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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

INSECT CHEER

APPLAUSES & CHEERS

These are used in appreciation for other people’s efforts.

Leader:                                                    Group:

Was it a hornet?                                     NO

Was it a wasp?                              NO

Was it a fly?                                  NO

Was it a mosquito?                      NO

Was it a bee?                                 YES! It was Bee-utiful!

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THINKING DAY YELL


Divide into four sections and begin to  work the Guides into alternating versions of rounds.

First Round                           Second Round
Sec 1   Belgium                        England
Sec 2   China                           Norway
Sec 3    Holland                         Kenya
Sec 4   Greece                           France

ALL      Happy Thinking Day

May 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is The day


This is the day,

This is the day

That the Lord hath made,

That the Lord hath made,

We will rejoice and be glad in it,

For this is the day that the Lord hath made

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day, this is the day,

That the Lord hath made.

May 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wanted: the arts of etiquette and conversation.

Lieut. Gen. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powe...
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At a Gipp’s Guide meeting the topic of conversation ranged from what to do next meeting, different ideas for making pin wheels, learning and using more etiquette both at home and in Guide Meetings.  With or without Guests. Sounded strange to me as I had not consciously realised that there was a recognised need for social conversation practice along with etiquette.  In fact the Gipp’s Guide who initially made the comment went further and suggested that she include this learning approach in the Olave Baden Powell Award syllabus for herself. The long forgotten arts of etiquette and conversation that Lord Robert and Lady Olave Baden-Powell used were going to be resurrected.

Once one of the visitors was evicted [ the child and baby stayed] the Pin Wheels that they had been making was consumed by the guests and the Gipp’s Guides.

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May 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Before overnight stays, camps or expeditions leaders need to

The format for preparing, going, returning and evaluating overnight stays to expeditions is constant.  The value of being constant being that of repetition.  Everyone knows what you are in need of, will offer you help and be able to help you out / direct you where to find what you are looking for. The Guides and Parents also recognise the power of duplication.  They too become familiar with their procedures and pre-camp agendas.  Therefore when undergoing training as adults they are familiar with the standards set and are comfortable emulating this Duty of Care level needed.

  1. Have appropriate paper work completed sighted and signed off by District Leader.
  2. Leader in Charge needs to be qualified
  3. Parents need to be informed
  4. Guides need to be fully registered
  5. Guides need training too
  6. A pre-camp list for the Guides needs to be sorted out well in advance.
  7. Any Medical needs and processes known.
  8. Risk analysis to be done.
  9. Emergency evacuation procedures and assembly areas known and sited.
  10. Guides need input to the planning
  11. Attendance list needs to be up to date and current.
  12. Allergies to be known.
  13. First Aid kit checked and if necessary updated.
  14. Book site.
  15. Cleaning and maintenance to be done.
  16. Menu chosen.
  17. Program to include wide games, campfire, Guides Own, free time, outdoor activities, camp jobs, patrol activities depending on time available.
  18. Ongoing preperations for evaluations to be written.
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May 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Disco party for the 5 to 10 year olds.

Saturday 15th May 2010.

Disco for the 5 to 10 year olds.

Starts 2pm to 3.3pm

Glendonald Child and Maternal Health Center

Churinga Drive, Glendonald,

Churchill

‘Bring a Plate’ would be appreciated.


The Guides have been making invitations to this Disco to hand out through their families and friends. The older Guides who can attend have decided that they will enjoy doing various jobs for or on the day.

For instance next week at Guides they will be baking for the event. Sorting out various ‘flashy’ equipment and decorations of what goes where.  They already know what table decorations will be on hand and are going to prepare this on the day.  Music is something that they have not thought about yet.  Well see how this pans out though.  The CD player is there at the office.    What activities are the Guides going to do other than the Jig Saws and drawing that they suggested will be interesting.

Adults are there to offer a hand and to step in before the Guides being to struggle with the DIsco.

The ownership of the idea for the Disco, and the running the Disco is allowing the Guides to explore just how far their abilities can be challenged.  like everything the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide do this Disco will be a great learning curve for all concerned.

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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May 4, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments