1st Hawker Junior Girl Guides

Weekly Newsletter 14 2016

Week 7, Term 2 2016

Mmmmmm... Delicious damper.... even the burnt bits tasted good!

This week... yoga with Rachel and Lara... wear comfy clothes (please wear your Guide uniform shirt and bring your sash for opening and closing), socks and slip off shoes. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. The yoga mat could also be used for the sleepover if you wanted to buy one. Otherwise, a beach towel would probably suffice. If you have spare yoga mats, we would be very grateful if you could bring them along. Please make sure that the mats are named so that they go home with the correct family.

Notes for our "Fun and Games" sleepover went out last week - if you didn't get one please make sure that you grab one this week... details are also below.

Next week.... will be planning for patrol time and first aid practice.

The District now has had 7 girls (3 from Hawker - Becy, Abby, Katelyn) RSVP for the SciScouts 2016 on Sat 13 August... if anyone else is interested - please let me know ASAP - we have 3 places left.

Future weeks....

Here is the plan for Term 2:

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

Fun and Games sleepover

Saturday, June 18th, 12:30pm

Walhallow Street

Hawker, ACT

Cost: $20

The "Fun and Games" ticket includes: bus fare, iPlay entry for 2 hours incl 10 pin bowling and dodgem cars, all food, games in the hall, and a movie

There will also be a Promise Ceremony at 10:30am on Sunday morning.

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.

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.

Fairy Penguin

Just arrived in Australia from the UK.

Formerly a school teacher.


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.

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.