back stitch or overcasting stitch, leaving the flat side open.

3. Turn the crown inside out (stitching inside).

4. Stitch brim to crown using either back stitch or overcasting stitch.

5. Turn up one side of hat to form slouch and sew the bead in the middle to hold in place.

6. Push crown down in middle.

7. Add leather strap underneath to form chin strap and ribbon for hatband.

Altered from ‘Aileen Anvey, a Guide Leader from  Queensland.

We found that on one camp the Guides enjoyed pinning this slouch hat to their camp hats. Another time small cork pieces were used for it to become a swaggy’s hat!  However when they tried to attach pieces of feathers we all learned new expletives.  The Glue was hot.  Eventually someone thought of using a pin to poke and direct the glue over the fluffy feather bits.  These hats really looked quite effective actually.

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April 24, 2010 Posted by | ANZAC, Australian Icons, Challenge, Create, Create, Design, Design your own, girl, Hands, Illustrate | , , , , | 3 Comments

Flags are actually fun

Who ever thought that having a silly old flag flying was boring does not know what we do!

Things we have done and learned about flags

  • Flags can be incorporated into games and as part of other group activites ( marching, indentify with).
  • Chosen the colour of different meeting times flags
    • Churchill Guide Unit Flag (now the flag for the 5 to 8’s [Purple])
    • Hazelwood Guide Unit Flag  (now the flag for the 8 to the 13 Guides)
    • Churchill Guide Unit Flag (now the flag for the 13 to 17 Guides [ mid blue with light purple trim])
  • Erecting the flag pole
  • Hoisting the Flag,
  • Protection of Flag.
  • Why a flag. World Guide Song has our Guiding flag unfurling.
  • Carrying our Flag.
  • Ceremonial flag preperations.
  • Colour Party
  • Giving instructions.
  • Different games and challenges.
  • Different Cermonies attended’
  • Know and choose what flags the District has to use.
  • been introduced to other countries (Argentina, New Zealand, Kiribut)
  1. Melbourne Guide Parade through Elizabeth Street….for B.P and Queens Guide reciepents.
  2. Australian Day Celebrations at Morwell and Churchill
  3. A.N.Z.A.C. Day celebrations at Morwell and Yinnar.
  4. Victory in the Pacific (VP) 50th Birthday Celebrations.
  5. The return of the Hazelwood Roll of Honour to the Hazelwood South Hall.
  6. Camp Flags.
  7. Parade
  8. Presentations.
  9. Where the Units all meet together at District Functions.
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November 29, 2009 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Badges, Awards and more, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Leadership, Life skills gained, Stepping stones, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments