Queanbeyan Girl Guides

Term 2 - All things guides

So much happening

Big news is the Biscuits are here and ready to eat oops I mean sell. Come down to the Hall and grab a box or two as part of our major fundraising effort.

In an effort to increase communication we have also included in this edition the programs from each of the nights so we can all stay on the same page so to speak.

Don't forget it comes but once a year - Queanbeyan Girl Guides AGM! Come and join in on the fun and put your skills and abilities to work with an organisation that makes a real difference.

Another reminder is that term fees are now due. This money is very important and with it our girls continue to do amazing new and exciting things. A special note on finance and showing how committed our leaders are is recently our leaders forgone having their training paid via the fundraising/fees efforts instead putting this money back into our hard earned pool of funds going to equipment for our girls. If you see a leader around just give them an extra smile and remind yourself to pay those fees!

Calling for volunteers and ideas of what we can sell at Queanbeyan Christmas in July Markets on 24 July 2016. We are thinking food is always very popular so let’s get our baking/thinking hats on. More information can be found here

Junior Guides - whats on for term 2

Week 2, 9 May – Bring your Mum

Tonight we’ve got some fun activities for all the Mum’s, Grandmother’s, Aunts, or other significant woman in the girls worlds. Bring along a t-shirt that you’re happy to have cut up, and we’ll be creating a funky bag! We’ll also have some Patrol-based games for everyone to work on.

Week 3, 16 May – Munzee by moonlight

Bring a good torch and dress warmly. We’re going to be outside on a Munzee hunt. We’ll start off at the hall and make our way down along the river working in Patrols. Each Patrol will have a Leader and a GPS device to aid us in our search. Pick-up will be from the tennis courts on the corner of Morisset and Ford Streets, in the tennis court carpark off Ford Street (behind McDonald’s).

Week 4, 23 May – WAGGGS

We’ll be spending this night learning more about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Along with an action story or 2, we’ll be using devices and apps to help in a scavenger hunt.

Saturday 28 May – Region Archery (7+) REGISTRATION REQUIRED

You’ll receive a flyer about this closer to the date.

Week 5, 30 May – Camp preparation

We’re hoping to have a camp in Term 3, so we’ll be spending a few meetings doing preparation. We need to come up with a theme, and the Patrols will work on a skit, song or dance – with the Leader’s doing a few demonstrations. There will also be time for girls working on badges, including JBP, to talk to the Leaders about where they’re at.

5 June – World Environment Day Region Tree Planting

You’ll receive a flyer about this closer to the date.

Week 6, 6 June – Under the stars

A little star gazing, and a game of spotlight. Another night where the girls need to dress warmly and bring a good torch with them.

Week 7, 13 June – Campfire preparation and JBP badge work

We’ll have song books with all the songs we’ve worked on learning through the term and we’ll spend some time going through them. Also another night for the girls to go through badge work with the Leaders.

Week 8, 20 June – Camp preparation

Tonight’s focus will be on a variety of games that teach the girls such things as what they need to pack for camp, how to make a camp bed, etc, and finalising any camp-based things.

Week 9, 27 June – Campfire and JBP presentation

For our last night of term we’ll be having a campfire (hopefully a real one), with singing and Patrol skits. We’ll finish off with a presentation for our girls who have completed their Junior BP award.

2nd Queanbeyan Guides - term 2 happenings

10 May — Promise and Law Night

In preparation for the Enrolment and Renewal Ceremony will be covering Promise and Law activities and Building a Promise Rainbow

17 May — Exploring the Recognition and Badge Night

Having a meeting to encourage girls to understand and look at the Recognition and Badges that they can do including the BP Award, GEM stone badges and many more

24 May — Patrol Leaders and Seconders Night

Patrol Leaders and Seconders will run the night doing their emergency scenarios they produced at the Patrol Leaders and Seconders Training

31 May — Master Chef Cook Off

Night of cooking in Patrols with a mystery box of ingredients and having a Master Chef cook off

7 June — Enrolment and Renewal of Promise Ceremonies

Enrolling new recruits and renewing the Promise of girls who have come up from Junior Guides. Invitation will be sent home prior to the ceremonies

14 June — World Day against Child Labour

To become aware of this World Day we are planning to do the Advocacy Badge or Trefoil 1 for this topic

21 June — Patrol to Run Meeting

Theme Night – Kookaburra Patrol will be running the meeting. Theme to be advised by the Patrol

28 June — Last meeting of Term

Mystery Night – Activities to be advised

3rd Queanbeyan Brownie Junior Guide Unit - term 2 happenings

11 May – Begin trefoil achieve a challenge badge work. Specific challenges to be decided by the girls in week one. More information to come.

18 May – Continue trefoil badge work.

25 May – Continue trefoil badge work.

1 June – Enrolment. Specific information will be distributed to girls who will be getting enrolled.

8 June – Continue trefoil badge work.

15 June – Linking with another unit. Writing letters, drawings, photos etc. to be sent to another unit as an exchange activity.

22 June – Continue trefoil badge work.

29 June – Last night for Term 2 2016. Girls choice night. More information to come.


Friday, May 6th, 9am-3pm

Girl guides Hall

Ready Aim... regional archery day is here.

Must be 7 years or older to participate. Bring Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks or lunch depending on the session time, and Youth Consent Form (completed and signed). Please wear Guide Logo shirt and suitable pants, covered shoes and long hair must be tied back bring a warm coat in case of cold weather.

Session 1 — 9.00 am until 10.30 am

Session 2 — 11.00 am until 12.30 pm

Session 3 — 1.30 pm until 3.00 pm

Questacon by Night

Friday, Aug. 26th, 7-9pm

King Edward Terrace

Parkes, ACT

Open exclusively for Girl Guides from 7-9PM. Book now. Full details here

Pj Disco - Get down and groovy

Friday, July 1st, 5pm

Girl Guides Hall

After the hugely successfully end of term disco last year we have decided to so it all again this term on 1 July 2016. This term the theme is disco and Pj’s so come in your warmest Pajamis to groove into the night and catch a movie too – more information to come.

The Annual General Meeting of the Support Group

Sunday, May 15th, 2pm

Girl Guide Hall

The Annual General Meeting of the Support Group will be held on Sunday 15 May 2016 commencing at 2.00pm. Come along and see a display and hear firsthand the experiences Rochelle Shilling, a Leader at Monday Night Junior Guide Unit had when she travelled to Singapore and India to do a Service Project at our World Centre, Sangam. Come and share afternoon tea and share the ideas and aspirations we have for the short and long term activities and wish list and goals for the District and put forward any ideas you may wish to share. Would love to see you all there!

Term fees are due - so important

Your annual fees go to 3 areas – NSW-ACT (membership), District (PSG), and Unit (subs). These fees are separate, but equally important, and without your contributions it is difficult to run our District and our Unit. Your contributions start at $320 for a 12 month period.

NSW-ACT membership fee – $120 per year Membership renewal notices arrive by email or mail, or are paid upon joining Guides. If this fee is not paid your daughter becomes unfinancial, which (among other things) means she is not covered by insurance and must be restricted in attending events and activities. The fee can be paid online, directly to NSW-ACT HQ.

Parent Support Group fee – $120 per year (or $35 per term) This fee is essential for the running of our District. It covers hall and ground insurance, maintenance and development, and utilities, and assists with training costs for the leaders. Consider paying 4 terms upfront to receive a discount of $5 per term. Make payments by direct deposit to

Account name – Queanbeyan District Support Group GGA NSW, Account number – 10351570, BSB – 062-593 (using your child’s name as a reference).

Pay in cash by putting your fee in an envelope with your child’s name and Unit, and give it to the leaders so we can keep a record for you.

Subs – $80 per year (or $20 per term) to reduce administrative requirements we are no longer collecting subs weekly or as a lump sum.

Queanbeyan Girl Guides

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