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Rac Wac 2008

Late 2007 saw the guides plan there own Rac Wac [Race around Churchill/ Wheel and Churchill.]   They planned the route together.  One Guide stated she would like to organise some of the other Guides to help her over the end of Year brake from school.

Early the next year the menu was finaised as the guides wanted a BBQ at the end of the Rac Wac.  Parents were organised to follow everyone around the desired route.  Which was altered for some reaason known to the Guides themselves.

Half way round one Patrol was sat down and they had to explain to the Leaders and the Gipps Guide, what an asthma management plan was, what they should do to lessen the chance of an attach brought on by a sudden wind change in the early evening and when they would have to be responsible to phone an ambulance.  What the number of the Emergency services was and what to tell then.  With this breather done they procceded to walk to the BBQ a[and toilet] area.

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Begining the Olave Baden-Powell award.

Having made their Guide Promise members of the Gipps Guides are choosing to begin their journey through the Olave Baden-Powell Award.

These 18 to 29 year olds are challenging themselves to that both their Guiding Promise and their Guiding into the wider community.

Quite often bringing back to those around them different lessons and influences that they have experienced. Often not realising just how much influence on other peoples lives, thoughts and interests that being involved with activities, events and programs which appeal to them can have.    Part of the Olave Award progress is to present what you have done to your peers.   If you are working in any youth organisation/ work place as a Leader/ teacher or Adult Carer your experiences will transfer to others.  When an event/activity/ service is described, it’s successes, and flops along the way, the struggles/ surprises and things that go right all combine to challenge others in how different to do their chosen things.

Setting out to do something is often a challenge rewarded and supported by others already travelling or who have travelled along that path too.  There are many friends you meet and make within this Olave Program.  people you may have met at school, work, camps or round the block even.

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, Challenge the World, Culinary Arts, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Hazelwood and Churchill, Leadership, Life skills gained, Region Guiding, Stepping stones, Survival methods, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, World Guiding, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Formal Meal 2009

Thank you all for trying to attend and to those who could make it to the 2009 End of year Formal Meal.

Every one is busy

The Guides chose the this years theme to be Christmas.  So when the arrived out came the decorations and they got busy to work on the inside and entry to the building.

Many hands make light work.  So every body just pitched in to get everything ready.  The tables were put into place, the settings done beautifully. Table decorations were made.  An angle brought by a Guide graced the table.  Serviettes and fans were placed all around.  The Guides had made place mats too.  At the last minute a parent wisked off the un-laminated ones and thankfully these were done.  Spares were in the office so guests and leaders had these. The tables had sparkles and streamers along the middle.  The walls had streamers, tinsel and decorations all around.  The main door had a welcome poster – which was a really good idea.  One I had not thought of.  And the outside doors and windows were decorated as well.  There were even the Units Flags and the World Flag out on display at the head of the table settings.

We had to guess at how many people were coming as until the last minute we really did not know.  How ever there was enough food thankfully as many people brought deserts, cakes, chips and snacks. Not enough place settings and chairs.  But everyone was happy and any blotch ups were worked around.

Hot or cool drinks were served by the Guides to Guests.  The older Guides helping and serving the smaller Guides and guests.

The main course was beef and chickens.  The meats were slow cooking … the beef got microwaved as well to finish

A picture says a thousand words.

the meet cooking process.  The chickens were brought down piping hot.  We ended up with a basic red and orange salad and oven cooked big chips / wedges as a main meal.

The food ended up being placed on the side tables buffett style.  The refreshments, then the main course, and lastly the cakes, little merranges, chips, dip, scones/jam and cream,

The youngest got served the main course first.  The invited guest (oldest first!!!) and leaders were served the deserts and nibbles first the second time around.

The dish washers were glad that the plates were plastic ones and the dishes just kept being done through out the preparations and dinner.  Another advantage of everyone bringing something from home…when you’ve got roped into the general clean up and dish washing jobs.  Which the Guides and friends and family worked together and did very well.

Food on the side

Many times through out the years activities have had left over products.  These are saved and recycled for another time.  Hence the meal costs were down as we did not have to purchase serviettes, plates, cutlery, cups, table cloths, tea towels (we ran out and more were simply  brought along), place mats, cordial and decorations.

So anytime you have spares of anything think of us.  We will utilize them.

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Culinary Arts, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Leadership, Life skills gained, Stepping stones, Uncategorized, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stratagies for coping with dances and discos intergated into program

Movement, music and closer personal boundaries may frighten or embarrass the members.  So to practice being at ease in situations where ‘getting up close and personal may be necessary, or being confined to a room with many people, loud music and fast movements we have used  Make up a dance senarios, light games and activities. These stratagies and actions  test peoples personal spaces as well as lay down practiced methods of being part of but allowing for health,  space and privacy issues remain to be private.

Flashing lights may cause problems – along with noise factors.  Having several areas where each person can have time away from a personal percieved situation is a must.  The dance area and grounds is best fenced off and supervised from within.

October 23, 2009 Posted by | Activites, events and service, Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, Culinary Arts, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Hazelwood and Churchill, Leadership, Life skills gained, Stepping stones, Survival methods, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

about this Girl Guide District

About this Girl Guide District

Hazelwood and Churchill first started when one girl wanted to be a Guide. transport was problematic.  So she started out as a “lone” Girl Guide.  Soon others joined her.  They met at the Hazelwood South Hall.  As Churchill begain to spring up Churchill Units were added.  Initially meeting in Churchill Itself.  The district was called Hazelwood.

Over the last 17 years many changes have occured.  The ‘new’ way allowed for fllexable units to be formed.  These work well for the smaller numbers of Guides attending.

The Hazelwood District Girl Guide Leader moved on.  Years went by until a new District leader could take her place.  Coinciding is the Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guide District – as it is currently.  The District currently is composed of the District Leaders team (everyone 18 years and over [male or female], the leaders, the Gipps Guides ( 18 to 30 year old Guides) and of course the Youth members.  One meeting is on Tuesday 4.30 to 6pm, the other is just forming and meets on Wednesday 7 to 8.30pm.

Service being a big part of what this district is about. So there are always service projects going on. Out door activities are an essential part of all Guiding learning.  recognising, and working on challenges, learning stepping stones is important too.  So too are the recognitions that are part of these challenges.

Guiding is quietly regaining its identity today.  In recognition of the verbal encouragement one Guide makes to bring her friends along Guides National have a reward system.  Once the New girl has registered she then recieves an Ice Cream Badge.  Her Guide friend receives another Ice cream scoop.  You will see these worn on thespecial badges area of a sash.  Front bottom area.

Welcome to Guiding today.

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Australian Guide Program, Badges, Awards and more, District team, Elements of Guiding Program, Fundamentals of Guiding Program, Gipps Guides, Hazelwood and Churchill, Leadership, Life skills gained, Programs, what do Guides Do?, Who and what are the Girl Guides, Youth Members | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment