Ballarat Units

EnquireComputerWe have Girl Guide units located throughout Ballarat and its surrounding suburbs.

The units each cater for different aged-groups on different nights of the week.  There is bound to be one that fits your needs.

 

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11th Ballarat Girl Guides (10-14)

1st Sebastopol Guides (10+)

Ages: 10+
Day: Thursdays
Venue: Sebastopol 7:00-8:30
Contact: Dawn – 53359258
dawn.fischer@guidesvic.org.au

4th Ballarat Guides (5-15)

Ages: 5-15 year olds
Day: Thursdays 6:15-7:45
Venue: Ballarat South
Contact: Julie-Anne – 0419517331
julieanne.evans@guidesvic.org.au

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.

Bring:

  • packed lunch
  • drink bottle
  • carry bag big enough for lunch, drink bottle and goodies made to take home.

 

Registration

  • 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.
Register now

 

 

More Information

Download the Information Kit for further details.

Air Activities Day

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Ballarat Guides have been given a special opportunity to participate in an activity to learn new skills.

OutdoorTrefoil3The 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
Day: Tuesdays
Venue:  Ballarat
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.

Ballarat Central

  • Meet between 10:00am and 10:15am at the RSL venue in Lyons Street, Ballarat.
  • 10:30am start.

Sebastopol

  • 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.

 

Applications

  • 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.

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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

Cost:  $10

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)

Day: Tuesdays
Venue:  Ballarat
Contact: Elizabeth – 0417525700

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  • Ballarat Central / Alfredton
  • Ballarat South / Sebastopol
  • Brown Hill / Soldiers Hill

Delacombe Junior Girl Guides (prep-grade 4)

Ages: 5-10 year olds
Day: Thursdays 5:30-7:00
Venue: Sebastopol
Contact: Cherie – 53355097
cherie.brown@guidesvic.org.au

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul

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We love filling the Regent Multiplex cinema with Girl Guides and their family and friends.  This year we are looking forward to watching Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul just days after it is released.

The story line focuses on Greg Heffley feeling that he has no control over his own life. Greg is horrified when his mother announces that the family are going on a road trip to attend their grandmother's birthday party. Things get exciting when Greg discovers that a video game convention is in Indianapolis the same weekend and looks fairly close on the map.

Greg and Rowley decide to take a short side trip to the event, but it turns out to be farther than he expected.

 

Girl Guides @ Diary of a Wimpy Kid

When 

Sunday, July 2, 2017. 2:00pm

Tickets

  • $15 per ticket
  • Contact Cherie - 0407770583

 

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Emoji Movie Fundraiser

Girl Guides Ballarat have been invited to attend The Emoji Movie with Warrenheip Primary School.

Shared fundraisers are great because everybody benefits.

The movie is an animated comedy based inside a smartphone that is inhabited by various emojis.

An emoji named Gene is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each. He embarks on a quest to be like everyone else.

Cost: $15 per ticket

Contact for tickets: Georgie 0413826439

Eureka Butterfly Guides (5-10)

Ages: 5-10 year olds
Day: Wednesdays
Venue: Brown Hill
Contact: Makealah – 0478180644

Family Bike Ride

Ride the Rails

March 19 2017. 9:00am

This is not a Guide activity, but is a fantastic opportunity to spend a day with the family, exercise, and raise funds for another community organisation.

The Ride the Rails activity is a bike ride along the Rail Trail from Lucas to Smythesdale. This annual activity is organised by the Alfredton Lucas Lions Club.

Departing from the Coltman Plaza Lucas car park in Dyson Drive at 9:00am.

You can choose to cycle a return circuit to :

  • Cuthberts Road (4km)
  • Haddon (14km)
  • Smythesdale (28km)

Entry is $5 per person, with children under 12 free. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Public toilets are available along the way at the Haddon Recreation and Smythesdale. Bottled water and fruit will be available along the ride.

This activity will be cancelled under the following circumstances:

  • Total Fire Ban
  • Forecast winds with gusts greater than 90km

For more details, contact the organisers on 0401 012 954

Finding Dory movie night

Girl Guides @ Finding Dory

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It is always fun to fill the Regent Multiplex cinema with Girl Guides and their family and friends.  This is an annual activity where the Guides have the opportunity to enjoy a newly released movie.

This year's movie is Pixar/Disney's Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo.  The story line focuses on Dory recalling a childhood memory and setting out to find her family.

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When 

Friday, June 24. 2016.  7:00pm.

This date is the last day of the school term - a great night to kick back and enjoy a night out at the movies.

Cost

$15 per ticket

Tickets

Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time by contacting:

  • Jacinta - 0417 305 274
  • Nicole - 0407 389 992
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FLY Weekend

Fun Leadership for Youth (FLY)

When: Friday 19 January - Sunday 21 January 2018
Where: Treetops Camp @ Riddells Creek
Cost: $140
Deadline: Book by 8 January.

FLY is a leadership weekend for all Guides aged 14-17 who are looking to further their understanding of leadership and their own leadership skills.

-> Download the information brochure (pdf) and book online

FLY Weekend – April 2019

Fun Leadership for Youth (FLY)

When: Friday 5 April -Sunday 7 April
Where: Treetops Camp @ Riddells Creek
Cost: $170, includes indoor accommodation, all meals, and activities.

FLY is a leadership weekend for all Guides aged 14-17 who are looking to further their understanding of leadership and their own leadership skills.

Learn tips and tricks for leading in today’s world both within Guides and in your wider community.
After the weekend away, you will have all the tools you need to be a role model and a leader... plus many new friends!

The FLY program is full of fun and challenges. Sessions will take place at the Girl Guides Victoria Office at Docklands, outdoors at various locations around the Melbourne CBD, and onsite at the Treetops Campsite.

You will be given opportunities to engage with and learn from the Girl Guides Victoria Management Team, develop networks, and have access to a variety of inspirational female mentors.

Enquiries

  • Registration and payment: Katie Possingham - events@guidesvic.org.au
  • Event plans, transport, or health matters: Sarah Charles - scharles@guidesvic.org.au

Registration

 

Register now

FLY Weekend – Urban Camp

Fun Leadership for Youth (FLY)

When: Friday 8 February - Sunday 10 February 2018
Where: Urban Camp, Parkville (Melbourne’s CBD)
Cost: $150 (includes city accommodation, all meals, and activities)
Deadline: Book by 14 February
Enquiries: support@guidesvic.org.au or call (03) 8606 3500

The first Fun Leadership for Youth camp in 2019 will be at Urban Camp in Melbourne’s CBD.

FLY will give Guides aged 14-17 a chance to spread their wings and improve their leadership skills.

RSVP

Girl Guide Disco

Girl Guide Disco

All Girl Guides in Ballarat are invited to bring their friends along to the special Girl Guide Disco.

This year, the annual disco has a theme of black and white.

Girl Guide discoWhen

Friday, April 22nd, 2016  7:00 - 8:30

Where

  • if you've been before, you know where it is
  • if not, just ask your Guide Leader or contact Mrs Fischer on 53359258

Cost

$5 each.  Just pay as you enter.  Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

 

Notes to parents

Girl Guide discoThis event is organised by the Blue Light Disco team.

Supervised by Girl Guide Leaders and parents with Working with Children checks.

No passouts.  Children will need to be collected inside the venue.

This is a special activity for Girl Guides and their friends.

Girls Rock – Leader Activity

Start 2016 off with this full day event surrounded by your peers.

Girls Rock 2016 is focused on Empowering our Leaders for the future.

With a truly special guest speaker, we’ll be talking about finding your voice and learning to make it heard. We’ll be facilitating several round-table discussions themed around:

  • How Guides can help you to be better leaders
  • How you can help Guides to get the message out about what we do
  • Listening to your ideas on Guiding and the future

Selected items will be available at the pop-up Guide Shop and there will be stands with plenty of resources and ideas for you to browse.

Girls Rock 2017

Girls Rock is our way to start the Guiding year

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  • Emma Gee - With a background in Occupational Therapy and as a Stroke Survivor, Emma is a living example of what it takes to step in another’s shoes and truly bounce back in life.  Emma will captivate and challenge you to consider what is possible in your own life
  • The Resilience Project  - focusing on how to help young Australians remain mentally healthy.

Relevant workshops

The day will offer 10 workshops hosted by external presenters:

  • Facilitating girl lead Guiding
  • Building effective volunteer teams
  • Responding to girls and parents feedback
  • Group dynamics
  • Understanding more about Autism
  • Winning approaches to community grants
  • Building your profile with the local media
  • How to coach your volunteers
  • Building cultural competency in your program
  • Supporting youth in tough or traumatic circumstances

Further information

  • Download flyer
  • Contact Guides Victoria at girlsrock@guidesvic.org.au or call on 03 8606 3500

Girls Rock is open to all members of Guiding as well as parents, friends and supporters of Guiding.

The cost of event includes morning tea and lunch and free parking is available at the venue.

Register online.  Applications close Sunday 15 January 2017

 

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