1st Hawker Junior Girl Guides

Weekly Newsletter 6 2016

Week 6, Term 1 2016...

The girls spent some time last week planning for Patrol Night activities originally scheduled for 7 April but will now be on 31 March 2016. We also did some communication games that the girls seemed to enjoy.

What's happening this week?

This week is our visit to Belconnen SES unit - see event info below.

Future weeks....

There have been some changes to the term plan for the last weeks of term:

31 March - Patrol night activities - details of what the girls need to bring will be provided on 24 March

3 April - Special training for Patrol Leaders and Seconders

7 April - AGM at Skyzone - note that this activity is only open to those girls whose parent/s are attending the AGM.

Upcoming events

Visit to Belconnen SES Unit

Thursday, March 24th, 5:15-6:45pm

Egan Court

Belconnen, ACT

Please make sure that we are all in full uniform, including sashes and covered shoes.

Our tour guides will be Frances Bruce and Peter Fakan (Rachel's dad).

Junior Guide Patrol Leader and Seconder Training

Sunday, April 3rd, 12:30-4pm

Walhallow Street

Hawker, ACT

Leadership, communication and planning skills training for Patrol Leaders and Seconders from 1st Hawker and 1st Higgins Units Junior Guide units.

There is no cost for this.

Science in the Garden

Saturday, April 9th, 5:15am-7pm

16 Newman Street

Yarralumla, ACT

The event is at the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan. There is a bus going from the Region.


You must book for the event through the Girl Guides NSW&ACT website AND book a seat on the Region bus separately.


Please see separate flyer for booking details.

Just a reminder...

Start time: Just a reminder that we like the girls to be at the hall by 5:20pm so that we can start on time which really helps us to finish on time. The girls should be in their Guide uniforms including sash, covered shoes and hat. They should also bring their Guide bag with badge books and handbook if they can.


Fees: District Contribution Fee forms have been distributed for 2016. The annual fee is $190 which can be paid quarterly if required. If you have not paid your fees yet please do so ASAP. If you need another form, please let me know.


Questions: If you need to speak to me about fees, forms, uniforms, badges or any other issue it is best if you can come a bit earlier or catch me after the meeting. I can usually stay for half an hour after the meeting is over (except for the 2nd Thursday of every month when I have a Region meeting that I need to attend that starts at 7pm in Yarralumla).

Badges

There are many badges that the girls can earn. They are outlined in a couple of places. Firstly, the Look Wide badge book (available from the Guide Shop for about $9) has details for the Explore a Challenge, Create a Challenge, and Achieve a Challenge badges. I have a copy of Look Wide and the appropriate pages can be photocopied it that is more convenient.


Secondly, the girls handbook (also available from the Guide Shop for about $20) has details of the Discover a Challenge badges.


There is also the Action Guide badge. The girls need to attend meetings regularly, attend 3 Guide events outside of unit meetings, and participate in 2 service activities to earn the Action Guide badge.


The girls can work towards these badges in their own time outside of Guides. We can also program time for the girls to do activities/challenges during Guide meeting times. Once the girls have decided what badge they want to earn, they need to think about what challenges they will complete to ear the badge. Generally, they need to complete 3-4 challenges per badge. The girls MUST discuss their chosen challenges with Alkoomi, Wandi or Bilby before starting to work on their badges.

Lost property...

There is a pile of Lost Property on the bench as you walk into the Guide Hall. This includes a veritable forest of drink bottles. Please check the Lost Property regularly and take home any items that belong to your daughter.

Who are the leaders for 1st Hawker Junior Guides?

Alkoomi

Has been a qualified leader for 15 years.

Has outdoor camping qualifications and has run about 25 camps.

Is currently studying for a Master of Clinical Psychology at University of Canberra.

Wandi

Was a Guide leader for many years in Young NSW.

She is Alkoomi's mum and was her Guide Leader.

Is an artist and photographer.

She has been a Unit Helper with 1st Higgins for 2015.

She is retired and spends a lot of time looking after Alkoomi.

Bilby

Is a Senior Guide with Ginninderra Tassie Devil Senior Guides.

Is working towards her Queen's Guide award.

Has been a Guide for almost 6 years.