Ballarat Environment Day
A Day of fun activities exploring our flora and fauna.
March 18, 2017. Lake Wendouree.
Guides aged 5-17 will participate in four different sessions:
- Learn to fish in the lake while understanding the impact of fish over population, fishing guidelines and being safe near the water.
- Become a junior ranger discovering a bush supermarket and exploring the flora and fauna in the wetlands environment.
- Be involved in the water watch session looking at water bugs and learning about water quality testing.
- Understand the impact of camping and unit meetings on our environment and participate in activities from the 2017 EnviroGuide badge syllabus.
When: March 18. 9:30-3:30
Where: Lake Wendouree
Cost: $15 per Guide. This includes lunch. Please bring morning and afternoon tea.
Apply: online via Guides Victoria by Wednesday 8 March. Limited to 80 youth participants.
Ballarat Olaves (18-29)
Ages: 18-29 year olds
Catch ups: monthly
Venue: as organised
Contact: Vanessa – 0467 864 947
Ballarat Outdoor Cooking Day
Holiday Cooking Activity
Join us for a school holiday activity that involves no TV and no devices. Just a fun time with Guiding friends learning some outdoor cooking skills and tasting the results.
For: Guides aged 10+
When: Wednesday, July 5th (school holidays) 10:00-3:30
Further details and bookings:
Sue -firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT only 0419 552 358
Begonia Festival Parade
Keep your eyes out for the Girl Guides in the Ballarat Begonia Festival Parade.
We haven't been involved for a few years because we like to help out with activities in the gardens.
This year we are managing both tasks !!!
The parade starts at 11:00am
Guides need to be there earlier - your Leaders have all the details.
Boer War Service 2020
Girl Guides Victoria have been invited to participate in the march and attend a service at the Enternal Flame at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
The Boer War Day Service commemorates the 23,000 Australians that served. The particular focus this year is paying tribute to the Australians and New Zealanders who fought together in the ANZAC tradition.
The march will begin at the lower end of the Shrine Forecourt and will be led by the Creswick Light Horse, followed by:
- the Tobruk Pipes and Drums
- the Australian Great War Association in Boer War uniforms
- banners and flags
A certificate will be awarded to every Guide who attends in uniform. Guides must attend with a supervising adult. Family medals can be worn.
Please arrive early to register. You will be required to provide your name and group contact details to an official at the registration tent. The Right Honorable Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell and Honourable Wendy Baden-Powell will also be attending.
Scouts and Guides may be asked to help with minor jobs on the day.
Light refreshments will be provided after the service.
For more details, call Peter Wilmot on 0408 137 874.
Bring Your Pets to Church
Blessing of the Animals
The Ballarat Central Uniting Church are inviting local Girl Guides to come along and join in with their annual "Blessing of the Animals" service.
And of course .... your pets are invited too.
This is a service aimed at families and pets. All animals will receive a blessing. Some may even join in the singing!
This is a special opportunity to give thanks for all animals, especially pets.
Wear – full uniform
Time – Service - 10am. BBQ - 12pm
Organiser – Margaret. 0407 501 724
Pet & People Safety
- All dogs must be on a leash
- All cats and small animals should be in cages or other suitable containers
- If your pet is too big or too small to transport to church, just take a photo along instead
At the end of the service the Youth Group will hold a Sausage Sizzle to raise funds to assist the Drought Relief programs.
Camp Connect & Canoeing
This is the first opportunity for our Guides to camp together as the newly formed Central Highlands Region.
Guides of all ages are invited to attend "Camp Connect" and are encouraged to participate in the canoeing activity.
$70. RSVP to your Leader by 2nd November
Canoeing at Creswick
Canoeing will form part of Camp Connect, but will also be available to Guides who just want to pop along for the canoeing activity during Saturday.
$10. More details soon.
Camp Together: State Gathering 2021
It’s been a long time since we have all been able to camp together… so let’s make it happen at Camp Together in the September school holidays! There will be plenty of activities for Girl Guides to choose from to be #EverythingSheWantsToBe; opportunities for adults to grow their leadership skills; and the State Award Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
- $250 for first Guide in family
- $200 for any additional Guides in family
Participate in a variety of activities to suit all Girl Guides including…
- Low ropes!
- Outdoor cooking!
- Possum Flyer!
- Unique training opportunities for adults!Accommodation
- Outdoors in tents.
- Girl Guides aged 5 & 6 may select to sleep indoors subject to availability. Select this option as an ‘activity’ as part of the registration process.
- Adult Volunteers not camping with youth may BYO camper van subject to availability. Select this option as an ‘activity’ as part of the registration process.
Buses will be organised to take all participants to and from Camp Together from Region hubs. Buses will depart from hubs before 8am. Youth members can select to arrive in private cars. Adult members who wish to drive can email email@example.com to request a car park. Please note that not all requests can be accommodated, as car parking is limited.
More details, including the kit-list (it tells you what to bring!) are in the Information Booklet.
If you have any questions at all, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be happy to assist!
Choc Chic Ranger Guides (13-18)
Ages: 13-18 year olds
Venue: Soldiers Hill
Contact: Vanessa – 0467 864 947
Christmas Grinch Movie Party
Eureka Butterfly Guides are inviting local Guides to come along a join their Christmas Grinch Movie Party.
Come dressed as anything with a Christmas theme and bring along a friend to enjoy the activity.
$10 with drink and popcorn supplied.
For more details, or to RSVP to this activity, contact Trish (Ladybird) on 0431199173
Combined unit camp
Delacombe & Sebastopol Girl Guides
Annual combined unit camp for Delacombe Junior Girl Guides and 1st Sebastopol Guides. This year our camp will be held at Lingbogol in Creswick and we will all be sleeping indoors.
- Download the Kit List
- Register and make payment below
- Complete the Youth Activity Permission form that was emailed and return to your Leader at your next Guide meeting.
Cost: $40 (additional cost subsidised by unit funds)
RSVP closes November 10th as we need to purchase food and activity items.
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Dean Kite Festival 2017
Father's Day Activity
If you're looking for a family activity this Father's Day weekend, you might like to pop over to the Dean Kite Festival.
This event will be held at the Dean Recreation Reserve between 12 and 4.
- kite making workshop
- kite demonstrations
- extreme kite buggying demonstration
- sausage sizzle
- afternoon tea
For details contact Liz:
- Ballarat Central / Alfredton
- Ballarat South / Sebastopol
- Brown Hill / Soldiers Hill
11th Ballarat Girl Guides (10-14)
1st Sebastopol Guides (10+)
Venue: Sebastopol 7:00-8:30
Contact: Dawn – 53359258
4th Ballarat Guides (5-15)
Ages: 5-15 year olds
Day: Thursdays 6:15-7:45
Venue: Ballarat South
Contact: Julie-Anne – 0419517331
A Day with the Gnomes
A special event has been organised for our 5-7 year old Guides. The program has an environmental theme with a little bit of magic to spark the imagination.
When: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Where: Lingbogol (more details on your note)
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: $15.00 including morning and afternoon snacks. Please pay this to your Leader before the end of term.
Wear: Guide uniform, coat, hat/beanie, gumboots/waterproof shoes.
- packed lunch
- drink bottle
- carry bag big enough for lunch, drink bottle and goodies made to take home.
- Complete the RSVP form by 29th June and return to your Leader
- Provide information on food allergies
Small yoghurt containers will be needed for an activity so please collect and bring along that you may have.
For more information about the event, call or text Julie-Anne on 0419 517 331
Adult Leadership Training
Training for new Guide Leaders
When: Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 May
Where: Lingbogol Guide Campsite, Creswick
Who: Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders.
This 2 day training covers:
- Delivering the Australian Guide Program
- Being a Leader of a Unit
- Being Safe
- Managing a Unit
Registrations close at 11.59pm on Monday 23 April.
Download the Information Kit for further details.
Air Activities Day
Outdoor Trefoil 3
Ballarat Guides have been given a special opportunity to participate in an activity to learn new skills.
The Ballarat Aero Club are working with us to provide a session that covers the syllabus for the Air Activities component of the OUTDOORS TREFOIL 3 badge. This includes a flight in an aircraft. What a great opportunity for our local girls.
- For: Guides aged 14+ at the time of the activity
- Where: Ballarat Airport, 4 Airport Road, Mitchell Park.
Wednesdsay Sept 21
1:00 - 4:30
- A session to cover everything except the flying component
- Visit to hangar
Tuesday Sept 27
12:00 - 4:30
- A flying session
- Review of tasks sent home for completion (assessment)
Alfredton Girl Guides (10-17)
Ages: 10-17 year olds
Contact: Louisa – 5334 1975 or 0409 707 372 (after 7:00pm)
ANZAC Day Services 2018
Girl Guides attend various ANZAC Day services with their Guiding unit or family. Please wear full uniform where possible.
- Meet between 10:00am and 10:15am at the RSL venue in Lyons Street, Ballarat.
- 10:30am start.
- Meet at 8:45. Guides at the RSL Hall in Beverin Street and families at the Cenotaph in Albert Street
- 9:00am start.
At Home with the Gnomes
A special weekend with Mother Gnome and her Friends.
This fun camp is designed for Guides in grades prep, 1 and 2. The program has an environmental theme with a little bit of magic to spark the imagination.
Limited to 18 girls who will enjoy a memorable weekend.
Cost: $70.00. This includes accommodation, food and many things to make and take home.
- Final RSVP is Friday 3 May, however as there is a limit on the number of girls who can attend, applications will close when the camp is full.
- Refer to your own Leader regarding the application process
At Home with the Gnomes Camps
These are special local camps for Guides in the Ballarat District who are either in prep, grade 1 or grade 2. Each magical camp is limited to 12 girls who will enjoy a memorable weekend.
Camp 2 [finished]
Saturday March 5 @ 8:30 - Sunday March 6 @ 2.30
Camp 3 [limited vacancies]
Saturday March 19 @ 8:30 - Sunday March 20 @ 2.30
If you would like to register for one of these camps, please talk to your Leader.
Aussie Day in the Bush
In Ballarat we are lucky to receive a visit every 5 years from a Japanese Girl Guide unit.
“Troop 17 of Hyogo Council” will be visiting from Inagawa, Ballarat’s sister city. We last met up with this unit when they visited us in 2012. The girls love to experience our Australian culture and we are pleased to be able to spend a day with them in our Aussie Bush.
All Ballarat Guides are invited to come along and spend time with the Japanese Guides. The day will be filled with Australian activities.
When: Saturday, August 12th
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (eat lunch at home before you come)
Where: Grab the details from your Unit Leader
Wear: Camp uniform (uniform polo shirt and jacket with warm pants). No badges or sashes. It is winter, so coats and beanies may be required.
Bring: Drink bottle of water and snack for afternoon tea.
RSVP: Form and money to your Leader by August 4th.
Contact: For more information, contact your unit Leader or Cherie 0407770583
The Japanese Guides, like Australian Guides, are all members of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts). The girls and Leaders will be staying with local families for the week and visiting several Ballarat tourist attractions, as well as some activities with our Guides.
Ballarat Begonia Junior Girl Guides (6-11)
Contact: Elizabeth – 0417525700
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