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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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My Favorite Camp Things

Dewdrops on gumboots and bowls of rice crispies

Woodsmoke on kettles and stews cooked in dixies

Sturdy wood gadgets all fashioned with string

These are a few of my favorite things

Green colored ridge tents put up in a hurry

Whistles and cow horns and goulash with curry

Wild ducks that fly with the sun on the wings

These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in blue dresses with navy blue jackets

Can’t get to sleep for the noise and the racket

Bright golden mornings that make us all sing

These are a few of my favorite things

When the camp ends when the bus comes

We simply remember our favorite things ,

And we don’t feel so bad.

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HERE WE GO ROUND THE WORLD CENTRES

(Tune: Here we go round the mulberry bush)

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

To visit Our Chalet.

At Our Chalet we meet the Swiss;

On mountain heights we climb like this,

We might see a goat, or an Edelweiss,

All at Our Chalet.

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

To visit Olave House.

From Olave House we see the sights,

Of London Town and city lights;

We meet the English on rainy nights,

While we’re cosy in Olave House.

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

To visit our cabana.

Our Cabana’s in Mexico,

And off to a bullfight we all go;

Arts and crafts to children we show,

When staying at our cabana.

Here we go around the World Here we go around the World

Here we go around the World

And now we go to Sangam.

India’s Sangam is far away,

but we’ll see the life of old Bombay;

We’ll dance and sing all through the day,

When we go to Sangam.

These are the centres for a Girl Scout or Guide;

We think of them with joy and pride

For we have traveled far and wide,

All around the world.

Guiding in Australia, December, 1980.

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Flea Yell

Flea.

Flea fly.

Flea fly flo.

Vista.

Koomala, Koomala, Koomala, vista,

Oh no no no, not de vista.

Eni meni, deci meni, oh wala wala meni,

Ex-emini, zala meni, oh wa la wa,

Beet billy oaten doten, bo bo ba beetin datin,

Sh – isssssssh !

Campfire Activities – Girl Guides.Canada

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

0 Come and Go With Me


0h come and go with me

To my Father’s house,

To my Father’s house,

To my Father’s house.

O come and go with me

To my Father’s house.

Where there’s peace, peace, peace.

There’s sweet communion there, etc.

They’ll be no parting there, etc.

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BRING BACK MY LEADER TO ME

Our leader said. ” Burn, bash and dump’

All rubbish and trash that you see!”

We did as he told us, exactly

-Oh. bring baek my leader to me!

CHORUS;

Bring back, oh. bring back.

Oh. bring back my leader to me. To me !

Bring back. Oh. bring back.

Oh, bring back my leader to me !

Our leader, she likes to make campfires.

For brewing up coffee and tea:

Now, kero looks almost like water

-Oh. bring back my leader to me!

The swimming-hole is so attractive,

Our leader dived in from a tree

The depth, as you know, is deceptive

-Oh, Bring back my leader to me!

Our camp-site has modem ablutions,

They don’t Fush very well as you see:

Our leader’s been in there a long time

-Oh. bring back my leader to me.!

Words and music traditional “Verse 2 by Mike and Michelle

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Countdown Cheer

10.   9.   8.   7.   6.   5.   4.   3.   2…..

WONDERFUL.

A great little distraction and time filler as nearly every Guide is familiar with the numbers.  Same as the Give me a ‘G’ yell.

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Detergent Cheer

Is it Blue Omo?                          No

Is it Gows?                                  No

Is it Cold Power? is it Drive?     No

Is it Fab?                                 YES   it is Fab-ulous

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

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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Ginger Beer Yell


Click!                                               (Bottle top being removed]

Clock !                                           [ Tongue action to remove cork]

Fizzzzzzzzz……..                              (Ginger beer fizzingl

Clock, clock, clock, clock, clock  (pouring into glass]

Oggle-oggle-oggle-oggle             (drink audibly)

Ah-h                               (Indicating satisfaction)

APPLAUSES and YELLS .

Campfire Activities – Girl Guides of Canada

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