1st Hawker Junior Girl Guides

Weekly Newsletter 11 2016

Week 4, Term 2 2016

It was great to see the girls sewing and chatting so happily last week. They did a fabulous job and some really persevered with what was a difficult task for them. BRAVO to all.

It was great to see so many of you at the District Campfire. We had 80 people in attendance and raised $137 towards the Annual Senior Citizens Christmas party. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated. Congratulations to everyone who made or renewed their promise at the ceremony: Katelyn, Caitlin N, Loreley, Becky, Ivy, and Fairy Penguin.

This week... normal time at the hall for PL Surprise and planning our sleepover scheduled for 18 June. PLs, please remember to bring whatever you need to run your surprise....

Just a reminder about the visit to the Australian War Memorial planned for Sunday 29 May (see details below) - please return the permission note ASAP... I would like to see a few more attend what I am sure will be a very special day for us.

Future weeks....

Here is the plan for Term 2:

19 May - PL Surprise + planning for sleepover

Sat 28 May - Region Archery, Queanbeyan Guide Hall - see details below.

Sun 29 May - Visit to Australian War Memorial - 2:30pm - 5:00pm - see details below

2 Jun - Cake 3 Ways

5 Jun - Greening Australia region event - see details below

9 Jun - Yoga and relaxation (run by Rachel and Lara)

16 Jun - planning for Patrol night + first aid

Sat 18 Jun - Sleepover

23 Jun - Patrol night

25 Jun - Region Hike day

30 Jun - Indoor rock climbing. We will be combining with 2nd Ginninderra and holding a Linking Ceremony and farewell for Becy, Rachel and Lara who will be leaving us to move up to the older unit. We will need parents to come along to assist with belaying.

Upcoming events

ACT & SE NSW Region Archery Sessions

Saturday, May 28th, 9am

Erin Street

Queanbeyan, NSW

Where: Queanbeyan Guide Hall, Erin Street, Queanbeyan


Session 1 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Session 2 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Session 3 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Age: Must be 7 years or older to participate

Cost: $5.00 per person

Bring: Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks or lunch depending on the session time, ADM27 consent form (completed and signed)

Wear: Guide Logo shirt and suitable pants, covered shoes and long hair must be tied back, warm coat in case of cold weather.

We can accommodate up to 18 people in session. Bookings are required for the sessions and are able to be done through an email to joshilling@bigpond.com.

Leaders of girls do not have to be present for the sessions.

Visit to Australian War Memorial

Sunday, May 29th, 2-5pm

Treloar Crescent

Campbell, ACT

Tour of the Commemorative Area, tour of 1 gallery (to be chosen by the girls), visit to the Discovery Zone, and participation in the Closing Ceremony laying the wreath the girls made.

Parents and siblings are welcome to attend as well.

If you have a family member on the Roll of Honour, please let me know their name and date of birth and we should be able to help your daughter place a poppy next to their relative’s name.

Region Tree Planting with Greening Australia for World Environment Day

Sunday, June 5th, 8:30am

Bredbo, New South Wales, Australia

Bredbo, NSW

Region Tree Planting with Greening Australia for World Environment Day – 5 June

· Where: Bredbo travelling stock route, 200m (out of Bredbo) south towards Cooma

· Self-drivers are welcome. Bus is available.

8:30am pick up civic west bus terminal, Marcus Clarke Street

9:00am pick up Webber Cres, Caldwell Centre

Everyone must RSVP (including self drivers) for catering purposes - BBQ lunch is provided (snags, fruit and a drink).

Q by Night

Friday, Aug. 26th, 7-9pm

King Edward Terrace

Parkes, ACT

Hurry... places filling up quickly for 5-10yr age group!

Explore the fascinating role science and technology has in cutting edge applications as well as everyday life

Girl Guides have gained exclusive evening access to over 200 hands-on exhibits in themed interactive galleries. We will be guided by Questacon's dedicated science communication and customer service team.

Book now - places strictly limited


Guides aged 10-17 - Friday 27 May - 7-9pm

Guides aged 5-10 - Friday 26 August - 7-9pm


Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace, Canberra


Guides: $22.50

Leaders: Free places are strictly limited (due to Questacon pricing policy). Please contact Veronica for promotion code - one per unit with at least 10 girls attending.

Leader/adult: $22.50


Please contact Veronica Heard,




link for credit card bookings only. If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact Veronica to make alternative payment arrangements.

Support Group

Vacant positions

President - really essential position. Works with the District Managers to run the District. Works with Support Group and parents to manage the maintenance of the hall, fundraising and other ways to support the Leaders.

Assistant Treasurer - works with Lorraine to manage the District finances.

Hall Maintenance Officer - ensures the hall is well maintained - things like changing light bulbs, checking the battery in the smoke detector, keeping graffiti under control, sweeping the paths etc. Doesn't have to do the jobs themselves can organise for others to do them....
Hall Bookings Officer - using the system set up by Lorraine, manages the external bookings for the hall

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.

If you are paying quarterly, the next Term payment will be due by week 2 of the term. Reminder notices will also be sent out.

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).


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 earn 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. 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?


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.


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.


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.