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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

Wanting to fly high.

Recently I found out that there are guides in the Units that would like to learn to fly. So I dug out an article from

GIAJuly 1997-Vol. 18 No. 6 I Sincerely hope that these Guides will be encouraged to follow their dreams.  Making them a reality.  Go for it Guides.  Fly High and Look Wider Still.  There are so many things that Guiding can and does offer you an avenue into. Flying, Orienteering, bush walking, water activities such as sailing, canoeing, diving.Did you know that B-P’s Grand daughter fly’s planes? Well why not you too?

” Did you ever dream of flying with the eagles? A gliding weekend held recently at the Morawa Gliding Club was a most exhilarating adventure. Gliding is the sport of unpowered aviation and is often also referred to as soaring. The type of sailplane used for this activity is a two-seater trainer, in which the student sits in front of the instructor. This particular one known as a Blanik is launched from the airstrip by a diesel powered winch pulling it into the air at a speed of around 40 knots. It is a sport in every sense of the word, involving a lot of co-operation and team work on the ground, and it culminates with ultimate thrill of being launched like a kite into the blue.

Learning to glide requires only the ability to apply yourself to learning new skills. Naturally it is necessary to have qualified instructors on hand, and these professionals rigorously prepare each individual for their personal challenge.

Morawa is the only Gliding Club in the Northern Wheatbelt of Western Australia, and has much to offer. The open country combined with the high temperatures allows for soaring opportunities equal to the best you will find anywhere. Previously one of our girls was invested over the radio which has contact with the winch while she was soaring above us. Appropriately this keen flyer later went on to earn her Gliding Federation of Australia ‘C’ Certificate. The great thing about is that it is a fraction of the cost of power flying. So don’t take our word for it, explore the thrills for yourself! Competent instructors make soaring silently through the sky a pleasure, and the memory of it is a very wonderful experience.

Carolyn Wheat Western Australia”




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Objectives of Overnight stay [food and Four World Centers]

  • for each Guide involved with the pre-camp and the overnight experiences to get something personally special out of this overnight stay.
  • to provide a range of pre-camp training is part of, and an extension too, the general weekly Guide Program.
  • to encourage and strengthen team work and leadership potential factors within each of the Guide members.
  • to accumulate a mass of skills as part of a ‘whole package’  which will be in action during the overnight stay.
  • to widen to members understanding of the Promise and Law concept within the Australian Girl Guides Elements and Fundamentals.
  • to reintroduce traditions of the Hazelwood and Churchill Guide District.
  • to have a safe and happy camp full of positive experiences and memories.
  • to solidity the knowledge that the Guides have gained by allowing opportunities to incorporate this knowledge and skills into action.to face and begin to overcome fears in a protected friendly environment.
  • no to be in debt because of the overnight stay experiences.
  • To offer as many Hazelwood and Churchill Girl Guides as possible these experiences.
  • to successfully use the evaluations as the basis of the next terms programing and overnight stay plans.
  • to be family inclusive where possible.

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