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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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June 1, 2010 Posted by | August, Find out, Food, Fun, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SONGS etc ‘Q & R’

Where possible throughout the index of songs, chants, yells shirts etc has hand the prefixes ‘the’ or ‘a’ removed from the title.

Quartermasters song

Rock my Soul

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And when desperation rains…

Remembered by Brooke.

Toilet paper holder in a New Zealand shop
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Oh my god but the toilets, I remember those holes in the ground…… YUK!!!!!! and then when you started rationing out the toilet paper because we were gonna run out lol, oh its classic, I

still to this day use way to

o much toilet paper….. hehe my bad!

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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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Hikes and trails information

First aid kits; Personal, trail first aid

Injury prevention: Choosing a Back Pack , Footwear types, Training Given, Risk analysis.

Menus: Mars bars and Cream mix,

Places of significance around Churchill & Hazelwood: AFL, Bakery, Baseball ground,  Basket ball grounds, Beauty Shop,  BMX track, Chemist, Chicken shop, Chinese resturant / take away, Churchill Hub, Churchill Library, Cricket Grounds, Eel Hole Creek, Fish and Chips, Gaskin Park, Glendonal park, Golf Course,  Gun Club, Hazelwood Graveyard,  Hazelwood Pondage, Hazelwood South Reserve, Hazelwood Shoping area,  Emu Farm, Firestation,   Industrial Area, KFC,  Lama Fara, Laundry Mat, Lesiure Center,  Mathison Park, Monash University – Gippsland, Morwell National Park, Netball grounds, Newsagents, Noodle Bar,  Pine trees at the pub, Playgrounds- Glendonald,  Cutler, Watspn park, Walker park, Coolabah, <athieson Park, Post Office, Pizza Shopsa – Glendonald and Churchill, Old house in Mathieson Park,
Orginal Hazelwood Primary School site,  Radio of the air memorial,Ritchies,  Rose Nursery, Police Station,Savings shop,  Scary fairy’s cafe, Skate Park,  Soccer ground,  Sound Shell, Swimming pool, Tennis Courts,Video and DVD Shop,  Whallaha, Watson Park, Woolworths, Yellow trail around Churchill,

Road Safety information- Crossing the street, whats the count

Routes: Maps of, proposed to take.

Whose involved:  Youth, Gipps Guides, Leaaders, District team

Years of info – Rac Wac:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007,

Years of  info – Penny Hike 2010,2001, 1995,

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Make somores over the flame

  1. Melt the marshmellows over a flame.
  2. Holding onto the stick that holds your now not flaming marshmellow and take two Plain Girl Guide Biscuits to place on each side of the hot Marshmellow.
  3. Pull off the stick.
  4. Bite into the somore.
  5. Is it time to make some more yet?

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Games played by the Hazelwood and Churchill Guides

As time moves on I will be adding more games that have been played in the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide Units, used on camps, been trained with or learned through, activities and so on.  Comments and observations, or variations from the Guides themselves may at times find themselves included.   Feed back would be good.

Accident NearbyA Wicked Stepmother and a Handsome PrinceAfrica, A Participatory Game, Alphabet toss, Alphabetical Game, Anatomy Game, An A.N.Z.A.C. experience wide game, Architect and Builder game, Artifact Mixer GameAustralian Circle Game, Autograph Game,

Ball and Cup Game, Ball in Stocking game ,Ball on loose, Ball relay, Balloon basket ball, Balloon Bursting, Balloon Volley ball, Bag Circle,   Barn Yard bedlam, Beach Treasure Bean Game, Beans game and song, Beast, Bird and Flower gameBlindfold Knotting game, Blind mans Bluff

Cap’n  JenksCar Headlines Game, Chain Tiggy , Chinese Dragon Game, Chocolate Game, Cinderalla Game,  Clapping Game ZA MarajahaCrossing the ice, Crows and Cranes

Decoy Cricket, Disaster sceen

Eggs ans Spoon race, Elastics

Face Off, Fairy Godmothers mime, Farmyard Talk,  Fifty Cent GameFind the Rabbit, Fish Tail, Fishing Game, Flood water  is rising,  Follow the instructions, Follow the Leader Campfire Game, Friendship Recipe,  Frisbee,  Fugitives Game, Full the bucket, Further Preparations for Turkey.

Ghost BustersGrandpa JingleGuarding the LighthouseGuide Law Monopoly,  Guide Promise GameGumnut, Gumnut Guide,

Hare and Hounds, Highest to lowest,  Hopping Sticks, Hot Box

Iceblocking, Infiltration ,InPound, out of the Pond,Invisible knot game,

Jolly Miller

Kangaroo Skiparoo, Kick Ball, Kidnap game,  Kim’s game , Knots Game, Knots XXX

Land before time, Les Grelots, Loading up the water game, Lost Slipper

Memory name game, Musical Ball and Chocolate gameMusical Statues,

OctopusOlave Baden-Powell Game, One Survival Game

Passing through the loopPatrol fires, Phillipine rod skipping, Pick up sticks, Princess ‘P’ and Pirate ‘P’

Quick Pursuit, Quick sight Memory.

Rats and Mice,

Sardines game,  Scarecrow raceSeeing eye dog rally, Settling in at Gallipoli,   Skipping, Soccer, Smile TagSpaghetti Knots, Stand Up, Streets and alleys,

Tarzan in the JungleThe Wicked Stepmother and the Handsome PrinceTidal Wave, Thinking day Relay, Tick tac tocTrust me gameTug of War,

Waves on the beach, Waves GameWhat flies,  What is a minute GameWhat’s in the box, Whistle Rally,  Who will come into my Guide Ring?, Word Memory

Through out this site there are articles written about what we as guide leaders of over 20 years experience in Guiding have seen. Either as youth members ourselves, or what our daughters, their friends and other Guides have done or written from both a Leader of Youth or a District Leaders perspective.

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Risk Register : Risk Matrix chart

Once you become familiar with this risk Register : Risk Matrix chart and the results that you get making a risk analysis becomes easier you will find that listing possible and unlikely events into clusters takes practice but it does become easier.

The chart is a copy of one that our Local City Council use when planning their events. Or if anyone is planning an event on the Land that the Council have a Duty of Care for. Between what the Girl Guides Australia and the Local City Council expect you will become quite familiar with this chart and associated paper work. 

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SWOT General for:Camping or overnight stays

Strengths

  • Years of experience of us
  • Trainings
  • Interests
  • Ability of adults
  • Knowing Guidelines (updates included)
  • Network.
  • Helpers and District Team assistance
  • Complementary learning
  • Leasers know know what’s in the training book
  • Qualifications : Guiding, First aid, food safety, After school coaching program.

Weakness

Lack of girls

Lack of other experienced leaders

  • Time to train other leaders
  • Lack of parental involvement
  • Parents lack of what’s expected of them (assistance, police check, working with Children)
  • Transport.
  • Finances
  • Dietary requirements
  • Opportunities
  • Public relations.
  • Support through ‘Networking’
  • Advertising-Word of mouth, posters, being seen out and about.
  • Increase of skills levels.
  • Recognition levels.

Threats

  • Seasonal illnesses and asthma.
  • Environment danger
  • Boredom and temper tantrums.
  • Other organisations.
  • Non-communication of what they want
  • Objectives and actions for all the District Outdoor activities
  • Increase mental stimulation
  • Encourage practical activities that fulfil the need for achievement and recognition.
  • Badge work, peer acceptance at school and guides,
  1. Achievement of badges
  • Expanding tunnel vision and sharing information.
  • Presentation night.
    • Charts and displays
    • badges
  1. Acceptance of change.
  2. Keeping the programs interesting
  • Back up systems
  • integrated learning and sharing
  1. Increase numbers in guide units.
  • Being seen participating in community activities / service.
  • Girl/ leader/ parent participation.
  • Public Relations being positive.
  • Advertising
    • In Newspaper with region.
    • Posters
    • Word of mouth
    • Radio

5. Training of leaders.

  • Active participation
  • Support network
  • Encourage trainee leaders to bring there personalties into guiding.

6. Encourage outdoor activities

  • follow up and included prelim training during program
  • Open to District these events
  • Included Gipps Guides and parents to participate.
  • Participate in Region and State activities

7. Record of events.

  • Photo evidence.
  • Journals

8. Finances

9. Transport

  • Car Shuffle

10. Adequate clothing for event.

11.Food preparation.

  • Food safety
  • Making sure that everyone to be fed and watered in group.

12. Job descriptions given.

13. Communication links to be function able.

14.       Occupational Health and Safety

Outcomes

  1. Increase mental stimulation
    1. Having calendar of all events from Unit to State.
    2. Girls in meetings programming their own calendar around their interests and known events, service and activities.
  • Encourage practical activities that fulfil the need for achievement and recognition.
    • Walk around Churchill planned and carried out.
      • Assisted by Unit Helper, Gipps Guides, trainee leader and Parents.
    1. Badge work, peer acceptance at school and guides.
  • 1 x bronze endeavour aimed for and achieved.
  • New girls realized that there were people there that they knew therefore – not so frightening being included.
    • Expanding tunnel vision and sharing information.
    • Having the Gipps Guides and parents involved on day builds up the self worth, service times and sharing of knowledge of all participants.
  1. Achievement of badges
  1. Qualifications and life skills knowledge is shared and passed on.
  • Remember that all active participants need food and drink. Especially when directly cooking and not getting fed.
  • Presentation night.
  1. Charts and displays.
    1. i.      Older ones used as training aids.
    2. ii.      Recognition of past peoples efforts in the creation of these charts.
    3. badges
    4. Back up systems
    5. Integrated learning and sharing
  1. Acceptance of change / transformation process .
  2. Keeping the programs interesting
  1. Increase numbers in Guide units.
  • Being seen participating in community activities / service.
  • Girl/ leader/ parent participation.
  • Public Relations being positive.
  • Advertising
  1. In Newspaper with region.
    1. i.      Churchill News will have an article on the Walk around Churchill- 19th Feb 2008.
    2. Posters.
      1. i.      Guides had posters up in schools and hall. They felt good.
      2. Word of mouth
        1. i.      Parent has asked to have updated A4 posters that have our Guides photos included so that the prep parents have something updated to send their girls to.  There is a conscious note by prep parents there is nothing advertised for preps to attend after school.
        2. ii.      2 x (10 yr olds) girls attended before Walk around Churchill activity.  One Girl on the day (7 year old).

5. Training of leaders.

  • Active participation
    • Walk around Churchill (preparation to evaluation, then next years one) organised by current trainee leaders,  unit helpers, Gipps Guides and Guides.
  • Support network
  • Encourage trainee leaders to bring there personalties into guiding.

6. Encourage outdoor activities

  • follow up and included prelim training during program
  • Open to District these events.
    • All levels participated.
    • Included Gipps Guides and parents to participate.
    • Participate in Region and State activities

7. Record of events.

  • Photo evidence.
    • Used Camera.
    • To be added to what the ‘Gipps Guides do’ CD.
    • Stored on Computers in hall and office.
    • Part of the history of activities re youth badges.
    • Journals

8. Finances

  • The expectation of ‘Free’.,
  • Donation from Business.
    • A selection of changeable protides letters for donations to be kept and used.
    • Copy of receipts kept in camp folder.

9. Transport

  • Car Shuffle
    • Licensed driver for car shuffle so that all cars arrived at departing time.
    • Parents who have access to a drivable car that they use regularly for their family actives need to realise that car pooling (by assumption) does not work. They need to get to activity by themselves.  Parents to read and note what’s on the Activity form.

10. Adequate clothing for event.

  • Hats and footwear still a concern.

11. Food preparation.

  • Food safety
    • Purchased just before the event and kept cool until used.
    • Food preparation certificates held by cooks.
    • Making sure that everyone to be fed and watered in group.
      • Note taken that all adults who participate are the first ones to be fed. Suggestion is that food for cooks and active adult participants is kept separately covered and warmed until participant is ready to consume in their rest period.
      • Have adequate fuel for stand by
      • Menu planned by Guides.
      • Overeager food orientated participants/adults are to be fielded away from the table holding/ cooking preparation areas.  Unless given a recognised job with a job description. This may be games coordinator rubbish removalist, Occ Health and Safety person etc.

12. Job descriptions

  • Adult assistances and parents not knowing where there assistance and skills boundaries lie. Job taken by one person then they are moved on by another.

13. Communication links to be function able.

14. Occupational health and safety.

  • Evaluation of Outdoor activities and events
  • Camping or overnight stays
  • Report s

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Action Plan, camp /overnightstays, Emergemcy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

They arrived with a…

 

C.F.A Come on down to Guides.

 

When planning 2009 Tuesday program the girls decided to invite the CFA people to Guides. Little knowing that every one here would be so affected by the near by fires over the last two weeks.

 

Here are some of the pictures of the CFA ladies who came to our Girl Guide meeting today. And we did not scare them off…. so they are coming back too.

 

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