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

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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The Belt skit.

cast ; two

Both characters are standing on stage, one standing quietly, the other rushing around in a panic, swatting the air, yelling:   “Its all around me, its all around me!”

“What’s all around you? “My belt, of course!”

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The land before time

The Land of Time

A mix of games and trails to enjoy yourselves with TIME challenges. Our Guides did.

White Rabbit has rushed ahead to keep a very important date in the  Land of Time. When he came through here he was very worried because he had dropped his beautiful gold watch and couldn’t find it. To travel through the Land of Time every one must wear a watch to help them find their way. The White Rabbit asked if anyone finds his watch, could they please deliver it to his home and leave it on the front door step.

Instructions:

• Give each Guide a paper watch to wear showing the same time.

• Name each patrol—blue train, red train, green train, orange train etc.

• Find your train station (stations have corresponding colours).

• At each station the leader gives each patrol an envelope which reads: From your Station Master, Mr Backwards. Inside is a message which reads backwards:


/ have seen something gold shining near: toadstools, a fire place, cupboard, cork box.

After the Guides have deciphered the message and have found a piece of the White Rabbit’s watch the leader says: “The watch piece is very precious and it needs to be carefully carried to the White Rabbit’s home so it can be mended. It must always be carried in someone’s hand and never be put down again until it is delivered.”

Each patrol now forms a train and is given words to say whenever they are travelling around:

blue says: digital clock, digital clock,

red says: grandfather clock, grandfather clock.

green says: cuckoo clock, cuckoo clock,

orange says: tic toe, tic toe.

When the train whistle blows it is time to move on to the next activity. Before leaving the station, the ’round robin’ begins:

1. On a large clock face at the station the Leader turns the hands to different times. The Guides discuss the time. When the hands are the same as their own watches, the train leaves the station and moves to the first activity.

2. Game as a unit: ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf.

3. Hickory Dickory Dock: Cardboard mice with a hole for a tail to be attached. The mice have run through the kitchen and the farmer’s wife has cut off their tails. The Guides must learn to attach a string tail on the mice using two half hitches.

4. Judging the time: Using a clock with a second hand, first count out one minute by seconds. Then standing away from the clock, judge one minute and sit down. Try sitting with eyes closed, then after one minute open them and stand up.

5. Across the ‘ice flow’: Learn to tie a reef knot. Join all the pieces of rope together then throw the rope across the ‘ice flow’ before it melts. Walk across the rope, but do not fall in. Try to complete the task before the next train whistle. If you finish early untie rope and throw back across for the next Patrol.

6. The crocodile from Peter Pan is lurking about. There are a variety of activities to try but keep a watch out for the crocodile. You know he is coming when you hear a bell. Quickly huddle together for safety and he will leave you alone. Go back to what you were doing and continue counting from where you left off. skip rope … count

• hop on one leg … count

• bounce a ball… count

• squat up and down … count

•  pat a ball in the air with your hand … count.

7. Read the time relay: (as a unit) Each Patrol has a large clock with hands that move. In front of eachPatrol is a pile of small clock pictures showing different times. In a relay, a picture is picked up and the Guide sets the large clock to the time on that picture after discussing what the time is with her patrol. She then runs with the clock to the Leader at the end of the hall to show and tell her the time. She then returns for the next Guide in line to take her turn. Set a digital alarm clock to go off near the end of the meeting allowing enough time to find the White Rabbit’s hole and return the watch pieces. The White Rabbit has left as a reward for finding his watch a packet of Tic Toe biscuits.


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WORLD CENTRES YELL

Pax Lodge, one of the 4 World Centres of WAGGGS
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Divide the Guides onto four sections.  There are different ways of doing this yell based on the experiance of the Guides. Firstly section one yells out the first line.  As they move onto the second line the second section yells out the first line.  On it goes.

Alternatively all the sections begin only yelling out their own line.  Start this way with section one and then section two while section one keeps up their Yelling.

Grand finally of this Yell is the fifth line.

San – gam                       Pu-ne

Pax Lodge              London

Our Chalet              Adelboden
Our Cabana            Cuernevaca
ALL     WO-OR-RLD   CENTRES!!

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SONGS etc ‘W & X’

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

Watermelon [Action]

Who will come into my Guide Ring [version 2]

World Centers Yell

World Guide Day Yell

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I remember when we would melt…

I remember when we used to go camping and we would melt mars bars and cream over the fire and then dip granny smith apples in it….. yummy!!!!!!!! I stil crave that some days. lol

This message is from Brooke.  Yes those Mars Bars and cream dipping days were good.  I’ll see if this time I can get photos of the mix… before it is all eaten. May be we can practice this one before hand!

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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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Such a variety of things goes into Guiding.

Guiding provides a range such a variety of things to do that what the programs actually have included into them is as varied as the both the members, the families and the outside world have influences upon the choices of activities.

For instance when a group of Guides or Leaders are heading towards a badge or qualification there are always others who, once their interest is sparked will challenge themselves to widen their horizons as well.  Other who for their own reasons go along for the ride, and still others who ‘put up with it’ so that the more interesting (to them) stuff can be done.  This ‘get in there together’ is part of being a team member, supporting others and they in turn support you.

Because of copy write laws the syllabus of each badge, award etc can not publish.  However when there are a collective of people of different ages, skills level or a variety interests being satisfied in order for that person or group of people to achieve an overall objective then different things can pop up as challenges to different people.  In short with one overall objective there are many jobs to be done.  Each job has a variety people working at different levels to finish the ‘job’ and to collectively achieve the objective.  Along the way those who already know what needs to be done in one ‘job’ may either be showing someone else, or themselves doing another job and being shown by someone else.

Learning one skill can be utilised in may different ways.  We’ll pick on ‘food’.  There are a wide variety of tasks involved with ‘food’ where both the theory and practical emphasis changes depending on the outcome.

Alright.  Food and water is in themselves part of survival.  Over a extended period of time when a Guide learns about food she learns the safety measures with food ( cleanliness, personal hygiene, cooking, storage, carrying, presentation, carrying, washing up, putting away and even choosing the food types to suit the occasion, age range, religious and dietary requirements.}

Then there’s the deciding what to have, organising the menu, suiting the occasion to the menu and the activities, raising the money for, purchasing, storage, preparation, presentation, consumption of, removal, recycling.

The ‘Food’ theme may be used towards different size and complexity of activities. Starting with just having a cooking time in the Guide Program, discovering culinary items of interest and foods from other countries, becoming aware of the multicultural input back into this county, developing a culture with guiding itself, being aware of the Four World centers, being aware of the pioneering women in History, Guiding history, Guiding ways of the future, catering for a fundraiser, a dance, a BBQ, a cookout challenge, water activities, a penny hike, …. and so on,  These smaller activities will lead onto more comprehensive objectives. Which may include… an end of year Formal meal, an overnight stay, a camp, going away on State or International camps, helping with Patrol Service activities, being part of a World Wide service activity, [ Clean Up Australia, Kiribus Bus, East Timour, national and international disaster relief teams..] and the lists just go on.

Once the interest is sparked the future may have a direction. Wow.

No, ‘Food’ does not stop here.  There are other things to consider like the jobs connecting with the above linking words.  An obvious one is leadership for the activity. Leadership is learned, practiced and known about by watching and helping others with their leadership rolls.In essence Leadership boils down to encouraging others to willingly help get the job done, while collectively forefiling needs and desires.  On a three tier level these needs and desires are your own, their own, these who attend, those who obviously benefit.  Since everyone in these levels are ‘stake holders’ then an experienced adult Leader is capable of covering all these levels with the help of her team.

Now that how food may slot into the weekly or overall Program chosen by the Guides themselves.  However there are both tangible and intangible small stepping stones are available to the members that mark each Guides progress.

Most often the skills learning when doing one thing are brought back into the guiding Program at a greater depth of knowledge practice along with a wider variety of interests being sort to be done.    While in Guiding there are many ways of widening the interest range of the Guiding members.  in itself just the broodning and deepening of the interests, skills and knowledge basis of the members within Guides is a factor of why there are a variety of things that goes into, and come out from, Guiding.

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Victorian Guiding events calender

We are currently waiting for 2010 events ,services, trainings and activities to be published

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